Transitioning from one business to another can be difficult. Whether your current business is suffering or you are looking to expand, there are options out there to help with the tough change. Spring-Green offers several services to help existing lawn care business owners make their operation into a Spring-Green franchise.
One is the Green Associate Assistance Program, which applies up to $10,000 of the initial start-up fee towards start-up expenses for qualified candidates. Another option is the Green Associate Roll-In program, which allows the owners of non-affiliated lawn care business to pay a reduced royalty rate for the first 12 months that they convert to the Spring-Green franchise model. In either case, green industry programs are available to candidates who own or are employed by green industry businesses.
Financing is always a scary thought but there is a financing program specifically designed current green industry business owners. The program helps the transition from one business to another by allowing the appropriate capital to be borrowed based on the particular situation. The loan amount is based on initial investment needs and can be put towards vehicles and both office and landscaping equipment.
These options for current business owners in the green industry are great, but what about those who are new to the industry? Don’t worry. There are special options for you, too. The Flex Start Program offers new Spring-Green franchisees the opportunity to operate their new franchise part-time unit January 1 of the following year in order to ease the transition from previous employment to the new business.
Additionally, there is the Spring-Green VetFran program, which allows U.S. military veterans to take advantage of discount options for starting a Spring-Green franchise. For those who qualify, Spring-Green will use up to $5,000 of the franchise fee towards start-up expenses.