LIME’s franchise is built to scale through low overhead, minimal employees, and technology.
LIME’s business model was designed with the intent for franchise owners to scale their business by working on it, not in it. In large part, LIME’s scalable business model is successful because of its demographic: high-end property owners. High-end properties require quality craftsmanship and products along with thorough scopes of work. The struggle for customers within the industry is finding consistent and reliable service providers within this high-end niche.
Through franchising, LIME’s model provides an opportunity within affluent markets across the United States for business owners to scale a business with low overhead, minimal employees, and dynamic technology.
Unnecessary business expenses can be a drain on hard work and sacrifice for business owners in any industry. For LIME, offering a business opportunity that minimizes those expenses is a top priority, in conjunction with establishing a set of processes and systems that make scalability for owners more obtainable. Franchise owners who make up LIME operate a business model based out of a home office, which eliminates monthly rent bills that take away from profits. In addition, LIME doesn’t own any equipment related to the delivery of painting services, which eliminates up-front investment and ongoing maintenance costs.
Furthermore, franchise owners do not have to carry insurance and related storage costs associated with equipment and an office space. LIME’s fleet of service vehicles is limited to a single promotional vehicle. In addition to low overhead, franchise owners are provided with rigorous start-up and ongoing training that is complemented with an ongoing servant-led support team.
Managing employees can be challenging when scaling. LIME’s model requires minimal employees depending upon how hands-on the franchise owner chooses to be. The administration required to employ many employees can be draining on resources. In addition to the payroll, taxes, and paperwork necessary to be an employer, the process can be overwhelming. In fact, entire industries exist to do just this for business owners. With LIME, those resources necessary for employees are limited, as all labor is subcontracted to contractor partners within the local market who recruit, train, and retain their own talent.
LIME’s franchise owners grow a network of local contractors with whom to partner on the various services required on a high-end property. From painting and coatings to masonry, carpentry, drywall, gutters, and more, LIME’s proprietary subcontractor management systems, complemented with LIMEWare, make delivering quality more consistent and reliable in an otherwise fragmented industry. Through the power of partnerships fueled by mutual alliances, LIME’s franchise owners can marry customers with contractors while providing an exceptional experience for both sides—an experience that results in lasting relationships for both customers and contractors.
LIMEWare technology platform
LIMEWare is a proprietary technology platform that creates a hub for all things related to owning and operating a LIME franchise. From an encompassing CRM to production management to subcontractor management and much more, LIMEWare provides a platform that makes running a business efficient for scaling. LIMEWare also has a solution for estimating and pricing custom scopes of work that are within LIME’s high-end services for custom properties. With LIMEWare, franchise owners can rely on a centralized mobile-based platform to gain insights and manage the ins and outs of a LIME franchise business.
As a franchise owner, would you prefer to be an operator of one location or an owner that scaled beyond just one location?