Become a Transworld Franchise Owner
Join the World Leader in Business Brokerage
More than 235 territories in 12 countries worldwide
Transworld Business Advisors was established in 1979 by Don & Bonnie Parish in Florida in the United States. Don had come from a successful 30-year career as an IBM executive.
Andy Cagnetta, CEO & owner of Transworld Florida originally came to Transworld as a buyer looking for business opportunities from his first meeting; he knew Transworld was special and different. He was so impressed with the Transworld model he asked Don if he could work for the business. After a few years of working for Don, Andy bought Transworld and quickly grew it to the largest business brokerage in Florida.
The company was thriving but Andy envisioned even more growth. It wasn’t long before United Franchise Group CEO Ray Titus and Andy Cagnetta teamed up to form a partnership and offer Transworld Business Advisors as a franchise opportunity.
Ray Titus has over 30 years of franchise expertise having established the United Franchise Group which has developed or owns a number of award-winning franchises including Signarama, Transworld Business Advisors, Fully Promoted, Experimac, SuperGreen Solutions, VentureX, The Great Greek, Jon Smith Subs, and Network Lead Exchange and many others.
With Ray’s franchise success and Andy’s business brokerage industry experience, together they have grown Transworld into what it is today – one of The World’s Leading Business Brokerage Franchise – with more than 235 territories in 12 countries worldwide.
Transworld has arrived in New Zealand and is establishing a nationwide team of franchise brokers to operate their own franchise businesses in their local area.
Why Choose Transworld?
Franchising is a worldwide $4 trillion industry and continues to grow!
Low Cost Investment
No need for high street lease, stock or expensive plant and equipment.
A work life balance
You create your schedule and work when it suits to get your work/life balance at home.
Local and International support
Enjoy the benefits of being part of a large franchise group
High Profit Potential
If you put in the work and follow the systems, your business will have a significant income.
No experience required
Just an interest in business and a willingness to learn and follow systems.
Be part of a local/worldwide team
580 brokers in 12 countries and growing every year.
NZ has well and truly established itself as a nation that wants to own businesses. Kiwi’s love to be self-employed as a result we have the highest ownership of business in the world on a per capita basis!
Franchising has played a big part in that.
Why is that? Many Kiwis aspire to be self-employed, and because franchising works! It is a proven fact that franchising offers a new business owner a significantly higher chance for success than for non-franchise business start-up.
Using Transworld's proven franchise systems/training combined with your drive and commitment and you have a winning formula to build your own successful business brokerage. Transworld will support and work alongside you using systems to identify prospective sellers and buyers. As part of that process Transworld will be actively involved in the transaction to maximize your success. We can also work with and offer our client services to access markets like Australia, USA and the UK.
How do I make money?
A Transworld Business Brokerage Franchise provides for multiple revenue streams
01General business sales
A Business Broker operates in a professional capacity to help business owners sell, and sometimes assist buyers to buy or acquire privately held businesses.
As a Business Broker you will use Transworld’s systems to appraise the business for sale, create marketing documentation, market the business, document the conditional sale and then run the Due Diligence process until the offer becomes unconditional.
Your business clients can range from small owner operators through to Mid-Sized SMEs.
Franchise recruitment allows you as a Broker to introduce your perspective buyers to a range franchise businesses. These can range from small green field local franchises through to International Master Franchise opportunities looking for New Zealand partners.
As new options become available, you will have access to these as well.
Franchising is an area that many successful businesses are exploring as a strategy for growth. Franchises are becoming an increasingly popular throughout New Zealand and when you join Transworld you will work in conjunction with our Development team to help these entrepreneurs turn their business or concept into a franchise.
If you have someone interested in franchising their business we can provide a ‘turnkey’ franchise system. We have successfully created franchise systems in all of the countries in which Transworld operates. All you need to do is successfully introduce a client and once the work is completed, you will be remunerated.
04Business sales growth demand
The business brokerage industry is a growth industry that has its best days ahead of it.
During the last economic downturn (March 2009) the ASB released a survey that said that 25% of business owners polled wished to exit their business in the next 5-10 years. There are approximately 475,000 businesses in New Zealand so that would mean around 120,000 business owners at that time wanted to exit. So as these business owners age, especially the Baby Boomers, it is safe to assume that that 25% number will increase.
There are approximately 400 active business brokers in New Zealand so you do the math’s on whether there are enough brokers to look after these prospective sales.
05Meet a growing need
The need for experienced business brokers is growing every year. Business owners are aging, and Business brokers will have to come up with some creative ways to complete transactions with the younger generations lack of assets and security going forward.
