Let your imagination run free in the great outdoors

Fancy yourself a bit of a designer who gets excited when someone mentions pergolas or landscape design? We have the perfect franchise for you working on projects that could include outdoor lighting/paving/pools/pergolas right through to the one-off essentials such as fences and driveways. Let your imagination run free in this exciting franchise especially tailored for landscaping lovers.

Are you gazing out of the office window right now itching to get back into the outdoors? If you purchased a Zones Landscaping franchise you could run a profitable business creating and developing a variety of dream landscapes for your clients.

Zones Landscaping provide a wide variety of outdoor projects from landscaping of gardens/lawns; creation of outdoor rooms/pergolas/kitchens; installing walls/fences/pools/driveways/paths; and general maintenance including water systems, power and lighting. The design potential for outdoor spaces is endless so if you can imagine a sculpted sanctuary from a square of scrubby grass then this franchise will be perfect for you.

Around 30% of costs are wasted in standard residential renovations according to BRANZ therefore the Zones Landscaping online project adheres to timeframes and budgets as much as possible. At the initial briefing meeting with your clients you'll inspire their ideas and create the concept design plus estimate costs. Once the plan is agreed there will be detailed design, planning and costing followed by the build stage and maintenance programme.

Kiwis live almost entirely outside during summer and many would love to have a suitable outdoor entertainment area so the capacity for clients throughout New Zealand is immense. Our outdoor spaces are precious to relax and entertain in, especially this year when people can't travel overseas freely or as often as they may have. Many property owners are investing in indoor/outdoor renovations and alterations so it's the perfect time to get started with your franchise and grow a solid client base. In turn, they will provide word of mouth referrals (which are essential in New Zealand) to help grow and expand your franchise. If you can inspire your clients with additional options via the full remit of the Zones Landscaping catalogue imagine how rewarded you would feel viewing your completed projects. Are you getting the same satisfaction in your current role?

Although Zones Landscaping can create dream spaces for their clients there will always be the need for practical outdoor options such as fencing, gates, driveways, paving etc. The beauty of this franchise is that it will suit most clients' budgets and requirements. If can dream you can create - contact us today to find out more. 

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Time to renovate your career?


Refresh Renovations franchise for sale

Refresh Renovations Franchise opportunities,
Buy a Franchised Home Renovation business

The long summer break is well and truly underway and it's likely that renovations will be all guns blazing throughout New Zealand. We are a nation of DIY fanatics and Kiwis love visiting hardware shops and altering their homes. DIY is great for the simple jobs, but if more complicated renovations are required it pays to call in the experts.

Have you ever considered owning a business that specialises in renovations? Worried that you don't have the technical skillset to take on a Renovations franchise - Don't worry if you have no knowledge or trade experience as the Refresh Renovations franchise systems are well established and assist you to confidently project manage the renovation whilst taping into the resources required to do the "doing". Their systems simplify the consumer experience and budget by carefully planning and managing each stage through to completion. This creates a strong foundation for all projects to be cost-effective and accurately priced from the beginning. They are a one-stop shop for all domestic renovation and refurbishment requirements and save their clients' money.

Refresh Renovations are offering franchises to interested investors: perhaps people who have a passion for renovation; or would like to start their own business; or even launch a new career. This is the perfect opportunity for people returning to the workforce to focus their passion, people management skills and strong sales/marketing focus into developing their own Refresh franchise. If you're a hard worker there is potential to grow yourself an exceptionally successful renovation business.

You may not have considered a renovation franchise before; it's not a well-known franchise option. But in this land where people are building up, out and underneath their houses there are many future clients waiting for your team to transform their living spaces into something remarkable. Sure there will be competition from other refurbishment/renovations/building companies, however many of them aren't supported by a worldwide, highly reputable brand like Refresh Renovations. By purchasing a Refresh Renovations Franchise you will join a booming and highly profitable industry.

Are you going to wait another month to activate your New Year's resolutions or get a head start on other prospective business owners by purchasing this franchise and beginning 2021 with an exciting new future ahead of you?

Contact Iridium Partners now to learn more about Refresh Renovations franchises. 

Please note, there are also franchising opportunities with Refresh Renovations' sister companies Zones Landscaping and Oncore Maintenance. Iridium Partners have further details.

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Whangārei needs pies!


Jesters Pies - Franchises for sale

Feed their hungry northern bellies with Jesters' Franchises

The humble New Zealand pie - our true blue, Kiwiana staple that permeates throughout NZ since a clever person decided to create a tasty meat filling and wrap it in pastry. Pies date back to the Pharaohs with differing versions recorded throughout the centuries. But Kiwis claim it as their own so they hold iconic status alongside pavlovas, chocolate fish and gumboots.

