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    If my wife is our prinicipal applicant and she has her job all sorted and ready to go..
    When I arrive with her and we all have PR..
    is there any rule somewhere that prvents me from starting up a franchise of some kind..
    I know there are car valeting / lawn care franchises around..

    anyone know of anyone thats been there and done that?
    any tips or tricks?

    anything really..

    We're having real problems on the childcare front.
    With my wife working shifts it's not really practical for me to be commuting to wellington as some days we'd have no one to look after the kids.
    I would need to speak to employers about flexible working and working from home etc..
    I don't know if any of the IT crowd in the wellington area have experience in this kind of area..

    last minute(ish) nerves kicking in in a BIG way..
    I think it's just because we're about to put the house on the market, and i am working my notice and we still haven't submitted the ITA yet.

    House should be on the market this week.
    ITA should be away early next week..
    Then it's emirates.com for the flights and we're aff..


    (a lot longer post than i intended when I started, The nerves are obviously getting to me more than I realised..)

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    I don't believe there are any restrictions on working from home/setting up a franchise, but you would have to have got PR, else you would need a separate work visa I believe

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    In precisely the same position, all you need is pr in your passport to go find a job/franchise or whatever.

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    I gather NZ is the easiest country in the world, legally wise, to set up a business. All it needs is some elbow grease....

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    [quote:851bf57cc1="netchicken"] some elbow grease....[/quote:851bf57cc1]

    Pardon me for my lack of understanding...what is exactly "elbow grease"?

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    It's a phrase we use to mean hard work. :icon_biggrin:
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    ok, thanks MotherBear.

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    Hi Natty,

    Hope everything's going fine for you all. Just wondered if you'd looked at http://www.franchise.co.nz maybe you'll find something interesting there?

    Good luck with everything

    Carolynne

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    Thanks Carolynne,

    It wasn't one of the sites i had looked at , i only looked at two specific franchise sites..
    this one looks like a good source for franchising in general.

    cheers

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    Hi Natty

    I have just read the book by Paul Goddard charting his progress to NZ. He was the one who was in "A new life Downunder" on the telly a few years ago.

    He bought into a Car Care Franchise & it took quite along time for them to get above break even point - but he was the only one to be earning money. He did appear to get great support from the "Master Franchiser" (or what ever their title is) and alot of contacts through business networking. But I synically suspect that because he was on the telly and had a film crew buzzing round them like flies, that he got the extra mile out of people.

    Its a fairly short read, but doesnt pull any punches about the struggles they had. I bought it on ebay for a fiver, and once you've read it once then you dont need to read it again - so its probably going back on ebay!

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