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Old 12-08-2013, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jd boy View Post
Our business, currently, is strictly landscape design / construction. A lot of hardscapes, water features, etc.

I am seriously considering opening a franshised lawn application business as an extension. Anyone else go this route? I am just thinking in this aspect of the industry there is more competition than in construction, so name brand recognition would be helpful.

Obviously it would probably be cheaper and easier to simply start offering it to existing customers, but I really think I like the notion of national name recognition. The trade off is the expense.

What do you think?
Franchise to me implies low cost and low quality. The sweet taste of low cost disappears quickly and the taste of low quality remains for a long time.

I do not eat at franchise restaurants because their quality disappoints me.

Franchises cost about $100,000. For that money I can get the equipment, pay the salary for a solo crew for a year, and advertise so much that I would get more work then I could handle. Then not have to give the franchiser a cut of my sales.

I do not need a parasite with their hands in my wallet.
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