Podcast: Ep#53 Growing a Franchise and a Family (ft. Catherine Hayes Divisional Owner/Manager and Franchisor Jim’s Fencing)

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An ideal business for the modern family. Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Catherine Hayes, Franchisor for Jim’s Fencing and Divisional Manager for Jim’s Fencing and Regional Franchisor for West Melbourne, Regional Victoria, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Listen as she delves into how Jim’s Fencing provided the ideal business opportunity for their family, and how 13 years later they are living the dream and giving others the same opportunities.

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Catherine Haynes- Division Manager and Franchisor for Jim’s Fencing

Discussion Points:

  • Background
    Catherine’s career at Flight Centre and Darren’s trade background
  • Changing careers with Jim’s
    Change of careers, growing family and living in a shed
  • Why a franchise?
    What is unique about a Jim’s Fencing franchise and what benefits are the dealmakers
  • The work-life balance in a nutshell
    How Jim’s Fencing provides flexibility in the job for new families and time needed at home
  • The Jim’s Fencing customer
    Who is the typical customer and what to expect on the job
  • The support with a Jim’s Fencing Franchise
    Jim’s sticking together and building each other up. Being there for each other as a team
  • What is the Franchisor role?
    What it is like being a Franchisor for Jim’s Fencing?
  • The mentoring support role
    How Catherine approaches mentoring and training and keeping on the ball with her franchisees
  • We achieve as a team
    How the Jim’s Group function like a well oiled gate
  • Best part of the job
    What Catherine likes best about the Jim’s Fencing Franchise model
  • The best personalities
    What type of person suits a Jim’s Fencing franchisee?
  • The best advice
    Catherine offers her best piece of advice before buying a franchise
  • The power couple opportunity
    How Jim’s can be an opportunity for couples and for the ladies too
  • How to get in touch
    How to contact Catherine and how to enquire about a Jim’s fencing Franchise

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About Jim’s Fencing

Looking for a new challenge and want to become your own boss? Nothing can be more rewarding than owning your own franchise business with Jim’s. We will provide you with equipment, full training and ongoing support to help you with your journey to success.

Jim’s Fencing was set up 20 years ago as an extension of the Jim’s Group, the largest and best-known home services business in Australia that now has branches in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Coupled with your pride in quality workmanship and service, you can achieve direct rewards for the effort you expend in your own business. A Jim’s Fencing franchise is a fantastic opportunity to run a business, with the support of an organisation that offers a rewarding lifestyle and excellent financial gain.

With over 3,700 franchisees across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, the Jim’s Group is a recognised and trusted brand. Our franchisees enjoy the flexibility, lifestyle, income and ability to control their own time with their business.

If you’re interested to find out more or are thinking about becoming a Franchisee with Jim’s Fencing, speak to us today to discuss how the Jim’s family could be right for you. Jim’ Fencing are there to help you succeed, call 131 546 today or fill in our enquiry form.