Expanding to Another Area

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by br549oicu8, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey everyone!! As you may already know, we are in the KC area. Since I travel often to Des Moines, Iowa for sporting events, I checked out the area for expansion of our applications program. Found a nice business shop for a reasonable! Now it's off to promotions!!
    Woohoo!!
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    cant wait to see how we can perform in this market, of course we cant get as many apps up there but it can be a great money maker to boot, who knows, maybe a mowing crew after we get going for a year or two!
     
  3. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    Are you gonna run T3000's in Des Moines..........JK:laugh:
     
  4. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't think so.
     
  5. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    Look out Larry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. RABBITMAN11

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lol
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  7. RABBITMAN11

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Time for some low ballin in Iowa! :)
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  8. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds pretty ambitious and perhaps ill conceived unless you are looking to buy out another company for a base.

    If not it will take you forever to show a profit and that op will be a drain on you mentally, physically and financially.

    Not to rain on your parade but a lot of people think expansion is easy and worthwhile only to sit there three years from now remembering the good old days.

    Have you done any demographics in the area? Like whats the going rate. Product pricing and availability. Licensing. Taxes, and who the competition is....besides Larry? Or was the cheap rent on a facility and seeing they have some grass the only research you did here?
     
  9. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey I hear they get 400 bucks an acre. There's room for some low ballin!

    :cool2:
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    all ducks in a row here, dont worry this ahs been a plan in the making for a very long time
     

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