I’d spent the last 10 years working in a job which I found more and more depressing every day, working until midnight and starting at 4am just wasn’t working for me or my family anymore. The money wasn’t great either.
I was made aware of Simon Studd and clean cut gardening by a friend so thought I’d find out a little more. I was obviously sceptical about handing over a large amount of money, as anyone would be, but a few meetings down the line and a chat with the existing franchisee’s soon put my mind at ease. Being that I always wanted to be successfully self employed, and my love for gardening I signed on the dotted line. I am already well on the way to exceeding my previous wage and am sure to increase that dramatically over the next few years. I also have the quality of life I’ve missed for so many years and look forward to many more and the running and development of my own successful business.
I Joined Clean Cut Gardening in March 2014. Coming from a policing background and never having run a business I decided to buy the Worthing Franchise as Clean Cut offered support, guidance and a business model which eclipsed other opportunities I had a reasonably good understanding of how to run a business, but each business has its own best practices and I needed guidance in that regard.
The main reason for choosing Clean Cut was that I needed to know that I wouldn’t make any mistakes from the offset. I was coming from a reasonably well paid job in the police, and couldn’t afford to spend money in the wrong places, and not to earn the money to keep me going. Clean Cut offered what I like to call ‘a business in a box’. The consistency of the branding, the tried, tested and measured processes, the ongoing business management support and the attention to detail throughout the process was reassuring, and I knew I was going to be helped to make my business a roaring success – which it has been. In my first year I have surpassed the targets I set for myself, the business has ranked highly in local business awards and Clean Cut Worthing is fast becoming something of a local and national success story, with my implementation of Clean Cut’s methods being featured in a Guardian newspaper business article.
Throughout my first year I have had an abundance of questions for the Clean Cut team, all of which I would have struggled to have answered if I had gone it alone. Some questions related to doing the work itself, but the majority related to the running of the business. I’ve got the flexibility of being my own boss, but with the security and knowledge that I have support from people who have been there, done that and got the T-Shirt. It’s the perfect synergy of using your own determination and drive, with the guidance of people with the knowledge to help you succeed and build a business which supports your own lifestyle and generates a fantastic income for a franchisee.
I had spent the last 20 years working for a agricultural and ground care machinery dealer. I was out on the road in a van kitted out as a mobile shop selling parts and accessories to golf courses. When this came to an end and I was made redundant I started looking at the opportunities available to me and Clean Cut stood out a mile. The professionalism they displayed throughout the due diligence process and the support I have had subsequently makes me feel like I am part of one big happy family and that everyone has my back.
I am so excited about my future in Clean Cut and am looking forward to a long and profitable relationship!
Born in Zimbabwe I have always loved the outdoors and have a big passion for wildlife.
Since coming to the UK with my English mother for political reasons I found myself working nights at a hotel just to pay the bills. It was terrible!
I was earning very little money and had no time for my wife or children as I was asleep whilst they were awake. I had to make a change.
It was then that I found the Clean Cut model and it was like love at first sight! It is a business that combines my love of the outdoors with my desire to earn good money and spend more time with my family perfectly.
In addition Simon, Gary, Dave, Craig and the team are all lovely people and it is pleasure to work with them and indeed all of the other Clean Cut franchisees, I feel like I have been adopted by one big happy successful family and its great.
In my first week I made more money than I did in a month at the hotel!
If you are looking for a life changing opportunity look no further Clean Cut really is a good as it sounds!
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