Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions

Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!

Christmas decorating franchise idea


Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions

Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-22-2007, 08:16 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,289
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Here is a Christmas decorating idea for Tiger Time Lawn Care. Maybe this could help them expand.

Lee could have his staff dressed up in Santa Helper outfits as they decorate homes with holiday lighting.

Check out what Christmas Decor's average sale is $1,255 ! Maybe this is something worthwhile to look into!

Franchisees get paid to decorate homes for Christmas - Christmas is just around the corner. And one national company is looking for people in the Lancaster area who might be interested in spreading some holiday cheer - as a career.

Christmas Decor, a franchising company that decorates homes and businesses during the holiday season, hopes some seasonal business owners buy into its niche, as a way to generate revenue during the winter months.

Franchisees put up and take down decorations and store them until the following season. Clients pay for the service.

Moore said the average price for the service is $1,255.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 09-22-2007, 08:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,289
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Here are some costume ideas the staff could wear. This could be a lot of fun and really get everyone into the Christmas spirit!

http://www.mooncostumes.com/image/5583

Or maybe here is another one.



Or another



You can find many more, just do a search for Mrs. Clause or Santa helper Costumers.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-22-2007, 08:25 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,289
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You could also make some great marketing material with this concept.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-24-2007, 05:42 PM
JMM0254
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Checked into this. It is fairly costly. The Franchise fees are well over 10k. With the requirement that you invest another 10k-30k in the startup. They say in their ad that they will finance, but there is no mention when applying or even a way to address their financing. So the way I see it, if you don't have an additional 50 grand lying around this year, at least the franchise idea with them is pretty hard to accommodate. Most of these decorating franchises are about the same, at least 10-20k needed to get started, then you have to pretty much buy as you go. Would love to get into this during the slow winter months. Anyone else out there have any contacts or information on less expensive startups (other than going to Home Depot, etc. and buying all the items, and these are not commercial products, so that isn't so great either). Would like to hear from anyone that has more info.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-24-2007, 09:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,289
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

When you sit there and think about it. Here you already started a lawn care business. You know what it takes to start a business. Am I over simplifying things here or could a lawn care business owner simply purchase lighting and hang it as needed?

What would they really need a home decor company like that for?

What's the downside to just doing this yourself?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-28-2007, 04:52 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey, Gopher, I think I agree with you on this.

Other than materials, what do you need for this business?

1) Creativity - Landscapers are creative. We know theories of placement and how to put visually appealing concepts into practice.

2) Tools - Ever met a lawn care guy who doesn't have a tall ladder and a hammer?

3) Customers - Lawn care companies are in the business of building customer trust on their property.

Christmas decorating seems like a natural extension of the lawn care industry.

Need high quality decorations? Check this: http://www.manneco.com/
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-28-2007, 06:23 PM
JMM0254
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi, tried to get a catalog request through your site, but it does not go through. Can you tell me another way to get a request to you? I don't want to post all my information on the forum here. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-28-2007, 06:58 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi: The Manneco site is NOT my site. I'm not affiliated with them in anyway. I just saw it on the web.

Thanks.
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
Yesterday 06:52 PM
by jrs.landscaping
9 190
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
Yesterday 01:26 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
25 3,583
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
Yesterday 01:21 AM
Yesterday 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 81
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
Yesterday 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 144
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
Yesterday 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 48
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
Yesterday 10:18 AM
Yesterday 10:18 AM
by BLC7
0 55
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
Yesterday 01:30 AM
Yesterday 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 48
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 89
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 291
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 580
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-21-2014 01:43 PM
by Steve
9 283
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 53
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 336
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-20-2014 04:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
100 6,056
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 332
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 117
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 184
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 117
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 901
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 412
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,405
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 591
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,762
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-13-2014 03:34 PM
by Steve
3 171
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 217
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 319
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 173
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 432
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 299
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 415
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 429
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 702
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 248
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 329
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 215
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 219
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 552
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,173
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,395
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 601
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
08-05-2014 07:12 PM
by TheBeast
30 2,025
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 806
buy out a lawn care...
rvezakis
08-05-2014 01:38 PM
08-05-2014 06:40 PM
by TheBeast
10 522
Please help
unitedlawncare48867
03-26-2014 08:29 PM
08-05-2014 05:27 PM
by TheBeast
27 1,594
Help with Estimate
donslawns
08-02-2014 09:10 AM
08-05-2014 02:24 PM
by Steve
6 464
Stuck again!!!!
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-01-2014 11:02 PM
08-05-2014 09:05 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
10 467
Mow and leaf cleanup bid
SGL1
07-29-2014 07:28 PM
08-05-2014 07:22 AM
by petscanning
25 987
Building credit
Matther777
07-27-2014 05:20 PM
08-04-2014 06:53 PM
by kslawn
17 768
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
08-04-2014 01:09 PM
by Steve
48 5,842
long time no see
Tuscan Gardens
08-02-2014 03:21 PM
08-04-2014 12:04 PM
by Steve
1 295
» Popular Tags
2wd 34'' ads apartment complex birdscaping blades charge christmas christmas light hanging commercial craigslist customers ditches employee problems exmark fall ferris financing foreman franchise gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business health holiday how much to charge husqvarna installation invoice labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lesco lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mechanic mowing new and restored landscapes new buisness new business podcast promotion riding mower running a business savannah scag seo starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky theft of services top dresser toro tree care truck new used landscape upsell walk behind walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy