Do you have $24 in your bank account?
Jim Penman started a part-time gardening business while earning his PhD in history at Latrobe University. He launched a full-time mowing business in 1982 with JUST a $24 investment.
Starting by selling lawn mowing rounds, but 1989 Jim franchised his business and since then, Jim’s Mowing has become the largest franchise chain in Australia and the largest & best-known lawn mowing business in the world.
Jim’s Cleaning was launched in 1994, followed by more than 50 other divisions which now operate in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Jim’s Group now has over 3,800 Franchisees and a turnover of approximately $500 million.
In one of Ryan’s favourite podcasts, Jim reveals why people’s goals are often to small, why customer service is the key to growth & how to sell, without selling.