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Prospect Franchisee Certificate

As proud members of the British Franchise Association, we are pleased to share their Prospect Franchise Certificate, a free course designed to help you to feel fully prepared ahead of embarking on your new journey. The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the source of impartial information on all things franchising. It’s the self-regulatory body for […]

Support when times are tough

Businesses have experienced two national lockdowns, local lockdowns and tier restrictions but fortunately for the businesses that are part of our franchise network, they have received support throughout. Support is one of the main reasons cited by business owners as to why they chose to join our franchise. It’s not just received from our team […]

Why having a brand is important

Having a brand is extremely important if you want to differentiate yourself from others, ensure consistency and build recognition. A brand isn’t just a logo, it’s the whole business image and everything that it stands for. The idea of a brand is for it to become desirable, that individuals want to be a part of […]

The importance of a great website

According to a source* 88% of consumers search for products and services online before looking via other avenues. As such, a website ensures that you don’t miss out on this captive audience. The basics Websites do not need to be state of the art to serve a purpose. They need to include information about the […]

TruGreen business launched in Sussex/Surrey area

We are pleased to introduce, local entrepreneur Dominic Haydon to the Sussex and Surrey TruGreen territory For 15 years of his career, Dominic has worked in the corporate world managing Highways England operations in the South East. Prior to that his experience was agricultural focused, a big part of that was related to grass plants […]

What to expect in your franchisor interview

It’s a common misconception that buying a franchise is like buying a car. That providing you have the money and a driver’s licence, it’s yours. That is simply not the case with a franchise because it’s a commitment, typically over a minimum of five years to operate the business within the tramlines of the franchise […]

New owner for established business TruGreen Milton Keynes

Established franchise, TruGreen Milton Keynes has recent changed hands and Richard Young is now the proud owner of the flourishing business.   When the opportunity to purchase the TruGreen Milton Keynes territory came along, Richard Young jumped at the chance. Previously a business owner in the online retail sector, Richard felt he had got his […]

Are you facing redundancy?

Was your role one of the 695,000 that was made redundant post Covid-19? According to a piece written by the Guardian, redundancies rise at the fastest rate since 2009. This has meant that almost a half of those on furlough will not be returning to their previous job. Receiving notice of redundancy can be a […]

TruGreen business launched in The Chilterns

We are pleased to welcome one of the latest businesses owners to the TruGreen network, Paul Chaumeton is the proud new owner of TruGreen The Chilterns. Corporate to outdoor  For most of his career, Paul has worked in the corporate world as an International Project Manager for real-estate, but when COVID-19 hit he decided his […]

Is now the right time to start a business?

Like many others, you may find yourself questioning whether now is the right time to start a business. This is perfectly understandable given the current climate and the uncertainty in the air. What do the statistics say? Year to date, we have seen a 70% increase in enquiries from prospective business owners looking to join […]

Super September for TruGreen

The year 2020 has brought many unexpected challenges to most businesses and TruGreen are no exception. Whilst our lawn care business could mainly operate on the whole because of the ability to socially distance, not all of our customers continued with their services due to the uncertainty surrounding disposable income. In order to weather the […]

Start-up Loans

Could you be eligible for up to £25,000 Finance? So you have decided that a TruGreen franchise is right for you, but have concerns around raising the funding. Did you know that the government offer a Start Up Loan Scheme? You could be eligible to receive funding from £500 to £25,000 to start up or […]

Writing a business plan

Writing a business plan First of all, congratulations for deciding to go in to business. The business plan is one of the first documents that you should complete. Whether it is to apply for finance, attract a business partner or to give you a clear path to achieving your business dreams, ensure that your business […]

Meet the Marketing Manager

Meet the TruGreen Marketing Manager Sian Lovatt is the TruGreen Marketing Manager and has successfully taken care of this role since February 2018. Sian’s career since graduating university with a BA Hons in Journalism, has been spent in PR and Marketing roles. As such, Sian is well experienced in all marketing disciplines, particularly in creating […]

Meet the Brand Leader

Meet the TruGreen Brand Leader  Steve Welch joined TruGreen 11 years ago, to lead our franchise brand. With his expertise in the wonderful world of lawn care, Steve has a wealth of knowledge which he imparts to our TruGreen business owners. With over 40 years’ experience in lawn care, Steve is the perfect fit to […]

Financing your franchise

It’s a common misconception that you have to be cash rich to buy a franchise business. Entrepreneurs from all walks of life are able to buy a franchise through inheritance, redundancy, savings and of course, through finance. Getting your ‘house’ in order Obtaining finance is made easier if you have a good credit history and […]

What’s your why?

Everyone starts a business because they had a reason for doing so. Many reasons are the same, some different, but every reason is unique to the individual because it is their story. It’s important to establish your ‘why’ before going in to a business. Particularly in choosing a sector or a format. Common Why’s   […]

Virtual training academies

Long before the Coronavirus pandemic, some training courses have always been offered as distance learning opportunities. However, in the franchise world, and in particular for TruGreen Franchise, we have always held training centrally, at our Franchise Support Centre in Leicester. Several new territories Whilst some business operations had no choice but to temporarily pause, our […]

Covid-19 – Has it taught us or reminded us?

We are undoubtedly in unchartered territory at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic and as such, here’s a few things what we have learnt throughout the pandemic so far; Working from home is encouraged where possible, so remote working has been extremely useful. Maintaining a clean environment and taking personal hygiene seriously are essential to […]

Home-based franchise opportunity

It is no surprise that many individuals are turning to home-based business opportunities because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but also to avoid the strains of the daily commute to work and the inflexibility of being tied to the office. There are many benefits from operating your business from your home initially, such as; Reduced overheads […]