Well guys I know it isn't perfect but it is alot better than I had before I believe. The main reason for doing this is was to make my parents work with me more I guess you could say. They always seem to be against everything, but this will hopefully help out alot. Kennedy Landscaping &Maintenance Business Plan For 2009 Season What services will my business offer? Landscape Installation/Maintenance Lawn Renovation/Maintenance Mowing/Trimming/Edging/Blowing Spring Clean Ups Fall Clean Ups Bush/Hedge Trimming Snow Removal How long will this last? I plan to remain in this business at least for the remainder of high school and then go from there. How will I be competitive in the market? I will offer competitive pricing and top quality service What challenges will I face? I will have limited hours of the day to work. I plan to grow my business as I am able and feel comfortable doing so. Financial What are main things that will need to be budgeted for? Equipment Repairs/Maintenance Equipment Rentals Fuel How long will it be until I begin to make a profit? This year What will be my operating expenses? Fuel=$200.00/month Maintenance=$100.00/month 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 before the days end Every issue or concern will be addressed promptly What is important to my business? Providing top quality service every 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 Equipment that is already available 46 Husqvarna Tractor Mower 36 Gravely Walk Behind Mower 22 Toro Push Mower 21 Toro Push Mower 19 Cub-Cadet Push Mower Husqvarna Trimmer Ryobi Trimmer Poulan Pro Blower Craftsman Blower Ryobi Tiller Misc. Hand Tools What equipment purchases do I plan to make? Back Pack Blower= $3-500 14 Equipment Trailer=$800-1,000 Landscape Box For Trailer=$1-200 Quality Hand Tools=***** Equipment improvements Truck Windows Tinted Over Winter=$150-200 Back Window Of Truck Lettered=**** Where will I store my equipment? I will store my things in the garage for the time being. My goal is to find a shop over the winter How will I advertise and promote my business? Ads in the shoppers guide Business Cards Business Flyers Truck and Trailer Lettering Word Of Mouth Comments and advice is much appreciated,please little or no bashing!