I want my own business, but where do I start?

Jim’s Mowing Franchisees tailor their businesses to fit their lifestyle goals perfectly. Are you looking to build a business with over a million dollars in revenue, or are you just looking to supplement your retirement income with a 6-figure income in 9 or 10 months while you spend your winters down south? Jim’s Mowing franchisees choose only the jobs they enjoy, set their own schedule and set their own prices. No business experience? You don’t need any. Bring your optimism and enthusiasm and we’ll provide all the systems and support you’ll need to be successful.

I want my own business, but where do I start?

Jim’s Mowing Franchisees tailor their businesses to fit their lifestyle goals perfectly. Are you looking to build a business with over a million dollars in revenue, or are you just looking to supplement your retirement income with a 6-figure income in 9 or 10 months while you spend your winters down south? Jim’s Mowing franchisees choose only the jobs they enjoy, set their own schedule and set their own prices. No business experience? You don’t need any. Bring your optimism and enthusiasm and we’ll provide all the systems and support you’ll need to be successful.

Step 1

Request the Infopack and watch the video series

Below you will find an in depth video series covering the questions we get asked most often on a ride along.
Your best first step is to request an Infopack and continue watching the video below.
REQUEST YOUR INFO PACK NOW

Step 2

Schedule an Introduction Call

Now that you’ve watched the video series, schedule an Introduction Call to get straight answers to all your questions.

Step 3

Book a ride along

Spend the day with a Jim, get your hands dirty, ask questions and learn all you can. We think you’re really going to love it… just as much as we do!

Step 4

Disclosure Package

After your ride-along, request a disclosure package. This package contains all the documents you will need to sign, financial disclosures on the Franchisors, the manuals and the phone numbers of all the Franchisees past and present. Your 14-Day cooling off period begins now.
LISTEN TO OUR TESTIMONIALS

Step 5

Due Diligence

Use your 14-Day cooling off period to take the disclosure package to your accountant, business advisor and lawyer for advice, and call as many of our Franchisees as you wish and ask questions concerning their experience as a Jim’s Mowing Franchisee.

You can also use your 14-day cooling off period to begin your classroom and field training. One of the best things about a Jim’s Franchise is that you can take all the training before you buy.

step 6

Book your 6-day training in Melbourne

That’s correct, you can take our entire 6-Day training course and learn everything we know about running a landscape maintenance business without purchasing a franchise, for free (you only pay for your flights, meals and accommodation on campus).

MELBOURNE TRAINING IS NOW ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19

Step 7

Sign your document package and make payment

Now that you know everything we do, you’ve spoken to all our Franchisees and they’ve confirmed that this is not “too good to be true”, you’re ready to sign your Franchise agreement and start your 10 days of field training in Vancouver, BC.

Step 8

Complete your 10-Day training in Vancouver

Spend 10 days with us learning the tools, how to quote and perform the work profitably, productively and cost effectively. This is also when we will be supplying you with the software and training to run your business like a well-oiled machine. We’ll have you booking jobs, invoicing and collecting payments with confidence in no time!

Introduction - Start here!

Welcome to JimsMowingFranchise.com. Thinking that you’d like to start your own business but not sure where to start? The best thing anyone can do when thinking of purchasing a Jim’s Mowing Franchise is to book a ride along and see what it’s like being a Jim. This series of videos is basically a virtual ride-along day with us. You don’t get to get your hands dirty and try all the cool tools, but you do get the answers to most of the questions that we get on a ride along. Start your learning process here, and then book a real ride along with us as soon as you’re ready!

The Virtual Ride Along

Jim’s Mowing Franchisees in Canada earn between $150,000 and $500,000 per year in gross revenue. We have more than enough business for double the Franchisees we have now.  In 2018 we turned away over 1,400 new customers because we didn’t have enough Franchisees to service demand. New Franchisees can take as much work as they want, wherever they want, whenever they want. As long as our customers are well serviced, you can build the business of your dreams.

The initial franchise cost is $27,500. Training is included, but you will need to budget approximately $3,500 for travel expenses for flights, meals and accommodation at our 25-acre training campus complete with hotel and conference centre in Australia. Our base model aluminum Jim’s Mowing trailer is $9,895 and our base equipment package is $5,800.00. Both the trailer and equipment can be leased from our leasing partners. ***Because of Covid-19 travel restrictions training is online. Travel to Australia is not required.***

$688.50 a month franchise fee (Fixed – Not a percentage of revenue) – Net of $90 compliance discount.

$153.00 advertising fund. Everyone pays into this fund every month so we can advertise the brand collectively and bring in new business. In 2018 we brought in over 3,000 new customers in BC (and we had to turn away 1,400 of them because we didn’t have enough franchisees to service them).

$14.29 per lead. When you need new/more customers, we will send you new leads for $14.29 each. The first 50 leads for all new franchisees are free.

The short answer? We don’t. Jim’s Mowing is one of the only franchise systems in the world where we do not charge a percentage-based franchise fee. With Jim’s Mowing you can build your business as large as you like, with multiple vehicles and trailers, while always paying our flat monthly franchise fee ($688.50) no matter how big your business gets. You get the opportunity to build the business of your dreams, big or small, and your franchisor is always supporting your choice. With Jim’s Mowing there is no franchisor always pushing you to work more because they may a percentage of your revenue.

Why are fixed fees so important?

Will I get enough work?

How do you generate business for us?

What is the advertising fund?

Do I need experience?

How much training and support?

How Will I Know How Much Should I Charge?

Quoting is one of the most difficult skills to master in the trades. It takes most tradespeople several years to learn how to quote effectively, but our coaches at Jim’s Mowing have broken down the process into simple steps that are easy to learn, so we’ll have you quoting like a pro in no time. In addition, you’ll have over 45 franchisees  helping and supporting you every day. We’re all in this together.

Online Learning Only During Covid-19

How much flexibility will I have?

What about winters?

Are there fees in the winter?

Get in touch with us about starting your Jim’s Mowing franchise today

I’m a 43 year old man, I’m in charge of my self, I’m in charge of my own destiny… that’s it!

Stephan

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