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Next year's business plan/ideas

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wrestlingcoach, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. wrestlingcoach

    wrestlingcoach LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Trying to figure out what we need to do as a company for next year.

    Here are some ideas and concerns.


    Business Ideas

    1. Expand business from this year’s total $63,000 to
    a. $100,000
    b. $90,000
    c. $80,000
    d. $70,000
    e. Or try to keep it the same
    f. Or cull the bad yards and add good ones

    2. Fix small 4x6 foot trailer (Use Steve’s uncle’s Shop-free)
    a. Add trimmer racks $100
    b. Add ramp
    c. Add box for blower

    3. Advertise
    a. Newspaper $135
    b. Phonebook $80
    c. Computer screen @ 2 Warehouse Markets $120
    d. Post-it Notes through high school print shop $50 in food

    4. Fix 16 foot trailer
    a. Weld tale gate
    b. Fix lights

    5. Keep website or get rid of it
    a. Keep $80

    6. Expand number of employees
    a. train new 2 or 3 employees

    7. Winterize all equipment

    any thoughts
  2. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    Most of the answers you seek will reveal themselves after you anwer #1

    63K - 100K is quite a spread where I'm from...
  3. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    Do a little advertising and add one employee, and the gap between 63k and a 100k is not very big at all.

    My only comment is that if you did $63k this year, why not drop the day job next year and go full time with your operation?
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    my answers are c, b, b, both a and b, get rid of it, train one employee that wants to stick around over the years, of course winterize.

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