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What does the franchisor do for franchisees?

What have the Romans done for us? That's one of the classic lines from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" - but it will sound familiar to any franchisor, too. Simon Lord has been imagining how things might sound 2000 years on.

How long do franchisees keep their businesses?

In May 2012 we were asked by a reader what the average length of time is that franchisees stay with a franchise system in New Zealand. It's longer than many people might think, so we decided to explore some of the reasons why people stay or why they go.

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What does the franchisor do for franchisees?

What have the Romans done for us? That's one of the classic lines from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" - but it will sound familiar to any franchisor, too. Simon Lord has been imagining how things might sound 2000 years on.

How long do franchisees keep their businesses?

In May 2012 we were asked by a reader what the average length of time is that franchisees stay with a franchise system in New Zealand. It's longer than many people might think, so we decided to explore some of the reasons why people stay or why they go.

How couple with no experience built a world-class business

February 2019 - From learner to leader: we look at how franchising can help someone with no experience in an industry develop a world-class business

Just Rewards

New Zealand’s top franchisees of 2017 are a semi-retired couple who believe in working smarter, not harder. They also prove that some of the best opportunities in business lie outside the big cities

give your franchise A HEAD START

How can you best prepare for running your own business? Lorraine Lord takes some advice

Preparing new franchisees effectively

What are the issues impacting effective new franchisee preparation? Corven research has just released results of a recent study.

Revealed - the inspiring story behind
the success of NZ's top franchisee

December 2005 - The extraordinary story of Shiraz Hajee, New Zealand's Franchisee of the Year for 2005.

Franchise advice for migrants to NZ

December 2009 - What can new migrants expect when they buy a franchise – and what should they look out for? Philip Morrison offers some advice

Buying Australian

March 2006 - Increasing numbers of Australian franchises are crossing the Tasman. What should Kiwi buyers look out for?

Discovery Days help potential franchisees learn about opportunities

October 2009 - Discovery Days, when groups of potential franchisees visit franchisors, are common practice overseas - but haven't taken off in New Zealand yet.

Master Licences - What Do They Offer?

Looking for a bigger challenge? Wanting to diversify your company's interests? Searching for growth? A master licence from overseas might offer exactly what you need.

Lost In Translation

Franchises don't always transfer successfully from one country to another. Simon Lord looks at the lessons to be learned from past experience and Win Robinson defines four key steps to successful exporting

As Seen on TV

February 2009 - Reality television gives a false impression of franchising to intending franchisees and franchisors

The Gold in the Mine

Manage your knowledge and be more competitive. Leith Oliver suggests some tools to help you make the most of this most vital of assets

Sharing The Buzz

How do franchises tap into all the accumulated wisdom of their franchisees? How do franchisees get quick and practical advice? Simon Lord has been exploring franchise intranets

What Does A Franchisor Want To Know About Me?

In every issue of Franchise New Zealand magazine we feature and 'Ask The Experts' column. In this extract, Jeff Elgin explains what a franchisor is looking for from a new franchisee.

Landlords & Leasing

Colin Taylor lifts the lid on leases in this personal view of the retail property market

Measurement & Management

Leith Oliver offers advice on measuring your business performance and suggests a Warrant of Fitness check for franchisors. It could lead to a Franchise Award!

Buying Group or Franchise?

Is a franchise just a buying group with more fees? Colin Taylor explores the differences

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