After spending more than 20 years in the franchised mowing and gardening business we have concluded that this industry in Australia needs a new lease of life.
We have used our knowledge of the market in Australia to create what we believe is the best franchised mowing and gardening business available.
FOX offers you the opportunity to combine your skills with our knowledge and expertise to build a business that will offer you independence, financial reward and flexibility.
OUR HISTORY / OUR PEOPLE
Phil & Liz Maunder purchased a Jim’s Mowing franchise in Melbourne in 1989. Phil & Liz were one of the first to purchase a Jim’s Mowing franchise and they moved to Adelaide in late 1990 to become the first ever franchisors in Jim’s Mowing.
Over the next 15 years Phil & Liz built Jim’s Mowing in Adelaide from scratch into a household name where it had in excess of 170 franchisees in 2005 when the business was sold.
Over the following years Phil consulted to the Jim’s Group head office in various roles, including franchisee and franchisor training, mowing division support, and coaching franchisors.
Phil has also consulted to various start up franchise systems.
However, over his last year as a consultant with Jim’s he saw the opportunity to establish and build a new franchised lawnmowing & gardening business in Australia with a focus on exemplary client and franchise owner service. Hence the launch of FOX Mowing & Gardening.
HOW FOX WORKS
Franchise owners are granted a territory. You can choose the territory you like, however most franchise owners will choose one close to home.
The territory is a base to build your business from but you are not confined to its borders. Initially you will receive work from outside your territory as well, however as time progresses and you build up more and more regular clients within your territory your round will become more compact and you will travel less and less.
The Franchisor will invest at least $5000 from every franchise sale into an initial marketing campaign. This will enable FOX franchise owners to quickly build their business and regular client base. Therefore from your first day you will receive new leads from FOX, and if needed you will be supported with a Turnover Guarantee.
THE FOX TURNOVER GUARANTEE
The Turnover Guarantee is simple. For the 12 weeks of your business your turnover guarantee is a minimum of $1000 pw, for weeks 13 thru to 24 your turnover guarantee is a minimum of $1500 pw.
If your turnover doesn’t meet this guaranteed amount then we will pay you the difference.
Conditions to qualify for this turnover guarantee are also simple. You need to be able to take on new work Monday thru to Saturday, you have to accept all work within a 25km radius from your territory and convert at least 80% of the leads you receive from FOX.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES FRANCHISOR
Franchisors support franchisees. They:
- Arrange your initial personlaised training
- Conduct ongoing in the filed training and business reviews
- Organise regular franchise owner meetings, including professional development and networking
- Organise the group advertising, marketing and social media initiatives
- Provide on-call franchise, business and technical support
- Manage the incoming calls and contacts from clients and allocate work leads
- Manage customer service
Franchise owners are responsible for:
- Responding to and making the most of every lead and generating local business
- Network with other FOX franchise owners, local suppliers and service providers
- Manage your own schedule
- Invoice and receive payments from your own clients
- Actively participate in franchise owner meetings and ongoing personalised training provided by the franchisor.
BUSINESS GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
One of key benefits of being a FOX franchise owner is that when you commence, your territory size will be significant.
Over time this enables you to build a significant client base, and will allow you to either sell off parts of your territory or take on employees and add another trailer (or multiple trailers to your business).
This will allow a FOX franchise owner to receive excellent capital gains, build your business almost without limit, or both.