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The first 12 weeks in your James Home Services Franchise in Cairns

What’s it really like to start a James Home Services Franchise in Far North Queensland, Cairns, and the Atherton Tablelands? How do I get customers? How will I learn to quote correctly? What training and ongoing support will I receive? It’s likely you’re asking these questions and more right now. Starting a new business can be daunting, but at James Home Services, you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, the first twelve weeks in a James Home Services franchise is all about getting the support and training you need to succeed.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what you can expect in the first twelve weeks of owning a James Home Services franchise, including on-the-job training, regular coaching, team meetings, and access to support from the Regional Franchisor and your practical trainer. And we’ll also hear from franchisees who have gone through this process and can share their insights and experiences.

We make sure you have all of your equipment and are set up correctly.

We already organised the equipment and products you’ll need to operate your business…so at commencement of training we’ll check that you’ve received it and are set up correctly. This includes everything from your business cards, your vehicle or trailer signage, and uniforms to have you looking the part from day one.

We also make sure you’ve completed the list of things that we can’t do for you but that need to happen before you start trading in your business… such as applying for an ABN, registering your business name, setting up bank accounts and accounting software, insurance, GST, and BAS.

“I believe we got great support for getting going in this business, from supply of the necessary equipment to plenty of advertising, and the business strategies.”

Trevor & Michelle Hardy, Lawn & Garden Care – Atherton South

We train you to operate a successful business.

There are two types of training you’ll attend over two weeks. First, our business training where we teach you how to run your business, administration, marketing, and business systems. This is three days jam packed with the key steps to follow in our network, to be successful. We also offer the services of a bookkeeper who can help you set up your accounting software and train you to use it effectively.

The second part of your training is hands on practical training. You will spend 4 days working alongside an experienced franchisee to learn about their daily routines, the challenges they face, and the strategies they use to overcome them. This is an opportunity to see the systems and processes they have in place to ensure their businesses run smoothly and efficiently. Afterward, your practical trainer is there for you to call or meet with at team networking and training events so you can continue your learning.

And while you’re training, we begin a targeted digital marketing campaign in your area to drive customer enquiry to your business!

Here’s what Sam & Tania Torrisi from Lawn & Garden Care – Mareeba & Tolga had to say about their first twelve weeks.

“The 8 steps training sets you up for success, and if you follow the systems the results will follow. Knowing that you have a person to call for any support you need has been invaluable. No question is a silly question. We’re now at about 3 months in and already are feeling pretty comfortable with using the systems thanks to the support we continue to receive.”

We provide ongoing coaching, training, and support.

At James Home Services we know that your formal training is just the beginning of your business journey. Ongoing training and coaching are vital for your success. You will meet with your Regional Franchisor regularly for the first twelve weeks, to ensure you stay on track and avoid common pitfalls. Coaching and training are tailored to your needs and will include the James Home Services business management software, a platform that gives you all the tools to measure your business performance and manage client information. Other training may include practical marketing strategies such as setting up your Google Business Profile, how to market your business on social media or budgeting and understanding your business costs.

Franchisees Rob & Brylee Taylor, Interior Cleaning-Edmonton have this to say about the coaching and support they’ve received,

“Our Regional Manager Sonya has been a vital part of us navigating through the world of “Small Business Ownership”. Whilst we are our own bosses, she is always there to guide us and offer support, an ear to listen and sometimes a shoulder to cry on.

Sonya has assisted us with many areas of business ownership, such as personal budget trackers and goal setting….and how to make the most out of your business by breaking it right down to how much you need to earn per day, to ensure you are covering your business and personal costs. She has all of the tools and knowledge at the drop of a hat and if not, she gets it for you.”

At James Home Services, you’re in business for yourself but not by yourself. In your first twelve weeks, you’ll attend a local Team Meeting where you’ll connect with other franchisees from Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands. This is a time to share ideas, find solutions to challenges and to stay up to date with what’s happening across the broader James Home Services network. We’ve seen franchisees grow in confidence with quoting, customer service, time management, goal setting and practical tricks of the trade by connecting with other franchisees at Team Meetings.

Your local team will also support you by referring work to you when they can’t fit it in their already busy schedules.

We’re with you all the way.

The first twelve weeks in a James Home Services franchise is all about getting the initial support and training you need to start successfully. Then, we continue to support you to maintain good habits, stick to our proven systems, avoid common pitfalls, and work with the team around you. And if you decide to take your business to the next level, we’ve got the knowledge and tools to help with that as well. We’re with you all the way.

If you want to take the guess work out of how to get your cleaning or lawn mowing business off the ground in Cairns or the Atherton Tablelands…why not talk to us about how we can make the process easier and faster than tackling it on your own.

Submit an enquiry and let one of our team answer all your questions and kick start your journey as a business owner.

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