It is very aspirational for Kiwi’s to want to achieve the dream of self-employment. Business brokers are the gateway to those business opportunities.
06Growing Franchise Demand
The franchise industry is booming, and many Kiwi’s with dreams of being self-employed are looking to buy a franchise business. With the growing demand for franchises, many business owners are looking to replicate their success through franchising.
Transworld Business Advisors, via our in-house partner Accurate Franchising, help business owners document and systemize their processes and model, so they can be replicated in the franchise world.
07Help Business Owners Exit with Confidence
One of the most challenging aspects of a business sale transaction is confidentiality. Most business owners do not want customers and employees to know that their business is for sale until after the transaction has been completed, so they can properly introduce the new owner. Employees can also begin searching for other jobs out of fear that the business will not remain stable. When customers and employees leave, it can affect revenues and stability. Transworld Business Advisors helps business owners sell in confidence. Transworld Business Advisors helps business owners to sell without ever having to put a "for sale" sign up or worry about how the sale will affect the way the business operates through the process.
What does it cost?
Franchises are becoming an increasingly popular option as a fast track to business ownership throughout New Zealand
Complete Business Broker system
Franchises are becoming an increasingly popular option as a fast track to business ownership throughout New Zealand, and the industry is expected to continue to grow making this the perfect time to invest in a business broker franchise such as Transworld Business Advisors. What’s not to like, with all the Systems, Software, Documentation and Training & Support provided.
How much do you need?
Like most businesses, there is a startup phase. It can take time to identify a business for sale, market it and then complete the transaction so we recommend that you have access to working capital/funds to cover 6 months of your business & personal costs. You might not need that much but it is there if you do.
The franchise fee is $89,500 + GST. You will receive a franchise territory with 7000 employing businesses, two weeks training in Florida in the U.S.A and an advertising/supplies package.
You will also have access to ongoing support required to make your business successful. A payment plan is available soENQUIRE NOW to see if you qualify!
What do I get?
Here are some of the benefits of choosing Transworld
You will fly to Florida in the U.S.A and be hosted for two weeks training at the Transworld headquarters. The cost of flights and accommodation is included. You will meet other franchisees as well as all of Transworld franchise team.
Hands on support to assist you on your journey
All new Transworld franchisees attend training for two weeks at United Franchise Group’s headquarters in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida. You will learn all aspects of the Transworld system including things like prospecting, marketing, negotiation, contracts and much more.
We will also cover the 3 service/revenue pillars of the Transworld Business Advisors franchise: Business broking, Franchise consulting, and Franchise Development.
The training is extensive because we assume that our new franchisees have little industry experience and have never run a business. These systems will show you how you will build your own successful business in your local area
After you return from your initial training, and you have obtained your Real Estate Salespersons License. We will come to your local territory and help you put into practice what you have learnt. Having an experienced industry mentor in the early stages of building your business means you feel more comfortable and confident while gaining hands on experience in front of your clients.
Your Initial Marketing
Your initial marketing is split into two categories: Proactive strategies which you will learn during your initial training and Passive strategies which include Direct Mail, LinkedIn marketing and Google AdWords. These strategies allow you to build awareness of you as a broker while also building brand awareness in your local area.
Your Ongoing Support
As business brokers we are legislated under the REAA 2008 ACT. Under the ACT a Licensed Agent who is operating a business must ensure that all salespersons engaged by the agent are properly supervised and managed. What does this mean for you? This means you will receive ongoing support for all aspects of the business relating to the transactional practices of the business as required under the ACT.
Under the terms of your franchise agreement we will also provide you the ongoing support necessary to help you build and operate your business. All franchisees will have different skill sets and will require personalized support.
How you become a Transworld Franchisee
01Complete the Request Information Form
Please complete our Request Info form or give us a call. We will answer your initial questions and set up a meeting either in person or by Skype/Zoom.
02Meet with the Licensor
This is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other. At Transworld Business Advisors, we specialize in building relationships, and that is no different when working with potential franchise owners. Your Licensor will help guide you every step of the way, including your grand opening and beyond!
03Complete Your Personal Profile
We want every franchisee to be successful when they join Transworld. For this reason, we ask that you fill out a brief background about yourself. This allows us to learn about you, your business background, questions and concerns, financial capabilities, etc.
04Receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
As a member of the Franchise Association of New Zealand we must provide you with an approved Franchise Disclosure document and Franchise Agreement. These documents will provide you with a vast insight into the business.
