Family Firm

Wednesday 7 January, 7.30pm on TV One

New local series Family Firm sees families participating in a challenge to run their own business. The payoff is the opportunity to buy the family business at a heavily discounted price.

Task master Warren Powell, one of the brains behind the successful Hell’s Pizza franchise, chooses a franchise and sets the criteria for the families, who then begin their two-week struggle to complete the challenge. The criteria include a financial target, customer feedback, and an evaluation by a family psychologist. If the family can meet the criteria, Powell makes the final decision on whether or not the family are offered the franchise for half-price.

Episode one sees the Bishop-Evans family accept the challenge to run a Titirangi-based Jim’s Mowing franchise for two weeks.