There's a big difference between being a franchisee and starting your own franchise. It's something the owners of Sushi Hub discovered when they traded in their bread baking hats for a different kind of roll.
When presented with a lucrative contract, access to capital is often a challenge. However, there are financial devices available to help businesses take advantage - something Shane Florio's Home Demolitions was able to capitalise on.
In the aftermath of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, it became apparent that the labor requirement wouldn't able to be fulfilled by local workers, so Leighs Construction looked overseas to counter the problem.
The Ho-Angs didn't take much when they fled Vietnam but it was enough to start the multi-million dollar food franchise Rolld. Family recipes are the secret behind the vietnamese street food restaurants and with growth of almost 800% since the first outlet opened four years ago, Rolld's momentum is showing no sign of slowing.