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.
Also what do you guys think of my business plan?
What services will my business offer?
Spring Clean Ups
Fall Clean Ups
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.
What are main things that will need to be budgeted for?
How long will it be until I begin to make a profit?
This year, if all goes correctly
What will be my operating expenses?
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 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?
Word Of Mouth
Stickers on all Equipment
T-Shirts & Polo’s with Logo
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?
19 Years old
2005 Ford Ranger V6 4WD
Exmark Viking 36"
Toro 20" Gas Push Mower
Toro Gas Straight Shaft Trimmer
Stihl FS 90 R Trimmer
Stihl KM 130R w/ adjustable hedge trimmer, brush cutter, blower, and straight shaft edger attachments
(2) Stihl BR 600 Backpack Blowers
Stihl HSE 60 Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS 180 C Chainsaw
Toro Corded Electric Blower/Shredder
Misc. Hand tools, gas cans...
My 2014 picture thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=423362
Townhouse Yds, I am in Tyson Corner VA. I have a PB500 H for sale. Starts on first pull. PM me if your interested.
2500 HD DMax
Echo and Exmark gear
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!!
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!
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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