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Bay of Plenty Region
Sunday, October 25, 2020

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Run together

Last week I happened to be running through Christchurch, dwelling on my learnings from the recent Franchise Association of New Zealand Conference, and in...

The career path less travelled

Everybody remembers their first job. And the learnings are hard-wired into our subconscious. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos jokes that his first job taught him how...

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...

Disruption – the innovator’s dilemma

Among the most used and coveted business buzz words are disruption and disruptors. Unlike my 3rd class report card, which stated “Nathan is a...

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...

Why some succeed and others fail

It has been seen many times. The latest franchised business opens its doors, only to close them within months. Like all businesses, franchised businesses do...

Franchising still a solid route to new business ownership

New Zealand has more franchises and franchise outlets for its population size than any other country in the world. And despite some setbacks to...