Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Change brings opportunities! In our latest magazine, we look at some of the ways that franchises responded to the pandemic and improved their business models. There's advice on funding; how to calculate risk vs reward when choosing a franchise; finding sources of advice online; updates for 2022; and many other topics. Get your free print copy of the magazine or download a free digital copy now. 

There’s lots of helpful information on this website, too – from how to choose the right business to finding finance, and legal and accounting advice. There are also profiles of opportunities and a Directory of franchises for sale and advisors.

We're back - hope you all had a great break and are charged and ready for the year ahead.

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Bird On A Wire strives to be NZ’s number one local chicken restaurant where good vibes are free range only! Our Bird HQ team drives this culture by ensuring all partners and team members are trained and ready to provide the best customer service possible.

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Where do you start? How to get into your own business

How do you decide whether a business opportunity is right for you? Here’s a guide to working it out with links to all the resources you need to make the right decision

When support really matters

How does being part of a franchise help when the unthinkable happens and the whole country goes into lockdown? Here are some lessons from 2020.

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.

Understanding The Numbers

Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants explains what financial reports can tell you about the business you’re buying

What Can You Afford?

Before you start looking at any particular franchise, you need to know what’s possible. Philip Morrison explains how to evaluate your own financial position

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In Our Latest Issue

New Deal - change brings opportunities - Changing times have created more opportunities for franchises and franchise buyers.

Franchising Counts - JUST RELEASED – Highlights from Massey University's latest survey show the resilience of franchising in difficult times.

Risk versus Reward - Philip Morrison shares his experience on how to evaluate a franchise.

Franchise Awards Finalists Named - Many of New Zealand’s top franchise brands are among the finalists in the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.