When we were germinating our White Shovel concept we knew we had hit on something potentially big. Our systematized business model is based on the need of the vast number of people who want a service somewhere between simple lawn mowing and full on landscape design. It took a few years of “kicking around ideas” to prototype, but once the White Shovel system came to light, we started to see the dollars come in.
Each client has three appointments under the White Shovel APF system – Assessment of the project, Photos of what the finished work will look and a Final appointment to ensure customer satisfaction.
Micaiah – who has always had an interest in technology – designed centralized software that can be used throughout all company operations, from incoming leads, to pricing, to design, to where specific plants could be purchased for specific locations…east, west, north and south.
Landscape design, garden bed makeover, flower bed mulching, yard planning – for the past 11 years we have built a solid reputation throughout Alabama and North Carolina as the “go to” place for every element of lawn care under the sun. Now may be the time for you to become part of our growing White Shovel team as a franchisee.
One question potential franchise owners sometimes ask is, “Why should I buy a franchise? Why can’t I just go out and start my own business?” Certainly, some people do enter the business world in that manner. So, what is the real value of purchasing a franchise rather than “going it alone”?
On your own, you might well experience a large “learning curve.” What are the right types of publications to advertise in? What type of insurance should I carry? Are there collateral materials that would best market my business?
Without the professional training, business experience, or connections it takes to succeed, it is difficult to get off the ground. Many small business owners begin by hiring outside individuals with experience just for advice. Let’s face it. Opening your own business independently takes time and money.
That isn’t to say that franchising doesn’t require time and money, also. However, as a franchisee, you enjoy a number of advantages that a stand-alone, independent start-up does not. You begin with the accumulated experience, know-how, business practices and operating plan that come with a franchise.
As a franchisee, you enjoy name-brand recognition and a network of support provides an immediate and distinct competitive edge over the independent, stand-alone business. You can avoid that costly trial-and-error period that causes so many problems for start-up businesses. As a franchisee, you’ll “hit the ground running.”
The White Shovel opportunity gives you the ready-made framework within which to build a successful business.
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