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Franchising vs. Independent Start-Ups: Part 1

The Pros & Cons

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ve looked at all your options, including starting your own business from the ground up, investing in a franchise or even buying an existing independent business. Regardless of what route you decide to take, starting your own business is a major life decision…and not one that should be taken lightly. We’re here to help lay out the benefits of franchising versus independent start-ups. And although you might think we’re biased, at Weed Man, we take due diligence very seriously. We want to make sure the partnership is a good fit for all parties involved; and if we determine a lawn care franchise isn’t for you, we take that seriously, too!

Investment Costs

Whether you decide to franchise or start your own independent company, making some kind of investment is inevitable. Costs may vary from one opportunity to the next, but at the end of the day, there’s much more to consider when determining the best direction for you, your family and your career.

To learn more about Weed Man’s Capital Requirements, click HERE.

Brand Awareness

When you invest in a franchise business, you’re buying into a brand – a brand that has likely been around for a number of years (in Weed Man’s case, close to 50!). With that, comes recognition. Whereas, when you start your own company from the ground up, you are completely new to market. Prospects won’t know who you are, your brand and what services you offer.

Learn more about Weed Man’s recent Awards & Accolades HERE.
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Acquiring everything you need to start a business – from your equipment, office supplies, technology (website, CRM, accounting, etc.) – can be time consuming, not to mention expensive and oftentimes, labor intensive. So, ask yourself…are you okay with reinventing the wheel, or would you rather have proven systems in place to get your business up and running? When you franchise, you’re not only investing in a brand, you’re also buying into tried and true systems.

Training & Support

Did you know? When you become a Weed Man franchisee, you’ll attend an in-depth training session at corporate office, covering all aspects of business operations, including administration, technical, marketing, digital, business planning and budgeting. And the support doesn’t stop there! Franchise systems like ours also host regular webinars and in-person meetings, annual conferences, summer meetings and more, to ensure your complete, long-term success. In addition to that, at Weed Man, your local and experienced franchisor is never more than a phone call away and serves as a personal consultant and mentor, providing experience, guidance and encouragement.

There are many factors to consider when making the decision to invest in a franchise versus starting your own business – we’ve just scratched the surface – so, stay tuned for Franchising vs Independent Start-Ups: Part 2.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for an affordable investment, an existing business owner looking to diversify, or simply eager to become your own boss, Weed Man Lawn Care can help you achieve your career aspirations. Want to learn more? Request a consultation, download our brochure or send us a message on our live chat today!