Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Many people are facing an uncertain future – an extra 30,000 people applied for unemployment benefit in the first four weeks of lockdown. If you are facing redundancy through no fault of your own, what are your options? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of buying a franchise in the current climate, and here are some case studies showing how franchisees have been supported through the current crisis.

There’s lots more info on this website, too – from how to choose the right business to finding finance, and legal and accounting advice. There are also profiles of lots of opportunities and details of franchises and advisors in our Directory. And get a free print copy or download a free digital copy of our latest magazine.

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Speed Queen Laundry Systems

Enjoy true passive income with a Speed Queen self-serve laundromat. With our turnkey service, you’ll be up and running in your own profitable business in no time, backed by the worlds’ oldest and largest manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment.

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250 questions to ask your franchisor

What do you need to know before you buy a franchise? Here's a comprehensive list of over 250 vital questions to ask the franchisor that will help you make the right decision.

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Simon Lord outlines three different approaches to franchising and invites comment from the experts

Advice for new residents in NZ (in 5 languages)

Protect your own interests as you assess any franchise business opportunity. Translated versions of this article are available in Hindi, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Korean.

What’s the next big thing in franchising?

One of the questions that anyone who works in franchising is regularly asked is ‘What’s the next big thing, then?’ Here are some thoughts to help readers decide the answer for themselves

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Passion - do what you love - Could you turn your passion into a business of your own? A franchise could help you achieve your dream.

Questions To Ask Franchisees - Want to know what a franchise is really like? Ask the people who are already there.

What Do I Get For My Money? - Why do you have to pay franchise fees and what do you get for your money?

Tips For Working From Home - Greg Nathan offers some advice to help you stay connected while working from home.