Become a Franchisee
Have always dreamed of owning your own business? Does the idea of working for yourself, working outdoors, meeting new people every day and delivering quality services to your community sound just like you?
Jim’s Skip Bins are a rapidly growing division of the Jim’s Group of companies, looking to expand into new areas and territories around Australia.
Our profitable and sustainable business model has proved successful for our Franchisees all around Australia – and we’re now welcoming the newest generation of Jim’ Skip Bins professionals to the business!
Let us answer a few commonly asked questions about becoming a Jim’s Skip Bins Franchisee:
Do I need any prior experience/education/skills?
No. If you have any training in Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S), or if you already have a truck license you are one step ahead, but we generally look for people who show the ability to deliver on the Jim’s promise of Customer Service Excellence. Full training is provided!
How long does it take to get in to my Skip Bins Business?
It takes around 8 – 10 weeks from the date you sign up, to finalise all your franchising documentation, complete your training and hands-on practical work, and finally get into your own business.
What’s the process for getting started?
Once you’re ready to get started, lodge an enquiry by submitting the enquiry form on the right, or call 131 546 to be put in contact with your local franchisor. The Divisional Manager and Regional Franchisor will be in touch with you to arrange a “trial day” with you – so you can see first-hand what it is like to own and operate a Jim’s Skip Bins business – to help you decide if it really is your next exciting career move!
If you’re still ready to go ahead, a brief interview will follow; to speak further about your business aspirations and which territories may be available for you to purchase. In this meeting, you will be issued with a Franchise Agreement – this will need to be reviewed by your lawyer, business advisor or accountant.
When you’re ready to sign up and get started, commencement dates will be arranged with your Franchisor. At this point, you will begin your training!
What does the training involve?
Training starts with the new Franchise induction training course – a three-day generic course that all new Franchisees take, which explains the Jim’s Franchise System, and how to be successful within this system.
A one-day specialised Skip Bins training course follows shortly afterwards, going over sales techniques, effective quoting strategies, permits, waste disposal, operations manuals, maintenance and much more.
Your Truck License coarse
Lastly, the “hands-on” training is undertaken, covering all aspects relating to practical skills required to operate your business. You’ll be teamed up with an existing Franchisee for some on the job training and mentoring, which can be for several weeks, until you’re ready to step into your own business with confidence.
Training such as bookkeeping skills, IT support skills, sales and upselling courses are continuously run through the Division, and Franchisees are encouraged to participate in these on an ongoing basis
What ongoing support will I receive?
You’ll become part of the famous Jim’s Group of companies! You’ll team up with one of the biggest Franchise Brands in Australia, and with that comes a wealth of support, information, training, resources and mentoring – all designed to help you pave the way to success! Your Franchisor will be your ongoing key support; their role is to guide and coach you towards business excellence, help you with the day-to-day operations of your new business (both within the business and in the back of house), and ultimately grow your business!
What are the benefits of choosing Jim’s Skip Bins over another Skip Bins franchise?
Aside from the phenomenal brand respect and recognition and the world-class support networks, there are many other outstanding reasons to come on board with us!
- Buying power. We’re a big business, which means we bulk purchase a great deal of our equipment, tools and products, and get great low cost waste disposal deals at transfer plants around Australia! That’s great for the bottom line!
- Access to cheaper insurance, discount phone plans, finance and leasing costs, low-cost uniforms, stationery and so much more – it’s that bulk buying power at work again!
- Operations Manual. You’ll have full access to our tested and proven business model all contained in your own copy of the Jim’s Skip Bins Operations Manual. It’s the keys to success, written down ready for you to use!
- Pay for Work Guarantee. This is a unique feature of the Jim’s Franchise System. It means you’re guaranteed a minimum wage each week while you’re starting up, and ongoing into the future. The ultimate peace of mind you won’t find in any other franchise!
- Options to run multiple trucks and staff. With Jim’s Skip Bins, the sky is the limit! You have the freedom to grow your business as you wish – we won’t hold you back. Our open licensing system is designed to support growth and success!
- Group Marketing Power. Tap in to the Marketing Potential behind a recognised brand. Effectively reach your target audience with the Marketing capacity of our brand!
How much can I expect to earn on a weekly basis?
We expect you to be taking on $2,300 worth of work on average, each week.
Is there finance available?
The Jims Group Brand and franchise system will provide finance to approved purchasers for their new Jims Skip Bins franchisee. This is subject to approval and a credit check.
What is it like being a Jim’s Skip Bins Franchisee?
As with any new business, a lot of hard work and hours goes into getting established and building your business within your community. But in return, you will get lots of varied work every day – and meet great new people on the job! You can choose your own hours – part time or full time – have awesome fun on the job (and get paid for it!), work in the great outdoors and take control of your lifestyle the way you want!
Listed in the Herald Sun’s top 10 “safest jobs” in times of economic hardship, (Herald Sun, January 14, 2009) the waste industry is a great choice for the savvy business owner looking to galvanise their success in a changing and uncertain world.
We’re looking for passionate, hard-working and dedicated franchisees in all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand and abroad, to maximise this growing industry and help grow the Jim’s Skip Bins Brand globally.
If you’re excited, inspired and ready to take on the business opportunity of a lifetime, give us a call or lodge an enquiry to receive your free Franchisee information pack, and start your journey with Jim’s Skip Bins today!