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last updated 04/08/2020

Free webinar: Business after Redundancy

last updated 04/08/2020

30 July 2020 - With unemployment on the increase, many people are facing the prospect of redundancy through no fault of their own. One option to consider is buying your own business – but how do you make a safe and sensible decision? To help you, we’re running a special webinar session on Tuesday 11 August.

This webinar is for:

  • Anyone facing or following redundancy who is looking at buying a business
  • NZ residents and returning Kiwis
  • People wanting to know more about franchising as an opportunity

The webinar will be presented via Zoom so you can join in from a computer, device or just your phone. Places are reserved for people in the above categories, not advisors or franchisors.

Your experts

The presenters have over 70 years of experience helping people find and evaluate franchise businesses, including Daniel Cloete, National Franchise Manager of Westpac; Philip Morrison of award-winning Franchise Accountants; and Simon Lord, founder of Franchise New Zealand. No franchisors will be represented; this is not a sales session - it's just to help you find out what you need to know.

Topics covered

About franchising

  • Redundancy as a new beginning
  • The franchise market in New Zealand
  • Pros and cons of buying a franchise
  • How to find an opportunity

Funding a business

  • The current market
  • Finding funding in challenging times
  • Using assets to secure funding
  • Cashflow lending (borrowing against the business)

Will it make money?

  • Redundancy payments – taxed or not?
  • Do the numbers work?
  • What are the critical factors for financial success?
  • What are the financial risks?
  • What can you afford?
  • The value of advice

Question time

  • You can submit questions in advance or via the chat function in Zoom.

Date & Time

Business after Redundancy webinar
Date:  Tuesday 11 August
Time:  4.00pm (New Zealand time)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost:   FREE
Location:  Anywhere you can get on to a computer, phone or device.


To register for this free event, all you have to do is email Please give us your name and let us know which area of the country you are from. You will then be sent a log-in code for the webinar and a reminder shortly before the event.

Please note: This event is for people interested in buying a business only, and is not open to franchisors or advisors.

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