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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.

TO CONTACT JIM ON ANY MATTER INCLUDING IDEAS FOR NEW DIVISIONS, PUBLIC SPEAKING, CONSULTANCY,
OR ANY ISSUES TO DO WITH BUSINESS OR SCIENCE, PLEASE EMAIL HIM ON JIM@JIMS.NET

#ASKJIM

There is an age-old ice breaker “if you could ask one famous person, living or dead, a question, what it would be?” Imagine you selected the founder of Jim’s Mowing, Jim Penman. What would you ask him? Luckily for you, this doesn’t have to be hypothetical. Jim has a weekly web show called #ASKJIM where he implores you to ask him any you may have. Be sure to check it out Wednesay 7PM AEST on the Jim’s Group Facebook page.

To ask a question Click Here

The Jimscast

Is there really a Jim? Is he a real person? You know that Jim, the smiling man with the beard and the hat that you drive by on your way to work. Jim Penman is a well-known Australian entrepreneur rag to riches story. Every week, along side Joel Kleber, Jim puts out a podcast about whatever relevent hot topic of the week; whether that be science, history, politics, religion, or a breaking news story. Follow along every week wherever you get your podcasts.

To visit the Jimscast Page Click Here

Jim’s Books

Every Customer
a Fan

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

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

The biography about the man behind the Jim’s Group. Over 100 people were interviewed for this warts and all book

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