What Does Your Investment Get You?

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If you’re thinking about transitioning into the world of franchise ownership, you’ve probably heard a few buzzwords when it comes to cost — franchisee fee and initial investment, to start with.

If you aren’t sure what it all means or what your hard-earned dollars really get you, let’s take a quick peek at how far your money goes when you purchase a Weed Man franchise:

Franchise Fee & Initial Investment

What’s Included:

Exclusive Protected Territories

As a Weed Man franchisee, you’ll enjoy exclusive rights to the territory or territories you purchase. Since our territories are completely protected, you’ll never have to worry about competing with other Weed Man franchisees for customers. We’re committed to helping you build your business, and by offering protected territories we’re helping to ensure your success.

Initial Training

Intensive 10-day training covering all aspects of the business:

  • Business planning
  • Agronomic training
  • Operations management
  • Use and configuration of proprietary software
  • Ordering and inventory procedures
  • Accounting procedures
  • Financials
  • Marketing & technical systems
  • Staff requirements development, training and motivation

Exclusive Computer System

Our state-of-the-art, proprietary computer system was developed exclusively for Weed Man. Beyond tracking what you’ve done and what you have scheduled, our system helps you create and achieve significant benchmarks of success.


Weed Man is actively growing in all markets across the United States and is looking for likeminded entrepreneurs who want to be their own boss and build a successful business.

For detailed information about franchise ownership and capital requirements, request your free consultation or call 1-888-321-9333 today.

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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.

 

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 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!

What Our Franchisees Are Saying

You’ve heard all the buzz and researched the Weed Man franchise opportunity…now it’s time to get the inside scoop from a few of our own! Weed Man franchisees are the best representatives of our brand and know what it takes to grow a lawn care business the right way.

Here’s what they’re saying:









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

Join Weed Man at This Year’s GIE+EXPO!

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Are you heading to this year’s GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky? If so, we want to meet with you!

Join Weed Man at booth #5019 on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st. Meet several Weed Man representatives and consultants, pick up a copy of our informative brochure, and, most importantly, find out what all the buzz is about! In the past year alone, we’ve received recognition from Forbes, Franchise Business Review, Franchise Times, Entrepreneur, and CNBC.

As we continue to grow by leaps and bounds, we’re looking for like-minded candidates who are interested in the idea of franchise ownership. Find out how Weed Man can take your career to the next level and offer you freedom, flexibility, and financial success.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Green Industry & Equipment Expo!


Save 50% on your GIE+EXPO tradeshow admission when you buy your ticket early.
Click HERE to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

 

New Business Checklist

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Congratulations on becoming a bonafide entrepreneur! As you venture into this new and exciting chapter of your life, it is important to take a moment to gauge your level of preparedness. In the chaos leading up to your grand opening, the last thing you want to do is miss a crucial deadline or lack the essential materials needed to get your business up and running.

To help you assess whether or not you’re ready to get started, Weed Man has put together an easy-to-follow checklist with several important “to dos”. Take a look!

New Business Checklist:

  • Create an in-depth business plan
  • Choose a company name
  • Incorporate/Register (Corporation, LLC, DBA)
  • Ensure your finances are in order and that you have the cash flow needed to get started. Apply for loans if needed.
  • Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Set up a business bank account
  • Apply for any necessary business licenses or permits
  • Get your website live
  • Rent office or retail space (if required)
  • Hire staff
  • Secure insurance coverage
  • Ensure you have suppliers in order (if required)
  • Have marketing materials (business cards, brochures, etc.) on hand
  • Secure the support of your family

There is so much to remember when getting your new business off the ground, but starting with the basics above can help keep you on track and organized without becoming overwhelmed.

If you’re an entrepreneur at heart but aren’t ready to go it alone, consider investing in a Weed Man franchise. Franchise ownership allows you to run your own business with the added benefits of expert support and proven systems along the way.

Visit www.weedmanfranchise.com or call 1-888-321-9333 for more information.

Weed Man’s Business Plan

Weed Man franchisees come from several different backgrounds. Whether you currently own an independent landscape or pest control company or work in a completely unrelated industry, Weed Man offers entrepreneurs an opportunity that many franchise organizations do not. Not only do franchisees get the chance to experience recurring revenues and economic stability – they also receive one-on-one mentoring with their highly experienced Weed Man consultant.

Each and every year, franchisees sit down with their franchisor to create a road map to success, or in Weed Man’s terms, the business plan. But this isn’t just any business plan. The time spent with your franchisor will be used to go over everything from the number of employees required, to the amount of printer ink you’ll use – an ideology that began decades ago when Roger Mongeon, C.E.O., Weed Man USA, decided to get involved in the lawn care company as a franchisee.

He created a 10-year business plan – a practice he perfected while working in his decade-long career at Union Carbide. Today, Weed Man’s systems make up a large part of the company’s ‘secret sauce.’

“If you start off with great people and you stick with your commitment to taking care of your customers…and then you instill this cultural way of looking at your business through a business plan, that’s the heart of the franchise system we brought to the U.S.,” Mongeon says. “Through that we use people and systems to make sure once you develop the business plan, you can execute the plan.”