05Second meeting to answer questions
You meet again with the Licensor to answer any questions that arise from reading through the Franchise documentation. At this point we will encourage you to meet with a Lawyer to go through the Franchise agreement and an Accountant to help with your possible business setup and financial requirements. We will also pass on contact details for the Franchise friendly Banks.
Should you still be interested in proceeding at this point we will organise for you to attend a Discovery Day at Transworld Business Advisors Australia to see all aspects of Transworld and the parent company United franchise Group.
07Sign Franchise Agreement
Congratulations you are now a Business Broker Franchise
08Attend Training School
This is an exciting first step toward opening your Transworld franchise. While attending the 2-week world-class training in West Palm Beach, Florida, you will learn everything you need to know about starting, and running, your business. Collaborate, learn, and grow with fellow franchisees and team members.
Meet the team
Your support network
Owner of Transworld Business Advisors New Zealand
Dave started in business sales in the mid 1990s and focused on selling franchises throughout NZ and also providing franchisee training and support. The natural progression was to move into the general business market selling where he focused on Medium to Medium-Large SMEs primarily in the Auckland market.
In 2009 he established Switch Business Ltd, which has traded successfully selling both General and Franchise businesses. While recovering from a serious accident in 2017 David decided he wanted to get involved in a business which offered him the opportunity to create a team and help others make sales, and this was the main driver which lead to the purchase of Transworld Business Advisors for NZ market.
Franchise Recruitment Director
Mark is well known as the founder and the original hubby for hire at Hire a Hubby.
CEO and Owner of Transworld Business Advisors, Florida
Andrew Cagnetta delights in helping other entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Andrew has been in the business brokerage industry for over 20 years. In addition to his business endeavors, Andrew has also helped to fund and break ground on a Junior Achievement USA location, and is an organizer and cook for Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner, an annual fundraiser geared toward helping feed families in Broward County, Florida.
President of Transworld Business Advisors
Bill Luce, President of Transworld Business Advisors has more than 20 years of experience in global sales and executive management. Bill joined United Franchise Group in 1994 as the Director of Franchise Development. During his time in this role he designed and developed a franchise sales system that included all aspects of advertising, lead generation, software implementation, collateral material, initial prospect contact and management with Regional Vice Presidents. He continues to strengthen the foundation of the company and ensure the success of Transworld Business Advisors worldwide. In an industry where businesses are put up for sale every day and franchising is experiencing explosive growth, the Transworld Business Advisors model is poised for international success.
It’s natural to have a lot of questions at this point in your decision-making process
Why should I franchise instead of starting my own business brokerage company?
Franchising any kind of business gives business owners a significant advantage on the competition. Franchises come with systems and processes that have been tested and have proven to work. Transworld Business Advisors franchises also come with a strong supporting network and technology that can make it easier for franchisees to help clients. The REAA 2008 ACT requires all business brokers who operate independently of a franchise/brokerage to have an Agents License.
What makes the Transworld Business Advisors opportunity special?
Once you become a Transworld Business Broker franchisee you are able to build your business for yourself but not by yourself. We will encourage you to gain your Agent’s License after you have gained three years of experience and at that point you can hire your own brokers to truly leverage your business.
How much will it cost to open a Transworld Business Advisors franchise?
A Transworld Business Advisors franchise is less expensive than many other franchises due to low overhead, little to no payroll expense, no equipment to buy or inventory to maintain. You could launch your Transworld Business Advisors franchise for as little as $89,500 + GST, will the availability of 6 months funds to pay royalties and living costs.
Do I have to have business brokerage or franchising experience to get started?
In New Zealand, the REAA 2008 Act requires that business brokers have a real estate license, so additional training will be necessary. It is not necessary for franchisees to have industry experience, although some degree of business or real estate knowledge is a plus. At Transworld Business Advisors, you do receive two full weeks of training, as well as continuous support throughout the life of the business.
How will I build my business?
Each franchise territory is based on a logical geographic territory which has a minimum of 7000 employing businesses. This means businesses which have a minimum of one staff member over and above the owner. Our proven prospecting systems, advertising campaigns and networking systems will ensure that if you bring the effort you can quickly build your business.
How do I exit my franchise?
One of the benefits of buying a Business broker franchise is that you are the perfect person to sell your business once you reach the point you wish to exit. You will know how to appraise, market and close the sale. All we ask is that we have the right to approve the new owner before the transaction can be completed.
Can I sell a Business outside my territory?
Our franchise territories are Non-Exclusive which means if you have a contact or family member outside your territory you are able to take that business on. The areas are Exclusive Marketing territories though which means you can only market your services within your territory.
Is there Finance available?
Yes we have finance options available. We can go through this with you at our first meeting. So enquire here.