Zoran's gardening business
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 about which business sector it was in but wanted to put my money into a sound investment which would fund a decent lifestyle and generate a sound return on my initial investment. I also wanted a business which had the potential for significant future growth. It is early days but things are running very smoothly so far. The transition period has been so smooth, with the vendor doing their utmost to support me to get up and running. I am very pleased to be part of Ed's and feel the potential for my business is huge. What's more I wonder where else I could buy a business generating a 20% return on investment after drawing a decent salary!.
01 February 2013
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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...
A little initiative pays off a lot. After being made redundant twice from jobs in the city I'd had enough of office life. I started my Ed's Garden Maintenance franchise in 2009. My office skills have proved transferable - part of the job is having a good rapport with people and cross selling to generate..