October 14, 2011 // Franchising.com // TORONTO – Canada’s number one lawn care franchise, Weed Man, is making it easier for potential candidates to own a franchise with a new financing program. The program, which launched September 15, 2011, offers franchise owners up to $40,000 in financing.
The Weed Man franchise is a great business opportunity for existing lawn care professionals and those interested in exploring new career opportunities. Franchising with Weed Man offers business owners the opportunity to open their own lawn care company with the support of corporate including a solid business plan and marketing backing. Typical start-up costs for a Weed Man franchise ranges from $40,000-$50,000 including training, software and equipment. The financing program is available to all candidates who have a good credit rating.
“At Weed Man we realize the limitations that exist on funding options for entrepreneurs and our goal is to be able to provide a solution to that,” said Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Turf Holdings, Inc. and Weed Man USA. “We truly believe in the strengths of our systems and the high level of support our company offers. Our current franchise owners are successful and we want to be able to make it possible for other entrepreneurs to be successful in our system as well.”
While other businesses are closing or cutting back, Weed Man is hiring more employees and growing despite the uncertain economy. Over the past two years, Weed Man franchises have reported 15-20 percent growth on average. For more than 40 years, Weed Man has been helping franchise owners reach their full potential with tried and true systems and unparalleled business support.
“The success of the franchise system presents us with the perfect opportunity to be able to offer the financing program to potential franchisees,” Lemcke said. “The program is another thing we can add to the support we provide new and existing franchisees. We are with them every step of the way, from the beginning to the end.”
There are over 250 Weed Man territories across the nation providing environmentally responsible fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services, and the company is expanding rapidly. The company has a strong focus on franchise development with a centralized focus to reach growth goals. Weed Man is currently focusing development efforts in Northwestern, Western and Eastern states including California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, among others. The company calls for up to 800 total Weed Man territories to be established across the nation in the next 10 years.
For franchise opportunity information, call (905) 579-4000 or visit www.WeedManFranchise.com.
Founded in Mississauga, Ontario, in 1970 by Des and Brenda Rice, Weed Man, Canada’s No. 1 lawn care provider, is a network of locally owned and operated lawn care professionals providing environmentally responsible fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services. For the past 40 years, Weed Man's promise has always been the same: Weed Man treats every lawn as if it was their own and provides customers with honest and open communication. Weed Man entered the U.S. market in 1995 through a licensing agreement with Turf Holdings, Inc. Today Weed Man sub franchisors help support franchisees in over 250 territories throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.weedmanusa.com.