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.