Jesters take pies very seriously because they realise it's an important part of our culture (full disclosure - Jesters Jaffle Pie Company actually started in Australia in 1997). However here in New Zealand Jesters have supplied Kiwis with high quality, inclusive (gluten free, vegetarian and vegan,) freshly baked pies with other tasty side options since 2002.

New Zealand's love for pies continues to grow.  So where exactly does Whangārei's population of over 54,400 people go to satisfy their pie cravings?

This is your excellent opportunity to provide delicious pies to hungry northerners by purchasing a Jesters' franchise in Whangārei. It's a simple business model with relatively low start-up and inventory costs. You don't even need to be a baker because the Jesters head chef creates delicious recipes for all the franchises. A further advantage to running this franchise is the capacity to provide catering as well as take the pies to the people of Whangārei in a Jesters' van.

What Jesters do ask from you is that you have management capabilities and great customer service skills along with a basic understanding of overall business and financials. In return, Jesters will support your franchise with all aspects of the business including marketing product development and merchandising. Jesters comprehensive training includes staff training; customer service; product knowledge; purchasing/inventory control; health and safety; accountancy/cash management; and management advice.

Whangārei is missing out on the best pies in the country so it's your opportunity to step up and make your country proud by supplying this national treasure! Contact Iridium for further information about purchasing the Whangārei franchise with Jesters. 

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Be Your Own Boss with Diamond Fusion


FRANCHISES - Diamond Fusion

Become a Diamond Fusion Franchisee in your town and enjoy the benefits of being your own boss! 

Enquire Today!

Have you considered starting your own business but then started worrying about the initial costs and effort? Perhaps you don't know where to begin, and it just seems easier to stay as an employee with regular income and holidays. Many entrepreneurs invest long hours into their new company, often around their existing job until it becomes viable to move full time into their own company. But it's an exhausting process beginning with nothing and receiving limited returns.

You can generate a great income quickly by purchasing a franchise instead. There are many available including commonly known fast-food outlets. However, if Hospo doesn't interest you, then there are a variety of franchises with established and proven success already in the market. All the branding, marketing and business processes are complete and comprehensive training is provided to you. Don't forget the community of other franchise owners in your group to communicate and share business ideas with.

Have you heard about a glass treatment process that generates sparkling, easy to clean surfaces? Diamond Fusion is a world leading, highly reputable glass treatment for new (or stained) glass in showers, balustrades, pools, vehicles and boats. They have successful franchises already throughout New Zealand with further developments planned in Auckland, Christchurch and the other regions.

This is your unique opportunity to purchase a franchise with Diamond Fusion NZ. Although they have concentrated on shower glass, you are more than welcome to generate new business with other sectors that have glass surfaces such as automotive/marine sectors, tourism and construction. 

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Who doesn't love a sparkling clean shower?


Franchise Opportunities Available Now | New Zealand | Diamond Fusion

Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Manawatu, Christchurch, Taupo/Rotorua/Whakatane - secure your territory and say "see ya" to the 9-5 grind.....

Iridium Partners loves clean sparkling glass just as much as you do and we are super excited about this business opportunity.  Fraser and Toni of Diamond Fusion were looking for a business that provided them with freedom and financial returns that worked in with their lifestyle - they have done such a great job working in the business, setting up the right business model and systems that they now have Franchise territories and opportunities available throughout New Zealand.  

Here's your opportunity to have the freedom of working for yourself  in a well structured and supported business that can provide fantastic financial returns. 


Had enough of the 9 – 5 grind?

Have you been thinking about becoming your own boss and growing a business, so you can put your hard work toward a valuable asset for yourself rather than someone else?

Are you ready for your opportunity to own an extremely easy to run business, with low running costs, that, with some effort & commitment, can provide you with a work life balance that will be the envy of your friends!

We are seeking the best people to be franchisees in generously sized areas, that will provide you with a large customer base, which if committed to, could provide you with a great income. Potentially, ideal for a Husband & Wife style business, or grow bigger & employ staff for the hands on work, while you run the business from your home office.

Although residential new shower glass is our core business, potential for work is almost unlimited, as our range of products hugely improve any glass or silica based surface. One day you may be working on a residential shower, the next the glass of a commercial fishing boat. The direction you take your business is in your hands.

To be successful you will be a hard worker, with ambition to own & grow your business, you like to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds. You will be able to grow contacts & networks to create a steady flow of ongoing work. You will have an eye for detail, & be able to solve issues & problems if they arise. You will be tidy, well organised, & be able to plan your days in advance.
Your background could be sales, or customer services, or something completely different. Most important is that you are honest, friendly and reliable.

We will show you how to use our products & business systems & provide you with comprehensive initial training & the ongoing support. A Diamond Fusion Franchise provides you with all the benefits of owning your own business, with the added advantage of belonging to a network where support & assistance is provided.

