Business Plans

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Keene Landscaping, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Keene Landscaping

    Keene Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys I have searched countless sites to find some decent business plans for companies just starting out or that have been around awhile. Thought this might be a good thread to post your business plans so others can view them when putting together their own.
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    My plan has alaways been to stay Debt Free!

    And to make peoples yards look real nice.

    Its worked so far, going on 7 years.
     
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    No two business plans are going to be alike. I use live plan. My business plan is probably 50-60 pages long.

    No I'm not posting it. Probably 90% of people on here think it is pointless
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  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    using someone else's business plan would be like asking what someone else charges per hour, and then charging that.

    it doesn't really fit. Like used underware, you don't want someone else's.

    One of the major things you buy, when you buy into a franchise, is their business plan/model.

    It's not something your can troll the internet for and get for free.

    Consultants get paid stupid money to build you one.
     
  5. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    On the surface it sounded like a good question when I read it 3 days ago. Then I thought about it and realized I wasn't going to share mine. It seems most everyone else came to the same conclusion. Kind of like the can I see your contract threads. I got way to many hours into mine to just give it away.
     
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    That and mine has financial projections and everything. I have purchases planned 4 years out lol.
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  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    It would be a good idea to have a well detailed plan. Id also consider having a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, and even a Plan D. Even with that Id have to wing it because for me nothing ever happens according to my plans.
     
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I has to have a plan for a grant I am receiving. I'll agree nothing EVER goes by plan lol
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  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's a good plan.
     
  10. grassmonkey0311

    grassmonkey0311 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MD/NC
    Posts: 2,096

    Can you post your plan? I want to expand into the chesapeake beach area.

    All of us spent a good while coming up with our plans only to share them on an open forum where my neighbor can see how I run my business isn't too smart.

    Like Shark Tank: "And for that reason, I'm out".
     

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