Lawnmowing, Gardening & Outdoor Franchises in NZ
Lawnmowing franchises took off in the early 1990s and brought franchising to the attention of the New Zealand public. They are still one of the most popular ways to get into business as they require only a low investment.
Outdoor franchises are not restricted to mowing lawns - they can offer all sorts of outdoor work, garden maintenance, section clearing, lawncare, tree trimming, gardening and building maintenance. Some will find customers and do the quoting for you; others encourage you to build your own business. Some may let you employ others.
This means that when you’re looking for a lawnmowing, gardening or outdoor franchise, it’s important to do more than ask ‘How much does it cost?’ and ‘What experience do I need? Do your research – we recommend putting in an hour of research for every $1000 that you plan to invest. Apart from talking to the franchisor and asking them lots of questions, it’s also a good idea to talk to franchisees who are already running the business to get all the information you need before you open your own business.
While there are many good lawnmowing, gardening and outdoor franchise opportunities for sale, they are all different. Some offer work guarantees or income guarantees, but you need to be clear on what’s really guaranteed. Before making your decision, you should consult a lawyer specialising in franchises. You’ll also want to know how much you can make from a lawnmowing, gardening or outdoor business so consult a financial advisor or accountant experienced in franchising. If you need finance, there are a number of banks which specialise in financing lawnmowing, gardening and outdoor franchises.
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