Franchisee Community Involvement

Giving Back

Whether you’re an independent entrepreneur or a member of a franchise system, it is important that you remain an active player within your community. Small business isn’t just about selling your product or service (it never has been!) — it’s also about immersing yourself within the community that you serve, to the point that you become an inseparable, irreplaceable part of the collective whole.

Here are a few ways to start establishing a community presence:

  1. Attend public events. Whether it be an event for local business owners or the annual town parade, be there. Mingle. Get to know the people in your community. Once you’ve gotten comfortable, you might consider taking your involvement one step further by actively contributing your time or expertise to a local cause.
  2. Hold an open house. Plan a barbecue or an open house at your place of business. Allow non-customers to come out and try your products or services for free or at a reduced cost. Become a true community ambassador by embracing those that live in your local area.
  3. Dedicate yourself to a cause that you hold near and dear to your heart. Weed Man franchise owners feel strongly about enhancing the outdoor environment. As a result, many individuals in our network volunteer their time or services to events that are dedicated to beautifying local green spaces. Take a similar approach by participating in (or spearheading!) community events that are meaningful to you and your company’s mission.
  4. Take a one-on-one approach. Form bonds with your neighbors and customers outside of a work environment. Get to know the people who have made your business a success and assist them in accomplishing their own community improvement goals.

Success comes in many forms. Often, giving back to the community on a personal level or through your business is one of the greatest successes of all.  Start establishing a strong community presence by immersing yourself in local events and getting involved with meaningful, fulfilling projects.

Check out Weed Man’s Community Sponsorship initiative here.

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Weed Man Franchisees in the News

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Weed Man franchisees are continuing to make waves in the green industry, garnering attention from the biggest media outlets in North America. Take a look at a few of our 2017 news placements below! (Click on each title to read the full article)

Jumping Into a Career Right After High School

Purdue Alumnus Turns Passion into Career

Meet the Weed Man Lawn Care Twins

Balancing National Brand Campaign with Local Store Marketing

A Method to the Marketing

Success: From One Generation to the Next

Local Couple Launch Weed Man Franchise


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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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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!

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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!


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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!


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The Top 5 Ways to Get Customers to Love Your Business

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Building relationships with customers is a fundamental aspect of being a business owner – quite simply, you can’t run a business without clients. But what does it take to retain customers and build brand loyalty? Let’s take a look at the top 5 ways to get customers to love your business:

  1. Be Honest. All too often, business owners promise their customers the world and aren’t able to deliver when push comes to shove. If you’re looking to build lasting relationships based upon a culture of trust, then don’t make promises you can’t – or don’t intend to – keep. Foster a culture of honesty within your business by keeping communication clear, concise, and, above all, truthful.
  1. Listen to What Your Customers Have to Say…and Respond! While it is true that the majority of individuals only speak out when they’re unhappy, don’t let this deter you from listening to valuable feedback. If you’re confronted by an unhappy customer – whether through an online review site, via email, or on the phone – always be sure to listen and respond. Avoid becoming aggressive or confrontational. Often, a simple apology will do the trick and can convince an angry customer on the verge of severing ties with your business to stay with you for the long haul.
  1. Customer Service, Customer Service, Customer Service. Should we repeat that one more time? Nothing will help you improve retention more than enhancing the service you provide to customers. There really isn’t much that makes people happier than top-of-the-line support – especially in a day and age where it has become such a rarity. The key, however, is delivering the best service not just once, but time and time again. If you truly want to impress your customers and keep them with you for years to come, then you must consistently train your frontline staff to be friendly, enthusiastic representatives of your business.
  1. Say Thanks. If you have customers who have been with you for an extended period of time, don’t forget to say thanks! A small discount, priority booking, or extra reward points can go a long way. You want to show your clients that they are more than just a number and that you appreciate their patronage.
  1. Rise Above the Competition. Customers have many choices when purchasing a product or service. What makes you different? What makes you better? Don’t strive to be just another brand in today’s competitive market. Embrace your differences and make them public. If you offer a superior product, tell the world! If you offer a tool to make customers’ lives easier, communicate this to them each and every chance you get.

Getting customers to love your business isn’t as difficult as you may think. Sometimes all it takes is honesty, open communication, and tried and true customer service.

Brought to you by Weed Man. For information regarding franchise opportunities in your area, visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call 1-888-321-9333.

Franchising With Weed Man USA

Are you looking for a new, exciting business opportunity? Maybe you’re sick of the 9-5 office job you currently work and want to plan for your future? Leave a legacy for your children? Whether you’re experienced in the green industry or don’t know a thing about agronomics, Weed Man Lawn Care could be for you!

