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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.

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The Market

2017 SURVEY CONFIRMS NZ IS THE MOST FRANCHISED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

24 July 2017 - New Zealand has one franchised unit for every 124 people. That’s just one of many surprising statistics from the Franchising New Zealand Survey 2017, which has just been released

ADVERTISER SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

What do our clients think of Franchise New Zealand? Here are some highlights from our October 2008 survey.

AN INTRODUCTION TO FRANCHISING IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand has more franchise systems per capita than any other country in the world. Simon Lord provides a guide to this exciting sector

AUSTRALIAN FRANCHISE AWARDS – 2017 RESULTS

11 October 2017 – Two names familiar to New Zealanders took out the top titles at this year’s MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

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

BUYING AUSTRALIAN

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

CAN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH EDUCATION?

A new survey suggests a high school education is all you need to be a top-performing franchisee

CHAMPIONS OF FRANCHISING RECOGNISED

November 2014 – The Franchise Association has created five new life members

COME HOME KIWIS - YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU

The government wants to encourage New Zealanders overseas to return home to work. Carlene du Toit and Simon Lord talk to some of those who have heard the call and chosen self-employment through franchising

DEVELOPING EXCELLENCE - THE HISTORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND FRANCHISE AWARDS

We look back at some of the winners and how the Awards have helped New Zealand become the most franchised country in the world

DO FRANCHISORS CARE ABOUT FRANCHISEES?

They can’t afford not to – whatever some people might think, says Simon Lord

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK – GROWTH WITH CHALLENGES

May 2015 - Solid growth to continue for now, but two-speed economy presents challenges says Westpac

FRANCHISE AWARDS 2012/2013 - FULL RESULTS STAR OF BETHLEHEM SHINES AT FRANCHISE AWARDS

November 2012 - New Zealand's top franchisee comes from Bay of Plenty as The Coffee Club takes both major titles at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.

FRANCHISE AWARDS 2013/2014 - FULL RESULTS UNIQUE DOUBLE AS HISTORY REPEATS

Bethlehem’s Ivy Joe stays on top as New Zealand's top franchisee and The Coffee Club reigns supreme in the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards for the second year running

FRANCHISE AWARDS 2016 RESULTS - LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

12 November 2016 – The top titles this year have gone to franchises with decades of experience - and home-grown franchises took the majority of the honours

FRANCHISE AWARDS 2017 RESULTS - CABIN FEVER

11 November 2017 – There were double celebrations for Just Cabins after the extra room specialists took out both Supreme titles at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards. The other big winners this year were franchisees from the regions.

FRANCHISEE PROSPECTS GOOD, BUT WHERE ARE THE BUYERS?

Confidence and expectations are up but it's still hard to find new franchisees in New Zealand, says the latest Franchising Confidence Index

FRANCHISING CONFIDENCE HITS RECORD HIGH

April 2012 - Franchisors and service providers are feeling very positive about the future, according to FCI survey

FRANCHISING'S PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE IN NEW ZEALAND

Readers share their memories of the early days of franchising in New Zealand and their expectations for the future.

FRANCHISORS CAUTIOUS BEFORE COALITION POLICIES CLARIFIED

Updated 27 October 2017 - Pre-election uncertainties caused a slow-down in business confidence which extended into the post-election period. How will the announcement of a Labour-led government affect that?

FRESH! - TRENDS AND ISSUES IN FOOD FRANCHISING

June 2017 - What are the latest ideas in food franchising? What are the issues and what are the challenges? Simon Lord asks some local experts for their thoughts on what’s coming next

GEORGIE PIE - BACK ON THE MENU

June 2013 - McDonald’s are looking to dominate a new market by bringing back one of NZ’s best-loved brands. Simon Lord takes a deeper look at the strategy behind the relaunch of Georgie Pie

GREEN ACRES MASTER CHARGED WITH FRAUD

7 November 2008 - Former Green Acres master franchisee Keith Lapham appeared in court yesterday on two charges of obtaining by deception and one charge of fraud.