We are looking for people nationwide to supplement our existing network.

If your interested get in touch via Facebook, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we can have a talk

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Zones Landscaping Specialists - Hamilton

Secure your Zones Hamilton Franchise today!

Hamilton is absolutely booming…..Latest statistics (from Infometrics) show that Hamilton's local economy grew by 3.1% for the 12 months to March 2019 surpassing the National growth of 2.5% over the period. There has been strong construction activity, with residential consents growing by 40%. This combined with the population growth of 3.6% compared with 1.7% nationally supports the fact that Hamilton is a desirable place to live, work and enjoy.

With demand growing steadily in Hamilton, more franchise opportunities are available in order to meet customer demand. Contact us to secure a seat at the next Zones information session – Don't miss out!

Prior to launching Zones in New Zealand in 2014 the Directors undertook a large research project to understand consumer behaviour and market attributes before launching Zones. Zones recognised the fragmented landscaping market and as a result built a specialised design-and-build landscaping service. The service provides a customer the full-service, from concept plans to completion. Zones project manage the work, which makes the whole process as hassle free for the customer as possible.

Build your dream business in a highly profitable and growing market.

Franchise owners do not need to be landscapers. The technical expertise required to deliver great design, trade skills and project management are employed by the Zones Franchise Manager, in conjunction with Zones training and the Franchise system. The Zones franchise model has key roles that manage these areas in order that the Franchise Manager focusses on building a scalable business.

For Zones to appoint you as a Franchisee, you will be:

  • Inspired to grow a landscaping business that delivers a superior customer experience.
  • Personally motivated to grow a multimillion dollar business.
  • Professional and well presented.
  • Someone who likes working with and managing people.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Is looking to create wealth with a business asset.

Franchise opportunities are also available in Wellington and the South Island. Contact us today to find out more. www.iridium.net.nz

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3 - future proof heritage franchise brands

3- Future proof heritage franchise brands

Interesting Inside Franchise Business article touching on Hog's Breath as one of the recognised heritage brands and how they are future proofing themselves so they can continue to sustain growth - Hog's Breath is coming to New Zealand - chat to us today about how you can be part of this great heritage brand.

3 - future proof heritage franchise brands - Nick Hall

Franchising is an all-encompassing sector that has seen its fair share of fad ideas and market trends. Wade through the sea of bygone ventures and you'll find the mark of tried and tested franchise model is longevity.

Whether it's a brand that has celebrated a long stretch in the public eye or received a number of independent accolades, heritage franchises represent stability and support.

But don't be fooled. A heritage brand with success overseas will not necessarily guarantee results in Australia.

It is imperative as a prospective franchisee; you research your desired franchise's history in the domestic market. Brands born in Australia have built their networks according to the specific regulations that govern the country.

Here, Inside Franchise Business takes a look at three home-grown heritage franchise brands who are future=proofing their franchisees.

Hog's Breath Café

Casual dining steakhouse Hog's Breath Café has carved out a niche for quality fare in a family environment.

This year, the home-grown hospitality business celebrates 30 years of operation; no mean feat in today's changing QSR landscape.

Ross Worth, Hog's Breath CEO believes the key to continued success for the heritage franchise is its ability to embrace new technology.

"What we could have never anticipated 30 years ago is the massive shift in technology, consumer expectations, sustainability and marketing that have driven our industry," Worth told Inside Franchise Business.

"Consumers these days demand more from their restaurants and food providers, which has forced the industry to up its game, which is a great thing. If you don't adapt to what the market wants, you simply get left behind," Worth said.

Over the past few years, Hog's Breath has introduced a quick-service model, Hog's Express as well as implemented a model food-truck business and strengthened its operating systems.

Read more at https://www.franchisebusiness.com.au/news/3-future-proof-heritage-franchise-brands/


3 future-proof heritage franchise brands | Inside Franchise Business

The mark of tried and tested franchise is longevity. Heres three heritage franchise brands who are prepping their networks for growth through innovation.
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With 6311 franchise systems operating in New Zealand a potential franchisee could be forgiven for asking how on earth would they identify and choose the industry sector, brand and location in which they are going to be successful?  What are the key factors that come into play and how do these differ between individuals?

1.The Franchising New Zealand 2017 Survey http://franchise.co.nz/survey

Before we start to look at how individual potential franchisees find the right brand and location match, let's look at how Iridium Partners decide what franchise systems we will work with and why? In our minds, everything happens in threes, there are three primary colours, the rule of three - good things, and bad, come in threes, the triangle is the strongest geometric shape, the most stable stools have three legs…and we look for brands that have all three of the following characteristics;

Good single unit economics
A well-defined and resourced franchise support structure
Evidence or likelihood of long term sustainability

We would suggest that these should be at the forefront of any potential franchisee's mind, and pre-requisites ticked off before pursuing any opportunity. Let's look at these areas in a little more depth and identify some of the indicators or telltale signs that may or may not be evident.

