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Things to Consider Before Franchising

Featuring Weed Man Tampa Bay Owner, Joe Chiellini

Joe Chiellini, owner of Weed Man Tampa Bay as well as president and CEO of ASI Landscape Management was recently featured in the Landscape Management article “5 Things to Consider Before Franchising”. As mentioned in the article, here are the 5 points to consider:

1. Take your time.
2. Research, research, research.
3. Meet face to face.
4. Understand it’s not a quick fix for your business.
5. Be ready for change.

In the article Joe Chiellini expands on how crucial numbers 2 & 3 are. Below we have provided a synopsis of Joe’s remarks.

Research, Research, Research

“Do your homework,” Chiellini says. “We looked at other franchises to see who has the best support, and to see who has the best systems because those are the two things that are going to be most important for a franchisee getting off the ground.”

Joe Chiellini and his partner Mark Almeda also magnified how great Weed Man’s support system is compared to others.

“Many of them set you up, get you going and then you’re on your own. … If you fail, they just come in and buy it up,” he says, “It’s about making you successful, and that’s what you want to be. That’s what (new franchisees) all need to feel from the very beginning.”

Meet face to face

Chiellini mentioned how important it was for him and his team to meet Weed Man’s upper management and corporate team.

""Make sure that whoever the owner is, whoever you’re buying from, is willing to get in the car, get on an airplane and come see you,” he says. “That’s what sold me with [Jennifer Lemcke, Weed Man’s CEO]. She flew into Tampa, came and saw us and said, ‘I want to do business with you.""

Owning your own business is exciting and rewarding, and franchising helps you minimize the risks and maximize the opportunity. To read the full Landscape Management article, please click here.

If you are interested in learning more about franchising with Weed Man, request a free consultation here: weedmanfranchise.com/contact