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Old 03-27-2013, 07:31 PM
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Can being a subcontractor work? (Westfield Indiana)

I'm a startup and instead of beating the street with flyers, postcards and door to door, I'm wondering instead, soliciting my business to more established contractors is a better idea?

I have a 60' Gravely 260, and a 36' Walk Behind. I am licensed to do business in the state of Indiana, and have commercial liability insurance up to a million dollars. I'm also willing to sign a two year no compete clause for any work performed. I can also work under a 1099.

Im wondering if there's a demand for one off, or overflow work, or landscapers who are looking for a mowing solution, or lawn maintenance company's that just need to subcontract for the day.

I am 1 person, and I only do mow and trim. No fertilizing, cleanups or hauling.

I'm in Westfield In.


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Old 03-27-2013, 07:44 PM
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Might work, but remember most will not give you what your worth. Everyone wants a profit.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:54 PM
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I'm actually doing some subcontracting for a guy that's wanting to concentrate on his core business of pressure washing and doesn't have the time or manpower to attend to his lawn care contracts. I could make more if I had the contracts myself, but I'm still making decent money working for him right now. I also will likely have first option on his customer's contracts when they renew later this year, but my situation is unique. Just be sure you know what your work is worth before commiting to anything.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:15 PM
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Might work, but remember most will not give you what your worth. Everyone wants a profit.
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Yeah, I'm thinking there has to be a demand or need for the service. (ie..contractor has a peak load that week, or a broken mower, or landscaper that needs a mowing solution etc..)

A business strategy with the idea that you can subcontract extra business by paying wages as a general laborer probably wont fly for me.

I was thinking more in the mind of helping someone out in a pinch or a one off basis as a true independent contractor.
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