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During our many years working within New Zealand's franchise sector, we've learnt a great deal about the market - what works, what doesn't work, and what people involved in all aspects of franchising need to think about to succeed.

We encourage you to read as widely as possible about all aspects of franchising in New Zealand, whether you are interested in buying and then running a successful franchised business, or whether you have a business that you have already franchised or are contemplating growing using the franchising model.

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10 GOOD HABITS FOR A FRANCHISEE'S FIRST SIX MONTHS

In this article from our archives, the late Brian Salmon, founder of The $2 Shop, and Lorraine Butler outline the essential Do’s and Don’ts for new franchisees

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INCREASING SALES

Every franchisee needs to make sales. Your biggest asset is your time - don't waste it, says Lloyd Hill.

CARING AND SHARING

Colin Taylor explains why sharing information is vital for keeping franchisees motivated

CRIME DOESN’T PAY – GOOD BUSINESSES DO

30 May 2018 - The Government has announced that it will review the Holidays Act 2003. This will be welcome news for franchises who are battling with compliance issues under the scrutiny of a Labour Inspectorate which announced last year it would be specifically targeting the franchise sector. The current massively-complicated Act makes it difficult to do the right thing no matter how hard employers try, as this article from November 2017 shows.

FINDING THE POT OF GOLD - THE THREE LEGS OF FRANCHISE SUCCESS

Buying a franchise doesn’t guarantee you a pot of gold – you have to work at it, says Eric Chester. Some top-performing New Zealand franchisees help explain how

GIVE YOUR FRANCHISE A HEAD START

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

HOW GOOD FRANCHISEES INCREASE THEIR SALES

June 2018 - Greg Nathan of the Franchise Relationships Institute reveals the seven habits of top franchisee sales performers

HOW TO BECOME A HIGH-ACHIEVING FRANCHISEE

Glenice Riley offers advice on how to make the most of a franchise opportunity

LOCAL MARKETING FOR FRANCHISEES

January 2007 - As a franchisee, how do you drive your business on a local basis? Troy Hazard shares six top tips based on real-life experience

MANAGING MARKETING FUNDS

September 2009 - How do franchises collect marketing funds, who is accountable for them and how should they be spent?

MARY LAMBIE - LESSONS OF A NEW FRANCHISEE

March 2008 - TV presenter and cover girl Mary Lambie tells us what she's learned in her new career as a Subway franchisee.

MASTER PLAN

Want a bigger opportunity? Taking up a regional or national master franchise could offer the challenges and rewards you seek, suggests Simon Lord

NZ BUSINESSES NEED TO INTEGRATE WITH IMMIGRANTS

When it comes to immigrant groups, it is New Zealand businesses which should be integrating with the diverse cultural needs of those groups, rather than the other way around. So says Simon Nikoloff of KiwiHost New Zealand.

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

Having the right banking solutions in place for every stage of your business life cycle can make a big difference, says Daniel Cloete of Westpac

THE PICTURE OF SUCCESS - TOP PERFORMERS SHARE REAL-LIFE LESSONS FROM BUYING A FRANCHISE

What does buying a franchise really teach you? Simon Lord asked New Zealand’s best franchisees from the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards of 2013 what they had learned about franchising, about business and about life

THINK BIG! OWNING MULTI-UNIT AND MULTI BRAND FRANCHISES

Franchising isn’t all about owner/operators and small business. Simon Lord talks to some of the franchisees taking the opportunity to expand by opening multiple outlets

TWO’S COMPANY WORKING WITH YOUR SPOUSE OR PARTNER

What are the benefits and drawbacks of working together with your spouse? Simon Lord talks to three couples who are partners in life and work

WHAT DO FIELD MANAGERS REALLY DO?

One of the biggest benefits of buying a franchise is the on-the-spot support you get to build your business. Simon Lord talked to some of New Zealand’s top franchise field managers at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards in 2015 to find out how they help franchisees to achieve their goals.

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.

WHO EMPLOYS A FRANCHISEE'S STAFF?

January 2015 - How far are franchisors responsible for the employment issues of franchisees? It's a hot topic overseas with major implications for New Zealand.

WHO PAYS FOR PRICE PROMOTIONS?

Franchisors and franchisees should be wary of how they structure sales promotions

WORKING FROM HOME

Setting up a home-based business can be a challenge, but doing it properly will save you a great deal of time, frustration and money in the long run, says Heather Douglas

 

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