Podcast: Ep#88 From the AFL to the Western Warriors and finally the Jim’s Fencing team. (ft. Michael Clark Jim’s Fencing Franchisee For Hillarys Perth WA)

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Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Michael Clark, Jim’s Fencing Franchisee for Hillarys and the surrounding suburbs in Perth, Western Australia. Michael chats about a flattened fence leading to his fencing opportunity, his move from the AFL to professional cricket (Western Warriors), to sales and onwards to a fencing franchise. Michael discusses some of the benefits he’s experienced running his own Jim’s Fencing franchise such a working alongside his family, growing a rewarding business and building fences for his growing customer base in Perth. Listen to find out more.

Michael Clark- Jim’s Fencing Franchisee for Hillarys Perth WA and surrounding areas

Discussion Points: 

  • Background
    Being drafted into the AFL straight out of high school, playing for the Fremantle Dockers and the Collingwood Magpies.
  • Changing games
    Finding it was time for a change from AFL and switching to the WA State Professional Cricket team (The Western Warriors).
  • Changing careers
    Retiring due to injuries and working in a sales position in Perth.
  • A flattened fence leading to opportunity
    Michael and Deb call the experts to fix his flattened fence. This leads to a business opportunity
  • Getting settled in
    How Michael and Deb approach the business and work together. Meeting their franchisor David Fitzpatrick and wife/partner Mandy.
  • What has sales got to do with it?
    How Michael utilises his sales training on the job and why he is a successful franchisee.
  • Michael’s territories
    Michael explains the difference between his working area and his designated territory.
  • Jim’s Fencing Perth working together
    How excess demand leads to customer sharing across the northern suburbs and working as a team to complete fences and projects.
  • Working with your wife as part of the life
    Michael explains how the Jim’s model accommodates working families in franchising and how the business model lets you work different roles.
  • The after school run and school breaks
    The benefits of being home before the kids finish school and the ease of going on a holiday.
  • Working in Perth
    Michael explains what it is like building and repairing fences in one of the windiest cities in the world.
  • Sunshine and weather permitting
    How Perth has great weather for building fences.
  • What’s to love about Fencing?
    Michael highlights why he loves being a Jim’s Fencing franchisee and looking back across his career so far.
  • Advice for a future Jim’s Fencing franchisee
    Top tips if you want to be a franchisee in a territory like Hillarys or Perth’s Northern Suburbs.



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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 more than 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.