Reasons to Love Entrepreneurship with Weed Man

Weed Man has a robust marketing system that is scalable and allows you to grow at the pace you want.

“We became a Weed Man franchisee because we wanted brand recognition, marketing, support and growth.  Weed Man truly has a robust marketing system that is scalable and allows you to grow at the pace you want. I found their commitment to franchisee support, in every aspect of the business, to be outstanding. Our business has grown over 10 times since we became a franchisee.”

– Stephen Hillenmeyer, Weed Man Lexington, KY and Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services, Weed Man franchise owner since 2002

Weed Man is proven to be a recession-resistant business that experiences growth year over year.

“We started our business in the fall of 2008, at the beginning of the economic downturn.  However, we built a business plan with an aggressive marketing outline and followed that plan to meet our goals.  In the first several years, we have seen tremendous growth in our company.  In fact, we doubled our customer count from year 1 to year 2. In our 4th Year, we were almost at 5 times the amount of customers as we did in our first year.  Looking forward, based on our historical data, we are predicting many more years of extensive growth, even in a down economy.”

– Andy Behrens, Weed Man Champaign, IL, Weed Man franchise owner since 2009

As a Weed Man owner you are building equity in a marketable business.

“We have been able to show growth year over year since we bought our Weed Man franchise.  It has proven to be a recession-resistant business.  Anyone looking at buying any type of business, regardless of if they are already in the green industry or not should definitely consider a Weed Man franchise!  The value of our renewing customer base and outstanding products/services is unmatched in our industry.  We know that we are building a sustainable legacy to pass along to our family and provide a very nice retirement lifestyle in the future.”

– Kim & Mark Kosberg, Weed Man Midland, MI., Weed Man franchise owner since 2007

Being part of Weed Man instantly offers group purchasing strength.

As soon as we purchased our first Weed Man franchise, we immediately saw the benefits of the purchasing power.  Our small lawn care company could not compete with some of the larger companies such as Weed Man, because we would go to local service centers and basically be spending double on any of the products that we needed.  We realized that our profit margins were not where we wanted them.  Now that we are a Weed Man franchise, we have seen our profit margins skyrocket and it is all because of the number of Weed Man dealers out there, driving prices down.  We are no longer that small fish in the large sea!”

– Thomas Ladd, Weed Man Louisville, Ky. Weed Man franchise owner since 2006

Questions to Ask Your Potential Franchisor

Questions to Ask Franchisor

Starting your own franchise can be intimidating for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest perks that franchisees get to enjoy when investing in a business, is the fact that it is already established and likely, a reputable company. However, just like any ordinary job interview, when you’re preparing to speak with your potential franchisor to learn more about the opportunity and the company itself, there a number of questions you should ask to really determine whether it is a good fit for you. Here are some important Questions to Ask Your Potential Franchisor. And assuming you’re interested in the possibility of owning a Weed Man franchise, we’ve even given you some answers to a number of frequently asked questions!

Why should I invest in a franchise in _______________?

Weed Man was recently named One of the Best Franchises to Buy by Forbes magazine. Aside from our great reputation in the industry, Weed Man also offers:

  • An impressive customer retention rate of approximately 75-80%
  • Recurring revenues
  • In-depth business planning to help keep your business current, within budget and on track for long-term success
  • National buying power
  • Cross-marketing opportunities that can help existing companies bring new customers through the door
  • Proven systems that help increase efficiency and profitability
  • Comprehensive, ongoing training
  • Unparalleled support, provided by sub-franchisors across the country, as well as our corporate team
  • Advanced marketing systems that have been proven to work
  • High profit margins and asset-building to help you secure your future and retirement
  • And so much more!

What are the capital requirements to become a  _________________ franchisee?

Capital requirements are different depending on the business, the industry and what the initial franchising fee includes, but at Weed Man, it is as follows:

Single Territory (Population up to 150,000)

Double Territory (Population up to 300,000)

Franchise Fee: $20,000

Franchise Fee: 33,750

Initial Investment: $43,700

Initial Investment: $58,540

Capital Investment: $103,700

Capital Investment: $118,450


What is included in my initial franchising fee?

At Weed Man, your investment includes the following:

Initial Training Exclusive Computer System
Trained in all aspects of the business State-of-the-art system
Administration Developed especially for Weed Man
Computer Integral part of the Weed Man organization
Technical User-friendly
Business planning  
Long-term planning  

Additional fees include: royalties and contribution to Weed Man’s advertising fund, which provides national buying and brand awareness.

How do you royalty fees work?

At Weed Man, we offer franchisees a declining royalty structure, so you get rewarded for growing your business.

What is your training program like?

Weed Man’s initial training session is spread over a 10-day period, covering all of the essential topics to help steer you and your new business in the direction of success. From your initial training to ongoing seminars, to the constant support of your franchisor, you’re never alone! The Weed Man family goes above and beyond to make sure that you’re thoroughly trained and primed for success.

Do our values and culture align?

At Weed Man, we do our due diligence in finding new franchisees and we suggest that you do the same. Your initial consultation is only the beginning. Prepare yourself for a number of phone calls and meetings prior to becoming a Weed Man franchisee. We like to take the time to really determine whether the opportunity is a good fit for both parties.

Do you provide grand opening support?

We help provide you and your new business with all of the support needed, especially in your first months. Our public relations agency will do their best to secure local media to attend your grand opening.

How long have you been franchising your company?

Weed Man has been in business for over 45 years, opening our first location in 1970. Weed Man started franchising six years later, in 1976. Currently sold out in Canada, Weed Man has seen rapid growth across the U.S. since 2000.

Some other questions you may want to ask your potential franchisor:

Can I speak with some existing franchisees before I make a decision?

Do you offer assistance with financing?

What territories are open in my area?

For how long is the franchise granted and what happens at the end of that period?

What happens if I decide the business isn’t for me, once the contract has been signed?

Are franchisees experiencing success with your model?

What support do you offer beyond the initial training?

What are the profitability and cash flow projections for my market?

What kind of marketing support do you provide?

Why should I choose your business to franchise?

How do you resolve disagreements or disputes?

If you are interested in learning more about the Weed Man opportunity, please visit us online at or call 1-888-321-9333.



Our Top 10 Quotes on Failure

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In every aspect of life, including business, failure at one point or another is inevitable. Although many people fear failure, many entrepreneurs do not; and that helps provide them with the ingredients they need to succeed. Accepting any fear can be scary, but accepting the fear of failure, for many, can be too much to stomach, and instead, forces people to give up on their entrepreneurial aspirations. But with the right expectations, that fear can be powerful and lead you on a path to success – one that you will never look back on. Here are our Top 10 Quotes on Failure for a little bit of motivation for anyone considering leaving their dreams behind and living a life they don’t love.

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” – Gena Showalter

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley

“It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

“I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.” – Louis C.K.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –  Thomas Edison

“You always pass failure on your way to success.” – Mickey Rooney

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

If you are interested in learning more about the Weed Man franchise opportunity, visit us online at or call 1-888-321-9333.