John's gardening business
Before running my Ed's gardening franchise I worked in the police force. On leaving I took the opportunity to do something I had wanted to do for a long time, run my own gardening business. I had originally thought that I might go it alone but had two areas of concern with this. The first was marketing and how to get a big enough bang for my buck in this area, which I know can be a black hole in terms of costs. The second was that even if I got the marketing right, how could I ensure that I would be able to respond to the customer quick enough to win the job when I was busy actually doing gardens? Being a former policeman I know just how important rapid response times are! As soon as I came to an Ed's Discovery Day I knew that I would get a lot of support in both of those areas. The fact that enquiries would bounce straight to my phone was especially impressive! What's more I immediately liked the company's honest and realistic description of what was required to be successful and its dynamic approach to business. The icing on the cake is that the costs are not excessive. Decision made! I did look at other franchises alongside Ed's but there was no question which team I wanted to be part of. Very early days for me but I have high hopes for my future with Ed's.
20 August 2013
Meet some of the team.
In my previous life, I worked in landscape gardening and knew a healthy outdoors job was where I thrived. I then worked as an employee in an Ed's business and got great satisfaction from delivering really good work. When, almost two years ago, my then boss was thinking of doing something else, the opportunity..
Sarah ran her business from January 2007 to 2012, and successfully grew her business into a multi employee and vehicle business. This was her profile before selling her business on. "Starting with Ed's was a wonderful opportunity to break into a competitive industry and take control of my earnings...
Since joining Ed's I've moved my Ed's business twice to suit my personal circumstances. Ed's systems and the Office team have supported me so well through my moves. I'm now running my Ed's business in Christchurch and I'm just as happy and motivated as I was when I started almost seven years ago.
Maybe life does begin at 40. At 39, my career as a salesman in the motor industry was going nowhere. I loved gardening so I invested in an Ed's Garden Maintenance franchise. I liked the relatively low start-up costs and was given support in accountancy, marketing, business management and training. Within..