The business plan incorporates many factors of running a successful business. Over the two-and-a-half-day long meeting, franchisees and franchisor discuss the budget for the coming year, marketing tactics and hiring, equipment-buying and so much more. “Many people make a business plan, but they don’t make it alive throughout the year [like Weed Man does],” C.O.O. of Weed Man USA, Jennifer Lemcke states.

To learn more about franchise opportunities in your area, visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call 1-888-321-9333.

 

10 Reasons to Love Entrepreneurship with Weed Man

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Being your own boss is something many people across the country dream about, but at Weed Man Lawn Care, we help those dreams come true. With proven systems, premium products and decades of industry experience, we take pride in offering entrepreneurs an opportunity to create financial stability for themselves and their families. Here are 10 Reasons to Love Entrepreneurship with Weed Man.

“Franchisee’s success is the most important thing to me. That is why the relationships between the corporate team and franchisees across the country are so trusting and personal. We are here to help owners succeed.” – Jennifer Lemcke, C.O.O., Weed Man USA

“I truly believe that the backbone of this country is the small business we are providing people within the community, with an opportunity to give back to the communities in which they live. It’s amazing to think that we’ve been able to serve 16,000 customers in the past year and hire nearly 300 employees to help take our business to the next level.” – Andy Kurth, Weed Man Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Green Bay, WI; Elgin, IL; Denver, CO; Austin, TX

“What attracted me to Weed Man initially was the quality of people in the organization. The lawn care industry had just gone through numerous mergers and acquisitions with many industry leaders that I had come to respect over the years aligning themselves with Weed Man.” – Jim McClure, Weed Man Roswell, GA

“I’ve always had a love for the green industry and my partners and I owned the landscaping business for 20 years before we purchased Weed Man as on add-on business. Once I saw the depth of support from Weed Man and the experience of the people driving the franchise, I sold my share of the landscaping business to focus solely on the growth of my Weed Man territories.” – Tom Mauer, Weed Man Springfield-Hartford, MA

“Business-wise, Weed Man just made a lot of sense to me. We already had a lawn care business at that time, but we really had no idea what we were doing… What really interested me about Weed Man when I read the article was their intent focus on the business side of operations: the processes and the systems. That was my cue to pursue the franchise.” – Stephen Hillenmeyer, Weed Man Lexington, KY; Nashville, TN

“We chose Weed Man because we wanted to invest in and grow a business that would achieve a larger return-on-investment than our independent landscaping and maintenance company in the long-term…[Weed Man] builds equity every year as it grows and will be much more valuable in the end.” – Sam Morgan, Weed Man Lake Norman, NC

“When we came across Weed Man, we believed that it was a match made in heaven. Weed Man lives by its ‘Promises Kept’ and hones in on being an honest company that takes great pride in their work. These values were important to us when seeking a franchise opportunity.” – Kim and Mark Kosberg, Midland, MI

“Weed Man USA has the necessary systems in place to help its franchise owners succeed. From business planning meetings to top-tier talent at the corporate level, every aspect of the franchise is very well-planned and executed…It has been extremely helpful to have an entire franchise system available to support and assist in [our] growth.” – Jon and Vicky Cundiff, Weed Man Kansas City, MO; Des Moines, IA; Springfield, MO; Fort Worth, TX

“Since 2009, I’ve seen consistent growth and have quadrupled the size of my business. The first year I opened my business I hit $300,000 in sales, and now our business is pulling in over $2 million in sales.” – Steve Sartorius, Weed Man Minneapolis, MI

“Pest control and lawn care services are a like science. They have similar governing bodies and licensing procedures. Since we were already familiar with the management side of the business, we knew it was a great opportunity to immediately leverage our client base and expand our service offerings to them.” – Steve and Chuck Russell, Weed Man Novi, MI

If you are interested in learning more about franchise opportunities in your area, visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call 1-888-321-9333.

Franchise Today & Weed Man USA COO Jennifer Lemcke

Recently, Weed Man C.O.O. Jennifer Lemcke was invited to participate in a discussion with Franchise Today, an online radio show discussing what’s going on in the franchising world, serving up discussions with weekly guests and touching on best practices for building and growing sustainable franchise brands.

Host Stan Friedman and Lemcke touch on the tremendous growth Weed Man USA has experienced in the past decade and Weed Man’s title as the fastest growing franchise in lawn care. For the second consecutive year, Weed Man has been named One of the Best Franchises to Buy by Forbes magazine and with an initial investment of under $150,000, it’s no wonder the lawn care franchise has seen so much success.

“Our strategy in the U.S. has never been to differ from quality. We do have some good competitors at a national level…but between us and [them], I would boil it down to [the quality of] our fertilizer…and that’s been a staple [for us],” says Lemcke when asked about Weed Man’s strategy.

You can learn more about Weed Man’s exclusively-blended, golf course quality fertilizer HERE.

There are several things that set Weed Man apart from other lawn care franchises. For instance, during our off-time,“[In November, we do budgeting and] our business planning, which is unreal – top of class, not only in our industry, but top of class in probably most industries. We do zero-based budgeting with our franchisees and a business plan with each and every one of our franchisees – the crutch to all of our systems,” Lemcke states.

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To listen to the entire podcast and learn more about the Weed Man opportunity, click HERE.

For more information on opportunities in your area, visit us online at www.weedmanfranchise.com or call 1-888-321-9333.