The Importance of Growth

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Business is all about growth – and there’s no company that understands that better than Weed Man, the largest franchised lawn care company in North America. With the help of state-of-the-art systems, our franchisees are able to achieve consistent, year over year growth.

But the term “growth” wears many hats – and, as a business owner, you may be wondering what kind of growth you should strive for and expect. See below for what the Weed Man system provides:

Customer Growth: Our retention rate allows us to focus our marketing efforts on net growth, rather than repeat sales, meaning we bring in a large number of customers each and every year.

Revenue Growth: Experience recurring revenues and strong profit margins due to an exceptional customer retention rate.

Staff Growth: As your business grows and you begin to service more customers, you will be able to bring on additional staff members. You will also be able to carve out growth-based career tracks for long-term employees.

Brand Growth: Weed Man is rapidly growing in many markets across the United States. As you proudly advertise the Weed Man brand on your truck(s), uniforms, lawn signs, and print/digital materials, you can expect to become a household name in your market.

Asset & Equity Growth: As you work to build your business, you will simultaneously build assets and equity, helping to set you up for retirement.

Are you ready to grow? For lawn care franchise opportunity information, click here
or call 1-888-321-9333 today.

Weed Man USA Husband-Wife Teams

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Running a business with your spouse isn’t easy, but it can be one of the most enriching and rewarding career experiences. Many of Weed Man’s most successful franchise locations are run by married couples, who combine their business prowess and communication know-how to make it all work.

Read more on some of Weed Man’s most prominent power couples below:

Corbin & Audrey Schlatter: Weed Man Columbus/Dayton/Greene County, OH

This husband and wife team makes it a priority to do things the right way and follow the processes to the best of their ability. That means being honest with employees and going above and beyond for customers. They believe strongly that any inconsistencies should be addressed immediately — not the third or fourth time it happens. From a personal standpoint, Corbin and Audrey find ways to separate how they interact with one another at work from their life at home. Read more>>

Kim & Mark Kosberg: Weed Man Midland, MI

Prior to becoming a Weed Man franchise owner, Kim worked for a hospital in insurance and marketing and Mark worked for the shipping and receiving department at Lord & Taylor. In 2001, the duo decided to start a lawn care company (M&K Lawn Care) out of Mark’s parents’ garage while still maintaining their full-time jobs. Mark always had a passion for lawn care, so they started mowing lawns to help bring in extra income. In 2006, they came across Weed Man and upon conducting their due diligence, they were impressed with the company’s business model and support it provided to franchise owners. They realized it was a perfect opportunity to add more services to their existing business. In December 2006, the duo officially became Weed Man USA franchise owners. Read more>>

Jon & Vicky Cundiff: Weed Man Kansas City, MO / Springfield, MO / Des Moines, IA / Fort Worth South, TX

Jon and Vicky take pride in providing great customer service through hard work and by providing their customers with a unique experience. It is their #1 goal to create a partnership with their customers and ensure that they get the most out of their investment. With a 90 percent retention rate, Jon and Vicky have one of the highest renewal rates in the system. Read more>>

Brought to you by Weed Man. For lawn care franchise opportunity information, click here
or call 1-888-321-9333 today.

Award-Winning Franchise Opportunity

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Weed Man has been a staple in the world of franchise news lately – and we’re definitely not complaining! We’ve received several recent accolades that highlight the strength of our franchise systems. Our franchisees are growing year after year, inspiring many of them to purchase additional territories and expand in their local markets.

If you’re considering entrepreneurship or franchise ownership, we invite you to start researching the Weed Man opportunity to find out if we could be the right fit for you (and your existing business, if applicable).

To start your journey, access Weed Man’s complete list of accolades from some of the biggest names in the industry, including ForbesLawn & LandscapeLandscape Management, CNBC, Franchise Business ReviewFranchise Times, and Franchise Direct. Simply click here to get started!

Brought to you by Weed Man. For lawn care franchise opportunity information, click here
or call 1-888-321-9333 today.

 

Are You an Entrepreneur Looking to Diversify?

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Named “One of the Best Franchises to Buy” by Forbes two years in a row, Weed Man has helped hundreds of business owners diversify their services and enjoy the benefits of a new recurring revenue stream. We’ve partnered with existing business owners from landscaping, pest control, and independent lawn care backgrounds, just to name a few. However, entrepreneurs originating from outside of the green industry have also found tremendous success when investing in the Weed Man brand, as our comprehensive, ongoing training covers every facet of running a lawn care business – from agronomics and technical procedures to marketing and administration.

What Weed Man Offers:

  • Cross-marketing opportunities that help landscaping companies bring new customers through the door
  • An impressive customer retention rate (approx. 75-80%)
  • National buying power
  • In-depth business planning that will help our business remain current, within budget, and on track for success
  • Proven systems that increase efficiency and profitability
  • Comprehensive, ongoing training
  • Unparalleled support provided by regional consultants and our corporate team
  • Advanced marketing systems that work
  • Strong profit margins
  • Asset-building to help you secure your future and retirement

What Our Franchisees Are Saying:

“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. | Owners since 2007

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If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today and find out how Weed Man has become the largest franchised lawn care company in North America.

Weed Man Franchisees: Providing Career Opportunities in Local Communities

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When you become a Weed Man franchisee, you don’t just open a window of opportunity for yourself – you also create a world of potential for career-oriented individuals within your local community.

Weed Man provides jobs for thousands of people each year, from Customer Outreach Representatives to Sales & Marketing Managers to Lawn Care Technicians, and everything in between.

