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Old 12-21-2012, 11:45 AM
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in terms of making money after buying equipment and advertising... no. i didnt make anything. But i made enough money to buy 15-20k worth of equipment and marketing. all i used for advertising this year was craigslist and word of mouth! well besides the 3 or 4 who called from a flier i hadnt out. lol. next year im going to do a whole lot more in terms of marketing so hopefully i will grow 2-3x as big from where i am now client based.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:38 AM
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First year? Profit? I didn't know that those 2 were mutually exclusive! Lol
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:23 PM
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First year you probably will not profit any thing unless you have all your equipment already. 17k first year in profited around half. But thats because all my equipment was very used. This past year 78k profited around 40k. But Im still upgrading equipment
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:52 PM
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If you build your company right don't plan on making to much your first 5 years. Reinvest everything you can on nice equipment, marketing, and other promotions.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:55 PM
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That's what I've been doing ever since 2 years before I started business.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:09 PM
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After my mialage deduction, 13,000

if you don't know What youre ACTUALLY making, you're making a mistake.

Second year 41.

2013 projection goal is 75. Projection is 68k
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First year $11,375
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Third year hope to hit 65
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:53 PM
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First year $11,375
Second year $43,510
Third year hope to hit 65
we are in very similar situations!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:57 PM
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My goal for 2013 is 100k in sales. Most of that being maintenance work.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:12 PM
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My goal for 2013 is 100k in sales. Most of that being maintenance work.
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I believe the question was FIRST year
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