Lucy's gardening business
Ed's Garden Maintenance is the best thing that I have ever done. I ran my own gardening business but I couldn't get to the next level, so Ed's was made for me. The standard of the website is higher than I could achieve myself, and marketing isn't my strength so Ed's helped. I had a few customers working on my own, but with Ed's I have over 40 regulars and lots of one-off jobs coming through. Ed's was a springboard for me.
12 September 2013
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I recently acquired an established garden maintenance business from an existing Ed's Operator, who had spent five years growing a successful business and wanted to cash it in and do something different. I have a background in the service sector and wanted to buy my own business to run. I wasn't too worried..
I tried to set up my own gardening business before joining Ed's Garden Maintenance as an operator, but marketing, which I did not enjoy, got in the way of gardening. Now Ed's generates customers so I can do the gardens. I also enjoy the training put on by Ed's at RHS Wisley where I have access to training..
I moved to the UK from New Zealand where I worked in agriculture, so I've always been a hard working outdoor type. I was surprised how quickly my Ed's business was set up. When you start a franchise, you always feel there is a risk. But Ed's reduces the risk with support, training, advice and guaranteed..
I took redundancy after 20 years in IT support in 2008. I had done fencing, paving, strimming and mowing in my own garden and enjoy being outdoors, so I was attracted to an Ed's business opportunity. I researched several franchises as well as Ed's and got advice from the British Franchise Organisationwww.thebfa.org...