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    Why be a Jimbo?

    Who is Jim Penman? The Accidental Businessman.

    It might surprise you to learn that the bearded ‘Jim’ wearing a bucket (an Australian icon). Jim Penman not only really exists, but is still the Boss. In fact, all new Jimbos meet Jim. It might surprise you, just how unassuming Jim is and also how passionate he is about franchisees and their success. In fact he still gives out his mobile number, you can’t get more hand on than that.

    "It was two weeks before Christmas 1982... I was thirty years old and a failure. I had failed in my academic career. Now my business had failed. I lost my house, and was saddled with a $30,000 debt. All that I had left was my Kingswood (by now rather battered), a small trailer, and a mower and brush cutter on their last legs. Obviously I had no talent for business and probably not much for anything else either. And yet something did change the oldest and simplest thing in the world. I got married. I knew I had to buckle down and work hard to get out of the mess I was in. And somehow I knew I could"

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      Blokes Like You


        Previous Job: Service Station Attendant

        I was working around 50 hours a week and earning 50K a year. In Jim’s I work around 30¬38 hours a week and would earn around 150K a year. ..we plan to pay off our mortgage and make a big dent in the 2 rentals properties we have been able to buy (even buy another).

      • ROBERT

        Previous Job: Registered General Nurse

        Lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle. No weekends, no shift work, no stress, fewer deadlines…. and no politics. And my wife can do what she wants to do and concentrate on being a mother and raising our two boys, keeping our home and supporting me and the business.


        Previous Job: Dealer, Adelaide Casino

        I actually find it more fun than challenging. When I try something and it works, I know I've made everything that bit easier and/or more $$. I've also split my round 5 times in 5 years for a total of $90k extra income. I never miss a rock concert or birthday party, and there's never a moment at work when I wish I was at home.


        Previous Job: Retail - Storeman and a Salesman

        Since I bought my Mowing round, I have lost count of the number of times I have been told by family and friends how happy and relaxed I look. I knew I wasn't happy where my work life was heading beforehand, but I never realised how visible it was also to everyone else. The support we got from Gerry, Shane & Rets our Franchisors was vitally important to a smooth transition and has been on-going, only a phone call away or by email. We were impressed from the very first initial meeting.


        Previous Job: Security Officer at Olympic Dam

        The professionalism of the Jim's Group very much impressed us. People trust and respect the Jim's name, and that has helped us to grow our business very quickly. The help and support has been terrific!


        Well after 2 months i grew from 80 to 105 odd clients, I did my first split after 8 months, I have landed a 1mth trial with a retirement home that I was doing some lawns for as the caretaker of all gardens which will let my wife leave her job.


        Previous Job: International Tour Guide

        Being my own boss is fantastic, I have more time with my family and set up my hours around our needs. The franchisors are only a phone call away, if I ever have any questions or need anything. I now make double the money in half the hours which means more time with my family.


        Previous Job: social worker

        Jim's offers me contact with everyday people and I can be of help and assistance to them, in a way, not dissimilar to my former job. I have some clients that I can choose to do those extra little things for, like my elderly clients, which makes me, and them feel good.


      The 8 Steps

      When you join the Jim's Mowing, we can show you how to build a successful franchise as well as a happier balance of work and family. Take these 10 steps to joining Jim's Mowing and you can start taking control of your life.

      Step 1

      Make Enquiry to get The Franchise Information Kit.

      Next step

      Step 2

      Book a time to have a personal one on one consultation over a coffee with The Franchisor.

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      Step 3

      Spend a day in the field with a Jim's Mowing Franchise.

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      Step 4

      Discuss with The Franchisor some business options.

      Next step

      Step 5

      Meet Jim and complete the training course in Melbourne.

      Next step

      Step 6

      ABN, Police Check, PO Box, Bank Account

      Next step

      Step 7

      Organize to have documents issued on the business you wish to purchase.

