Cost to start up Biz

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by dlandscaping, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    I have all my equipment already. I have been mowing, trimming aerating for about 20 res. clients this past year and doing snow in the winter. I grossed around $10k. I want to be fully legit as soon as possible and i dont know if that is 18 or not but i want to go after commercial accounts and carry insurance.
    My questions are:
    How much is it to register a business name, get liabily, insurance up to i guess 1mil.
    Employees will be my brothers and I only.
    How much will starting this bus. cost me?
    I plan on buying an enclosed trailer and plastering our name all over it, get business cards, send out approx 2000 flyers to upscale neighborhoods, door hangers on new homes, put in a few bids around me, and ask for extra work from local lcos that i know. Is this logical for me to do right now?
  2. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    It sounds like you have a plan to me. As far as licensing, registering name, etc... it is different everywhere, but registering a name should not cost that much - under $100 I'm guessing.

    Liability insurance should also be fairly affordable. I'd check with MFP Insurance at 800-886-2398. They specialize in this industry.

    Your marketing approach seems to work for most, but just be patient. Understand that developing a clientele takes a little time.

    I can see you have posted a lot on this site. Read everything and anything you can get your hands on - this site, other sites, industry magazines, etc...

    Best of Luck.

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