Guns vs. Annual Budget

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by sniggly, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. sniggly

    sniggly LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Okay Lawn Care Maintenance Guru's.....:) Load yer guns. I am posting this about 20 yards away so you all should be able to hit it. Here's my ANNUAL budget......Any suggestions? What am I missing?

    This is a brand new business by the way:
    Startup Capital - 7500
    Business License - 50
    Fuel - 3120
    Equipment maintenance - 500
    Equipment Replacement - 1500
    Truck Payments - 4200
    Truck 1L listing (ins.) - 800
    CGL Business Ins. - 360
    Trailer w/ Equipment Rider ins. - 1400
    Business Phone - 1200
    Advertising - 1000
    clothing - 500

    That's 1844 per month to operate. I estimate my average loaded mile to cost 29 cents. Gates don't drop for less than 30.00. 1 man hour is 60.00 dollars. Service includes mow, trim, ege, blo & go. All other services extra. My market research supports a 60.00 dollar man hour.

    By my initial calculations I need 15 acounts paying 120/month just to operate. I need an additional 20 accounts to provide the income I want. That's 35 accounts that I intend to be annual accounts (contracted). It may not be realistic to pick that many accounts up with a late start this season (May).

  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Some categories seem a little high to me. $500 for maintenance and $1500 in equipment cost???? If this is new equipment you should not have these cost. Everything else seems feasible.


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