HEALTHY EATING FRANCHISES OFFER FRESH OPTIONS

People are thinking more about what they're eating - and food franchises are rising to meet the challenge. Simon Lord investigates how fast food is becoming healthy food.

IMMIGRANTS NOT THE ONLY VICTIMS IN FRANCHISE FRAUD

Over the summer holidays, an extraordinary story has unfolded regarding the sale of non-existent Green Acres franchises by an Auckland master franchisee

IS FRANCHISING GOOD NEWS OR BAD FOR SMALL BUSINESS?

Why is franchising so popular in New Zealand – and is it good news or bad?

IS NEW ZEALAND BECOMING TOO FRANCHISED?

May 2011 - The Australians might not believe it, but New Zealand is the most franchised country in the world. Are we approaching saturation point? Simon Lord looks at the figures.

IS THIS A GOOD TIME TO BUY A FRANCHISE?

May 2009 - If you're thinking of buying a franchise, perhaps now is not the time. Doom and gloom is all around and the future is uncertain. Well, think that way if you like, but you could be missing out on a great opportunity.

IT'S GOOD NEWS DAY AS SIGNS POINT UPWARDS FOR NZ ECONOMY

6 November 2013 - A series of announcement today have combined to suggest that New Zealand’s economy is truly on the turn

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’, SAYS NZ ECONOMIC FORECAST

August 2016 - The New Zealand economy is set to continue growing at a firm pace for some time, according to the latest Westpac Economic Overview

LIVE FAST BUY YOUNG

March 2005 - Out of school and into business? Teens and 20s are increasingly finding franchising offers a great way to get into a business of their own.

MEASURING THE DIFFERENCES IN TRANS-TASMAN FRANCHISING

May 2011 - A seminar conducted at Massey University’s Albany campus provided an interesting comparison of trans-Tasman franchising.

MORE FRANCHISES THAN EVER - BUT SHOULD WE CELEBRATE?

A 2012 survey of New Zealand’s franchise sector finds more new franchises have launched at a time when franchisee numbers have declined. Why should this be - and what are the implications?

MORE PEOPLE COMING TO NEW ZEALAND ON WORK VISAS

21 March 2017 – Record net annual migration levels continue, Statistics New Zealand said today, bringing larger numbers of migrants into the country on work and residence permits.

NEW FRANCHISEES WILLING TO MOVE FOR RIGHT OPPORTUNITY

A survey of visitors to the Franchise New Zealand website has revealed that 74% of those seriously interested in buying a franchise would be prepared to move to another location for the right opportunity.

NEW STATISTICS SHOW WHERE KIWIS ARE SPENDING ONLINE

September 2014 - The latest report from market analysts Datamine shows where Kiwis are spending money online. Travel & accommodation accounts for almost 50 percent of online retail.

NZ ECONOMY – STRONGER FOR LONGER

Stronger population growth, rising business confidence and a rebound in milk prices point to an enduring period of growth for the New Zealand economy, says the latest Westpac Quarterly Economic Overview

NZ UP THREE PLACES IN WORLD COMPETITIVENESS

28 May 2015 - New Zealand has risen to 17th place on an annual world competitiveness ranking

POSITIVE ACTIONS BREED POSITIVE RESULTS

2 February 2009 - How franchisors and franchisees fare in 2009 depends not just on the economy but on their own attitudes and actions

POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR NZ FRANCHISORS, FRANCHISEES - LATEST

August 2013 - Confidence continues to grow in future prospects for the franchise sector, according to the results of the latest Franchising Confidence Index survey

PROFITS WITHOUT HONOURS

When will the nation recognise the pioneers of one of our largest business sectors?

REASONS WHY PEOPLE BUY A FRANCHISE

September 2012 - Why do most people consider buying a franchise? A recent survey of visitors to the Franchise New Zealand website showed that ‘being my own boss’ was still the number one reason for around 35% of New Zealanders.

