Franchising in Australasia: Forecast for Strong Growth

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( — April 15, 2017) Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES — 

Franchising a brand into the global market can be very financially rewarding, but can also mean big risk, with the potential for failure and significant financial loss, not to mention damage to brand name and reputation.

According to franchising experts, All State Franchise Finders, choosing the right market at the right time to actively seek franchisees is key.

Derek Cafferata, CEO of All State Franchise Finders, believes Australia and New Zealand offer some excellent opportunities for those looking to actively open new franchise units in a new market. And stability shows that now is the perfect time.

Strong Franchising Legislation

Australia is regulated by the Franchising Code of Conduct, under the Australian Trade Practices Act of 1974. At state and federal levels, legislation is enforced in order to protect both franchisors and franchisees. Breaching franchising laws in Australia will lead to severe penalties.

In New Zealand, franchising is overseen by the Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ). Their strict Code of Practice ensures franchising laws and regulations are met and adhered to.

Stable Economies

Both Australia and New Zealand have stable economies. Even throughout the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008 to 2011, these two countries were able to maintain stable economies. The GFC had very little effect on business, housing or employment rates.

The governments of Australia and New Zealand understand the important role small business play in keeping the economy functioning effectively. Franchising has become a mature sector for the economies of both countries.

Promising Growth for the Future

The latest Franchising Australia Report for 2016 shows that Australasia is forecast for continued strong growth. A unique and highly respected report backed by the Griffith University, the Franchising Report 2016 shows continued strengthening across the franchise sector.

In 2016, the franchise sector saw total annual sales revenue of AU$146 billion in Australia alone. Statistics show that this figure is set to increase to over AU$160 billion by 2020.

A Highly-Respected Business Sector

The franchising sector is a highly-respected sector of the business market. While franchising was a relatively unknown concept up until the 1970s, over the past five decades, franchising has boomed, covering virtually every industry sector imaginable.

Population Growth

Australia has a population growth of approximately 1.8 percent and currently sits at over 24 million. New Zealand has a population growth of just under 1 percent and their population is around 4.2 million. Positive immigration policies within both countries is having a positive effect on population figures throughout Australasia.

Franchising Experts

All State Franchise Finders represent over 250 of the best franchises in the United States. Derek Cafferata and his team have helped many franchisors successfully expand their brand into the international market.

Experience has proven that with knowledge and the right advice, actively seeking franchise units into the international market can be successful and rewarding. For more information about expanding a franchise into Australasia, contact All State Franchise Finders on 1-800-544-2161 or visit today. All State Franchise Finders – Your Franchise Experts.

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