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Homecare & Property Maintenance
£2,000+ per week (as per 2019)
nicenstripy is the most established gardening and lawn care service franchise in the UK currently celebrating 25 years of success, with a reputation of providing a reliable, high-quality service.
With the nicenstripy induction course, a complete amateur can be assured that when they pass the course, they will be able to provide the level of service nicenstripy requires. The induction course covers all aspects of running the business together with hands-on equipment training for which professional industry qualifications are obtained.
It doesn’t stop with the induction course, the franchise model also provides ongoing training that covers particular aspects of the business in far more detail where additional qualifications are often obtained.
In addition to ongoing training, nicenstripy provides regular meetings where franchisees can talk with each other and discuss opportunities for additional income, the results of new equipment under test, feedback on how well nicenstripy is performing as a group and more.
Not only is nicenstripy the oldest gardening franchise in the UK it is also the slowest growing franchise!
The reason it has expanded slower than all its competitors is simple – it selects franchisees very carefully. nicenstripy takes pride that all its franchisees have achieved their own goals and reached their own success target. It does not have any unsuccessful franchisees. nicenstripy does not take on more new franchisees than it can successfully manage, that way it can ensure every new franchise owner achieves their personal aims.
What services does nicenstripy offer customers?
The core business is grass cutting. In addition, it offers a whole range of services from lawn care (feeding and weeding lawns), hedge cutting, leaf removal, spraying weeds in hard areas (patio and driveways), right through to full garden maintenance for domestic customers.
nicenstripy also provides a range of services to the commercial market from simply cutting their lawn areas right through to full grounds maintenance. In particular, it services many care homes and should any of these be within your area nicenstripy will assist with the quoting process.
How does the nicenstripy franchise business model work?
Utilising the niceneasy office system, your work is booked for the year ahead on a daily basis. Therefore, you know each week what works you need to carry out and how much income you will generate in doing so.
You plan your own activities and run your business to suit your lifestyle unless you require help. For the first 90 days (officially) your mentor will help and advise you every step of the way. Although nicenstripy has found that mentors build such a repour with new franchisees that they tend to become friends and help forever.
When joining nicenstripy you join the nicenstripy family, where help and advice are freely given by everybody, no matter what time of day because existing franchisees have experienced all the mistakes you would possibly make before you make them. Communication is easy and almost instant with every franchise business owner.
What attributes is nicenstripy looking for in franchisees?
You need to be hardworking and be able to communicate with potential customers. Ideally, you should also be reasonably fit, but, if not, don’t worry, as you will become very fit within your first year. If you enjoy the outdoor lifestyle then this opportunity is for you.
Ideally aged between 21 to 55 female or male, you need to be enthusiastic, energetic and committed to providing a reliable, high-quality service! Existing franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds such as car manufacturing, accountancy, couriers, driving instructor and many more. The training is second to none!
Do I need previous gardening experience?
No, few of its existing franchisees have any professional gardening experience or even of running a business. The initial training you receive will cover everything you require in your first year and the nicenstripy ongoing training, support and use of niceneasy office will ensure you become the leading gardening service quickly within your exclusive franchise area.
Are there any ongoing costs in running my nicenstripy business?
A fixed monthly management services fee will be paid after you have been running your business for 90 days. In addition, you will have insurances, fuel, lease payments for your vehicle, vehicle and equipment maintenance and general business running costs.
Will I be provided an exclusive territory?
The area will be agreed upon between the franchisor and the franchisee as you have greater knowledge of your local area. The majority of existing areas can service three to four vans but if not large enough for you, an additional area can be purchased at a discounted rate. Many existing franchisees want to have a work-life balance after their first year and may decide to only take on enough work to ensure that balance is maintained.
How much does a nicenstripy franchisee earn?
What you earn depends on the effort you put in. The first year is hard work and you will be encouraged to maximise your income. Once established, you decide how much you require to earn, whilst maintaining your work-life balance.
In 2019, the average nicenstripy franchisee achieved in excess of £2,000 per week with some achieving more than double that.
Is income guaranteed?
Income depends upon the effort you put in. The bigger your effort the bigger the reward!
No franchisor can guarantee your income as there are too many variable factors. nicenstripy does everything it can to ensure a new franchisee’s success even running a new pilot operation to ascertain the effectiveness of all the nicenstripy activities.
What do you receive for the investment?
Essentially, you receive everything you require to run your business in the first year or two with the exclusion of a van, which you will acquire independently. It includes your initial training costs where you will obtain industry recognised professional qualifications and covers all aspects from running a business, use of the niceneasy Office system, machinery maintenance and practical training on how to mow a lawn correctly.
Your equipment including lawnmowers, brush cutters, hedge cutters, backpack sprayers, a variety of hand tools etc. These are provided as part of your initial equipment inventory. In fact, everything you will need to generate a reasonable first-year turnover. The livery for the vehicle you select from the list is also included in your start-up costs.
Most importantly, your investment includes your Franchise Launch Programme, which enables you to get up and running quickly with enquiries being generated almost immediately. The launch of your business is without question the most important aspect of ensuring you receive enquiries and new customers quickly and efficiently.
Last but not least your nicenstripy uniform which sets you apart from your competitors.
What are the franchise terms of agreement and renewal?
The franchise agreement is initially for five years with an automatic renewal period of an additional five years. It is a well-written document that has been approved by the British Franchise Association as being fair to both parties. Indeed, everybody that has been offered the Franchise Agreement has signed it!
Where is nicenstripy looking for franchisees?
nicenstripy’s reputation for providing a high-quality reliable service has unfortunately caused nicenstripy a few problems, as not everybody can be serviced with its existing network of franchisees and it is therefore looking to expand in a number of areas. The following list will be treated as a priority as it already receives a large number of enquiries from those areas: Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Coventry, Derby, Ipswich, Leicester, Luton, Maidstone, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Walsall.
Why is the nicenstripy franchise a good investment?
Joining nicenstripy as a franchisee is like joining a new family. Not only will you be welcomed by existing franchisees but offered advice and help whenever required.
The ongoing training, marketing, equipment and operating systems have been specifically developed for nicenstripy and this is what sets it apart from competitors. This in turn allows nicenstripy to offer a reliable, professional service to customers.
How do I start setting up my own nicenstripy franchise?
The first step is to fill out the enquiry form on this page to get in touch and download the nicenstripy prospectus. Step two is to make contact with the franchise director to arrange a meeting. This is NOT an interview! This is simply a meeting where considerably more information is obtained and at the same time, the franchise director will obtain information from you to assess your suitability to the nicenstripy franchise.
No pressure will be put on you and even if you decide you want to purchase on the day you will be told to go away and think about it for at least 24 hours!
The franchise director rejects more potential franchisees than accepts and if accepted, you can almost guarantee you will become a successful franchisee! The fact that nicenstripy has had no failure franchisees speaks for itself.
To measure the business during COVID-19, nicenstripy tested, within a virgin area, how quickly a franchisee may reach breakeven. The various methods of promoting the nicenstripy business were also tested within parts of the new area separately, to calculate the most cost-effective methods in obtaining new business and breakeven was achieved within the first month!
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