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What is an FDD and Why is it So Important?

What’s an FDD and Why Is It So Important to the Process of Opening a Lawn Care Business?

If you’re thinking about investing in a franchise opportunity and are doing some research related to a lawn care business and lawn care business costs, or other specifics about our industry, one of the best places to get in-depth information is from our Franchise Disclosure Document or FDD. The FDD is a comprehensive document that all franchisors are required to have and examines everything you need to know concerning a brand, including its history, scope of franchisor support, and investment costs. A careful review of an FDD is vital because it will help you become well-informed and better prepared to make an investment decision. Because FDDs cover so much ground and contain so much information, many potential franchisees review them with an attorney. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the role an FDD plays and some of the topics it addresses.

What Do Our Lawn Care Business Costs Look Like?

There’s plenty of useful information of significance to be had in an FDD, but what often interests most potential Lawn Doctor franchisees is the cost of investing in our brand. We believe in transparency, which is why our FDD lays out your investment in a comprehensive way. You’ll learn what initial fees are associated with joining our brand family, including the one-time franchise fee, and the cost of any ongoing expenses you’ll be responsible for, including monthly royalty and marketing fees. Our FDD will provide you with a critical and clear understanding of what the financial expectations are.

What to Expect from Us

Because we take our relationships with our customers and franchisees very seriously, our FDD also provides useful information about what to expect from us as your franchisor. You’ll learn what to expect from us and what our responsibilities to you involve, including what kind of training and support you can count on, as well as the types of marketing resources you’ll have access to.  Our FDD also gives you valuable information about our history, and the significant players behind our brand, and how they contribute to our growth and success.

What’s Expected of You

Consistency is key to the success of any franchise brand, so it’s paramount to adhere to certain guidelines and follow specific processes while operating your lawn care business. These are laid out clearly in our FDD. While in many ways you’ll still enjoy the freedom to run your franchise the way you prefer, it’s of importance that you embrace our business model, utilize all our proprietary materials, and commit to the culture of our brand. This kind of consistency helps to distinguish us from our competitors and allows you to focus on what’s really meaningful — customer service and growth!

Take Your Time to Review

Our FDD contains a lot of detailed information, so it’s essential that you allow yourself plenty of time to review it. You’ll have a minimum of two weeks to examine our document thoroughly before any signatures are required. Our goal is to make sure you have enough information to make an educated decision about your investment with us, and we’re always available during the process to answer any questions you might have.

If you’d like to learn more about a Lawn Doctor opportunity, we’d love to hear from you, so reach out today!