Steve's gardening business
I'd often thought it would be great to have my own gardening business but part of me was scared of the responsibility of it. The idea became even more attractive when I started working for an Ed's Operator and got to see first hand how successful those guys can be. When my boss decided to move abroad, I knew I would always regret it if I didn't take a leap of faith and buy her business. That was only a few months ago and I'm still shaping my business. However, the support I've had from Ed's, both practical and motivational, has been great and I can't believe how much more confident I've become already.
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...