Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-16-2004, 10:34 AM
wairinc wairinc is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Denver
Posts: 5
New Business in Denver, Have some Questions

Hello everyone, I am 18 Years old, and I was looking into starting a lawn maintenance company here in Denver, then I stumbled apon this site, INCREDIBLE source of information, thanx a ton. But needless to say I am now more than looking into it, I am selling my car to buy a truck or jeep that can pull a trailer. I am selling some of my business assetts from the internet company; buying / selling business I also have to use as start up capital. I am looking at about 1500$ for equipment to start,

$500 honda 22' walkbehind
$150 Trimmer (need ideas)
$150 Blower (also Need Ideas)
$350-450 Trailer (5' - 6' possibly)
$250 Advertising, business cards etc.

Is there anything that I am missing? Im sure there is but I am just not sure. I am looking to get around 20 lawns my first couple months as I will be doing it part time, I will be holding a full time job to pay for rent / utilities and whatnot, and I also have my internet business to help.

Everything I make the first year will be going back into the company;

A new truck,
enclosed trailer,
36' walkbehind,

Is there something else better spent to get jobs done faster? I just want to be a solo operation, and ultimately 100 ish jobs a week to do by myself.


Here is where I need your help ,

I would like to here what all of your start ups were like, rocky or not,

Do you work solo now?
How many jobs do you have per week?
how much do you bring in monthly?
things like that.

Also for your established guys, what do you charge extra for?

Dog cleanup?
Mulching?
Tree trimming?
Hedge Trimming?

Anything you charge extra for and how much would be appreciated,

Thanx alot for your help guys, and I look forward to becoming an active member in the community.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-16-2004, 03:18 PM
Team Gopher's Avatar
Team Gopher Team Gopher is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: -
Posts: 4,045
Hi wairinc,


Quote:
I would like to here what all of your start ups were like, rocky or not
It's never easy to start up a company, if it was, everyone would be doing it. Just keep reading and pushing forwards. Remember, you can make your business as big as you want it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:22 PM.

Page generated in 0.06283 seconds with 9 queries