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Why Entrepreneurship increased during the pandemic

During the pandemic, entrepreneurs opened up businesses more than twice the rate than pre-pandemic. But why and how? Government financial help Firstly, the government recognised that there would need to be support available to help individuals to survive financially throuought the pandemic. This is because some sectors were forced to close and would need financial […]

What is a starter package?

If you have been research different franchise opportunities, you may hear the phrase ‘starter package’ quite regularly. A starter package is in effect, items that you will find beneficial when you start your business that are included either within the franchise fee or for a set additional fee. What might you expect? Products to undertake […]

Demand for an existing TruGreen business is high

TruGreen was founded in the United States in 1973 and brought over to the UK in 2004 where it’s been operating and ‘growing’ successfully ever since. Those 17 years in the UK have seen businesses thrive and grow, some handed down the family, some respectfully closed and others put on the market to resell so […]

Centralised Support

TruGreen are one of six brands owned by ServiceMaster. Being one of six brands as part of a world-renowned franchise is beneficial for many reasons and one being that we’re able to offer centralised support to all of our brands. But why is this a good thing? Greater learnings – Having the six brands, all […]

Lower risk businesses

If you are new in to business, you’ll need to ensure that you’re not diving in feet first, rather dipping your toe in the water with the lowest risk opportunity possible. There are ways that you can ensure your business is at low risk of failure. Choose a sector where your services will be high […]

Why franchises fail

Not the usual type of post you would expect to see, but some franchises do fail. Here’s some reasons why that may happen and how you can prevent it from happening to you; Unrealistic expectations  It’s possible that your expectations may not have been inline with the capabilities of the franchise. This for some makes […]

ServiceMaster Brands Podcast – Episode 2

TruGreen Franchise is one brand of 6, all a part of ServiceMaster Brands. The team at ServiceMaster Brands have launched a NEW podcast channel for you to keep up with all things ServiceMaster Brands. Episode 2 is all about how our Franchise Sales Manager, Emma Chappell, helps to match entrepreneurs to their dream franchise to […]

Jonathan adds a second van on the road!

Jonathan Bell is the proud owner of TruGreen Downlands covering Marlborough, Wantage, Lambourn, Faringdon and parts of Swindon. Almost in to his 5th year of business, Jonathan is expanding! He’s adding a second van on the road enabling him to serve even more customers with his professional lawn care services. Jonathan needed to address capacity […]

5 Questions to ask a Franchisor

The research process to buying a franchise is an important one. There are a minimum of 5 questions to ask a franchisor to help you in this process. These questions aren’t the typical questions relating to financials and what you get for your investment. These 5 questions are ones that could potentially help you to […]

Benefits of owning your own business

There are some great benefits to being a business owner and we are looking for enthusiastic, driven and determined business owners to own and operate TruGreen franchise businesses across the country. In joining TruGreen as a franchise business owner, you can enjoy the following benefits; Control your own destiny  You are the decision maker, goal […]

Which Great British Franchisee of the Year

TruGreen Downlands is crowned a winner in the Great British Franchisee Awards! Owned and operated by Jonathan Bell, TruGreen Downlands scooped a prestigious award this week which recognises excellence in franchising. After setting up his business in 2016, Jonathan Bell has taken TruGreen Downlands from strength to strength as well as shown resilience during the […]

Record breaking Spring for TruGreen

TruGreen celebrate a record breaking Spring, delivering lawn care services, safely to their customers. As a business providing outdoor services, we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to deliver our professional lawn care services to customers safely, at a distance throughout the whole of Spring. Whilst more of us are spending more time at home […]

New customer acquisition records

Whilst we navigate the ‘new normal’ it’s perfectly acceptable to question the ability to attract and gain new lawn care customers during these uncertain times. We’ve had franchisees join us throughout this uncertainty and it’s always good to see how they’re getting on with the challenges most businesses are facing. As part of our regular […]

Exclusive interview with ServiceMaster MD by Elite Franchise

Alan Lewin, ServiceMaster UK Managing Director of 15 years speaks exclusively with Elite Franchise Magazine on the journey and future of ServiceMaster Brands in the United Kingdom. Read in more detail about our MD Alan Lewin, our brands, opportunities, challenges, successes and innovations. This is the first interview of its kind for ServiceMaster Brands UK […]

The benefits of working outdoors

TruGreen presents a fantastic opportunity to work in the great outdoors enabling franchise owners to soak in the natural beauty of the many gardens they will come to treat throughout the year. Latest research confirms that being outside makes us happy according to Forbes.com. Not only does it make us happier, but it also helps […]

Franchisee Focus – Robert Grant

When looking to join a franchise, it’s a good idea to do some research too! Especially the kind of research where you find out how others have experienced their franchise journey. We chat to Robert Grant of TruGreen Lincolnshire about his franchise journey over the last 6 years. Robert initially joined the network after a […]

Franchisee Focus – Jonathan Bell

Jonathan Bell is the proud owner of TruGreen Downlands covering Marlborough, Lambourn, Wantage and parts of North Wessex. Jonathan has owned his business for just coming up to 5 years and answered the following questions for us: Q. What made you want to own your own business? A. “I have always liked the idea of […]

Franchisee Focus – Mike Lethbridge

Mike Lethbridge joined the TruGreen franchise network back in 2015 leaving a career in IT and financial services. After deciding he wanted to be in business for himself, not by himself, his research lead him to TruGreen franchise amongst others and the rest is history! You can watch his intro video here. Over the last […]

It’s raining it’s pouring, TruGreen are storming

The weather doesn’t stop our franchise owners from operating their businesses, in fact, they use it to their advantage. A TruGreen franchise is a year round franchise opportunity whereby, treatments can be undertaken all months of the year. This being said, the weather is a challenge that franchise owners must overcome to ensure that they […]