REGIONAL GDP FIGURES PROVIDE FRANCHISES WITH FOOD FOR THOUGHT

28 June 2013 - The first official measure of NZ’s regional economies provides pointers for franchises looking to expand around the country

REGIONAL POPULATION TRENDS TO AFFECT FRANCHISE GROWTH

The latest figures from Statistics New Zealand reveal population trends for individual regions; Auckland continues to get bigger.

SMALL BUSINESSES PREDICTING BUMPER YEAR AHEAD

22 September - Revenue and optimism are on the increase among small businesses

SME CONFIDENCE REBOUNDS AS SECTORS SHOW GROWTH

New Zealand’s underlying economy appears strong with rising numbers of small and medium sized businesses reporting increased confidence and revenue growth, according to MYOB, the leading accounting software developer

SOUTH ISLAND FRANCHISING

March 2009 - Simon Lord looks at the opportunities and issues facing franchise buyers and franchisors in the South Island

STIMULATING SMALL BUSINESS GETS BEST RESULTS

December 2009 - A new study showing that small business is the powerhouse of the economy has caused a significant policy change in the application of stimulus funds in the US. Win Robinson suggests New Zealand could benefit from the same approach.

SURVEY SUGGESTS ECONOMY NOT THE BIGGEST DETERRENT TO FRANCHISE BUYERS

October 2011 - A new survey of would-be franchise buyers suggests that many people are not deterred by the slow-recovering economy – instead, they are still looking for the right opportunity.

TAPPING INTO TRADITIONAL VALUES

Traditional values retain a lot of appeal, says Simon Lord. Franchising can offer a way to tap into them profitably

TEN YEARS OF CHANGE - IMPROVING THE MODEL

In the second part of our review of the last decade in New Zealand franchising, we look at the way that systems and perceptions have changed

TEN YEARS OF CHANGE – WHAT’S NEXT FOR FRANCHISING?

It’s been 10 years since the start of the new millennium. Simon Lord examines what the decade has brought for franchisors and franchisees

THE DROUGHT OVER - NOW WE’RE STARVING

May 2009 - More people want franchises - but can they find funding?

THE FIRST LADY OF FRANCHISING

Estelle Logan of VIP Home Services has become the first woman to chair the Franchise Association of New Zealand

THE GOOD NEWS...

March 2009 - Last week I was asked to give a presentation to an audience of master franchisees on Current Trends in Franchising. I divided my speech into bad news and good news. Not surprisingly, given the current economic climate, the second part of my presentation was shorter but at least it was not all negative. So what is the good news? Here are ten positives to focus on.

TOP 200 FRANCHISES BOUNCE BACK

5th October 2017 – After a sales decline last year, global franchises are on the rise again, says a US publication. Who's growing and who's struggling?

US FRANCHISE PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS NEW ZEALAND

April 2015 - Two articles from an influential US franchise magazine have put the focus on franchising in New Zealand

WHAT TO DO WITH GEORGIE PIE?

August 2009 - Over the last year or so, there's been a lot of media interest in a Facebook campaign to bring back Georgie Pie.

WHAT’S THE NEXT BIG THING IN FRANCHISING?

March 2013 - One of the questions that anyone who works in franchising is regularly asked is ‘What’s the next big thing, then?’ Here are some thoughts that might help you decide the answer for yourself

WHEN IS A FRANCHISE NOT A FRANCHISE?

August 2010 - Can a business be a franchise without knowing it? The answer may surprise.

Legislation

ASSOCIATION APPEALS FOR INFO TO HELP ADDRESS CARTELS LEGISLATION

15 October 2013 – The Franchise Association is urgently seeking information from franchisors to help representations to the Commerce Commission on anti-competitive legislation.

AUSTRALIAN CODE CHANGES TO BE LAST FOR SOME TIME?

3 March 2010 - Australian Small Business Minister Craig Emerson has announced Franchise Code reforms but suggests a breather on further changes.

