Established lawn care business for sale covering Newbury, Basingstoke, Winchester and Salisbury areas.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur, looking to set up their own lawn care business. TruGreen Newbury and Basingstoke, Winchester and Salisbury have been established businesses for over 7 years and provide lawn care treatments as part of a lawn care programme or as one-off lawn treatments to customers in and around the territory area.

It is now on the market for someone who is ready to build on what is a great existing business opportunity.

For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base of 270 that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial lawn care business.

Investing in this area also means you have the potential to serve over 257,000 households and access to the existing customer list, which is included in the price of the sale.

Business Information

Year Established 2015
Customers 270
Employees 0 – this is an owner operated business
Software Yes – TruGreen Brand Management System
Website Yes –

www.trugreen.co.uk/newbury-basingstoke/

www.trugreen.co.uk/winchester/

Stock/Equipment provided Yes – full inventory available in prospectus
Vehicles Yes – 2 vans available by separate negotiation
Premises No – this is a home-based operation which can be easily relocated

Territory

Training

A comprehensive training academy provided by ServiceMaster UK is included within the franchise fee.

Support

Unlimited support is provided throughout the length of the franchise agreement. Support includes assistance with operational matters, marketing, sales, IT, health & safety and more.

Finance

Up to 70% of the total franchise fee can be financed through most major banks and franchise finance providers, subject to status.

Particulars of the Sale

Turnover £99,865

Asking price £85,000

If you would like to find more about this exciting opportunity to own an already established lawn care business, call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for a full business prospectus.

New Year, New Start – The Benefits of Franchising

Ready to make a change this New Year? Why not join a leading UK franchise with TruGreen?

Happy New Year from all of us at TruGreen! With 2022 here, many will be looking ahead and as a result, you make be thinking about making some changes in your life and career. If this sounds like you, why not consider making your New Year’s resolution to give yourself a fresh start by purchasing a TruGreen business?

If you are on the fence and are unsure about making a big change, that is understandable – it’s a big decision to make. Ultimately, the choice lies with you, but it can still be worth looking into the many advantages that franchising provides. So, we’ve put together a list of questions that you might have about franchising, as well as the benefits it can provide:

What is franchising?

First things first, what even is franchising? Put simply, franchising is an alternative route into business that provides business owners – also known as franchisees – with an already tried and tested business model that has been proven successful.

Pro: You can receive external financial support

Many leading banks in the UK recognise franchising as the safest route into business and as a result may be willing to lend you up to 70% finance towards your investment.

All in all, franchising is about support. It can be reassuring to know that there is an established and experienced governing body behind you as you take that first step into starting a new business. With TruGreen UK, and our main body ServiceMaster Ltd., you will be set with a recipe for success.

OK, so why TruGreen?

With an established presence in the UK, TruGreen and ServiceMaster Ltd is a recognised, well-known, and trusted brand chosen by residential and commercial customers alike, with franchises turning over in excess of around £50 million across the ServiceMaster network in 2021. TruGreen has also been recognised as a top UK franchise by the British Franchise Association (BFA), as part of their 2022 Elite Franchise ranking that awards business on their achievements and for an outstanding contribution to franchising.

Investing in a trusted franchise from ServiceMaster like TruGreen UK provides you with a wide reaching network and connects you to our franchise support centre, who are able to provide support and advice, training, marketing materials, and all of the systems and processes that you might need.

How is franchising better than starting my own business?

We understand that one of the main draws of owning your own business is, well, having your own business. Though our franchisees are provided support and a business model, they are still responsible for their own business and are given plenty of autonomy within their own territory. As well as this, starting your own business will be challenging no matter which way you slice it. However, with a franchise, you have the support of a larger body behind you. As a result, a business that you have started on your own has a statistically proven higher chance of failure than a franchise business.

An outstanding franchise like TruGreen gives you a helping hand when and where you need it, and allows you to build on a previously proven business formula. All of those things that you ‘try to see if they work’ in the early stages of starting a business have already been done by the franchisor, so you save a lot of time and money and reduce your investment risk. With a franchise, you are ultimately in charge of your own operation, but you don’t need to spend time trying to reinvent the wheel.