      Next step

      Step 8

      Sign Up, Start your business & Start earning money from day 1.

      What Jimbo's Say?

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        Frequently Asked Questions


        Why Jim's?
        Obviously, this means different things to different people. We certainly have a great team with a lot of depth. Recently, our ability to help our franchisees deal with the changing OH&S certainly reflects this. But looking at it from a purely “nuts and bolts” analytical position, Jim's has two major strategic advantages, namely the cheaper cost of customer acquisition and size, and a focus on putting franchisee support above all other priorities.
          Jim's has the cheapest cost of customer acquisition, which means that it cost us less to get our message through, and customers through the door. The Jim's brand, reputation and its awareness in the marketplace, means that many people call Jim's each year just based on awareness and reputation. This is a large strategic advantage as we do not have to pay large advertising costs to get that lead. By joining Jim's, you get to take advantage of the 25 years of marketing and branding that we have engaged in.
          The other and most important success determinant resource is you. The Jim’s system invests time and resources both at the State and National level. You receive a monthly contact call, where we gauge how you are going and what assistance we can provide you. We also have monthly group meetings and workshops, along with information and coaching newsletters. The goals of all these activities is to help you build the best business that you can. It is one thing to work hard, but true results come from direction on what to work on and when. Operating under correct knowledge.


        Why pay fees?
        Fees are an extremely important part of any franchise system, as they provide the critical infrastructure for you to succeed. Your fees pay for things like state advertising, the call centre, IT infrastructure, National and State offices etc. And with Jim's ethos of "putting franchisees first," this translates into a strong support and knowledge base, which provides you with the resources and capabilities to run a professional and effective business. Having said that, we are mindful that fees should always equal excellent value for money, otherwise what's the point of being in a franchise system?


        How much does a Jim’s business really cost?.
        There is no question that there are cheaper mowing businesses out there. But what is the real $ difference i.e. how much more is it going to cost me to have a Jim’s Mowing branded business?
        Let's say that you purchase a business for 25K, with clients, rather than a business worth 10K (i.e Jims costs 15K more). If you borrowed this extra amount at 7% per annum, it would cost you an extra $22 per week (to have that Jimbo business). Now, have a look at the quality of the business you can buy for 10k.
        Of course, this assumes that you sell your business at what you bought it at (25K). We would hope that our knowledge and support, and your effort, skill and knowledge etc. will continue to improve your business and you sell it for more (or do mini splits).


        How long before I can get back the money I invested?. What are splits?
        This is what that many of us look at when getting into business. One way to do this, is to look at the revenue and allocate a week amount out of it. The other way is to look at a Split. A split represents excellent value for both buyer and seller. They allow you to split your business into two, and sell one of those halves. The amazing thing about this process, is that it allows you to turn the potential disadvantage “growth ceiling,” (being an owner operator means that you only have 40 hours in a week), into a fantastic opportunity for you to get back your original investment, or more through multiple splits. I believe the record in Jim’s mowing South Australia is 8. In fact, by working splits into your growth strategy, you could literally keep growing for ever.


        Maybe I Could Do It By Myself….As An Independent
        You’re not alone. Many people who consider a Jim’s Mowing Franchise also ‘toy’ with the idea of starting up as an independent mowing contractor so they can save on franchise fees. But when they read the report, ‘How To Make A Six Figure Income As A Jim’s Mowing Franchise Owner’, they soon discover as an independent, you…

        • Have to pay top dollar for all your equipment without the buying power of the Jim’s Group (probably worth tens of thousands of dollars in the set up stage alone).
        • Bear the cost and frustration of having to work out all the systems alone – including difficult things like legal and OH&S requirements that could end up costing everything if you get it wrong.
        • Have to operate without any brand identity and spend years building trust in the marketplace.
        • Have limited earning potential without the expansion opportunities of the Jim’s Business Group
        • Scrounge for customers from day one without the support of Jim’s Marketing Systems supplying ready-to-buy leads every week.
        • Rely on your own resources with no ‘Pay for Work Guarantee’ to see you through your start-up period.
        • Risk everything as you struggle to learn hard lessons without being able to benefit from the ‘expensive’ experience of others who have already had these problems and solved them.
        • Have nobody to call when you have a problem.
        • Probably earn a lot less money (Jim’s Mowing Franchisees typically earn 20-40% more than independent mowing contractors).

