Hi all. I currently run a gardening company, based in north west Essex. We are looking to expand in a unique way, and need a good pool of people to grow with. What I am looking for is for intelligent, motivated and hard working people who want to run their own business as part of our new franchise. Essentially zero start up capital is required - Indeed, i see this as an opportunity well suited to the right homeless ex services personnel. To start off with, im going to take one lucky person on on an hourly rate who will shadow me for a number of months, before becoming our first franchisee when we both agree that that is what we want. What is really crucial in all this is that the successful person will be honest and trustworthy and physically and mentally fit, with English as their first language. Now I'd very much like to hear from members of this forum who are directly interested, but also people here who know of any ex services organisations, perhaps those who work with the homeless, who i could look to working with on this to roll it out on a wider scale. Do please send me an e-mail to kick things off.