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Guarantees - what do they mean?

Franchises across several sectors are now offering guarantees of work or income levels. What do these guarantees mean? Simon Lord investigates

The beginners' guide to 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

Why use an accountant?

Does money matter? The way some franchise buyers avoid taking advice, they don't seem to think so.

Will it make money?

Philip Morrison looks at how to calculate whether a franchise is a worthwhile investment

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Will it make money?

Philip Morrison looks at how to calculate whether a franchise is a worthwhile investment

The beginners' guide to understanding the numbers

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

Who Ate All The Profits?

Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants on making a food business a financial success

what’s the story WITH GST?

March 2010 - How is Goods & Services Tax calculated on franchise purchases – and what difference will a rate change make to existing franchisees and franchisors? Craig Weston explains

What's The Point of Paying Fees?

How much should franchise fees be and what do you get for your money? Lorraine Lord answers the questions

Seeing Eye to Eye

Professional advisors are sometimes criticised by franchisors for not really understanding franchising. In this article from our archives, here's how an accountant in Westport took a pro-active approach to helping his clients buy into a franchise and make it successful

Funding For Food

Dean Madsen from Westpac provides insights into hospitality trends and funding options

The 6 F's To Remember

Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants outlines 6 (or possibly 7) reasons why choosing a franchise can be a good buy

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banking on HOSPITALITY

René Artz from Westpac looks at challenges and opportunities in the hospitality industry

Working Capital The Fuel In The Tank

Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants explains what you need to get your business started and keep it going

How To Evaluate A Low-Investment Opportunity

Buying a job or following a dream? Franchising can offer an inexpensive way to go into business with some real support behind you, says Simon Lord

Fit To Fight

Dean Madsen of Westpac discusses the economic cycle and how franchises can prepare for change

what does this franchise
REALLY COST?

Lorraine Lord and Philip Morrison look behind the figures to evaluate the true cost of buying a franchise and suggest ways to set up your new business for maximum success

NEED A HAND? 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

10 financial reasons to buy a franchise

Thinking of buying or starting a business? Get the buzz as Simon Lord shares ten B's on why a franchise could be your best financial option

How To Choose The Right Advisor

Many of the articles on this website talk about the importance of consulting ‘specialists', ‘good' advisors and ‘experts' before buying a franchise - but how do you ensure that your chosen advisors fit into this category? Here are seven handy hints.

DOING THE SUMS
on buying a franchise

October 2010 - How do you evaluate a franchise from a financial point of view? Lorraine Lord follows one man’s journey as he does his sums on a real-life business opportunity

Hot Property

Dean Madsen of Westpac provides a guide to using the equity in your property to fund a business

What to expect when you buy a franchise

Philip Morrison looks at ten common questions people have when they’re buying a franchise

Benchmarking For Buyers

Dean Madsen of Westpac provides some tips on using franchise benchmarks to make a good purchase decision

Making A Good Investment

With the housing market slowing, investing in a profitable business with stable cash flow is increasingly attractive

The Fundamentals Of Franchise Funding

Westpac’s Daniel Cloete says that, whatever the economy does, the basics of good business remain unchanged

Why use an accountant?

Does money matter? The way some franchise buyers avoid taking advice, they don't seem to think so.

Valuing A Business

Thinking of buying a business? Leith Oliver helps you to calculate what it might be worth to you, and offers some thoughts on franchise fees and goodwill payments.

Westpac - Facts About Franchise Funding

Daniel Cloete of Westpac answers some common questions regarding funding a franchise and the issues influencing a franchised business

Talking Money

Daniel Cloete from Westpac explains how buying a franchise can make funding easier

Guarantees - what do they mean?

Franchises across several sectors are now offering guarantees of work or income levels. What do these guarantees mean? Simon Lord investigates

Dracula Counts

Award-winning Franchise Accountants suggest ways to ensure your new business has the lifeblood it needs

Getting The Money

Daniel Cloete of Westpac explains how a specialist banker can help you get what you need to buy a franchise

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

Westpac - Funding a Service Franchise

Service franchises present some unique challenges with regard to funding. Daniel Cloete from Westpac looks at some of the issue

A Worthwhile Investment?

Peter Felstead and Maurits van den Berg look at ways to take the gamble out of buying a franchise

Turn Your Experience Into A Business

Daniel Cloete from Westpac discusses how to use your corporate, government or service experience to good effect in choosing a franchise

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beware the HIDDEN COSTS

Daniel Cloete of Westpac identifies some areas that can be overlooked when buying a franchise

Can you still find funding?

Is inability to raise funding stopping people buying into good opportunities?

Westpac - What to Ask About Funding

Daniel Cloete of Westpac provides a guide to the questions you need to ask in order to help ensure your new business has a profitable future

Advice Makes All The Difference

Wondering how to choose the right franchise for you? Getting the right advice from the right people can set you on the path to success

the value of GUARANTEES

What importance should you place on a work or income guarantee?

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