Consider This Regarding Jim Penman of Jim’s Bookkeeping
Only having around to work with, Jim Penman founded a part-time lawn mowing income while getting a degree in history. He started Balwyn Gardening, afterwards titled “Jim’s Mowing”, as a full-time company in the early 80′s. The Jim’s business system showed itself enough of a success to be copied over many other businesses, with Jim creating divisions for all manner of business and home services between 1994 and the present day. He originally aimed just at employing subcontractors, but his business grew and Jim gradually began to specialise in the establishing and selling of lawn mowing rounds – more than 100 over several years.
Shortly after, Jim Penman made his company a franchise and since then the increase of Jim’s Mowing has been swift. The shift to only franchising came from a need to offer great customer service, and with all the danger of competition in the entrance of VIP Home Services.
From a modest beginning, at first with the notion of earning “a few dollars” by mowing other people’s yards, Jim’s Mowing has grown to Australia’s biggest lawn mowing franchise. The franchise proved surprisingly successful, with over 60 Franchisees running by the end of the first year and established in all Australian states shortly after. From being small and comparatively unknown, it is now the largest and most known lawn mowing business in the world.
Jim’s Cleaning was founded after this, and was shortly followed by dog wash, fencing, handyman and about a dozen other divisions that then managed in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. Lately, Jim’s has started several new offices. Every one of these are operated with experienced people providing their practical expertise and Jim’s focusing on the franchising and administration side. It’s been a highly successful decision. Commitment to customer service found this business increase at a fast speed having more clients than a single individual could efficiently control, prompting Jim to commence franchising in 1989.
See the video of Jim here: Jim Penman
He is still involved in the daily running of Jim’s Group and provides continued assistance to franchise owners and customers alike. His private touch reaches out in meeting each new franchise owner experiencing training at the National Office.