But don’t just take our word for it…

The British Franchise Association believes that,

“Franchising remains one of the most successful forms of starting your own business, with extremely high success rates and much more security than starting your own without the proven system, support and brand.”

Where can I learn more?

If this has helped you learn more about franchising and you now think that you might want to delve into starting a business of your own with TruGreen, you can find more about us and our franchise opportunities here.

Or, if this has given you an interest in franchising, but you are unsure if TruGreen is right for you, why not check out franchise opportunities with the other brands within the ServiceMaster Ltd. family of brands?

TruGreen has achieved the ranking of #70 in this year’s Elite Franchise Top 100 listing

TruGreen has achieved the ranking of #70 in this year’s Elite Franchise Top 100 listing

With the franchise industry now employing over 700’000 people across the UK and continuing to cultivate much economic growth, the Elite Franchise Top 100 (or EF100) serves as an annual recognition of the industry’s finest. With the awards now entering its fifth year, it has been another successful one for TruGreen – as we have been named one of the lists rising stars, moving up eleven places from 2021 to #70.

The ranking was decided by independent judges in the sector based on eight core criteria that helped the judges gauge entrants on their size, growth, ambitions and contributions made to franchisees and the community. Established in 1990 with now over thirty years of providing quality lawn care services, TruGreen is certainly a well-grown business. With a network of 35 franchises nationwide, TruGreen has an established presence in the UK, as a recognised and trusted brand. Our proven franchise model is designed to maximise an all-year-round opportunity and our bespoke business management software is exclusive to TruGreen business owners. This enables them to keep track of sales and marketing intelligence, so that you can focus on building your business.

Our growth in the EF100 this year can be put down to our excellent handling of developments throughout the pandemic, innovation in our technological services such as a fully overhauled website and in our other exceptional marketing. Ranked at position #70 TruGreen is a highly regarded franchise on the rise, and only sure to grow further, making it an excellent opportunity for the keen investor.

If you’d like to grow a truly successful business as a valued part of our ever expanding Top 100 franchise network, please contact a member of our friendly recruitment team today, or visit our website or call 0116 275 9005 to find out more.

TruGreen West Yorkshire

Branded Vehicles – Every franchise in our network has at least 1!

We know how important it is to grow the national brand of TruGreen.

That’s why every business within our TruGreen franchise network has AT LEAST one branded vehicle.

We make it possible by including a branded vehicle wrap as part of your franchise fee.

But why do we do this? 

  • We know how beneficial branded vehicles are in generating enquiries
  • They look professional and reassure customers that the business is the ‘real deal’
  • It gives a sense of ‘unity’ to the franchise network
  • It can help you protect your leased vehicle from surface damage
  • So you don’t have to worry about an alternative!

As the vehicle wrap is paid for and arranged as part of your franchise fee, we take away the hard work of finding a supplier, creating the artwork and paying for it away from you. These are added worries and stresses that you do not need as a new business owner, desperate to start finding customers.

Your van gets wrapped whilst you’re on your training academy, so once you’ve graduated, you look the part as well as feel it!

You can drive away in knowledge that your biggest marketing tool, is already working for you.

If you’d like to be part of the many TruGreen vehicles we have on the road, contact our franchise sales team today on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for information on our available territories and future training dates 

Time to wind down for winter? Not if you don’t want to!

It’s a common misconception that a TruGreen franchise is just a Spring – Autumn business. Although it can be, most of our TruGreen franchisees continue to service their customers all year round.

Lawn care should take place all year round, yes it may be quieter, as some customers may choose to have their services during the Spring – Autumn, but the majority of customers continue their service all year round to guarantee a lush green lawn, all year round.

It doesn’t have to be the case though. The cooler days and darker nights are often a great time to

  • Complete admin that didn’t get done during the Spring, Summer and Autumn
  • Consider plans for the following year
  • Stock take
  • Clean and service machinery
  • Update website
  • Update business directories
  • Reach out to customers to keep in touch
  • REST!

The best thing about a TruGreen Franchise is that you aren’t governed by a rigorous system, that you actually can operate the business to suit your flexibility and the needs of the customer.