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AS FRANCHISES THREATENED BY LEGISLATION

4 July 2013 - 20,000 postcards and an online campaign are being used to put pressure on Government to ensure that proposed law changes don't unfairly impact franchisors and franchisees

CARTELS BILL TO BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY FRANCHISING ISSUES

August 2016 – A law that could have badly affected franchisors and franchisees is to be amended.

CAUGHT IN THE ACT - HEALTH & SAFETY

March 2016 - Simon Lord finds new safety legislation can be a bonus for franchisors and franchisees – if you do it right

COMMERCE MINISTER'S SPEECH ON FRANCHISE REVIEW

August 2008 - The following is the text of the speech by Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel at the Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo, Auckland, on 16 August 2008

CONDOMS OR BUST? EXPECTATIONS AND COMPLIANCE IN FRANCHISING

Gehan Gunasekara asks whether those who buy franchises really know what they are getting into, and suggests proposed changes to consumer law don't go far enough

CONSUMER LAW TO PROVIDE BACKDOOR FRANCHISE REGULATION?

October 2010 - The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is proposing to extend some elements of consumer law into business-to-business standard form contracts, including franchise agreements.

DRAFT REGULATION STILL SOME WEEKS OFF

July 2008 - We are advised by the office of the Minister of Commerce that the draft regulations are still being worked on and will then have to go through Cabinet, so they are still some weeks off.

EMPLOYMENT CLAMPDOWN: PENALTIES GROW

26 February - Franchisors advised to ensure franchisees compliant as Labour Inspectorate investigations continue

FANZ ADDRESS TO FRANCHISE LAW SYMPOSIUM

June 2009 -This is the abstract of an address given by Estelle Logan, Chairman, Franchise Association of New Zealand Inc. to the Franchise Law Reform Symposium held at the University of Auckland Business School on 25 June 2009

FANZ SUBMISSION SEEKS AUTOMATIC EXEMPTION FROM EMPLOYMENT LAW PROVISION

July 2013 – The Franchise Association has proposed that its members should be granted automatic exemption from a change to Part 6a of the Employment Contracts Act

FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR POSITIVE REGULATION

13 February 2008 - The Franchise Association of New Zealand has come out in favour of franchise regulation with calls for six specific recommendations to be included in legislation currently before parliament.

FRANCHISE REGULATION REVIEWING THE REVIEW

Gehan Gunasekara and Tiffany Lee examine the process behind the 2008 Government Review of the possible need for franchise regulation

FRANCHISE RESTRAINTS: CASE-BY-CASE APPROACH MEANS OUTCOMES VARY

October 2016 – Deirdre Watson shares three lessons on the most recent High Court cases involving restraints of trade and good faith in franchising

GOOD FAITH VS. UNCONSCIONABLE CONDUCT

July 2009 - One of the topics covered at the 2009 Franchise Law Reform Symposium in Auckland was the possible introduction of the concepts of 'good faith' and 'unconscionable conduct' into New Zealand law. Here, Stewart Germann expands upon the commentary he gave at the seminar.

GOVERNMENT DECIDES AGAINST FRANCHISE REGULATION

12 June 2009 - The Ministry of Economic Development has today announced that, following last year's Review of Franchising Regulation, the Government has decided that there is no case for franchise-specific regulation at this time.

HOW MUCH WOULD FRANCHISE REGULATION COST?

June 2009 - Australian research suggests legislation changes cost franchisors $9 million last year alone

IS FRANCHISE LAW A STEP CLOSER?

30 March 2008 - Franchise regulation is on the agenda after several high-profile problems. Simon Lord talks to the Commerce Minister and outlines franchisors' concerns

LEGISLATION: HELP OR HINDRANCE? - YOUR COMMENTS

September 2005 - Readers respond to the article in our latest issue on the possibility of franchise regulation with their comments, experiences and suggestions.

