Weed Man’s Top 10 Quotes on the Importance of Hard Work

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  1. “Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it away from you.” -Mark Cuban
  2. “Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise.” -Frank Ocean
  3. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” -Estee Lauder
  4. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” -Tim Notke
  5. “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” -Wayne Gretzky
  6. “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” -Tom Hanks
  7. “Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.” -Henry Ford
  8. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work.” -Thomas Edison
  9. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” -Colin Powell
  10. “We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson


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.

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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>>

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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.

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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

 

Can E-mail Marketing Help Your Business? (Part 2)

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Last week we gave you a quick rundown of the many benefits of e-mail marketing and filled you in on a few best practices. Join us for part two as we continue to delve into how to make your e-mails stand out from the crowd while appealing to your customers and prospects.

Tip #4: Consider Your Content & Layout

Pay close attention to what you include in your e-mail and how it will be displayed to the reader.

  • Keep e-mails short (under 750 words), relevant, and to the point
  • Use images sparingly and do not place text within pictures
  • Use short blocks of text to keep the reader’s attention
  • Break content up with descriptive headlines
  • Avoid “spammy” words/phrases, such as free, great offer, save up to…
  • Opt for a newsletter format if touching upon multiple topics

Tip #5: Link it Up

Direct readers to specific online platforms – such as your website, Facebook page, or their online account – by incorporating “buttons” or by hyperlinking keywords/phrases.

Tip #6: Track Your Statistics

Regularly monitor which of your campaigns have the best open rates. Generally, a campaign with an open rate of 20% or higher is considered a success, but this is heavily dependent on your industry.

Tip #7: Keep Your E-mail Database Up to Date

Keep stored e-mail addresses up to date by correcting or deleting invalid contact information. Poor quality data can lead to your domain being blacklisted by various servers, meaning your customers may not receive e-mails intended for them. Regular maintenance of your e-mail database will also ensure that you have the most current customer/prospect information on record, giving you the best chance at increasing business.

The above tips are meant as a guideline only – there is no “one size fits all” marketing strategy. You’ll need to do some exploring and run internal tests to find out what works best for your business. Good luck!



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Can E-mail Marketing Help Your Business? (Part 1)

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Does your business use e-mail marketing? More importantly, does your business use e-mail marketing effectively? If you haven’t yet hopped on the e-mail marketing bandwagon, now is the definitely the time to get started. This simple method of communication can help you keep in touch with your customers, enhance brand visibility, and increase profit margins.

Why E-mail Marketing?

It Works. E-mail marketing provides an additional avenue for building relationships with customers, driving traffic to your website, and boosting sales.

Everyone is Doing It! Over 80% of businesses have e-mail lists, and this number will only continue to grow.

It’s Quick, Simple, and Convenient. Send out targeted offers, marketing emails, coupons, reminders, account updates and more with the click of a mouse.

It’s Affordable & Can Bring in Revenue. In many cases, collecting e-mail addresses won’t cost you a thing – and let’s not forget that the estimated ROI on e-mail marketing is $40 for every $1 invested!

Tips for Making it Work:

Tip #1 – Create a Schedule

When it comes to e-mail marketing, scheduling matters. In addition to creating a long-range e-mail marketing plan, you will need to pay close attention to the date and time of your campaign.

Best Week Days:

#1 Tuesday
#2 Thursday
#3 Wednesday

Best Times:

#1 12:00 pm
#2 1:00 pm
#3 11:00 am

Because individuals tend to check their e-mails more actively during weekday lunch breaks, open rates peak Tuesday through Thursday at around 12:00 p.m.

It is also essential to determine how often you will be sending e-mails – daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly. Keep in mind that too many e-mails can act as a deterrent for customers who may otherwise be interested in your business. If you space e-mails out too much, however, you risk harming your company’s visibility in the eyes of the consumer, and you may not be top of mind when it comes to making a future purchase.

Tip #2 – Your Subject Line Matters!

A good subject line can be the difference between a successful e-mail campaign and an unsuccessful one. For maximum effectiveness, follow the 4 U’s:

  1. Urgency. Create a sense of urgency within your subject line.
  2. Ultra Specific. Cater the e-mail to the customer(s) in question.
  3. Unique. Reconfigure an everyday subject line in a new and exciting way.
  4. Useful. Offer the reader useful, timely advice.

Tip #3 – Capture the Reader’s Attention Early

Readers spend an average of 15-20 seconds on each e-mail. Optimize readability to make the most of your campaign:

  • Place key information in your first paragraph
  • Include a clear and concise call to action
  • Clearly label important, clickable resources (invoices, videos, links)

Are you ready to take your e-mail marketing to new heights? Stay tuned for next week’s blog post to learn more about how e-mails can help your business!