Pierre's gardening business
I bought an established garden maintenance business from an Ed's Operator. Redundancy gave me a great opportunity to do something for myself and I really wanted to run my own business. I didn't want a start-up as I needed to be generating a steady income from the start. I was attracted to an Ed's business as gardening was something I knew and enjoyed. In fact, my new business is so appealing that my wife has opted to leave her job and work with me! It is early days but I am amazed at how much work we have.
12 July 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..