MINISTRY RECEIVES SUBMISSIONS ON REGULATION

January 2009 - The Ministry of Economic Development has received around 30 submissions on its Discussion Document on the Review of Franchising Regulation in New Zealand

MORE NZ LEGISLATION COULD AFFECT FRANCHISORS, FRANCHISEES

June 2013 - Two proposed changes with consequences for franchising are currently winging their way through the legislative channels

NATIONAL'S FAILURE TO ACT ON FRANCHISE REGULATION 'DISAPPOINTING'

12 June 2009 - The National Government's failure to address the lack of regulation in the small service orientated franchise sector is extremely disappointing and displays a complete lack of understanding of the needs of this part of the sector, Labour Commerce spokesperson Lianne Dalziel says.

NBR OPENS REGULATION DEBATE AGAIN

A recent series of articles in the National Business Review has once again raised the topic of possible regulation in New Zealand’s franchise sector.

NZ FRANCHISOR TO PAY NEARLY $200,000 FOR EMPLOYMENT BREACHES

1 November 2017 – Employment breaches in a series of connected Asian restaurants in Auckland, including the Gengy’s Mongolian BBQ Buffet franchise, have seen the owners face nearly $200,000 of costs.

REGULATION - COMING SOON?

March 2008 - Following the recent publicity given to the Green Acres and Green Power franchise problems, attention has now turned to the possibility of introducing regulation of the franchise sector in New Zealand.

REGULATION - HINTS AND CONCERNS

June 2008 - Work is proceeding behind the scenes on the preparation of a regulatory framework for the franchise sector in New Zealand

REGULATION OFF THE AGENDA?

March 2009 - The prospect of franchise legislation seems to have receded following last year's review by the Ministry of Economic Development.

REVIEW COULD RAISE FRANCHISE REGULATION SPECTRE AGAIN

29 August 2013 - The Productivity Commission has just announced a review of regulatory regimes in New Zealand which could highlight differences with Australia

STRENGTHENING FRANCHISING THROUGH REGULATION

December 2007 - Gehan Gunasekara adds his thoughts to the debate on franchise legislation. He argues that New Zealand should follow its own path in developing the content of regulation and that it should enhance the relationship between franchisors and franchisees and their customers.

SYMPOSIUM DEBATES FRANCHISE LAW OPTIONS

June 2009 - The symposium on Franchise Law Reform held at the University of Auckland brought together some of the top legal minds in franchising to debate the options for regulation of the sector.

TAX CUTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS TO OFFSET WAGE INCREASES?

31 October 2017 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is looking at offering tax breaks for small businesses to ease the burden of incremental increases to the minimum wage rate over the next three years.

WHAT PRICE LEGISLATION?

September 2007 - Should franchising be legislated? A few years ago, the question would have been met with a resounding NO from the franchise sector.

WHO CAN LEGALLY SELL A FRANCHISE?

December 2012 - Do you need special qualifications to sell a franchise? Yes and no - Stewart Germann clarifies the laws about selling franchise opportunities

WORLD FRANCHISE COUNCIL OPPOSES JOINT EMPLOYER LIABILITY

November 2015 - Jason Gehrke reports on international moves to stave off growing legislative pressure to draw franchisors into employment issues

Statistics and Surveys

2001 SURVEY - SECTOR TOPS $10 BILLION

John Paynter reports the results of the FANZ Survey of Franchising 2001, sponsored by The National Bank

2003 SURVEY OF FRANCHISING - HIGHLIGHTS

Franchising in New Zealand continues to perform strongly with plenty more to come, according to the 2003 Survey of Franchising

2012 FRANCHISING NEW ZEALAND SURVEY

12 November 2012 - turnover and the number of franchise systems increased, but the number of franchisees was down for the first time

2017 SURVEY CONFIRMS NZ IS THE MOST FRANCHISED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

24 July 2017 - New Zealand has one franchised unit for every 124 people. That’s just one of many surprising statistics from the Franchising New Zealand Survey 2017, which has just been released

AUSTRALIAN FRANCHISING: GROWING OR NOT?

