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If you are researching buying or selling a business, our Knowledge Centre is a great place to start. You’ll find it packed with articles and downloads that are a valuable resource when doing your homework and planning your next move. Read the latest advice and features from our business experts to get the answers you need.

Lease Terms and What you Need to Know

Make Good In the context of a lease, “make good” is the process through which the tenant affects repairs to the building upon removal of the goods. In particular, it often refers to repairing damage to the walls caused by fixtures such as wall hangings, but it can refer to any other form...

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What are the Advantages of a Channel Manager?

What Are the Advantages of a Channel Manager?  A channel manager lets you easily manage your hotels rates and availability distribution across various third-party sites simultaneously. Its function is surprisingly simple: You manage your bookings by changing prices, inventory and inclusions wit...

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Latest Statistics for Tourism and Hospitality in Northland, New Zealand

Numbers regarding tourism and hospitality in Northland were recently published by Statistics New Zealand, which is catching up on monthly reports in the wake of impacts from the November 2016 earthquake. Metrics show continuing and solid growth for the area, which has seen a total of 1,844,789 guest...

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Big Changes Show Promise for Accommodation Providers near Mount Ruapehu

With great change comes great responsibility, and the $100 million investment plan at Mount Ruapehu is definitely bringing great changes to the local economy.

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Reducing Rent and Motel Costs: Two Key Challenges

Rent is one of the biggest costs that motel operators might face, and it’s one that has gradually risen, even as service expectations are increasing and revenues are dropping. Most motel operators were originally told that gross income should divide into roughly three equal parts to cover rent...

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Target Rates Proposed by Auckland Council - will this set a National Precedent?

Due to the protests of commercial accommodation providers, Auckland Council had a hearing on March 20, 2017, meeting with various affected parties regarding proposed targeted accommodation rates. These rates had been vilified as being unfair, inappropriate and inequitable.

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Understanding Management Rights

Buyers looking to get into the tourism industry need to consider a variety of aspects, including management rights. However, there's a significant difference between motel leases and management rights, and it’s crucial to understand this difference.

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Targeted Rate: A Slippery Slope

In late March 2017, Auckland Council was abuzz with presentations and arguments both for or against a targeted rate on accommodation providers. The potential rate was part of the council’s 2017/18 annual budget, and it’s drawn a great deal of attention from those in the motel/hotel niche...

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The Importance of TripAdvisor to Your Accommodation Business

Those in the hotel, motel and general accommodation business know that TripAdvisor can give and potentially take away business. The site, which lets travellers search for deals on holiday rentals, hotel rooms, flights and dining options, includes user star ratings and written reviews alongside every...

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Why you Should Consider Moving to Northland, New Zealand

Are you ready for a change of scene? Perhaps you’re looking for lucrative business investment opportunities in New Zealand? If you are ready to move to a country which offers exciting business opportunities balanced with an unmatched lifestyle for your family- Look no further! Consider Northla...

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Preparing Your Business for Sale Using a Business Broker

Now that you are considering selling your business, a well-planned approach to the process is required to ensure you are selling at the right time and will achieve the best price for your business.

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Managing Director for LINK Australia Announced

Australian Institute of Business Brokers announces Mark Jason’s appointment as Managing Director for LINK Australia.

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Finding Your Perfect Franchisee

The success of a franchise depends on the quality of the franchisees. This is why, when selecting your franchisees you must be rigorous and thorough.

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Buying a Substantial Business

The sole focus of the LINK's Corporate division is businesses priced from $1 million to $50 million.  Our team of senior brokers is highly experienced, each with many years’ experience. They know the market and will guide you through the stages involved in finding a suitable business ...

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Buying a Motel - Lease vs Freehold Going Concern (FHGC)

Comparing the benefits of lease and freehold arrangements when buying a motel business.

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What to do Before you Buy a Motel Business

What to do before you buy a motel business

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Buying a Franchise Business

Franchising is often described as being like a marriage – a long-term relationship where both parties must trust and respect one another.

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Valuing Your Business for Sale

Determining a fair market value for a business is not a precise science, and can vary depending on the type of business and the reason for a request of a valuation appraisal.  There are a wide range of factors to consider – from the book value of the assets, to a host of intangible elemen...

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Buying a Farm or Rural Business

LINK Rural was formed to address the need of rural business owners to have a better quality of agency conducting the sales process.

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