Investing in a franchise can lead to an extremely rewarding career, but only if you start off on the right foot. Every franchise opportunity offers some sort of training, whether it be a simple manual or an in-depth, weeks-long course. Here at U.S. Lawns, our goal is to make sure our franchisees feel confident in their business, so we incorporated different types of training into our opportunity. If you are looking to invest in a landscaping franchise, we may be the perfect opportunity for you. Our training program will teach you how to get a franchise started and show you everything you need to know about your new business, and then we will even help you implement what you learned. Our in-depth training and ongoing support put our franchise owners in a great position when they open their location. Here are the different types of training we offer.
Your first step in the process is the initial training. This comes after you sign the franchise agreement and pay the franchise fee. For this, you will fly down to our headquarters in Orlando, Florida, and spend five days learning the ins and outs of how to get a franchise started and meet members of our leadership team. In addition to the operational side of a franchise and getting it up and running, during your five days here you also learn all the other aspects of the business such as horticulture, agronomics, scheduling and estimating jobs, and networking. By the end of your time at our headquarters, you will understand everything there is to know about running a landscaping franchise and how to implement our tested and proven business model.
After your initial training, we will still be there to help guide you through your development period. This time period is typically the first year after you open your franchise. Every new business owner faces a few hiccups along the way as they get their business up and running, but we are there to help make sure things continue to run smoothly. A member of the development team will take multiple trips to your location to show you how to operate your business. With a U.S. Lawns franchise, you know you have someone to turn to every step of the way.
After your first year, you will feel confident in the different areas of your business and will probably have everything down pat. But there is always room to grow and improve! Because of this, we host annual conferences for our franchisees to come and hear about the latest trends in the industry, learn about best practices and different problems that other franchisees have faced, and connect with different owners across the country. We have also developed an intranet for our franchisees to stay connected. We pride ourselves on the Power of the Network that the intranet and conferences bring to help us grow together as a united brand.
In addition to the conferences and the intranet, we also have regional conferences, gardener and crew member training online, and boot camp training programs that are specific to business developers and account managers. During these boot camps, we coach the people on your team to help them grow your business effectively. This ongoing training keeps you up to date on everything that has to do with your franchise and the industry as a whole, so you can provide the best services to your customers.
In addition to all the training we provide our franchisees, we also offer a ton of support. We are always there for our franchisees, because we recognize that their success is our own success. We help our franchise owners find customers, answer any questions they may have about their business, and walk through any issues that may arise.
Our training and support have led to over 250 franchisees growing their landscaping franchises. From the moment you find out how to get a franchise started with us through your first year, we are constantly there for you to make sure you have key tools to be successful.
We have thought of everything when it comes to showing franchisees how to get a franchise started and growing successfully with their new landscaping franchise. Find out more about our training and support by reaching out to us.