Become a Driving Miss Daisy Franchise Owner
Are you interested in becoming a Driving Miss Daisy Franchise Owner?
We have a limited number of New Franchise areas available in New Zealand.
We also have existing Franchise areas for sale – if you are interested in buying an established Driving Miss Daisy Franchise, please send through an enquiry today.
There are New Franchise opportunities in:
North Island: Titirangi, Thames, Taupo, East Palmerston North
South Island: Ashburton, Cashmere, Ferrymead, Alexandra
There are Existing Franchise opportunities which are sold as a going concern in:
North Island: Devonport, Papakura, Whanganui, Feilding, Waikanae-Otaki, Lower Hutt
South Island: Harewood, Redwood, Dunedin North, Dunedin Harbour
Each of our Franchise Owners has the desire to make a difference in their community while building their own business. Our franchises are an opportunity for people to own and operate a small business within the community they live in. We require you to live within a 10km radius of the franchise area you are interested in.
We’re looking to partner with people who have:
A willingness to build a successful business
Self-motivation and are energetic and enthusiastic
Excellent interpersonal skills
A determination to succeed
A caring attitude towards others
Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness
Franchise Enquiry Form
Please note: this is a business opportunity form, not a driver enquiry.
The Business Opportunity
Each of our Franchise Owners has the desire to make a difference in their community while building their own business. Our franchises are an opportunity for people to own and operate a small business within the community they live in. Driving Miss Daisy provides guidance and support through our franchise system. Our core focus is helping people to enjoy life to the full. We support clients in their day to day activities and encourage them to get out and about wherever and whenever possible.
We aim to make a positive difference to our client’s lives and it is essential that our Franchise Owners share this vision. Our Franchise Owners are passionate about building their businesses whilst enjoying the rewards of offering a valued service to the local community. We share our business model and vision with you. Each Franchise Owner is supported and guided through the established business systems. We’re there for you; just as you’re there for your clients.
As our population is rapidly aging, the physically and cognitively challenged are also facing more isolation than ever before. We at Driving Miss Daisy empower our clients to live more independent lives while providing a social connection to the community.
As a Driving Miss Daisy Franchise Owner, you will be providing a life-changing service. The demand for our service continues to grow along with the aging population. Many of our Franchise Owners, both in New Zealand and around the world, are passionate about offering this unique service in the community.
The price of a NEW Franchise is based on the territory you wish to purchase, and prices vary from $40,000 for a regional business and $45,000 for a city business (plus vehicle/s). You will purchase a sign written, fit-for-purpose vehicle to provide the service. Our franchise is a home based business so has low start-up costs and low overheads.
EXISTING business prices vary, and are available upon application. Please see above for territory availability
The initial franchise fee provides you with:
• Ongoing business support
• An established brand with nationwide recognition
• Comprehensive business systems for invoicing, bookings and cashbook
• Nationwide marketing initiatives including website and multimedia advertising
• Comprehensive training and operation manuals
• Step by step business set up process
• Well recognised and respected national brand
• System and technology upgrades
• Support with marketing material, software and research on new trends and benefits
• Established quality and high standards of excellence
• Established external relationships with organisations such as ACC, Public Trust, Age Concern, Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia NZ and many other national bodies
Our franchisee training programme includes:
• Operating and managing a Driving Miss Daisy franchise
• Business Management
• Driver Recruitment/Training
• Health & Safety Systems
• Sales and marketing tools
• How to grow your business
• Extensive company set up
• Bookkeeping and accounting
• Compliance and reporting
If you want to take the next step and become a Driving Miss Daisy franchisee, our selective process is as follows:
Completion of a Confidentiality Deed
Completion of Confidentiality Deed and Application Form
Provision of the Driving Miss Daisy Disclosure Document
An interview with you in person where you are provided with more information and granted approval to purchase
Payment of a deposit to secure your Franchise Territory while you complete your Due Diligence
We provide a draft Franchise Agreement for you and your advisors
Franchise agreement signed, training and business set up begins
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a head office?
Yes, we have a Head Office based in Havelock North.
Do I need a licence to operate?
Yes, All Franchisees require an SPSL (Small Passenger Service Licence), p Endorsement, First Aid, Unit Standards (regionally dependant), Advanced Driver training and Dementia Friend training.
How many cars can I operate within my franchise?
We have an expectation that franchisees will grow their vehicle numbers as per their Franchise Agreement, to provide and to meet the service demands of the community. Thereby providing significant turnover and profitability.
Is uniform required?
Yes, our brand, image and professional presentation are key to our business. Our uniform for all drivers is an essential part of building a highly recognised and trustworthy brand.
Can I use my own vehicle?
All of our vehicles come sign written and leather upholstered with a cargo barrier and COF to uphold the brand and NZTA requirements for Small Passenger Service operators. Under your franchise agreement the use of a personal vehicle is prohibited. Our vehicles are distinctive and a huge asset to marketing our business, therefore we ensure uniformity across the fleet.
Do I have a defined territory to operate in?
Yes, franchise boundaries will be defined in your Franchise Agreement.
Can I sell my franchise?
Yes, you will add equity as you build the business. This is beneficial to the business owner when they choose to sell.
How much money can I expect to make?
While you will be operating under the Driving Miss Daisy NZ umbrella, with all the attached business tools and support, results will always be determined by the individual time and effort put into growing your business to meet your own business and personal goals.
What training and support is provided?
We have a comprehensive training and support process, backed up by our operations manual, driver training manual and recommended marketing processes. These are provided to you with a strong mentoring system from our Head Office team. There is the opportunity to build relationships with the other franchisees to provide additional support. This means while you are in business for yourself, you are never by yourself.