1. The franchise system must have good single unit economics
Success has many measures, in business a good starting point is that the investment provides a reasonable profit and return to the capital and human resources engaged in the business. That is basically, one, the franchisee will at some stage, obtain an income from the business which either in absolute terms or in their mind, replaces the income they could have been earning as an employee, two, that the rate of return or income provides a return to the capital invested, and three, that the business is able to exist and generate these returns over time, including the actualisation of the business being on-sold and returning capital to the investor.

A single unit business or franchise which is able to achieve these three targets is often referred to as having good single unit economics.In the most basic sense, the business works on a single business unit level.It sounds and is fairly fundamental but not always evident when looking at franchise systems or brands! Do not be fooled that a franchise system with loads of outlets and franchisees and looks very much like a successful system has good single unit economics.  Remember that most franchisors make their income from the sales from within the system via franchise fees, or from granting new franchises, and franchisees make their living from the profit at a franchise unit level.  They are different dynamics and not always linked or both present in a franchise system.

So, what do we look for?  We discount the top and the bottom performers and look at how many units operate in the middle of the pack, do the middle or average operations in the system have good single unit economics.  How focused is the franchisor on ensuring that franchisees are profitable? What benchmarking information is available and reviewed by the franchisor? The questions for the potential franchisee should be about mitigating risk; on average does the system have good single unit economics, on average, if I follow the system, will I make money?  A potential buyer should be looking at the set-up costs for a new franchise versus those on the market or recently sold, and how long existing franchisees have been in the system.  Does the franchise system have any or many multi-unit franchisees, and are the multi-unit operations due to good single unit economics or poor?

2. Does the franchise system have a solid support structure?

The second criteria Iridium Partners examines is the support structure provided by the franchisor.  Starting with, what does the head office structure look like? Again, there are three particular areas that we focus on and believe need to be effective to consider a brand or system, initial training, ongoing support and marketing.

Initial Training - what is provided in initial training and on-boarding?  How long is the initial training period, who conducts the training?2 What does the franchisor believe successful training looks like?  Is it actually effective?  If the franchise operates bricks and mortar businesses a good indicator from an outsider's perspective is to visit different franchise outlets, is the experience consistent, this also speaks to our second point in the support structure – ongoing support.

2.Back in 2011 Nathan was interviewed by Simon Lord for Franchise Magazine when at Columbus Coffee on their training program and how to identify a franchise system with a good training program. http://franchise.co.nz/article/2146-how-do-i-learn-the-business- The pointers are still very relevant!

We want to understand, once a franchisee has completed initial training and is underway in their franchise business, what support is offered and provided by the franchisor?  How structured is this support and how effective is it?  What will the franchisor do if things do not work out well?  It is not enough that the franchisor has a great brand or even operates fantastic and successful outlets or franchises themselves, how do they support their franchisees?  What does the structure of the franchisors support office look like and who's on their team? As a potential franchisee, ask these questions, meet with the different support team members before you sign, ask to meet and get to know who you will be dealing with on a regular basis.

The third area of franchisor support structures that we scrutinise is marketing.  We look at what marketing activity on a brand level, how this is managed and how the franchisees marketing contributions are being spent and how effective it is.  Consideration should also be given to what support and material is provided for franchisees to undertake local marketing and how this integrates with national programs.  For a potential franchisee we suggest that they ask their friends, what do you know of x brand, does the perception of the brand created by marketing match the brand delivery and or what the franchisor is hoping to project?

3. Is the franchise system sustainable?

We look for a sense of where the brand sits on the scale of economic sustainability.  We're looking for brands with both demonstrated longevity and that will be around in 5 years.  Brands where franchisees have the best chance of ensuring profitability over that time, and the ability to exit the business.

Questions include; how long has the brand be around, how long has the franchisor operated the brand, will the brand (or even category) be around in five years?  Is the brand growing, if not why? It may be the leading brand in a market which is or is close to saturation, it may have peaked? Does the brand have a point of difference to it's competitors or a unique product?  Over time, how does the brand stack up against our first two measures, single unit economics and a solid support structure?  As much as its looking forward, we look at the previous performance of the brand and franchisor and how they have adapted and maintained, grown or waned in their market position.

Start a conversation with Iridium Partners

Our discussions with potential franchisees will usually start with their own set of three questions; what can you see yourself doing? In what location, site or market position?  What can you afford to invest?

But before we suggest or recommend any franchise system to a potential franchisee, Iridium Partners has run our ruler over the brand against our own rule of 3.
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