11 October 2016 - Initial results from the Franchising Australia 2016 survey show that sales and employment within franchising are up slightly since 2014 but numbers are static. Is it out-performing the general economy?

AUSTRALIAN SURVEY REVEALS FRANCHISING STILL GROWING

2008 franchise survey reveals that the sector is continuing to expand across the Tasman.

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE DOWN BUT FRANCHISING MORE POSITIVE

31 January 2018 - Concerns about business confidence are reflected in the latest Franchising Confidence Index survey, but what's really happening?

CONFIDENCE STRONG BUT IT'S STILL A BUYERS' MARKET FOR FRANCHISEES

21 April 2016 – The latest Franchising Confidence Index found strong franchisor confidence levels for general business conditions, franchisor growth prospects, franchisee sales levels and franchisee profitability.

ECONOMY 'FALLING INTO PLACE'

21 August 2018 – The economy may be slower, but it is moving on to a surer long-run footing, says Westpac

ECONOMY IN A SWEET SPOT

22 February 2017 ­– Latest Economic Overview suggests continuing good news for now

ECONOMY THROTTLING BACK BUT GROWTH TO CONTINUE

15 August 2017 – The latest Westpac Economic Overview finds rising global interest rates are balanced by rising commodity prices for New Zealand products. Growth will continue but slow by the end of the decade.

FRANCHISE CONFIDENCE BOUNCES BACK FOR 2016

3 November 2015 - After a dip in July, confidence in the franchise sector is bouncing back – but franchisees are still in high demand, says latest survey

FRANCHISE CONFIDENCE GOES ON GROWING

20 October 2016 - The franchise sector is increasingly positive about the outlook for the next 12 months, especially for franchisees, with 54 percent of franchisors expecting improved profitability for franchisees and a further 40 percent expecting them to maintain current levels.

FRANCHISEE PROFITABILITY EXPECTED TO GROW - SURVEY

1 August 2016 – Franchising Confidence Index survey reveals better results for franchisees and good prospects in the regions, although housing issues are a worry in Auckland.

FRANCHISEES IN DEMAND AS OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE - SURVEY

Finding the right franchisees, staff and locations are the biggest concerns for franchising in 2014, but confidence is still high.

FRANCHISES NOT IMMUNE AS QUAKE HITS CONFIDENCE

Business confidence has been badly hit following the Christchurch earthquake, and the franchise sector is no exception.

FRANCHISING CONFIDENCE DROPS IN JULY

28 July 2015 - Franchize Consultants’ Franchising Confidence Index reflects other reports by showing less optimism this quarter

FRANCHISING LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOD YEAR AHEAD

12 February 2015 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index finds franchisors and franchise specialists confident about prospects for 2015, but finding good franchisees is still the biggest challenge

GDP ESTIMATES SHOW WIDESPREAD REGIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH

10 May 2018 – The latest GDP estimates from the MBIE show New Zealand’s regions to be growing strongly over the past five years with parts of the South Island standing out in particular

GOOD TIMES AHEAD FOR FRANCHISEES

10 February 2016 – The latest Franchising Confidence Index suggests that almost half of all franchises expect increased profitability for franchisees this year, with only 4 percent expecting conditions to worsen.

IMMIGRANTS DRIVE FRANCHISE RE-SALES

December 2015 - Broker says recent immigrants from China and India are the biggest buyers of existing franchised outlets

LATE PAYMENTS RISE FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE QUARTER

Dun & Bradstreet’s quarterly report suggests the economy is in sound shape for now despite what it calls 'surprisingly moderate' growth

MATURING ECONOMY – POSITIVES AMONG THE QUESTIONS

24 May 2018 – The latest Quarterly Economic Overview from Westpac suggests New Zealand is on track for moderate growth over the next few years but there are uncertainties

NUMBER OF BUSINESSES OWNED BY WOMEN SKYROCKETS

October 2016 - More women than ever are owning and operating businesses in New Zealand, with strong performance results across the country

NZ ECONOMY HUMMING ALONG

11 February 2016 – No drought and net immigration have helped New Zealand’s economy go on growing, with economists revising GDP predictions upwards

ONE IN 20 KIWI JOBS IS IN FRANCHISING

August 2017 - Latest info from the Survey of Franchising reveals that the sector is a major employer and trainer of New Zealanders

OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND AS REGIONAL ECONOMIES GROW

31 March 2017 – The latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show growing economic activity in 12 out of 15 regions. That means new business opportunities for franchisees and franchisors.