If you’re looking to work in the great outdoors and have a passion for customer service and may or may not want to work throughout the winter, get in touch with our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

How to make your admin days at home effective

Much of the time of your TruGreen day will be spent outdoors treating lawns, but you will need admin days to catch up on the business and marketing side of things. But how do you make this time effective when you do it from home?

Here are 5 tips on how to run a business from home, effectively!

  1. Separate work and pleasure 
    Make sure the office/work space is totally separate from where you spend your down-time. This will prevent you from being tempted to work when you shouldn’t and relax when you should be working!
  2. Create storage
    Running a business from home will require you to have storage and when looking after data, it needs to be kept secure. Lockable filing cabinets, safes and other organisational furniture will be required
  3. Dress for the job 
    Wear clothing fit for the job, not your ‘comfies’ but something that portrays business. It will give you a better mindset to work and then when you’re done, you can switch back in to your ‘comfies’
  4. Fresh air
    Take regular breaks and where possible, get some fresh air. It helps refocus the mind and awaken you if you’re feeling a little tired
  5. Have the right kit 
    If you’re lucky enough to operate your business from home, you need to ensure that you have everything you need, to do it effectively. Computer, printer, storage and stationery to name a few

Above all else, you do need to be committed and motivated to work from home. Particularly when it comes to the distractions that you expect within a home.

If you’d like to chat about the TruGreen business model and how it allows for flexible working, contact our team today on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

Recurring income

Much of the TruGreen model is based on not only attracting, but retaining customers.

But why is it important to retain customers?

That’s because the lifetime value of a customer is greater in a TruGreen business because of regular recurring income. It is very much a numbers game of attracting and servicing more clients each day, week, month makes reaching targets easier and much easier to predict.

Having regular recurring income allows you to better manage staff levels, resources and investments. Our exclusive business management system helps this process along so that you can make data informed decisions. Data informed decisions can be lower risk, preventing costly and poorly timed decisions.

How can you retain customers? 

  • Understand customer needs, meet and if you can, surpass them
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Ask customers for their feedback and act upon it
  • Reward loyalty
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Don’t become complacent

All of the above points are thoroughly covered in our TruGreen franchise training academy. Again, our exclusive business management system helps to document the customer journey through the customer relationship management functionality.

If you’d like to build a scalable business through building and retaining a customer base, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our friendly franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for territory and training information 

Established lawn care business for sale in The Channel Islands

Established lawn care business for sale in The Channel Islands

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur in The Channel Islands, looking to set up their own lawn care business. TruGreen Channel Islands has been established since May 2019 and provides lawn care treatments as part of a lawn care programme or as one-off lawn treatments to customers.

It is now on the market for someone who is ready to build on what is a great existing business opportunity.

For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable base of 70 customers currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial lawn care business.

Investing in this area also means you have the potential to serve over 50,000 households and access to an existing customer list of 70, which is included in the price of the sale.

Business Information

Year Established 2019
Customers 70
Employees 1 – zero hours contract
Software Yes – TruGreen Brand Management System
Website www.trugreen.co.uk/Guernsey
Stock/Equipment provided Yes – full inventory available on request
Vehicles Branded van available by separate negotiation
Premises No – this is a home-based business

Territory

 Training

A comprehensive training academy provided by ServiceMaster UK is included within the franchise fee.

Support

Unlimited support is provided throughout the length of the franchise agreement. Support includes assistance with operational matters, marketing, sales, IT, health & safety and more.

Finance

Up to 70% of the total franchise fee can be financed through most major banks and franchise finance providers, subject to status.

Particulars of the Sale

Turnover £48,787

Asking price £33,000

If you would like to find more about this exciting opportunity to own an already established lawn care business in The Channel Islands, call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for a full business prospectus

TruGreen Marketing Academy

Marketing is an essential business tool to help you to create, build and maintain a relationship with your customers. For that reason, marketing takes an important spot on our initial training academy and is also supported throughout your whole business journey with us.

