Survey shows 71% of New Zealand’s small business operators expect strong continued growth in 2017 - a figure which outperforms Australia and Singapore. Find out why this could be the time to open your own café.
Franchising is a popular route to buying a new business for Australian entrepreneurs. In fact, the Franchise Council of Australia estimates that we have more franchises per capita than any other country.
For many New Zealanders, opening a successful café is a dream. The perks of a finding a winning formula are tempting…being your own boss, establishing a relationship with regular customers. Not to mention the accompanying pride of operating your own thriving business. Yet in a competitive market, how do you ensure that you actually do have a winning formula?
Is café franchising for you? Find out what it really entails to make it in a rewarding, but competitive industry.
One café name has been resonating with consumers - Jamaica Blue. A relatively recent arrival on New Zealand shores, Jamaica Blue is owned and operated by the Foodco Group, one of Australia’s top franchisors.
Running a café is a dream for many Australians but perhaps particularly so for Melbournians. Often described as ‘the coffee capital of Australia’, its famous cobbled laneways are renowned for their wonderful espresso and discerning patrons. Jamaica Blue currently has 5 cafés for sale in the Melbourne area.
Franchisee James Xu says that he was attracted to Jamaica Blue because he wanted to be part of something big, which had immediate brand awareness. He felt this would give him the confidence to operate a business within the competitive café industry.
When life points you in a new direction, listen. It could be the path you’ve been waiting for. Before opening their Jamaica Blue at Erina Fair on the Central Coast of NSW, Sarah and Steve Evans both had busy corporate managerial careers - Sarah at Myer and Steve at Channel 9. Starting their own business was a long-held dream.
There’s been a noticeable change to the New Zealand landscape over the last few years. Familiar signs are popping up all over the country, which can mean only one thing…franchising is booming!
Jamaica Blue franchisee Mona Lamshed tells her story of owning and operating her Jamaica Blue café with the support of her franchisor.
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