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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

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 of Franchise Accountants looks at how to calculate whether a franchise is a worthwhile investment

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Death & Taxes

Franchise Accountants addresses one of the main reasons for business failure

The Help You Need

Daniel Cloete of Westpac looks at some of the financial considerations when buying and operating a franchised business

Staying On Course

Franchise Accountants steer franchise buyers and franchisors toward success

Increase Your Chances Of Success

Daniel Cloete of Westpac looks at some ways that franchise buyers and franchisees can minimise risks

Will it make money?

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

Funding Your Franchise Business

Daniel Cloete of Westpac discusses issues to look out for when funding a franchise purchase or set-up in the current economic climate

Understanding The Numbers

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

Financial Sustainability

Advice from Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants to help you ride through recessionary times

Funding A Service Franchise

Daniel Cloete of Westpac discusses the financial pros and cons of service businesses

Get The Right Advice

A franchise can be a great way to get into your own business – but how do you reduce risk?

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

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

User-Friendly Accounting Advice

Franchise Accountants help franchisors and franchisees succeed

A Guide To Bank Funding For Franchisees

René Artz of Westpac discusses points to help you secure the necessary funding to get started

People & Profits

Philip Morrison suggests financial aspects to look out for when planning on buying a franchise

Seize The Moment

Sujam Ratnayake from Westpac explains how to get funding for buying a franchise

Why Pay Franchise Fees?

Every franchise charges fees one way or another. Why do you have to pay them and what do you get for your money? Lorraine Lord answers the questions

Funding a Food Franchise

Daniel Cloete from Westpac provides some insights to help you decide where your future lies

Lessons Of A Lifetime

June 2022 - Recently-retired Dean Madsen shares experiences gained from over 20 years in franchise banking

How To Find A Good Opportunity

Daniel Cloete from Westpac offers some important questions for business buyers

Low-Investment Opportunities

Franchising can offer an inexpensive way to go into business with some real support behind you, says Simon Lord

Risk versus Reward

Philip Morrison has evaluated more franchises than most. Here he shares some of his experience

Why use an accountant?

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

Beware The Hidden Costs

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

10 financial reasons to buy a franchise

Thinking of buying or starting a business? Simon Lord shares ten reasons why a franchise could be your best financial option

Guaranteed Income

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

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

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 Fundamentals Of Franchise Funding

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

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

GST for beginners

If you’re new to business, GST can be confusing. Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants provides a guide

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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

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.

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

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

Westpac - Facts About Franchise Funding

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

Can you still find funding?

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

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