Marketing support has always been offered through our marketing team and via direct support from the TruGreen marketing manager, however, we’ve more recently introduced a marketing academy to help franchise owners to grow their marketing skills to grow their businesses. The academy covers several topics – including but not limited to:

  • Building brand awareness locally
  • Social Media
  • Digital marketing (free & paid)
  • Customer Relationship Marketing (training on our in-house system)
  • Traditional marketing
  • & more

The marketing academy also allows for discussion sessions between those on it to help generate more ideas and solutions within the network.

Of course, this is at no cost to the franchise owner, adding further value to our franchise proposition.

So when you are considering your franchise options and perhaps TruGreen Franchise is one of them, remember to think of the bigger picture. The future, the development and where this fits with your long and short term goals.

For further information in our investment in marketing, book a call with our franchise sales manager today on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

 

Rich Lawns – TruGreen Franchise YouTube channel reaches 10,000 views

At TruGreen Franchise, marketing is extremely important to us. In particular, digital and social media marketing.

We are committed to growing the brand so that our franchise owners and end-customers can reap the benefits of us doing so. One of our recent projects was to work closely with a willing business owner, to produce a YouTube channel.

Richard Young of TruGreen Milton Keynes was excited to work with us to create an exclusive YouTube channel surrounding his business and the services he offers. As such, ‘Rich Lawn’s was born.

The idea behind the channel is to showcase the services TruGreen provide a less ‘salesy’ way, by bring personality to the brand and helping others with their lawn care.

Over the past 7 months, the channel has grown pretty well, now on 241 subscribers by growing by 20+ subscribers a week.

Having reached a huge milestone of 10,000 views, our Social Media and Communications Coordinator couldn’t be happier with his and Richard’s efforts.

A lot of time has gone in to creating the content for the channel including filming, editing and posting, but it’s all proving to be extremely worthwhile.

Even if you’re not a huge fan of lawn care Richard brings personality and a bit of comedy to his videos engaging the viewers and encourages them to get involved. Feel free to head over to the channel today and give us a few thumbs up and maybe even hit that subscribe button and the notification bell.

https://lnkd.in/dA4YPyFj

If you’re interested in joining a franchise where digital marketing, brand building and awareness is at the heart of everything, contact us today to learn more.

0116 275 9005

franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

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 help to survive or to invest in something new. Many individuals knew the pandemic wouldn’t go away overnight, so chose to build new businesses in new sectors to give them the financial stability they needed throughout uncertain times. This was reflected in franchise sign ups.

Training 

Whilst businesses were closed and individuals were left with very little to do on a daily basis, some individuals turned to learning new skills, taking on new qualifications to better their knowledge for when the world reopened. Online training became popular and with franchise academies also being held online, it made sense to turn new learnings in to new opportunities by the way of a new franchise.

Improved remote technology 

This helped individuals to still be connected to the world. Remote technology gave everyone hope and a feeling of normality. Particularly when it came to business. Connectivity meant that entrepreneurs were able to discover more about franchise businesses, join virtual training academies and receive support when they were live, all through remote technology. It also meant that time could be saved, as well as travel expenses.

Wake up call 

The pandemic proved to be a wake up call for many who were desperate to find something new, but needed the ‘push’ to do so. As such, many entrepreneurs chose to take the plunge and start up or start over after a real shock from the effects of the pandemic.

2020 saw our best year at ServiceMaster Brands for welcoming new franchise partners. 2021, looks to be more of the same. 

If you are looking to start up, or start over, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

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 the services offered by your business
  • Equipment as above
  • Business stationery such as letterheads and business cards
  • Uniforms, for yourself or employees within your business
  • Marketing literature such as flyers and posters
  • Promotional items including mugs, pens and rulers
  • Marketing launch which might include paid marketing activities
  • Membership with relevant trade bodies

Having a starter pack is a true benefit when joining a franchise. It helps you to start off with the right credentials to ensure that you have the best start. You don’t need to source much of the above for yourself and you can concentrate your first few weeks, often months in to your business, not sourcing any of the above.

Our starter package is included within our franchise fee to give new franchise owners the ease and speed required to start a business from scratch.

Not all starter packages are equal though, so do be mindful of this when you are comparing franchise opportunities like for like.

