How to Grow Your Business

Starting your own business is no easy feat. If you are starting an independent business without the support of a franchise system, it can be tough to get your feet off the ground. Once you are on the path to success and you’ve made it over that hump of uncertainty, the next step is to grow your business. When franchising, it may take less time to get where you want to be, thanks in part to proven systems, the vast number of contacts in your newly founded network, as well as the support of your fellow franchisees and franchisors. But, there are still steps you can follow in order to grow your business accordingly.

  • Target Other Markets
    • Now that you’ve got a handle on the basics, why not consider expanding? When it comes to franchising with Weed Man, investing in an additional territory is often simple and the natural next step in growing your business. Doing so will allow you to target other, potentially lucrative markets and gain more market share. In addition, Weed Man offers a declining royalty structure, which rewards franchise owners for growing their business. If you are an independent business owner, consider opening up another location in a different area, but ensure the location you choose is a suitable market for your company and product.
  • Form an Alliance
    • Partnering with another business owner is a great way to generate more work, additional customers and a larger community presence. First, ensure that the other business’s product and/or services mesh well with your current product or service offerings. For instance, if you own a pest control company, you could partner with a lawn care company to contract out their services to your existing customers, and vice versa – countless cross-marketing opportunities exist. Another option is diversifying your services and forming an alliance with a national franchise, or doing it on your own. For example, if you own a landscaping company, why not offer lawn care services to meet the growing needs of your customer base?If you are considering a franchise to help grow your business, Weed Man currently has several franchising opportunities available throughout the U.S. For more information, visit weedmanfranchise.com.
  • Focus on Your Online Presence
    • In today’s day and age, the Internet is a terrific resource for free and/or inexpensive marketing. If you’re not online, you’re missing out on a lot of potential business. Invest some time in bettering your web presence by working on your website’s SEO, as well as getting onto social media outlets and engaging your customers. This is a great way to see what people are saying about your business, too! If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, analyze your budget and hire someone to do it for you.
  • Sell, Sell, Sell
    • Focusing on sales, whether you’re a new business or an already-established one, is imperative. According to Forbes, if you own a new business, 80 per cent of your day should be spent on sales – reviewing, recording, customer retention, etc. If you are already established, you should still be spending 30 per cent of your time on selling. After all, without those sales, where would you be?

 Business Growth

Starting your own business is not a get-rich-quick solution. However if you are fortunate enough to own a successful venture, expansion and diversification are great options for bettering your company. Franchising gives you the security of working with a business model that has been proven to be successful, removing much of the risk for aspiring entrepreneurs. If you or someone you know is interested in franchising with us, feel free to visit www.weedmanfranchise.com for more information.

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A Day in the Life of a Weed Man Franchisee

When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re usually in a career and field that you enjoy. You take pride in your business and look forward to each day, as you get the chance to participate in something you’re passionate about. You don’t have to answer to anyone, you make your own hours and the success of your company is in your hands. You get the chance to contribute to your community and leave a legacy for your children (especially with Weed Man’s family-friendly model). Once you become successful, you reap the benefits; but that’s not to say that entrepreneurship isn’t hard work. This is a typical Day in the Life of a Weed Man Franchisee.

