Franchise Resources and Regulatory Bodies
A government web resource with online guides, tips and tools to help small businesses.
The website comes under the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment which works in tandem with business organisations and agencies across the country to gain a clear understanding of the concerns of small business owners and operators.
The overarching aim of the website is to achieve the government’s Better for Business objectives.
Commerce Commission New Zealand
The Commission is empowered to enforce regulations in fair trading, competition, and consumer borrowing. It aims to prevent misleading and anti-competitive behaviour by businesses.
It is an independent Crown entity established under the Commerce Act, free from government direction in the carrying out its enforcement and regulatory control activities.
In addition the Commission provides workshops and publications that help educate businesses about how the law affects them.
Employment New Zealand
A government website that helps the user understand their rights and responsibilities as an employee or employer, Employment New Zealand is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The aim is to encourage positive, fair and harmonious workplace relations so employers and employees can work together in a safe environement.
The website is a source of practical employment information.
Franchise Association of New Zealand
The Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ) was established in July 1996 and represents franchise systems and individuals dedicated to promoting best-practice franchising both in New Zealand and around the world.
FANZ brings together members of the franchise community to share information and experiences, set standards and promote best practice in franchising. Membership is open to franchisors, franchisees, and master franchisees as well as professional advisors or individuals with an interest in franchising.
The association runs a free online pre-entry education course for franchise buyers.
It is also a member of the Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation and the World Franchise Council.
The Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI) was created to make a positive difference to the lives of the people who work in the global franchising sector.
FRI has been in business for 29 years, helping franchise networks to build and maintain profitable partnerships.
There is an ongoing research program into the psychology of successful franchising - understanding the factors that drive excellence from both a franchisee and franchisor perspective - with education programs delivering the research insights.