OPTIMISTIC START FOR FRANCHISING IN 2017

31 January 2017 ­– The latest Franchising Confidence Index survey suggests that franchises are expecting a good year ahead

POPULATION CHANGES PRESENT PREDICTABLE CHALLENGES

July 2012 – Slower growth and an ageing client base mean franchises need to tailor their appeal to a predictably-changing market

REWRITING HISTORY – AND WHAT’S TO COME FOR OUR ECONOMY?

20 February 2018 - The latest Quarterly Economic Overview from Westpac deals with ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’ after Statistics NZ revised its estimates of GDP going back several years. But what's next?

SHORTAGE OF FRANCHISEES, STAFF, LIMITING GROWTH

5 July 2018 – The availability of suitable franchisees and staff continues to pose problems for franchisors despite positive signs

STAFF, FRANCHISE BUYERS AND FUNDING COULD LIMIT GROWTH

April 2017 - A shortage of suitable staff and franchisees, as well as potential funding issues, are the main concerns for franchisors in the year ahead.

STATS SHOW WHICH REGIONS GROWING FASTEST AS IMMIGRATION DRIVES POPULATION GROWTH

21 October 2016 ­– Just four regional council areas accounted for over 75 percent of New Zealand’s population growth last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Some of that growth comes from a record level of migration to New Zealand.

STRONG OUTLOOK FOR FRANCHISING DESPITE STAFFING SHORTAGE

5 July 2017 – The latest Franchising Confidence Index demonstrates a continued increase in confidence levels across many areas

SURVEY FINDS MOST NEW FRANCHISEES DON'T DO ENOUGH DUE DILIGENCE

A 2011 report by Massey University suggests that over half of all New Zealand franchisees felt they had failed to conduct sufficient due diligence before purchasing their franchise. The survey also suggests that 44% of franchisees spent less than one month researching the opportunity before buying their franchise, and finds that resolving conflict later becomes an issue for many franchisees.

SURVEY REVIEW: NEW FRANCHISES REQUIRE CARE

A large number of new franchises have launched on to the New Zealand market over the last five years. Simon Lord suggests some things to watch out for

THE CHANGING FACE OF FRANCHISING

February 2015 - Most buyers of existing franchise units are recent immigrants. What challenges does that pose for franchisors, and where are the opportunities?

THE SEARCH FOR FRANCHISE EXCELLENCE

How do the backgrounds, lifestyle, work habits and personal characteristics of franchisees impact on their success? A new survey offers insights and surprises.

WHAT'S AHEAD? GOOD, BAD AND GOODNESS KNOWS

20 April 2018 - Franchisors and service providers report mixed sentiments as business confidence stays low

Immigration

ADVICE FOR NEW RESIDENTS IN KOREAN

This advice is intended to help non-English-speakers assess any franchise business opportunity. These guidelines in Korean have been specially prepared by Franchise New Zealand magazine & website for the Franchise Association of New Zealand. You will need Korean fonts installed to read this article.

ADVICE FOR NEW RESIDENTS IN NZ (IN 5 LANGUAGES)

Protect your own interests as you assess any franchise business opportunity. Translated versions of this article are available in Hindi, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Korean.

ADVICE FOR NEW RESIDENTS IN SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

This advice is intended to help non-English-speakers assess any franchise business opportunity. These guidelines in Simplified Chinese have been specially prepared by Franchise New Zealand magazine & website for the Franchise Association of New Zealand. You will need Simplified Chinese fonts installed to read this article.

