Greetings New Zealand Franchising Leaders. I hope this message finds you well.
In this issue we touch on:
- FANZ National Franchise Conference 2022
- Prospective Franchisee Research – What do they want?
- October / November Training Dates for Your Team
- Motorcycle News
FANZ National Franchise Conference 2022
We are looking forward to the National Franchise Conference in Wellington next week. It seems pretty unbelievable to me but it will be 25 years now since I attended my first FANZ conference – the Inaugural 1997 FANZ Conference held in Rotorua. There are a few familiar faces who will be at this conference that were also at that conference, including Simon & Lorraine Lord, Ian Robertson, Stewart Germann and Greg Nathan.
Even after that time the conference is always a great learning environment and wonderful for catching up with a large number of people involved in franchising. You will find four of us there from Franchize Consultants this year; namely Adrienne, Glenn, Graham and myself. You can also go into the draw for the biggest and best tool kit we’ve ever given away. If you need the right tool for the job, chances are we’ve got it – including a 32mm socket!
This year’s conference has an App like last year, which is a marvellous tool for information, connecting with others and seeing updates. Once again, there is a points system for engagement on the App. Competition on the Leaderboard is already strong – showing these conferences are both serious ‘and’ fun.
We’re involved in organising and running three sessions at this year’s event. One is a roundtable on field management best practice. Second is a workshop on more effective franchise system governance and Franchise Advisory Councils. And third is a panel on Sustaining Franchisee Performance and Satisfaction During Tough Times. If you are interested in any of these topics, but can’t make it to this year’s conference, just let me know.
Franchisee Research – What do new franchisees want?
Are you interested in the latest research regarding potential franchisees, including their principle interest in buying a franchise and top reservations? The research of New Zealand Prospective Franchisees we’re conducting with Franchise New Zealand Media is coming together nicely. The detailed survey provides valuable insights into new franchisee demographics, motivations, interests, research and decision-making considerations, and expectations. If you have an interest in being notified on insights from the results, just let us know.
October Franchisor Training Dates: Building Great Franchisor Teams
If you are thinking about training for you or your team, then we may have a programme of interest to you.
We have three separate one day equivalent programmes focused on Field Management. These are each run online across two days (Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 1pm to 5pm).
- Franchise Field Visit Foundations – October 18 & 19
- Improving Franchisee Performance – October 25 & 26
- Franchisee Business Planning – November 1 & 2
For new franchisors and General Managers, we are running our two-day Managing a Franchise System programme at the Ramada Hotel in Newmarket, Auckland.
The dates for the Managing a Franchise System course are Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 November. Both days are full days, from 9am to 5pm.
How can we help you?
Contact us if you’re contemplating franchising a business or would like help with an established franchise network. We’d be very happy to sit down with you to understand your situation and objectives and explain the supporting services we provide.
A recent Sunday I got going circa 6.20am to make the most of the bad weather and test out my extreme rainwear. I reached Coromandel town for a breakfast of scrambled egg and coffee before heading over the gravel 309 towards Kaimarama. The surface was muddy but not too slippery – which was good. I then headed back to the west coast via the Tapu Coroglen Road. The road from Coroglen to Tapu is one of my favourites in the Coromandel, and I’ve pretty much ridden every gravel road there is there – including multiple trips to Fletcher Bay, Stony Bay etc. The surface that morning was pretty sketchy in places, but we kept things upright. The scenery is stunning – particularly as you wind your way uphill toward the Square Kauri Tree. And as is often the case, in the Coromandel, winter can be a great time to do those roads, as there’s a) little traffic, and b) no dust! I arrived home and dry, albeit very muddy, by 2pm. We sure live in a beautiful country.
All the best from myself and the team at Franchize Consultants.