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

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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.

 

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.

The Importance of Networking

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Networking is a buzzword that spans across all industries, and one that you’ve likely heard so many times that it’s beginning to lose all meaning.

If you’ve forgotten what networking really means and why it’s important for you and/or your business, let’s get back to basics. Networking is all about interacting with like-minded individuals. It’s often used as a tool to build contacts, learn from others who have a specific set of skills, or to advance one’s career.

Now that we’ve covered what networking means, let’s get to why you should be doing it on a regular basis:

  1. It’s often inexpensive (and sometimes free!).
  2. You may learn something that can help you improve one or many facets of your career or business.
  3. You’ll be able to pick the brains of experienced professionals in your field. This is especially helpful for entrepreneurs who are just starting out and could benefit from the perspective of a seasoned veteran or two.
  4. Networking events tend to be more relaxed and discussion-oriented. Instead of having someone speak at you, you’ll have many people speaking with you.
  5. You’ll be given the opportunity to collect business cards from your peers and distribute many of your own, drumming up business and building your database of valuable contacts in the process.
  6. You’ll be able to engage in a dialogue with others who are interested in the same topic(s) as you are…not to mention just as eager to learn and grow!
  7. Professionals often leave networking events with a renewed energy, determined to succeed at their latest personal or business-related task .
  8. Planned events usually have a fun social aspect, so you’ll be able to mix work with a bit of leisure time.

If your idea of networking involves creating a Linkedin profile, it’s probably time to branch out. Make an effort to research networking events planned for professionals in your field (or related fields), whether in your local area or out of town. The rewards could be endless.

Brought to you by Weed Man. For information regarding the Weed Man franchise opportunity, contact us today at 1-888-321-9333 or www.weedmanfranchise.com

 

FAQs: The Right Fit – Successful Franchise Ownership with Weed Man Lawn Care

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The Weed Man franchise network consists of hundreds of entrepreneurs from all across the United States who have made the decision to grow with a reputable brand. Have you considered making the move to Weed Man franchise ownership? If so, take a look at a few of our Frequently Asked Questions to find out if Weed Man is the right fit for you.

What are the traits of a successful Weed Man franchisee?

Our best franchisees are hard working, have good communication skills, hold themselves accountable, and are self-starters with the ability to follow proven, successful systems. They enjoy working with others and accept the responsibility of setting their own work schedule and hours. Candidates must have the enthusiasm and the ability to sell superior products and possess the desire to deliver high-quality service to consumers.

Do I need to have a lawn care experience to purchase a Weed Man franchise?

Definitely not! We provide advanced agronomic training and easy-to-follow systems that will help you succeed in your new role as a Weed Man Lawn Care franchise owner. Our National Technical Director, Chris Lemcke, has over two decades of industry experience and is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding Weed Man products or service.

What type of career background do I need to have to succeed with Weed Man?

Our franchisees come from a wide range of industries, including golf, IT, accounting, Christmas décor, landscaping, and pest control, just to name a few. That’s the true beauty of franchising – it allows individuals from all industries and career backgrounds to excel via proven systems already in place. As long as you have the desire to succeed, we want to hear from you.

I already have a landscaping business. Will this negatively impact my ability to purchase a Weed Man franchise?

Absolutely not. In fact, diversifying with lawn care is often a natural next step for many service industry business owners. Several of our top-performing franchisees have enjoyed incredible growth by adding lawn care to their existing landscaping or pest control business offerings. Weed Man’s comprehensive lawn care programs and cross-marketing opportunities allow you to offer a list of value-added services to your customer base while bringing new clients through the door. As an added benefit, Weed Man franchisees enjoy an impressive customer retention rate and recurring revenues, meaning that owners can focus their marketing efforts on net growth rather than repeat sales.

If you have any other questions, or if you would like more information regarding the Weed Man franchise opportunity, contact us today at 1-888-321-9333 or www.weedmanfranchise.com

Top 10 Quotes on Running a Business

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Business owners live in a world of risk and reward that can come with some of the greatest victories and the toughest defeats. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for a little mid-week encouragement to help keep you balanced, determined and on track for success, take a look at Weed Man’s Top 10 Quotes on Running a Business.

“There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive.”  – Sophie Kinsella

“The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” – Peter F. Drucker

“The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’” – Jeff Bezos

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” – Harold S. Geneen

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – B. C. Forbes

“Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” – Thomas J. Watson

“Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.” – W. Edwards Deming

“No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.” – Orison Swett Marden

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” – Andy Warhol

“Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.” – Walter Scott

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.

Five Tips for Running a Successful Family Business

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For many Americans, running a family business is the ultimate dream. What’s not to like about spending extra time with loved ones, working toward collective personal and financial goals, and getting to be your true self – all while watching your family’s dream flourish?

But family businesses aren’t always sunshine and rainbows. Rivalries, hurt feelings, and differing opinions on how the business should be run can cause family-led companies to crumble and relationships to become strained. So how can families avoid these hurdles and achieve business success? All it takes is sticking to some basic principles:

  1. Communicate. When you’re involved in a family business, it’s all too easy to fall into a vicious cycle of assuming that your family members know you better than anyone and should therefore understand exactly what you want. This often leads to frustration and disappointment when delivery comes up short – which it will. Bolster communication within your family business by holding regular meetings where active discussion is encouraged. If there isn’t an ongoing conversation about what needs to be done and all of the what/where/when/why/who/how behind it, then your business simply won’t be able to be at its absolute best. Tip: when you speak to a family member, pretend you’re speaking to a non-family business partner. This will ensure open and clear communication among all parties.
  1. Use Constructive Criticism. Harsh criticisms can lead to bruised egos and low morale. Instead of putting family members down when their performance isn’t up to snuff, try offering constructive, helpful advice.
  1. Treat Employees Equally. Many family-led companies have several non-family employees involved in the business. In order to avoid discord among the masses, treat all employees equally. It will only breed jealousy and resentment if you make concessions for your family members but not for your other employees (or vice versa!).
  1. Leave it at the Office. Although it can sometimes feel impossible not to talk shop around the dinner table, try your best to leave everyday stresses at the office. Set aside time with your family members for fun activities like sporting events, meals out, and holiday get togethers. This will help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, all while strengthening your family’s bond both inside and outside of the workplace.
  1. Prioritize. Keep in mind that family relationships are always more important than business disputes. Don’t allow a difference in opinions to spark a bitter rivalry between members of your family. Sometimes it helps to take a “just let it go” approach and realize that in that particular battle, there can’t be – or won’t be – a winner. Dragging disagreements on and on will only cause injury to your personal relationships with the people you love most.

Want more insight from one of Weed Man’s own?

Chase Hillenmeyer recently spoke with Franchise Business Review about running a five-generation family landscaping business and multiple Weed Man franchises with his father and brother. Find out how they make it work by clicking HERE.