How to Find the Right Location for Your Franchise
February 28, 2019
When you are wondering how to open a franchise, one thing that may cross your mind is the location. As they say in retail, the most important factors in determining success are location, location and location. While a territory-based service business like U.S. Lawns is not so location driven, in order for it to be successful, it needs to be in a territory that has the right demographic and commercial density requirements that will put it in a position more poised for success. We make starting a franchise easy by helping our owners through the whole process. If you want to learn more about finding the right territory for your landscaping business with U.S. Lawns, here is how to do so.
Finding a Territory with the Right Demographic
Although we have over 250 locations across the country already, there are still ample territories available. When you contact us, we will have a discussion with you about available territories in your area. Anytime we offer a territory, it is because we have done the research to determine its likelihood for success. We make sure that they have enough commercial property density – which means a large population and a lot of commercial properties within a certain area.
In order for us to determine those statistics, we use CoStar – a leading provider of commercial real estate data and research. We run 10 different location types into these searches to find multiple prospective clients within the area, so our new franchise owner will have confidence in the business potential for the territory. This allows us to find the best possible territories for our franchisees! These methods could work for you too if you choose to start a landscaping business with us.
Choosing the Right Property for Your New Business
When you are looking into how to open a franchise, one thing you need to consider is what kind of franchise you want. Many entrepreneurs are looking for a storefront, whereas others want more flexibility. With U.S. Lawns, you can get your business started right from your own home. Jobs are done on commercial properties and much of your business is done online and over the phone. You may need some storage space for your equipment and as a place to dispatch your crews, but your initial need for real estate is minimal.
We don’t want you to spend more than you have to with your franchise, which is why we don’t have specific site requirements for our franchisees – we only have recommendations to make sure they are starting a franchise with confidence and the means to be successful. Once a franchise is doing steady business, we do suggest investing in a larger, permanent facility to accommodate your equipment, resources and teams.
Opening with Confidence
Starting a franchise with U.S. Lawns means you can open for business with confidence that your territory has strong potential for success. With a commercial landscaping business like U.S. Lawns, those customers could cover a wide array of demographics from homeowners’ associations to multi-family properties to even hospitals.
We’ve gone the extra mile to make sure all of our franchise owners have what they need to open their business with confidence. Our training and support prepare you for what lies ahead, and our systems and tools that help with different areas of your business. We are always there for our franchisees, well after they open their doors. There is always someone to talk to, especially in the early stages, to make sure you are starting your franchise on the right foot.
If you are looking for more information about how to open a franchise with a landscaping business like U.S. Lawns, you can reach out to us on our website!