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8 Reasons to invest in a Lawn and Landscaping franchise

Learn why investing in a Lawn and Landscaping Franchise can be worth it!

Hi everyone!

We would like to discuss here a business model that can be very attractive for a large number of people, for many reasons we will discuss below.

We will discuss here the Lawn and Landscaping franchises. Why are they quite interesting?? …Here is the answer:

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1) LARGE AND RECESSION-RESISTANT INDUSTRY

Did you know there are 50 million acres of grass in the U.S.? And that an estimated 21 million of those acres are private lawns (blog.lawneq.com). That’s a LOT of green space! It doesn’t matter what part of the country, or what type of climate, there is always a need for residential and commercial grounds care services. So the industry is huge!

In addition this is considered a recession-resistant business – it doesn’t matter the country economic situation, owners – residential or commercial – need to keep their lawn and landscape in good shape, due to their local neighborhood rules and regulations.

2) LOWER INVESTMENT TO START

The investment to open a business is lower than many typical retail business models, it ranges typically between U$75,000 – U$120,000 (as a comparison the majority of retail business models start at U$100,000 with most within the U$200,000 to U$1 million range).

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3) REPEAT CUSTOMER BASE

You develop a portfolio of REPEAT customers. Many franchises specialize in commercial accounts or high-end residential accounts, and can lock MULTI-YEAR contracts, so you can guarantee a recurring monthly payment coming into your business.

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4) ABILITY TO BUILD EQUITY AND RESELL FOR HIGH VALUE

You can build EQUITY and have great potential to sell your business at a good value, due to your customer accounts portfolio and established contracts.

5) LOWER FIXED COSTS

In general your fixed costs will be much lower than as compared to a typical retail business. First, you can start with a very small operation, and as a home-based business! As you acquire your initial customers, you can scale up your operations in a sustainable way (additional cars, additional equipment, additional storage space, etc) as the demand for your business grows.

Ultimately this means you have a higher chance of owning a very profitable business.

In a typical retail business you typically need to have a fixed retail location in a mall, and pay a rent as well as utilities despite how much customer influx and revenue generation you have.

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6) OPPORTUNITIES TO UPSELL

When you own this type of business there are many many services you can offer – beyond the bread and butter of lawn and landscaping maintenance. You can offer many other types of services, for example: snow removal, holiday lighting and irrigation services.

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7) LIFESTYLE BUSINESS

This type of business operates typical business hours (Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm) so no need to spend weekends on call and work extra hours. As a business owner you will be a team leader and business manager, ensuring operations are going well and according to plan.

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8) FRANCHISE SUPPORT AND SMOOTH TRANSITION

If you are investing and owning a business for the first time, investing in a franchise is a great choice! The franchise will provide you training, support and access to financing options (as you qualify) and to suppliers at lower cost (as they can lock on large supplier contracts and make it available for the whole franchisee network).

In addition some franchises in this segment even have established health insurance contracts, 401K and other insurance packages for much better price than the ones you would be able to access as an independent business owner! This is really great as it makes the transition of those who come from corporate world – where giving up the benefits is one of the biggest hurdles –  much easier!

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