Weed Man Dayton, Ohio was recently featured in the news when long-term employee, Christian Ruvalcaba, was promoted to Marketing Director for the local branch after moving up through the company. Having started with Weed Man as a student canvasser, Christian was able to build an amazing career for himself as a result of hard work and dedication to the brand. (Read the full story)

To learn more about opening your own Weed Man franchise, contact us today at 1-888-321-9333 or request more information here.

 

Weed Man Franchisees in the News – Continued

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Continued from Last Week

Weed Man franchisees have been featured in numerous publications over the past several months. Take a look at some of our most recent secured placements:

Staying Green After 45 Years & Growing Like a Weed

Seasonal Pricing: A Clever Strategy that May Help Drive Sales

The Hillenmeyers Have Grown Their Landscaping Business with the Addition of Weed Man Franchises to the Mix

50+ Franchises for Every Budget

8 Ways Lawn Care Businesses Can Stay Afloat in the Off Season

Succeeding at Succession

2017 Annual Franchise Development Report

Winterproof!


Brought to you by Weed Man. Visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call us 1-888-321-9333 for more information on our franchise opportunities.

Weed Man Franchisees in the News

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Our franchisees are constantly innovating, giving back to their local communities, and participating in local causes and initiatives. To find out what Weed Man has been up to in the past year, take a look at some of our 2016 media spotlights below!

This Weed Man Smokes His Competition in the Lawn Care Business

Aurora Entrepreneur Receives Customer Loyalty Award from Weed Man USA

Annapolis Business Receives Marketing Performance Award from Weed Man USA 

Minneapolis Entrepreneur Receives Emerging Leaders Award from Weed Man USA

Roswell Entrepreneur Receives Online Outreach from Weed Man USA

Farmington Hills Business Owner Organizes Flint Water Donation

Fox & Friends Forecast for Franchises: Businesses Growing in 2016

Are You an Effective Leader? 3 Questions to Ask

The Lazy Homeowner’s Guide to Prepping the Lawn for Spring

Finding the True Value in Creating Online Content

Mother and Son Open “Grassroots” Business

Curb Enthusiasm: 5 Tips for Boosting Your Home’s Exterior Appeal

Attracting and Managing Millennials

For more samples of Weed Man in the media, tune in next week!


Brought to you by Weed Man. Visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call us 1-888-321-9333 for more information on our franchise opportunities.

 

Forget New Year’s Resolutions – Make An Action Plan!

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Happy 2017! Welcome to a new year filled with opportunity for you and your business.

As you gear up for the year ahead, consider throwing more traditional resolution-making out the window. Why? Resolutions are often too vague and lack the process map needed to attain goals. That’s why Weed Man recommends making an action plan. An action plan is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide that will help you along the path toward reaching your goal(s). It gives you a workable checklist that will hold you more accountable throughout the year.

Below are a few samples to help you rethink your goal-setting strategy and turn those vague resolutions into detailed plans: Sample goal #1: Provide better customer service.

Sample action plan #1: I will aim to improve my company’s customer service department by:

  • Implementing paid, hands-on training workshops with my staff every Thursday morning at 8:00 am.
  • Introducing a performance-based reward system to motivate members of the department.
  • Recording calls for quality assurance purposes and providing feedback to members of my staff.


Sample goal #2:
Make more money online this year.

Sample action plan #2: I will attempt to grow in the digital space by:

  • Investing in pay-per-click and mobile advertising.
  • Getting involved in social media.
  • Making improvements to my company’s website.


Sample goal #3:
 Keep my employees longer.

Sample action plan #3: I will improve employee retention by:

  • Revamping our company’s pay structure.
  • Providing regular feedback to staff members.
  • Creating a monthly social hour with free drinks and snacks to help build employee morale.

See the difference? Try it yourself! Remember: an action plan will keep you focused by honing in on the steps needed to help you reach your goals.

Brought to you by Weed Man. Visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call us 1-888-321-9333 for more information on our franchise opportunities.

Weed Man Franchisee Support

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At Weed Man, you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, relying on the ongoing support from seasoned, qualified consultants is one of the biggest benefits of Weed Man franchise ownership.

Here’s a quick glimpse at what our system offers to our franchisees:

  • Local, experienced sub franchisors who serve as personal consultants and mentors, providing experience, guidance and encouragement
  • Dedicated, ongoing support from the Weed Man head office (marketing, creative, technical, administrative, budgeting, etc.)
  • Peer support and networking at various Weed Man meetings and events, including our extremely popular Annual Conference in December
  • Educational seminars, webinars, business planning meetings and teleconferences
  • Full-time tech support to help you get the most out of our state-of-the-art, proprietary Weed Man CRM

And the proof is in the numbers! Our franchisees were surveyed about various aspects of the Weed Man system by Franchise Business Review, the leading market research firm in the franchise industry. We were given an astounding 84% satisfaction rating when it came to Training and Support, nearly 20% higher than the nationwide benchmark when it comes to service franchises.

If you’d like to learn more about the Weed Man franchise opportunity, visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call us 1-888-321-9333.

Top 10 Quotes on Setting Goals

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We’re a month and a half away from 2017 – have you thought about your resolutions for the new year? Get motivated to set goals both big and small with these inspirational goal-setting quotes:

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn

“Everybody has their own Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.” -Seth Godin

“Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” -Aristotle

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” -Michael Phelps

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” -Pablo Picasso

“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we always win out.” -Ronald Reagan

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” -Bruce Lee

“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.” -Dorothy Height

“If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals.” -Lou Holtz

“Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.” -Dennis Waitley

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for an affordable investment, a business owner looking to diversify, or simply eager to become your own boss, Weed Man can help you achieve your career aspirations. We’ve got the systems, training, and years of expertise needed to set you up for success.

Visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call 1-888-321-9333 today for your free consultation.