If you’d like to discuss what is included, you can chat with our franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 or at franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for the latest starter pack information

Established lawn care business for sale in East Sussex

Established lawn care business for sale in East Sussex

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur in the East Sussex area, looking to set up their own lawn care business. Due to a change in personal circumstances, TruGreen East Sussex is now on the market, priced for a quick sale. Demand for lawncare services on the South coast is strong and TruGreen has a great brand presence in the area.

For an ambitious owner, the opportunity is there to build a large customer by implementing a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial lawn care business.

Investing in this area also means you have the potential to serve over 128,000 households in providing beautiful, green, weed-free lawns.

Business Information

Year Established 2020
Employees This is currently an owner operated business
Software Included with the purchase is use of TruGreen’s brand management system
Website www.trugreen.co.uk/eastsussex/
Stock/Equipment provided Various equipment less than 12 months old
Vehicles New owner will require own van
Premises Not required

Territory

Training

A comprehensive training academy provided by ServiceMaster UK is included within the franchise fee.

 

Support

Unlimited support is provided throughout the length of the franchise agreement. Support includes assistance with operational matters, marketing, sales, IT, health & safety and more.

 

Finance

Up to 70% of the total franchise fee can be financed through most major banks and franchise finance providers, subject to status.

 

Particulars of the Sale

Asking price £15,000

 

If you would like to find more about this exciting TruGreen opportunity in the East Sussex area, call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

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 that owners can realise their investment.

It’s clear that a TruGreen Franchise is viewed as a good investment. We only have one resale opportunity at present in the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire area. If this isn’t the area for you, you’ll need to look at our vacant territory option.

There are many benefits that come with securing a new territory, including:

  • Pre-paid marketing launch
  • Choose where your territory covers (subject to availability)
  • Opportunity to .beat the business model’
  • Brand new products, equipment and business stationery
  • Rewards from building a business up from scratch!

It goes without saying that both the training and support remain unchanged whether it’s a resale or a new territory.

With various territories across the UK and future training academies scheduled without the remainder of the year, what are you waiting for?

Build a business with serious desirability and resale opportunity.

If you’d like to discuss our vacant territories in the TruGreen network, contact us on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

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 supported centrally allows us to learn faster and utilise our learnings to make swift improvements. This is essential in learning about the brands and identifying trends with customers, the market and the wider business environment
  • High quality support – Being one large support system, we are truly able to ensure it is of the highest quality as we have the greatest control over it. Our organisational structure ensures that all departments are efficient in providing the best support to our franchisees and their customers
  • Increased focus – Having inter-departments inside a central support system allows us to maintain high levels of focus. This is because every department has clear objectives and a responsibility for the results
  • Reduced costs – Having a centralised support system allows us to keep our franchise fees lower than if we had support systems in place for all six brands. Instead we’re able to share effectively, keeping costs low and results high
  • Improved communication – As we’re all in the same building (or contact system when working from home), we’re able to communicate more effectively inter-brand, to take, relay and respond to communication quickly and effectively

We offer centralised support in call handling,  Human Resources, information technology, marketing, operations and purchasing. Our expertise are shared with you.

If you’d like to benefit from our centralised support structure, contact us today to discuss our available opportunities on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

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.

  1. Choose a sector where your services will be high in demand 
    Accountancy, cleaning, garden services, repairs and restoration will always be required in the fast-paced environment in which we live in
  2. Low set up costs can ensure all of your financial resource isn’t drained right away 
    Franchises are a good way at minimising set up costs as much of what is needed is included in the starter pack, and a lot of the hard work has already been done for you, such as creating and establishing a brand. Low set up costs also mean things like being able to work from a home office and no huge outlays in products, equipment or stock
  3. Speed and timing to realise your investment quicker 
    You’ll need to get your business off of the ground quickly to start realising your investment. A franchise can help you to do this with express, intensive training and a programatic launch. Timing is also important to ensure you get the maximum exposure for your new venture
  4. Locally service based 
    Service based businesses tend to stand you in a better position to succeed because you are competing locally, not nationally for customers.
  5. Consider what you enjoy and are good at 
    Your business is more likely to succeed if you are enjoy it and have the skills to operate it. Try to play on your strengths when choosing a business to make failure a very low risk when its down to your efforts

Having considered the above 5 points, you should be in a better position to choose a lower risk business opportunity.