ADVICE FOR NEW RESIDENTS IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE

This advice is intended to help non-English-speakers assess any franchise business opportunity. These guidelines in Traditional Chinese have been specially prepared by Franchise New Zealand magazine & website for the Franchise Association of New Zealand. You will need Traditional Chinese fonts installed to read this article.

AWARD-WINNING IMMIGRANTS PROVE VALUE OF FRANCHISING

If you think it is hard to recruit staff or franchisees at the moment, spare a thought for the businesses of Westport.

CHINESE LANGUAGE: WHAT'S IN THE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT?

The attached translation of one of our most popular articles has been supplied by our friends at AsiaWide Franchise in Singapore. Click to open the pdf.

EMIGRATING TO NZ - THE FRANCHISE OPTION

Buying a franchise is an option for many immigrants to New Zealand. Simon Lord looks at the issues involved in starting your own business in a new country.

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

FRANCHISES SUFFER AS IMMIGRATION NEW ZEALAND CHANGES RULE INTERPRETATION

A change of attitude by Immigration New Zealand has made it harder for franchisees to find suitable staff at a time when unemployment is declining.

FRANCHISING FOR CHINESE IMMIGRANTS

March 2011 - Chinese immigrants are increasingly turning to franchising as a way of getting into business in New Zealand. Simon Lord hears expert opinions on the reasons, the benefits and the issues

GETTING IN, GETTING ON

September 2009 - Bill Milnes provides a guide to immigration issues for franchisees and franchisors

GOOD ENGLISH MATTERS FOR FRANCHISEE SUCCESS

A new study reveals that English literacy can have a major impact on franchisee performance

IMMIGRATION ADVISORS – WHAT SHOULD YOU BELIEVE?

October 2011 - Tammy Bell, an expert on settlement and migration in New Zealand from the move2nz website, suggests that some immigration advisors are scaremongering for their own financial gain

IMMIGRATION RULES EXPLAINED

June 2015 - Immigration is always a hot topic for franchisors, potential franchisees and existing franchisees looking to employ staff. Bill Milnes summarises the current position

IMMIGRATION TO NZ, BREXIT AND THE TRUMP FACTOR

Simon Lord talks to Bill Milnes of Laurent Law and Andy Chang of Westpac about immigration trends and their impact on franchising

MIGRANT ARRIVALS AT NEW RECORD

26 April 2017 - Migrant arrivals reached a new high of 129,500 a year in the March 2017 year, Statistics New Zealand announced today.

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.

STARTING AFRESH IN NEW ZEALAND

Simon Lord considers the opportunities and issues for immigrants looking at franchised businesses

THE CHANGING FACE OF FRANCHISING

February 2015 - Most buyers of existing franchise units are recent immigrants. What challenges does that pose for franchisors, and where are the opportunities?

 

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Like the truly successful garden centres of Europe, Palmers Planet is as much a destination as a retail store. This is an amazing opportunity for a business person looking for a new challenge.

Hire A Maid

Hire a Maid is an experienced, fully supported and professional provider of high quality home and commercial cleaning services. We are seeking motivated franchise owners who have the drive to provide exceptional services to their clients and be your own boss.

Cutshop

As the business partner to kitchen and wardrobe retailers, interior fit-out specialists, and designers of bespoke products all over New Zealand, owning a Cutshop® is an opportunity not to be missed as home renovation projects are going through the roof.

Fastway Couriers - Courier Franchisee

Fastway Couriers is an award-winning franchise system that provides local and national courier services at competitive prices and a simple prepaid system. One of New Zealand's most successful franchisors with 1,600+ franchisees across 5 countries and 40+ franchise and industry awards.

Xpresso Delight

Xpresso Delight has been offering franchises throughout Australia and NZ for 12 years and we encourage you to share in our success as the premier gourmet coffee system. We transplant the café experience into the workplace using state-of-the-art espresso machines to provide a semi-passive income with life-style benefits.

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