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Converting your Lawn Care and Landscaping Business
Time to Achieve the Dream
When you first launched your business, you had an expectation of what that would look like: you’d probably be making a comfortable living for yourself and your family and have plenty of employees to handle projects and phone calls so you could take time off when you wanted to. But now you’ve worked hard your whole career, you’ve put in the time, you’ve built a business — why haven’t you been able to reach those goals?
Lawn care/landscaping remains a solid, necessity-based business with ongoing consumer demand. And The Grounds Guys® provides a unique opportunity for you to continue to independently own and operate your landscaping business while tapping into a wealth of resources from our national franchise system.
Is Small Business Franchise Conversion Right for You?
Entrepreneurs usually choose to open a business in an industry they’re passionate about or have experience with. The startup process can be exhilarating, but many owners aren’t prepared to deal with tasks they might be less familiar with, such as marketing, inventory, payroll, and more.
Even though opening your own lawn care and landscaping business may have been incredibly fulfilling, it can be difficult to continue to build and maintain it all on your own.
Here are some challenges that many solopreneurs face:
- Building a well-informed business plan
- Establishing a customer base from scratch
- Developing a recurring customer base
- Trying to do it all (marketing, sales, business systems, and more)
- Achieving work-life balance
- Managing the business reputation
- Finding and retaining good employees
- Maintaining a strong digital presence
These struggles are some of the key reasons why many people choose the path of small business franchise conversion. An established franchisor like The Grounds Guys can take the weight off your shoulders when you roll your business into this outstanding franchise opportunity.
Is your lawn care and landscaping business delivering to your expectations?These are the five outcomes of owning a business. How many is your landscaping business delivering for you?
- Generating the income to support what you want to be doing
- Providing for a quality lifestyle
- Creating wealth
- Giving you equity – a valuable business
- Eliminating all negative debt
Why The Grounds Guys?
A Roadmap to Professional Fulfillment
The Grounds Guys established franchise system is designed to provide you the tools, along with business management and leadership training that help you fulfill that desire.
Are you shouldering all marketing and business development responsibilities, consuming all the precious time you want to spend with family and friends?
When you pursue The Grounds Guys franchise, many of these responsibilities are streamlined with the franchise systems in place, allowing you to focus on establishing and growing your business. It's all possible because of The Grounds Guys’ time-tested systems, strong vendor relationships with preferred discounts, and a national reputation for service excellence.
Industry Recognition Earned through Years of Success
There is a reason why The Grounds Guys is an award-winning landscaping franchise that consistently draws such high interest among new investors. There are several reasons. The company has:
- 12 years of business success
- 200+ franchises in operation
- Frequent recognition on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® and the Franchise Times Top 200 lists
- Multiple "Best Franchise for Veterans" awards
However, more important than the accolades is our business model that provides the ongoing training, technology, networking opportunities, brand recognition, and vendor discounts that help put you in the best position for your lawn care services business to thrive.
A Code of Values to Work and Live By
As part of the Neighborly® community of home service companies, The Grounds Guys follow a Code of Values that each employee is encouraged to support and know by heart and with heart.
The Code of Values serves as a set of universal guidelines we strive to adhere to, from the bottom of the organization to the top. Any meeting of three or more employees of Neighborly companies begins by reciting the Code of Values.
Many companies may talk about their values. However, our franchise owners chose to live them.
What We Do
The Resources You Need and More.
Our franchise owners are our top priority. We understand feeling secure in your business means being prepared, so we are committed to supporting you with all the information, tools, and resources you need for your business to thrive.
To do that, we provide you access to ongoing marketing and support in the following areas:
- Setting up office systems and day-to-day operations
- Technology training, including operation of our proprietary software systems
- Education in The Grounds Guys business systems, culture, and team development
- Tested marketing strategies, local marking consulting, and access to marketing collateral
- Finance management and business strategy
- Technology and software training
- Ongoing training and development
Personalized Support from Beginning to End
- We designate a Sure Start Consultant who will guide you through every step of opening your Grounds Guys franchise
- We then assign you a Franchise Business Coach who will support you as your business grows
Regional and National ConferencesThe Grounds Guys and our parent company, Neighborly, offer regional and national conferences that provide our franchise owners the opportunity to gather, share and learn together. There's nothing like talking "shop" with fellow franchisees —they just understand the business! Each year the home office goes above and beyond to provide refresher training on best practices and introductions to new trends and technologies.
Ideal Conversion Franchise Owner
Franchising as a Small Business Growth StrategyWhen you choose to roll-in your lawn care or landscaping business into The Grounds Guys franchise, you benefit from a large support network. There’s an established system that helps put things in order, helping you take care of many tasks so you can focus on your passions and talents. It’s still your business, but you’re using franchising as a small business growth strategy and a path to better work-life balance.
Ready to Learn More?
A Part of the Neighborly® Family of Service Brands
Not only will you enjoy the extensive support and services provided by The Grounds Guys with your lawn and landscape franchise, but you will also become part of Neighborly, the world's largest and fastest-growing family of home service brands with 29 home service brands and more than 4,800 franchises in nine countries.
As a part of Neighborly, The Grounds Guys franchise owners may gain exposure and leads via customers of other Neighborly brand franchises in their community. We also offer cross-marketing promotions and campaigns to generate business for our Neighborly family of home service brands. This is just one more way The Grounds Guys supports you.