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Old 12-15-2013, 04:13 PM
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Haven't updated in a while, here are some random pics. I plan to redo the flowerbeds next spring.

Any comments or advice are appreciated.

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Old 12-15-2013, 04:16 PM
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Also what do you guys think of my business plan?

What services will my business offer?

Mowing/Trimming/Edging/Blowing
Landscape Installation/Maintenance
Lawn Renovation/Installation
Spring Clean Ups
Fall Clean Ups
Mulch
Aeration
Dethatching
Bush/Hedge Trimming
Storm Cleanup
Snow Removal

How long will this last?
I plan to remain in this business at least for the remainder of middle school and maybe through high school and then go from there.

How will I be competitive in the market?
I will offer competitive pricing and top quality service to a limited number of customers

What challenges will I face?
I will have limited hours of the day to work between sports and school.
I plan to grow my business as I am able and feel comfortable doing so.

Financial
What are main things that will need to be budgeted for?
Equipment Repairs/Maintenance
Equipment Rentals
Fuel

How long will it be until I begin to make a profit?
This year, if all goes correctly

What will be my operating expenses?
Fuel=$100/month
Maintenance=$30.00/month
Expansion as able

How will I make my business succeed?
I will give each customer personal attention to specific needs
Every phone call will be returned as quickly as possible
Every issue or concern will be addressed promptly and efficently


What is important to my business?
Providing top quality service every time, the first time
Providing a professional image at all times
Keeping all equipment maintained and in top running condition

What do my customers want?
A top quality job at a competitive price
Someone who shows up on time
Someone who is both professional and dedicated
Someone who is personable and considerate

Equipment that is already available
21” Toro Walk Behind
Toro String Trimmer
Stihl BR600 (Blower)
Black and Decker Hedge Trimmer
Misc. Hand Tools

What equipment purchases do I plan to make?
Exmark Viking~ $4,000
Stihl String Trimmer~$350
Stihl Multi Attachment System with Pole Pruner~$550 (Possible)


Equipment improvements
Equipment Service~ $150-200

Where will I store my equipment?
I will store my things in the garage for the time being.

How will I advertise and promote my business?
Business Cards
Business Flyers
Word Of Mouth
Stickers on all Equipment
T-Shirts & Polo’s with Logo

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Old 12-15-2013, 04:25 PM
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Thread looks good I started around the same time! Pop into mine sometime and say hey!
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:57 PM
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Hey, your out of McLean, right? I'm in Vienna.

Nice set-up, and work. I have a toro 20' and the same toro trimmer. No BR 600 though, but I am getting ready to buy a BR 550, or a Husky blower.

What dealer do you go to?
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:07 PM
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:32 PM
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Townhouse Yds, I am in Tyson Corner VA. I have a PB500 H for sale. Starts on first pull. PM me if your interested.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:56 PM
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How's everyone's winter? I don't have any pictures, I will start to post when the snow finally melts

I have a couple big jobs lined up for this year, I will probably be adding a customer or 2 and will be purchasing an Exmark Viking and I Stihl String Trimmer and Blade Edger (hopefully)

I will also work on branding my company and will be purchasing polo's and a jacket with my logo to improve the professionalism of my company.

I always appreciate the advice, and feedback!

Oh, I'm 14 now!!

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:33 PM
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You do better work than some people I've seen do that are twice your age, keep it up and you'll be really successful!
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:58 PM
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Just get t shirts. Extra money for polo's is a waste. People could care less if your shirt has a damn collar.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:31 PM
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Your lines look better then a lot of work I drive by lol. Keep up the good work.
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