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Friday, January 22, 2021

The ‘soft’ Due Diligence checklist

As we relax into summer, not only is it the season of family get-togethers and beach barbeques, it is traditionally also the period where...

Motivational analysis required before buying

There has been a significant rise in the number of people interested in purchasing their own franchised business in the current Covid-19 economic and...

Emerging trends and opportunities

Towards the end of each year I write on what I see as the emerging trends in franchising for the coming year. If 2020...

Rise of the Franchisee Entrepreneur

I remember my year 11 economics class and the subject of entrepreneurship; it was described as being “hard to define and even harder to...

How franchisors earn their keep, and their franchisee’s respect

There are a number of traditional reasons why the pundits such as myself spruik the virtues of franchising versus a stand-alone or independent business...

Established or greenfields?

The first consideration for a potential franchisee with a particular brand in mind is, do they look at purchasing an established franchise or starting...

No secret to regional success

Moving from the big cities to the Bay of Plenty remains a hot topic of discussion, and as an ex-Aucklander myself, one I have...

A Darwinist look at the future of franchising

The world has changed. We are not talking summer to winter, we are talking ice age. In fact, I would suggest that while we...

Franchising can help entrepreneurship renewal

New Zealand, at heart, is a nation of entrepreneurs. The tyranny of distance, added with the old number 8 wire mentality has created many...

Three compelling reasons why franchisees should follow the system

It should perhaps be obvious or assumed that when someone decides to buy or establish a franchised business that they will follow the system,...

The importance of walking the talk

I am continually amazed at what appears to me to be a growing gap between what people say and what they actually do. In the...

Bring in the coaches

As we start a New Year and new decade there is no shortage of articles and trending social media posts on advice. High amongst...

What’s in view for 2020

Franchising Trends The end of a year and the start of a new one is always a great time to contemplate and plan for what’s...

The best time to buy a franchise

The decision to buy a franchise business will be one of the largest decisions in most people’s lives. And like life’s other big decisions,...

Get the best long-term outcome when buying a business

The old saying with houses is that you make your money when you buy. The principle being, what you pay will influence your return...

For love and money

Everyone will tell you that going into business by or for yourself is hard work. Many choose to do so with the support of a...