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Old 06-23-2004, 12:03 AM
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Business Plans

Does anyone have a sample business plan? I've been doing 50-60 yards a week with a 21" Craftsman. I think its time to hit up the bank for some money. I Want to get a great dane super surfer 36'', because of easy heighth adjustment, ability to mulch, ability to bag, and ability to enter back gate. I don't have great credit but have about 3500 cash and have steady clientel. Any comments or suggestions? Also, I need a truck and trailer(suggestions please, I'm in it for the long haul....hope to have 120 accounts by next year.) I'm approaching 200,000 on my Mazda B2200.

Thanks for any suggestions, advice, or Bus. Plan Formats,

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Old 06-23-2004, 12:12 AM
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take your tax form from last year to the bank and see what happens or get a parent to sine for the lone
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:57 AM
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Wasn't full time in the biz last year. I was a college student and only made about 3500 last year. Don't know if parents will or are even worth it(Bankruptcy)
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Old 06-23-2004, 07:22 AM
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probably could skip the bank. most dealers will finance you on equipment.
$3500 is a start for a newer/bigger truck as well. auto loans are one of the easiest to get...you wont need a business plan to get an auto loan.
or you might want to try www.americanexpress.com
they have many plans available for your type of situation and their rates are pretty competitive.
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Old 06-23-2004, 08:11 AM
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For an auto loan you could check www.bankrate.com for the best rates in your area.
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:37 PM
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Hi benb0808,

Here is a sample business plan. Hope you find it helpful.
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Old 06-23-2004, 05:07 PM
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im puzzled why if you are doing 50-60 props with a 21 you are not sitting on a mountain of cash.
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Old 06-23-2004, 05:45 PM
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im puzzled why if you are doing 50-60 props with a 21 you are not sitting on a mountain of cash.
Mac, did you see the post with the pic of the small lawn in PA and asked what would you charge?

The avg $ posted was like $15.00,
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:10 AM
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Thanks for the advice everyone,

Mac,
I'm asking myself the same question. Just got out of college and tryin to get some old credit card debt paid off to improve my "poor" credit rating. Hope to have a mountain before long! 1400 this week.

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