  1. Arrive at the office to start your day.
  • Coming into the office to enjoy a coffee and get your day started is something a lot of people do to start their day on the right foot. This is the perfect time to review paperwork and prepare for the day or week ahead. Before your day gets busy, this is a great time to check up on your customers as well. Answer your messages and schedule new appointments. Great customer service contributes to your overall success, so this part of a franchisee’s day is imperative.
  1. Check-in with your technicians.
  • Safety and communication are important for all Weed Man franchisees. Once your technicians arrive, holding a daily tailgate meeting is a great idea. This will give you the chance to go over the day’s schedule, discuss proper procedures and give your team a pep talk to get them motivated for the day ahead.
  1. Prepare the shop for a busy day.
  • After your daily tailgate meeting, franchisees and technicians can spend some time tidying up the shop, getting equipment ready and preparing themselves for a full day’s work. Perform a vehicle check to ensure technicians will be safe on the road. This will ensure quality service, with no unexpected hiccups throughout the day.
  1. Time to get to work.
  • One of the great things about owning a Weed Man franchise is you get the opportunity to get out of the office and work outside. Turf care applications are the foundation of Weed Man’s service. Franchisees and technicians alike are well-trained and state-certified chemical applicators. Technicians will inspect soil quality and thatch samples and explain their findings to the customer.
  1. Practice great customer service.
  • Of course, practising great customer service is imperative at all times, in any industry. Between jobs, franchisees and technicians take the time to meet with prospective customers. Gaining new customers is easy, as the results of our services are so visible. Weed Man owners create greener spaces for families to live and play.
  1. Return to the office to wrap up your day.
  • After all of your customers’ lawns have been serviced, franchisees return to the office to catch up on afternoon paperwork, check in with their office staff and update records of production for the day. Weed Man systems are built to provide predictable results based on accurate information. If franchisees ever have questions, local franchisors are only a phone call away; and even if there aren’t questions to be answered, they love to hear about franchisees’ progress in the field.
  1. Love your lawn.
  • After a long, yet satisfying day, it’s time to love your own lawn and spend some much-deserved time with your family and friends!

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving additional information on franchise opportunities with Weed Man, please visit us at www.weedmanfranchise.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

The opportunity to franchise with Weed Man is an exciting one. Of course, there are always preliminary questions candidates must ask before making the decision to go forward with the process. See below for a list of common FAQs.

Is Weed Man a franchise system?

Yes, it is. Franchises provide many advantages. Among them are proven systems (training, marketing and business planning, to name a few), processes and support. In the business world, smaller players are often swallowed up by larger corporations, causing many small businesses to struggle without the proper systems in place. Franchising, on the other hand, allows you to enjoy the stability of a larger organization, while still maintaining independence.

You can learn more about Weed Man’s commitment to training and proven systems here.

What services do you offer?

Weed Man specializes in lawn fertilization and weed control, as well as a wide variety of other optional services (varies by location). And great customer service, of course!


How does it work when I am already offering those services in my existing business?

The companies that we bring on that already offer our main services within their existing business(es) set up lawn fertilization and weed control as a separate division of their current company, but under the Weed Man name. Doing it this way allows our franchisees to continue to offer their other services under their existing name, as well as utilize the national brand recognition we have.

What does it cost?

This is a question we get a lot. At the end of the day, it’s less about the cost and more about the investment. The exact number depends on the size of the market area/number of territories that the interested candidate wants to service.  Our franchise fee for a single territory is $20,000, plus training fees and start-up costs.

You can learn more about capital requirements and what your investment includes here.

What sets Weed Man apart from other lawn care franchises?

Although we are in the same industry and offer similar services to other lawn care franchises, there are several factors that set up apart from the competition:

  • Our exclusive, golf course quality slow-release fertilizer
  • The best support in the industry in the form of regional sub franchisors and a dedicated corporate team
  • Low start-up costs
  • A successful direct marketing approach that truly helps our franchisees grow and develop their businesses
  • Locally owned and operated franchises

To add to the list, Weed Man was recently named one of the top 10 “Best Franchises to Buy” in our investment category, by Forbes. We were the only lawn care franchise that made the cut. Weed Man has also been honored by Entrepreneur Magazine as the number one lawn care franchise in the country.

Do you offer discounts to veterans?

Yes, we provide franchise fee discounts and various financing options for qualified veterans. Weed Man believes in military personnel, past and present, and strives to help them transition back into the business world. Many veterans possess qualities such as assertiveness, leadership, and strong judgment skills, making them the perfect candidates for Weed Man franchise ownership.

Learn more about our military opportunities here.

If owning a business is something that you’ve seriously considered, or if you already own a business and are looking for an additional profit center, Weed Man is a great option. We would be happy to meet you, guide you and help you form a strategic partnership! For more information on franchising with Weed Man USA, visit www.weedmanfranchise.com.