If you need any further help on our franchise opportunity, you can call our franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 or email them at franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for further help!

Established lawn care business for sale covering areas of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire areas looking to set up their own lawn care business. TruGreen Downlands has been established for over 5 years and provides lawn care treatments as part of a lawn care programme or as one-off lawn treatments to customers in and around the area.

It is now on the market for someone who is ready to build on what is a great existing business opportunity.

For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable base of around 250 customers currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial lawn care business.

Investing in this area also means you have the potential to serve over 131,000 households and access to the existing customer list, which is included in the price of the sale.

Business Information

Year Established 2016
Customers 250
Employees 2
Software Yes
Website Yes – https://www.trugreen.co.uk/downlands
Stock/Equipment provided Yes – extensive list available to view
Vehicles Yes- 2 sign-written vans (available by separate negotiation)
Premises No – currently operated from home

Territory

Training

A comprehensive training academy provided by ServiceMaster UK is included within the franchise fee.

 

Support

Unlimited support is provided throughout the length of the franchise agreement. Support includes assistance with operational matters, marketing, sales, IT, health & safety and more.

 

Finance

Up to 70% of the total franchise fee can be financed through most major banks and franchise finance providers, subject to status.

 

Particulars of the Sale  

Turnover £86,000

Asking price £62,999

If you would like to find more about this exciting opportunity to own an already established lawn care business in the Downlands area, call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for a full business prospectus

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 the business a regret and a failure more likely.

Insufficient funds 

A business can’t operate on thin air and sometimes a business owners funds may have run dry before they’ve even got started. Often putting strain on the business and not giving it the opportunity to grow before it is closed down.

Poor marketing 

Marketing makes the phone ring. If you don’t start, or you stop, it has a detrimental effect on your business. Marketing is often undervalued in a business, particularly when other things ‘seem’ more important.

Lack of focus 

Especially in the early days, a new business requires every bit of focus possible to get it up off of the ground. Distractions can often be to blame when a business begins to fail.

Low motivation 

In business you need to be hungry to succeed. That hunger is what drives the business forward and keeps it moving forward. Without it, the business is likely to plateau or decline.

The reasons above are some of the most common, and the best franchisors can identify franchise owners in the early stages of them to help engage and coach them back in to operating a successful business.

At TruGreen, our franchise team are dedicated to ensuring that a TruGreen Franchise is right for every entrepreneur. If we don’t think it is, we’ll say so.
It’s in our interests to ensure that every entrepreneur has the same opportunity to succeed.

For further information on joining our restoration services franchise, contact us here or call 0116 275 9005 for further information

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 achieve their goals in business.

You can give it a watch HERE.

Emma can help with all things franchising including:

  • General information
  • Finance
  • Training
  • Suitability
  • Territory
  • Availability
  • Resales

For any enquiries, you can speak directly to Emma at 0116 275 9005 or on email at franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

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 in the business, having now reached the number of active customers where to grow the business further he would need a second van on the road.

Jonathan has employed a technician in the past year in allowing for him to improve his time management, while operating out of one van, but has now employed a second full time technician. Both have completed the recent technical training course, and have also completed their PA1/PA6 qualification too. This will then allow for them to operate out of the second van, allowing for the increased capacity that Jonathan needs in meeting the demand for TruGreen services and in maintaining the strong growth in the business, which has seen him achieve record monthly revenue on a number of occasions across the Golden Quarter (also known as Spring/early Summer).

This summarises the progress that Jonathan has made in moving to a second van, which he will have wrapped in the TruGreen brand, maintaining Brand awareness.

All of the progress highlighted above has been made possible with Jonathans enthusiasm and determination, coupled with our support and guidance.

TruGreen presents an amazing opportunity to build a scalable business in an established market. Jonathan is one of our many franchise owners to prove it!

If you’d like to find out more about joining our franchise, contact us here or call us on 0116 275 9005 for further information on our available territories and future training academies