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Yearly Archives: 2015

The Road Ahead with Spring-Green, Part 1

business planning

Cooler temperatures across the country are the signal for green industry members that it is time to gear up their business planning efforts. Spring-Green franchise owners know that the off-season is the perfect time to focus on what lies ahead for their businesses. During the upcoming fall and winter months, most franchise owners will travel to Spring-Green’s corporate headquarters in Plainfield, Illinois, to meet with leadership and their business consultant. These one-on-one and group sessions take place over two days, and they give franchise owners the opportunity not only to […]

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Renewing a Landmark, Remembering Our Veterans

Spring-Green franchise owners spreads over Arlington National Cemetery

Honoring U.S. veterans is integral to Spring-Green’s core values—Ecstatic Customer Base, Pursue Common Goals, Innovate to Improve, Do Right, Respect for All, Move Forward. That is why for the 18th year, Spring-Green has participated in Renewal & Remembrance, the largest single day of service for the nation’s landscape and lawn care industry. Along with members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET), the national trade association for landscape and lawn care industry professionals, Spring-Green staff, franchise owners and their families donated their time, equipment and products to beautify […]

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Spring-Green Franchises Named “Best for Vets”

Best for Vets Franchise 2016

Spring-Green is honored to have been recognized by Military Times in its “Best for Vets: Franchises” rankings for 2015-2016. This distinction recognizes Spring-Green for our commitment to providing franchise opportunities to America’s veterans. The list, published in the September 2015 edition of Military Times, was compiled from the results of a 110-question survey. The assessment of the survey considers each company’s efforts to help veterans achieve success with their franchised business, including any financial incentives offered to veterans, brand performance and policies that cater to those who have served. “We […]

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The Power of Longevity: 25 Years and Counting as a Franchise Owner

A 35 year agreement with Spring-Green

Spring-Green works hard to build and nurture long-term partnerships with our lawn care franchise owners. It’s a testament to Spring-Green’s efforts when someone with a quarter of a century investment with the company renews their lawn care franchise for another 10 years. That is just what Duane Weber, franchise owner servicing two territories around Dyersville, Iowa, did when he extended his franchise rights through 2025. Weber started with Spring-Green in 1990.  “They value us, and they treat us like family. It’s one of the many reasons why we have continued […]

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Grow Your Lawn Care Business by Diversifying

diversify your green business

Skeptical about the value in being part of a franchise? Ben Whitehouse, owner of Whitehouse Lawns was, too, until he found himself at a crossroads, unsure of the most profitable way to grow his lawn care business. Whitehouse had built his own successful lawn care and maintenance business in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, starting from scratch in 1998. After 10 years in business, Whitehouse acquired a competitor’s business, which doubled his revenues and gave him more business in both the commercial and upscale residential markets. Whitehouse knew the lawn […]

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Spring-Green’s Tools to Review and Respond to Your Business’ Performance

Data and marketing tools from Spring-Green

While your instinct may be to evaluate your business at the end of each year, a mid-year performance review for a green industry business can be a great tool to help keep things on track. With Spring-Green, lawn care franchise owners have the tools and a dedicated business consultant to help them evaluate their business multiple times throughout the year, allowing time for any necessary corrections in order to meet their original financial goals. One way Spring-Green supports its lawn care franchise owners is by providing industry-leading business and marketing […]

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The Benefits of Cross-Selling between Lawn Care Businesses

Wade Herndon - Spring-Green

Maybe it is a downturn in the economy, labor challenges or a season of bad weather that is impacting the profitability of your green industry business. No matter what the issue, ultimately you want to achieve your financial goals. The Spring-Green business model is designed to maximize your profitability by creating a synergy between the services of your existing business and the lawn care services provided by Spring-Green. Customers will benefit from the “best of both worlds” — a dedicated locally-owned provider who brings the know-how, efficiency and support of […]

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Increase Profitability for Your Lawn Care Business with Customer Density

customer density leads to profitability

Spring-Green understands that there are many services in the green industry that will drive revenue, but not all services are created equal in terms of improving your bottom line. With a route-based lawn and fertilization business, one of the best ways to boost profitability is to increase the density of your customers. Our highly efficient system is focused on maximizing our franchise owners’ profitability while still providing a great value to customers. How exactly can a Spring-Green franchise deliver greater operational efficiency to your lawn care business? First, our targeted […]

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Is Spring-Green the right strategic partner to grow your green industry business?

Wisconsin business owner joined Spring-Green

Have you ever wondered what percentage of your business comes from recurring revenue? As you scale your business, does the bottom line improve proportionally? Or what about how secure that service revenue is if tough economic times hit again? “Once I learned about the marketing programs and the ongoing support, I was convinced adding a Spring-Green franchise was the best growth opportunity for my business.” – Mike Valestin, Franchise Owner Maybe you are starting to think about retirement or possibly a family member has expressed interest in joining the business. When […]

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Learn from your peers, test new equipment and more at the Spring-Green National Training Conference

Franchisees network and learn at National Training Conference

One of the biggest benefits to being a part of a system like Spring-Green, is being able to network with other green industry business owners. Beginning July 29, 2015, all of the Spring-Green franchise owners and support center staff will gather in Oak Brook, Illinois, for the National Training Conference, a four-day event filled with insightful presentations and multiple opportunities to network with other owners from the entire Spring-Green franchise system. The event will look ahead at the available opportunities for the company and what must be accomplished to achieve […]

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