Jim Penman answers some of the frequently asked questions people have about owning a franchise. Deciding to run your own business is a huge step, so we encourage you to ask questions. Here is Jim Penman, the founder of the Jim’s Group answering the most frequently asked questions.
This isn’t a complete list of any questions you may have, so if you have a question or concern about owning a franchise feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be able to answer any concerns you have.
What we provide
Proven business and operational systems
Guaranteed income from day one
96% brand recognition
Advertising done for you
Australia's most trusted franchise brand
Full training and support provided
Jim’s Group has one of the best training programs in franchising which has been refined over 30 plus years. This course has helped literally tens of thousands of people start and build extremely successful franchise businesses. Click on the video to meet Michael Davenport who is our national training manager and gives you a brief insight of what to excerpt at the initial 3-day generic Jim’s Group training program.
Best franchise to buy
Yes, that’s right! Jim’s Group is one of the most recognized franchising groups in Australia. Our Melbourne-based customer contact centre is at the heart of what makes our service standards so high. They not only take and send through the leads to you, but they are also here to assist you with managing your business as well. Watch the video and meet Jill who takes you inside our call centre.
Owning a franchise
You will have your own dedicated full-time business coach and support person who’s main job is to help you succeed in your franchise business. The great thing about this is that the majority of our regional franchisors have been or are franchisees. This means that they have the experience necessary to give you the best possible guidance in fulfilling your business goals. Who don’t you meet one of them? Meet Stuart who is a regional franchisor for Jim’s Mowing and goes into detail about what the role of a franchisor is.
Jim as a Mentor
Every franchisee in the Jim’s group is provided with Jim Penman’s personal email and mobile phone number. Not only do you receive extensive support from your Regional Franchisor but from Jim himself if you ever need it.
It’s a very unique feature that you at all times have a direct line to the managing director and founder of the company.
The Jim’s Group has the work and plenty of it! We turned away 300,000 leads last year from people who wanted to use our services but we had no franchisees available in their area. You can rest assured that from day 1 you will have the work necessary in order to build a highly succesful business.
Last year the Jim’s Group generated 480,000 new jobs for our franchisees across all of our divisions. This is NOT including the millions of dollars of commercial work that our franchisees take part in.
jobs every year
Our Jim’s franchisees complete on average an estimate of 5 million jobs each year from over 580 + different services available to customers. We also have in place the Jim’s work guarantee which gives our customers ultimate peace of mind.
Hear from a Jim
We encourage everyone who is thinking about becoming a Jim to speak to our franchisees to find out what it is really like. We also encourage you to browse our YouTube channel which has multiple interviews and chats with the Jim’s family who can provide you with an authentic insight about the Jim’s Group. Click the video to meet Dan from Victoria who tells you about his life as a franchisee.
Areas that we service
How to start & open a franchise
Call 131 546 or enquire online
Speak to the Franchisor
Chat to our franchisor about the opportunity and everything about being a Jim.
Come on a trial day
Spend a day on the road with a local franchise owner to see what it’s like.
Decide to become part of the Jim’s family
Once you decide it’s for you, we will organize contracts and book you into training.
Attend our training and meet
We will teach you everything you need to know about operating a business
Start taking leads and operate as a Jim’s franchisee
Curious to learn more
Learn the Jim’s Story
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. Listen to his full autobiography today, by downloading his audiobook for FREE below!
We have regional franchisor opportunities and some pre-loved franchises available Australia-wide.
Select from the drop-down box what division you are interested, and one of our team will call you to discuss the options available for you.