Spring-Green Lawn Care Offers Financing Incentives to Green Industry Professionals

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Franchisees can now finance as much as 75 percent of the required initial investment.

Spring-Green Lawn Care

Spring-Green Lawn Care recently launched a new financing program for qualified green industry professionals.

Franchisees can now finance as much as 75 percent of the required initial investment required to start a franchise. Financing can be used for payments on vehicles, equipment, supply package, computer software, marketing and working capital. This program is designed to work in conjunction with the existing Spring-Green lease programs.

The green industry financing program is for qualified candidates who currently own or are employed by green industry businesses such as landscape management professionals, landscape maintenance companies, landscape designers, pest control companies, irrigation/water management professionals and others.

Spring-Green has welcomed a number of green industry professionals since rolling out the company-wide initiatives in 2012.

What executives at the company discovered over the past year and a half is that there are many thriving green industry business owners across the country, but many of them do not have the cash to expand. By partnering with Spring-Green Lawn Care, these owners can leverage the national brand presence and additional resources of a 36-year-old national company.

“We have met with a great number of successful, experienced green industry professionals who we believe would achieve the same success as Spring-Green Lawn Care owners,” said President James Young. “Loans under $150,000 are still very hard to come by, especially for start-ups. Offering financing to franchisees gives them one less hurdle to growing their business.”

Many business owners who have achieved success in the green industry built their operations from scratch with no financial assistance from banks.

“Without a solid credit history and a relationship with a lending institution, obtaining a loan can be challenging, even for the best operators. That is why we are proud to be able to offer this program and others to our franchisees,” said Young.

The Green Associate Assistance Program applies up to $10,000 of the initial franchise fee toward start-up expenses designated or approved by Spring-Green, which may include the initial marketing campaign fee. The program is for qualified candidates who currently own or are employed by green industry businesses.

Spring-Green also offers a Green Associate Roll-In Program designed for qualified candidates who own independent green industry businesses that already provide professional lawn and tree care services and want to convert that portion of their business to a Spring-Green franchise while keeping their existing company. These franchise owners will pay a reduced royalty rate for the first 12 months of operation and are also eligible for the Green Associate Assistance Program.

Founded in 1977, Plainfield, Illinois-based Spring-Green Lawn Care has been delivering lawn and tree care services nationwide for over 36 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of residential and commercial customers in middle-class and affluent neighborhoods and communities. Spring-Green is an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurs and existing green industry business owners who want to align themselves with a franchise opportunity that has proven economic resilience, healthy profit margins, industry leading business and marketing intelligence, recurring revenue and retirement & family planning through business ownership. Spring-Green currently has 117 franchises operating in 26 states. Spring-Green Lawn Care franchise owners gave the franchise opportunity a 94 percent overall quality rating, according to the Franchise Research Institute December 2011 survey. For more information, visit http://www.springgreenfranchise.com or http://www.spring-greenfranchiseblog.com.

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