Starting a landscape maintenance business is a great way to go – not only will you get to be your own boss, you also have the opportunity to make some good money. You will need an office, you will need to choose a neighbourhood to work in and you will also need to buy equipment and hire the right people. There are two ways you can go about doing these things; if you have a lot of money in the bank you can use it to capitalize your new business, but unfortunately this is not the case for most people. The other way to go is to buy into a franchise.
A franchise is an already established business and when you sign up for it you get everything you need to start your landscape business. They will give you their brand, they will give you all the equipment that you need, they will provide you with employees and you will also get the training that you need to be successful in your business. In return, you will give them a certain percentage of your business every month until you have paid off your debt to the franchise company. Although some people worry that if you start a landscape business this way you don’t get to develop your own brand and you don’t take home all the profits, it is a great way for you to start a business when you don’t have much money.
When you sign up for a franchise you have to work hard. It is up to you to find as many customers as you can service, and you have to make sure that each of them is happy enough to engage your services every time they need their lawns taken care of. You have to motivate your employees so that they can deliver the best possible lawn care and do it with professionalism and courtesy. Remember. Even when you don’t make money you have to pay the franchise company, which means that if you don’t have enough money at the end of the month you will have to dip into your own finances to meet your obligations.
One of the best landscape business franchise companies is Pro Lawn Care. They have been in the landscaping business for more than 15 years and in that time they have established a very successful franchise.