Jims Mowing recently held its Franchise owners Winter workshop at its world headquarters in Mooroolbark, an outer suburb of Melbourne in Australia.The perfect Autumn morning held fast throughout resulting in another fantastic winter workshop. Franchicees were treated to many demonstrations including Turf laying courtesy of Coolabah Turf & Lawn Solutions, a demonstration of the new range of AEG battery powered garden tools, Gravely Ride On Mowers and much more.
Preferred suppliers kicked of the morning workshop in the Jims Lecture theatre with presentations from all present. Lisa from Dynamite Online Printing, the AEG team, Tru Blu Oils, Glen from EZYRental, Mike from Fertool, the Allpower Team, Coolabah Turf & Lawn Solutions and many more. A free sausage sizzle quenched morning appetites the sun was shining and business cards went into the box for the lucky draw.
Morning tea time at the Winter Workshop revealed many franchise owners trying out the new AEG products, testing weight, function, balance, quality of results and operational feel. Coolabah Turf showed a neat video of Jason Hodges using their new “Colour Guard” lawn fertilizing and staining product which was a real hit with many of the Franchise owners that work in the Real Estate field preparing properties for sale. Business was brisk during this time as franchise owners took advantage of discounts and free products. Many bargains were had.
The main Winter Workshop event featured Jason Hodges from Chanel 7’s Better Home & Gardens Show and his lessons and experiences on being a self employed small business Landscape Gardener before and after his television appearances. Jason is a “natural” capturing the often hard to please franchise owners with many of his anecdotes, experiences and lessons learnt.
The Winter Workshop wound up with the Lucky draw being won by Flavian from Eastern Region and more free sausages and drinks being engulfed at a great rate. Presentations were made thanking Jason and Suzie for their hard work and the Winter Workshop was done and dusted for another year.