Steve's gardening business
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 a year, I exceeded all my expectations. Five years later I have 70 regular customers and two staff and can afford to take time out to be a volunteer coach at a children's cricket academy. I've just signed up for my second five-year term with Ed's and my business supports the whole family, so my wife is considering leaving her job.
21 August 2013
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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..
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 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..