"Driven Landscapes"

Discussion in 'Franchising' started by Love the Green Biz, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good point.
     
  2. Mitty87

    Mitty87 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It looks like they are cheaper to get into and take less commission but what do you really get for that $25,000 and 7%? I'm sure they must offer something but you will find that out I guess.

    What makes you want to lean towards going the franchise route or are you just curious?
     
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  3. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I'm not interested in going the route-I'm doing preliminary research for a webinar (which I hope can be interesting enough-if not then I won't be presenting it). So far no one has been upfront with what you get for your money. A lot of vagueness.

    $25,000 is the lowest number to date but skimming 7% off the gross will affect the bottom line radically. Weed Man is a pesticide franchise and they have good reviews from their franchisees but are not received well by our industry's members due to strong arm tactics in securing clients for services-very aggressive. I've heard tell that their take is 5-6% but no up front number yet on cost. 5-6% is doable when your gross margins are in the 40s. 7% is a killer when your margins are in the 10-20% range.
     

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