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case studies

BURGERFUEL DEAL A MILESTONE FOR FRANCHISING IN NEW ZEALAND

February 2014 - Four reasons why US investment in BurgerFuel is significant for franchising in New Zealand

CASE STUDY: RODNEY WAYNE HAIRDRESSING

Rodney Wayne is one of New Zealand’s pioneer franchisors. When he franchised his successful chain of hairdressing salons in the 1980s he was one of the first in the country to adopt the franchise model. We asked him how he built the brand into the biggest salon chain in the country.

CONFESSIONS OF A FIELD CONSULTANT

How do you turn a poorly-performing franchise into a good one? Greg Snell shares some experiences from 30 years of trouble-shooting

CREATING A FRANCHISE GIANT - THE STORY OF PAPER PLUS

From our archives - March 2006. Garry Donoghue oversaw the transformation of a company that started out as a simple buying group into the biggest retail franchise in New Zealand. Here Garry, who retired as CEO of Paper Plus in 2005, shares the strategies that went into building the organisation and fending off competition.

FRANCHISING AND THE FAME GAME

December 2010 - Some of the best-known franchises rely on personal brands created by their founders. Simon Lord talks to Rodney Wayne about creating a marketable image

GOOD CITIZENS

Every business gets asked to support charitable causes. How do franchises choose what to support?

LEARN FROM NZ'S TOP FRANCHISORS - PODCAST & VIDEO

August 2017 – An experienced panel of New Zealand franchisors explored the 2017 National Franchise Conference theme of innovation, integration and resilience in business, sharing some vivid examples from their own experiences

MAKING A FAIR DEAL

Maurice Walker, Peter Woods and Janine McCartney discuss the ways franchisors and franchisees should communicate before any franchise is sold in order to avoid later disappointment

MAKING FRANCHISES AFFORDABLE

Franchisors are looking for creative solutions to help solve an old dilemma - what do you do when your potential franchisee has all the right qualities but not enough money? We investigate alternative funding strategies

MCDONALD'S - THE MYTH & THE MAGIC

Simon Lord looks at the facts and philosophies behind McDonald's - the best-known franchise in the world

PRIVATE EQUITY AND FRANCHISING CAN MAKE BAD BED-FELLOWS

August 2017 - The problems surrounding Veritas Investment's franchised brands will make investors wary of franchises - but is it franchising or the management of a relationships business by financiers that is the problem?

RE-INVENTING MCDONALD'S

September 2009 - In the last 10 years McDonald's has changed from fast food fatty to green salad goody. Why was it necessary - and how were franchisees persuaded to make huge reinvestments in their businesses?

SHARING THE LESSONS OF MCDONALD'S

Al Dunn spent 31 years with McDonald's before establishing his own consulting business. In a recent issue of Franchise New Zealand magazine, he answered questions put to him by some top franchisors. This article contains both the magazine story and some extra material.

TAKING OUR LICKS OVERSEAS

Simon Lord talks about exporting with Shane Lamont of New Zealand Natural - NZ's most global franchise

THE FASTWAY STORY - PART 1: THE BEGINNING

In the first of two articles Bill McGowan, founder of Fastway Couriers, recalls the challenges and rewards of building a global franchise network from scratch in a typically frank way.

THE FASTWAY STORY - PART 2: BEYOND AUSTRALASIA

December 2005 - In the second of two articles on building a global franchise, the founder of Fastway Couriers, Bill McGowan, discusses the development of national master franchises and the challenges, pleasures and pitfalls of overseas expansion.

THE SUBWAY STORY

From our archives - He started a sandwich shop to finance his way through college - by 1996. there were over 11,000 Subway stores around the world. On his visit to New Zealand to launch the chain here, franchising superstar Fred De Luca talked to Simon Lord about franchising - its potential and its problems.

TURNING INFORMATION INTO RESULTS

June 2008 - Lorraine Lord investigates a system that helps franchisors and franchisees not just measure their results but actually understand how their business works

 

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