Owning your own business is great – you are independent, have greater control over your life, gain important skills – but independent entrepreneurs often get hung up on the fact that they have to do it all alone. Without a supportive network in place, lone business owners are bogged down in the day-to-day aspects of their businesses, making it harder to grow.
Investing in landscaping franchises, on the other hand, grants you access to an entire network of people and mentors who help you get all the perks of business ownership without the stress of doing it all on your own. Here are some of the people that are in your corner from the beginning of your franchise journey.
The person you will work with most closely when you get started as a franchisee as well as throughout the life of your business is your personal mentor. This mentor-mentee relationship is incredibly helpful as you transition into the role of franchise owner, especially if you are one of the growing number of lawn care professionals converting their businesses into landscaping franchises.
The personal business mentor guides you through the process of converting your business, showing you the ropes of the new franchise and helping you implement the tools that will help your business grow. Not only that, but a business mentor will be a source of support for you when you are learning how to balance your different roles and take on the responsibilities of franchise owner.
Join a franchise that comes with the power of a great network of experts who use their experience to help your business where you need it. One of the main benefits of investing in a franchise is the assistance you will get with things like marketing, which is an area that most owners of landscaping franchises aren’t experts in.
Professional marketing strategies and resources – created by professional marketing teams – have a huge impact on your business. It is important to cultivate a professional appearance in person and through marketing materials in any industry, but it is especially important in a service business like landscaping. Corporate teams help you create this professional reputation, using their experience to assist you wherever you need it.
When you join a franchise network, make sure not to overlook one of your most important support resources: your fellow franchise owners. These are the people who have been in your shoes before, and may have even overcome the exact challenge you are facing. They know all the tips and tricks to staying sane and being profitable and are a resource that should not be ignored.
Other franchisees are a great source anytime you need to bounce around ideas, come up with creative solutions to problems, or get answers to your questions. The other franchise owners know exactly what it’s like to be new to the brand or new business owners, so they can be fountains of information.
If you’re looking for a way to be your own boss or take your existing landscaping business to the next level, consider joining the U.S. Lawns’ network. Our brand is built on values, and we are the right choice if you want to scale your business and grow as an owner. Learn more about conversion opportunities!