Mike Andes is the Founder and CEO of Augusta Lawn Care, an eight-figure international lawn maintenance franchise. He also shares his knowledge in the field of marketing, brand awareness, sales, operations, and growth strategy planning through his Youtube channel and his podcast, The Mike Andes podcast. He is also an author who has already written three books, with his latest release titled P4P (Pay for Performance): Why Hourly is a Failing Formula.

In this episode, we talked about sales, leadership, scalability, franchising, and growth strategy planning…

Show notes

  • Introducing Mike Andes. [0:58]
  • Mike’s journey as a home service business owner. [02:14]
  • Weighing the pros and cons of a franchise model. [03:11]
  • The things you need to know before franchising a business. [05:17]
  • What an average franchisee is after. [08:26]
  • The struggles of people getting started in business and how Mike was able to overcome it. [09:48]
  • Systems in handling many franchisees. [12:21]
  • How to maintain the competitiveness of your employees. [14:22]
  • Ways to find a great employee. [20:19]
  • What Mike’s business does during the offseason. [22:43]
  • Obstacles home service business owners go through in terms of scalability. [23:54]
  • The qualification process for franchisees. [26:07]
  • The toughest decision home service business owners make. [35:18]
  • Life lessons in business according to Mike. [38:58]
  • Mike’s thoughts on why business owners fail. [46:47]
  • The biggest expense in the home service industry. [53:01]
  • Some books written by Mike. [54:08]
  • Books on Mike’s reading list. [54:35]
  • How to get more information about Mike. [56:54]
  • Mike’s most important piece of advice to home service business owners. [57:24]


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