Weed Man has been one of the best in the biz for over 45 years. Recently being ranked #1 in Home Services by Franchise Business Review, Weed Man franchisees across the country are extremely satisfied with their decision to partner with North America’s #1 Franchise in Lawn Care (according to Entrepreneur magazine). Also, having been named One of the Best Franchises to Buy by Forbes magazine, it’s no order our franchisees have seen so much success throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. Their locally owned and operated businesses are testament to the company’s overall, consistent success in the industry.

The Weed Man franchise opportunity is all about growth! In everything we do, there are systems that have been conceived, tested, refined and ultimately proven to increase efficiency and profitability. The entire Weed Man network is dedicated to providing you with the best possible franchise opportunity available. Every franchisee is supported by their local and experienced franchisor, serving as a personal consultant and mentor, providing guidance and encouragement every step of the way.

Take charge and be your own boss with Weed Man USA, giving you the support you need to ensure a successful business.

For more information on franchising with Weed Man, visit us at http://www.weedmanfranchise.com or call 1-888-321-9333.

Top 10 Tips for Running a Successful Business

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Have a vision. Most entrepreneurs have a vision prior to just up and starting a business, whether it a passion for something or a dream of leaving a legacy for their children. In order to be successful as a business owner, you must have a vision for your business and for your future.

Believe in what you’re selling. So many people make the mistake of starting a business that they’re not passionate about. If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, your customers won’t believe it in either. Love what you do and live what you love.

Focus on finding the right talent for your company. Finding star talent can be difficult, but if you put in the leg work now, it will pay off in the future. Remember, quality is better than quantity. Take the time to find great employees, rather than struggling with employee retention down the road.

Take the time to train your employees. Once you’ve started building your team, don’t forget to train, train, train. Knowledge is power and if your employees are confident in their role, customers will notice and be more confident in what they are buying. Don’t forget to motivate your staff as well. Keep the morale high by offering positive feedback, incentives and even promotions!

Take care of yourself. Being the business owner, it is imperative that you keep yourself and your family happy and healthy. Exercise, eat right and spend time with your family and friends. Encouraging your employees to do the same will benefit not only themselves, but your company as a whole.

Network. It is so important to network within your community, with customers, potential customers and even possible business partners. Keep an open mind and make a great reputation for yourself and your company. Not only will it look good on you, but it will also help business.

Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Offering great customer service is imperative to running a successful business. If a customer has a complaint, suggestion and/or concern – listen to them, help them and put yourself in their shoes to really better the situation.

Be creative. Marketing plays a large role in the success of any business. Be creative with your efforts and utilize as many avenues as possible – social media, Internet, print, radio, public outreach, community events – you won’t know if it works until you try!

Be consistent and realistic. Remember, starting your own business is not a get-rich-quick solution. Building a successful business takes time. Be consistent with your efforts and realistic with your vision for the future.

Franchise. Franchising is a great alternative to starting your own business from the ground up. Weed Man knows our competition and we know how to excel in the green industry. We have been doing what we do for over 45 years, have a great reputation, a diverse skill set and a business model that has been practised and proven to be effective.

Looking to expand your current business or make a career change? Find out if Weed Man is right for you: call 1-888-321-9333 or visit www.weedmanfranchise.com

Why to Invest in a Franchise

Franchising is in a class all of its own. Many people overlook franchise opportunities because they assume they won’t be in charge of their own business, but Weed Man franchisees are a great testament to how effective franchising is and how it can change someone’s life.

We have many Success Stories to tell. In fact, you can find our latest, written on Weed Man Fresno owner Jeff Kollenkark right here. Many other satisfied franchisees’ testimonials can be found on our website as well!

People typically will go into business for themselves because they get to call the shots and be their own boss, enjoy the convenience of having a flexible schedule, provide jobs within their communities and build a legacy for their family. With franchising, all of these things can be accomplished – you’re just not doing it alone. Here’s Why to Invest in a Franchise.

  1. An incredibly knowledgeable support system. The Weed Man family is made up of industry professionals who have decades of experience in lawn care or other related industries, such as landscaping and pest control.
  2. You don’t have to start from scratch. Weed Man was established over 45 years ago. Our systems have been practised, proven and improved over the years.
  3. New to entrepreneurship? We provide extensive 10-day training at our corporate office for all new Weed Man franchisees.
  4. With a proven business model and extensive business plan, Weed Man franchises are more likely to gain financing from financial institutions, as opposed to start-ups.
  5. Purchasing power. Need we say more?
  6. Weed Man has secured over $140 million in system sales, due to our franchisees’ hard work and commitment to the brand – numbers don’t lie!
  7. Lastly, Weed Man has an amazing reputation in the green industry, and more specifically in the franchising side of things. Recently, yet again, Weed Man made Entrepreneur’s Top 10 List. Weed Man has also been ranked by Forbes as One of the Best Franchises to Buy.

If you are interested in learning more about franchise opportunities in your area, visit us at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call us at 888-321-9333.

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