A Jim’s franchise cost will vary, depending what franchise you are looking at purchasing. For a better idea of the current pricing, please call our experienced staff on 131 546. They will take your details and the local Franchisor will quickly get back in touch with you.
Costs are normally broken up into several parts. In the following page we will discuss the major components of buying a Jim’s Pest Control Franchise.
Jim’s franchise cost – what about territories?
The biggest expense of a Jim’s franchise is a territory. This means how much you are going to pay for an area in which you can advertise.
Areas are normally a fixed number of households or postcodes. When looking at territory selection, you really want to consider buying an area that is either where you live, or at least close by.
When discussing territory selection, your Franchisor will be able to work out several options for you to choose from.
These are some of the many reasons why Jim’s Group is one of the biggest franchisee groups in Australia.
Cost of Jims Generic training
Every franchisee no matter what Division, must attend Jim’s Generic 3 day training. This training is held in Melbourne at the National Office.
Accommodation can be provided on-site as National Training is held at the Foothills Conference Centre in Mooroolbark, Victoria.
For interstate franchisees there are the additional expenses of getting there. To learn more about these, please refer to the information pack your Franchisor has provided.
Licensing expenses and on the job training
When purchasing a franchise in pest control, there are some licensing and training expenses for an unqualified person. These consist of a pest control course, as well as on-the-job training.
All pest control technicians must attend and pass a training course provided by a third party. Here you will learn about the theory behind pest control, and some basic information about treatments and PPE.
The second part will be the on the job training. This is where you will spend a minimum of 4 weeks full time out in the field with an experienced Jim’s Pest Control technician.
While this will not result in you becoming an expert, but it will give you the basic knowledge and skill to perform most pest treatments.
Even a fully licensed pest control technician may require some on the job training to cover any shortfalls. There may be some extra expenses associated with this.
Uniform and sign writing expenses
Obviously as you are joining a National brand we do have a standard uniform. Vehicles will need to be sign written in the same style as they must appear to be all the same.
In regards to these expenses, it is likely that your franchisor will be able to arrange this for you and often at a great price.
Business in a box expenses
As with starting any new business you will need stationary and paperwork. The basics will be provided to you in the form of business cards, invoice books and leaflets.
These days, with the advancement of technology, it is now possible to go completely paperless. Your Franchisor will be able to discuss the options available to you.
Equipment pricing is something you need to allow for in your Pest Control Franchise purchase. It is important to note that most equipment is not included in your original purchase. There are several reasons for this, the first being that you may already have some tools. There is no point paying for something you don’t need.
Another reason that equipment is not included in your Jim’s franchise purchase is that it depends on which direction you are going to take your pest control business.
You may decide to do termites, bird proofing, cat enclosures, drill and injects. All of these services will require very different equipment. If you decide not to offer these services, there is no point paying for an expensive piece of equipment you will never use.
Your franchisor will discuss what direction you wish to take you pest control franchise and what equipment you will need.