Getting Your Franchise Started
There’s no doubt that the early stages of opening your commercial landscaping franchise will have a lasting impact on your business. It’s important to start off strong so that you can get to work quickly and efficiently. U.S. Lawns has more than 35 years of experience starting commercial landscape maintenance businesses from scratch, and we know exactly how to help franchisees start off on the right foot. Here, we’ll review a few of the ways we help our franchisees get their businesses up and running.
We work with our franchisees extensively before they sign their franchise agreements in order to ensure they have a solid understanding of what starting a commercial landscape maintenance business entails. Our Discovery Process begins when you complete the Request for More Information on this site. Once we receive your request, a member of our team will be in contact to discuss your interest and begin the comprehensive process that will help you determine if U.S. Lawns is right for you. That process includes:
- A review of our franchise disclosure document to learn the ins and outs of the investment details.
- Thorough conversations with our franchising team
- Additional conversations with existing franchisees to hear about what it is like to be a part of the U.S. Lawns network. The Power of the Network is something we are very proud of as a brand and we know you’ll be impressed with what they have to say.
- A visit to the U.S. Lawns Headquarters in Orlando, Florida to meet the leadership team and spend a day with us to learn more about our company culture and review any final questions.
All of this groundwork will help you develop clear expectations of what will be needed in the early days of your business operation, as well as what level of return on investment you can reasonably expect.
Tapping into Our Resources
U.S. Lawns has vast resources that we make available to our franchisees. Tapping into these resources is one of the most important things you can do when starting a commercial landscaping business with us.
Of course, we’ll be there to provide you with training and work by your side as your business prepares to open its doors. You’ll spend time with our team of experts at our Orlando headquarters learning how to most effectively provide services, find well-qualified employees, leverage our well-established brand name, and more. But the support doesn’t end there. We’ll continue to work toward helping you simplify operations by providing you with…
- The services of a call center to book appointments
- Marketing assistance to help you find new customers
- Exclusive discounts on landscaping supplies and equipment
- The expertise to provide multiple, high-demand lines of service
Mastering and effectively utilizing these resources is an important way to get your business started strong: they all have the potential to help you grow while saving you money and other resources.
Finding the Right Location
Your business will need to be centrally-located in a place that’s easily accessed by you and your employees. Because U.S. Lawns is not a retail store, setting up a business office doesn’t involve many of the hassles that go along with other franchises. Along these lines, we’ll also assign you a clearly-defined territory when you become a franchisee. You’ll be the only U.S. Lawns franchisee within your territory, helping you to clearly map out your target customers, competition and find a great location that’s optimally positioned to help you serve the businesses in your territory.
Once your new location has been found, we’ll guide you toward setting it up with just the right signage, fixtures, technology, and other necessities. If you have no experience starting up a new business, you can rest easy that we’ll walk you through each step.
These are just a few of the important steps you’ll work through as you start a commercial landscaping business with U.S. Lawns. The best way to get information on the full process is to contact us – we’re ready to fill you in on what to expect.