Become a Transworld Franchise Owner

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About Us

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Franchise Fee

The franchise fee is $89,500 + GST. You will receive a franchise territory, two weeks training in Florida in the USA and an advertising/supplies package.

You will also have access to ongoing support required to make your business successful. Limited areas are available -ENQUIRE NOW to find out more.

What do I get?

Here are some of the benefits of choosing Transworld


Initial Training1

You will fly to Florida in the USA 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.

Training/Ongoing Support

Hands on support to assist you on your journey

Initial Training

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

Your Start-Up

After you return from your training in Florida, and upon obtaining your Real Estate Salespersons License, we will assist you to implement what you have learned and put it into practice in your local territory. 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.

Our Process

How you become a Transworld Franchisee
  1. 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.

  2. 02Meet the Team

    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. We will guide you every step of the way, including your grand opening and beyond!

  3. 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.

  4. 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 better understanding of the opportunity.

  5. 05Second meeting to answer questions

    We meet again to review and answer any questions that arise from reading through the Franchise documentation. At this point we will advise 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.

  6. 06Discovery Day

    Should you still be interested in proceeding at this point, we encourage you to attend a Discovery Day at Transworld Business Advisors Australia to see all aspects of Transworld and the parent company United franchise Group.

  7. 07Sign Franchise Agreement

    Congratulations you are now a Business Broker Franchise

  8. 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 new business. Collaborate, learn, and grow with fellow franchisees and team members.

Meet the team

Your support network

David Newport

Director of Transworld Business Advisors New Zealand, Licensed REAA 2008

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.

Mark Lewis

Franchise Recruitment Director

Mark has near on 30 years of experience in the Franchising industry both in New Zealand & Australia. He has recruited over 300+ franchisees and has experience in the development of franchise systems, recruitment, operations and hands on experience as a franchisor securing the NZ rights for Hire a Hubby, building the business and selling to Fletcher Building.

He has gained extensive experience in most facets of the Motor Vehicle industry over the last 20 years-importing, distribution, wholesaling, retailing, finance and service centres.

Specialties: Sales, Negotiations, Franchise Development & Sales, Management, Importing, Private Equity

Andrew Cagnetta

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.

Bill Luce

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.

Any Questions?

It’s natural to have a lot of questions at this point in your decision-making process

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.

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.

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.

Your franchise territory is based on a logical geographic territory with a minimum of 7000 employing businesses (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.

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.

You have an exclusive marketing territory which means you can only market your services within our territory, but should you have a contact or a family member outside your territory, you are able to take that business to the market.

Yes we have finance options available. We can go through this with you at our first meeting.

Ready to get started?

Enquire now to get started on the journey to owning your own successful business brokerage!

This advertisement is not an offer to sell a franchise. Any offer to sell this franchise will be made by a Franchise Disclosure Document and only following registration by Transworld prior to sale.

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