        · Have more risk and a greater chance of failure (88% of Jim’s Mowing Franchisees have a thriving business within 12 months – that’s quite a contrast to the dreadful failure rate of only 29% survival for typical lawn care businesses in Australia).

        Is Jim's Mowing SA for You?

        An opportunity that gives you flexible hours, massive earning potential and the chance to work on YOUR terms?

        If You qualify… a Jim's Mowing Franchise can show You… How to make a Six Figure Income, from an Outdoor 'Hobby' You Love.

        Take the 30 second test
        Do you dream about running your own successful business?
        Do you believe you have the right skills to be successful?
        Are you looking for a more balanced home and work life?
        Do you feel your career is in a rut?
        Are you working hard for not enough reward?
        Do you need more of a challenge in life?
        Do you want to learn more about running a business?
        Do you often think about changing your life?

        If you answered yes to one or more of the questions then chances are you’re ready for the challenge of building your own successful business.

        Let us show you how

        Jim’s Mowing (SA) our Achievements & Awards

        How do our franchisee score the Jim’s Mowing SA system?

        "The access to the State Office (us), emails, and meetings (shared learning) in Jim’s has saved me time or money and increased my performance"


        "I know that the Jim’s Mowing brand get me a premium price compared to the competition"


        "My Jim's business gives me a great lifestyle."


        "Working under the Jim’s Mowing “banner” has allowed me to develop a premium paying customer base"


        "I absolutely love my Jimbo's Business."


        *These are the average result (rounded) based on 25 franchisees indicating “how true” the above statement were.


        Free Day valued at well over $100 .... confirm what you suspect, “Jim’s Mowing guys make great money”.

        This is the undeniable proof you have been looking for!

        “It’s logical……
        if you wanted to learn a subject… I mean REALLY learn it, which would you rather do?
        a) Read an Information Booklet or
        b) Take a proven expert to lunch, “hog-tie” them to their chair and refuse to let them leave until
        they’ve told you everything you ever wanted to know about your desired subject?

        The answer is obvious, right? (Okay, you might want to pass on the “hog-tying” part, but you get the idea). Obviously it would be better to get the information “straight from the horse’s mouth” as opposed to reading it or listening to it. It’s no different when it comes to growing your business… You can either try to figure it all out on your own, or you can go to the expert and listen to what they have to say… live and in persons shoes. Well, if that scenario excites you, then I have very good news. We offer this experience for you. “

        You will discover;

        • The Skills
        • The Equipment
        • The Money
        • Where the money is .. it might surprise you
        • How to control your work levels.
        • How to quote
        • How to build a customer base that loves you and your service, your fortune and well-being depends on it.
        • How simple client interaction can yield big profits.
        • The simple true about being the boss, the good the bad and the ugly.
        • How Jim’s helps you do the book work
        • …..and some of the little known secrets that only Jimbos know

          Discover the Secrets
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          Contact Us

          Jim's Mowing South Australia
          203 South Road
          Riddleyton 5008
          1300 783 928


          Getting paid properly for your work and effort? Looking for an opportunity that gives you flexible hours, massive earning potential and the chance to work on YOUR terms.

          We are just about to share with you some very important content, some of which is of a personal nature “Guys telling you about their experiences and successes. Therefore we love for you to introduce yourself to us via your name and contact number. Thanks you
          Shane Foran
          Jim’s Mowing Franchisor SA
          PS: These are nuggets of gold in your decision making, because they are the experience of guys just like you…..

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