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About Jim……

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Yes, he is a real person!

Jim Penman started a part-time gardening business while earning his PhD in history at Latrobe University. He launched a full-time mowing business in 1982 with a $24 investment.

He originally aimed only at taking on subcontractors, but his business grew and he gradually began to specialise in the building up and selling of lawn mowing rounds. By 1989 he franchised his business, and since then Jim’s Mowing has become the largest franchise chain in Australian and the largest and best-known lawn mowing business in the world.

Jim’s Cleaning was launched in 1994, followed by more than 50 other divisions which now operate in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Jim’s Group now has over 3,800 Franchisees and a turnover of approximately $500 million.

Jim says

“The key to success in franchising is an overriding concern for the welfare of franchisees, and constant improvement in customer service.”

He is still actively involved in the running of the business, is directly accessible to all his Franchisees and to any client with a serious complaint.

He is funding a research program into the epigenetics of social behaviour, a continuation of his PhD work, which he believes could help in the treatment of mental illness and addictive disorders.

His books ‘Biohistory’, Biohistory: decline of the West’, and ‘Every Customer a Fan’ are available on Amazon and from his web site www.biohistory.org.

One on One Skype Consults

Jim is available to do one-on-one business consulting. The preferred method is via Skype however, other options can be arranged. Jim’s hourly rate is very reasonable for someone who has so much applied business knowledge.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have Jim be your personal business advisor. The hourly rate is $1000 (incl. GST) per hour.

To enquire:

Have Jim speak at your event

Make your next conference or event memorable by having Jim himself deliver a talk on his business journey. Jim is a very experienced public speaker and is open to talking about any subject that will add value to your event. Jim will also happily answer any questions after the talk.

Rates
Interstate – $6,000 incl. GST (plus travel costs)
Melbourne (Metro) – $2,000 incl. GST
To enquire:

Facebook Live Q & A with Jim

Jim also does a regular Facebook Live Q & A where anyone can jump on and ask him anything. We love using the live video platform to try and provide valuable business content. It also allows open and direct access to one of Australia’s most well-known entrepreneurs. To view all of the Facebook Live replay’s visit to the Jim’s Group – Head Office Facebook page. To be notified of the next Q & A with Jim make sure you like and follow the Jim’s Group Facebook page.

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Jim’s™ Books.

The story of Jim’s Group, as written by Jim himself. Download your free version by clicking the button below
Biohistory: Decline and Fall of the West, is an abridged version of the academic text that highlights the key findings in layman’s language for a broader, more mainstream audience.
Biohistory – Academic Version. Biohistory details a revolutionary new theory about human society. For the first time, Dr Jim Penman PhD explains how biology can explain both the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, including the Greeks and Romans.
Jim’s Book is the biography about the interesting man behind the Jim’s Group juggernaut. Over 100 people were interviewed for this warts and all book