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When buying a franchise what business structure will you use? Your franchise business structure needs to be carefully planned and customised to your needs. You will also need to gain a good understanding of the NZ employment hiring process and consumer law that governs your franchise. In NZ your employees will be covered by the Employment Relations Act (2000) and other legislation, what will this mean for your franchise?


  • Resolving franchise disputes

    Resolving franchise disputes

    The Four Pillars of Successful Franchises are the four key fundamentals that need to be rock solid in order for a franchise to grow and prosper. They are the brand, the franchise system, the money and the franchisor/franchi...

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  • New Zealand franchise law

    New Zealand franchise law

    The relationship between franchisor and franchisee is a very personal thing. It is a bit like a partnership. In fact it is often compared with the most personal of partnerships. Encouragingly however the statistics for survi...

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  • Recruitment tips for franchisees

    Recruitment tips for franchisees

    Recruitment tips for franchisees ...and how to recruit the best franchise staff Regardless of the quality of your product or service, the reputation of your brand or the size and success of the franchise system supporting y...

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  • Understanding Franchise Agreements

    Franchise agreements - where are the hooks?

    When buying a franchise you will be expected to sign a Franchise Agreement - but what will you be agreeing to? Vanessa Cathie a franchise specialist and consultant at Asco Legal, Auckland, explains... Franchising can seem ...

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  • Franchising relies on strong relationships

    Franchising - first and foremost a personal relationship

    The full service franchise concept is a two-way deal. At the highest level, for the franchisor, it can be a very satisfactory way of expanding a brand by using the capital of others (the franchisees). Successful franchisin...

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