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How to Run a Storage Shed Business

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How to Run a Storage Shed Business Business Overview:

Consider learning how to run a storage shed business if you have an eye for design, love the outdoors and are looking to start a smart part-time business. Storage sheds, also called garden sheds, are typically single-level one-room structures used to store lawn and garden equipment. A back yard shed can also be used as a workshop or a place to work on a hobby like sewing or scrapbooking. There are so many options for storage sheds today that there is simply no excuse for any homeowner to have an unsightly shed in his or her backyard. Sheds can be custom-built or sold in kit form to be assembled and installed by the homeowner. However, assembly and installation is not always a simple task; many homeowners will gladly pay a professional to handle these tasks. Since you will be purchasing your sheds and shed kits directly from wholesalers and manufacturers, you will receive a large discount. You will then sell your sheds to your customers at a marked-up rate and also offer assembly and installation services for an additional charge. Business ideas like this one work best with a website showing all the models you sell so the customers have a good idea of what the finished product will look like. You could also offer a display area if you have the property to showcase the sheds. Offer sheds in different styles, sizes and price points to fit the needs of a wider range of customers. Some people may just need a small shed to keep their lawn mower and gardening equipment dry; others may need a larger, air-conditioned/heated space to use as an art studio. The more flexible you are with your inventory, the more clients you will attract. Market your business by distributing flyers at local home improvement stores, lawn and garden centers and lawn mower repair shops. You may also hand out flyers door-to-door in your area targeting neighborhoods with large back yards. Once business picks up, you’ll need to hire a staff to help keep up with demand and consider taking your business full-time.

A Day in the Life of a Storage Shed Business Owner:

You will start your day by reviewing your appointments. You or your staff will meet your customers at their houses with the pre-made shed or a shed kit they ordered and assemble it. You will spend a portion of your day reviewing new models, talking with distributors and placing orders. You will also look for new ways to market your business. If you have a display set up, you’ll want to have you or a staff member on site to help show the sheds to your customers.

About Your Customers:

Your customers will typically be homeowners who need a storage shed to house various items in their backyards.

What You Need to Start:

  • Familiarity with storage shed kits, assembly and installation (or you can hire a staff to do all the work for you)
  • Website
  • Truck to transport sheds and equipment to job sites
  • Staff (optional)
  • Display area (optional)
  • Computer with finance software

The Good:

  • Sheds offer homeowners an inexpensive way to add storage space to their home so many people look to purchase them.
  • Sheds come in all shapes and sizes and can be marketed as storage for a variety of items which makes your target market fairly large.
  • You can charge top dollar for assembly and installation services.
  • You can easily run this business part-time.
  • You can start out running this business solo and add personnel as demand grows.

The Bad:

  • This is likely a seasonal business if you live in a Northern climate as most people won’t buy storage sheds in the cold weather months.
  • Storage shed assembly can be hard work.

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Fruit of the Vine: Starting a Winery

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Starting a Winery Business Overview:

Imagine starting a winery and turning your love of wines into a fun, rewarding and profitable business. As the owner of a winery business, you will receive grapes from vineyards (unless you choose to grow your own) and produce fine wine which you will then bottle and sell locally, nationally, or possibly all around the world. So if you love wine and you’re committed to turning your passion into a successful business, then learning how to start a winery could truly be the right business idea for you. Figures have shown that wine sales have doubled in recent years, and that sales of wines continue to increase regardless of economic conditions. What is more, as you learn how to open a winery you’ll see that you have plenty of options available to you for your business. For example, you can easily offer exciting and informative events such as wine tastings and winery tours to increase your profits. In addition to this you will also be able to personally enjoy the fine wine you produce, so you’ll enjoy both financial and personal rewards with this business.

A Day in the Life of a Winery Business Owner:

As a winery business owner a typical day might begin with receiving grapes from a vineyard in the morning (which you would either own as a part of your winery, or which would be owned by someone else with whom you would have a contract arranged for the grapes). You would then produce wine from your grapes by following the precise wine making process. Using machines, the grapes will be crushed, heated, fermented, and filtered—ultimately leading to the production of wine, which you would then have bottled, labeled, ready to be sold and shipped out. A typical day might also consist of organizing and conducting tours of your winery. Alternatively, you could hire staff to make the wine and conduct the tours, in which case you would spend your day overseeing the smooth running of your winery business.

About Your Customers:

Your customers will be companies and liquor stores that will purchase the wine you produce at a wholesale price to retail to the general public. You may also have customers visit your winery and purchase your wine directly from you.

What You Need to Start:

  • Licenses (production, sale and shipping of alcohol are regulated, so you will need to apply at least 6 months before the anticipated sales date)
  • Wine making facilities and equipment
  • Grapes to produce your wine from (you will need a contract with a grape vineyard, or you could purchase your own vineyard)
  • A winery business plan

The Good:

  • If you love wine, you’ll be doing what you love every day.
  • This business can be very lucrative—wine sales have been shown to continue to grow regardless of economic conditions.
  • You can increase your profits by offering tours and tastings.
  • You’ll get to enjoy the wine you produce.

The Bad:

  • Making wine is a very precise, exacting process so you’ll need to be well informed and well skilled before you begin.
  • You’ll need to have sound business skills (marketing, manufacturing, selling) in addition to expertise and passion for wine.

Resources:

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To start a winery business today, we recommend you purchase the book Become a Winery Owner. This complete guide will teach you how to create a solid winery business plan, how to select a good location for your winery, where to find the equipment and supplies you need, how to finance the set up of your winery business, and much, much more. For more information, or to purchase this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book, click here.

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What You Should Know Before Starting a Firewood Business

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Starting a Firewood Business Business Overview:

Attention all outdoorsmen: Starting a firewood business can keep you physically and financially fit and can be a great way to test your entrepreneurial skills. The basics of how to start a firewood business are straightforward enough. If you don’t own acreage covered with trees, you locate downed trees in your neighborhood or team up with an existing tree-cutting company and offer to haul away the wood at no cost. Once yours, you split the wood into usable, burnable logs and sell them to home and business owners who have fireplaces, fire pits, or wood-burning stoves. The business idea is simple and can prove highly lucrative, but the work itself can be very difficult. For starters, unless you’re prepared to hire wood splitters and haulers right away, you’ll be doing a fair amount of manual labor yourself, and you’ll need the right tools to make it feasible. First, a truck or van that can carry large amounts of wood is necessary. Clearly it will get lots of wear-and-tear so you’ll want to be prepared for that and for keeping your vehicle in good repair. Next you’ll want the tools of the trade that make the job easier and less time-consuming. Though the equipment—log splitters, chainsaws, axes, mauls, and hatchets—can be expensive at the start, having them from the beginning will likely increase your production and make the investment well worth it. Unlike some other business ideas and entrepreneurial ventures, the firewood business can be dangerous. After all, you’re dealing with felling and fallen trees, heavy-duty cutting machinery, and lifting heavy objects. So safety should be your paramount concern, both for yourself and for your employees and customers. Hardhats, boots, gloves, eyewear, and back supporters will serve you well, as will business insurance. Don’t be tempted to scrimp on any of these and your business will benefit. You will also need a place to properly store your freshly cut firewood. To get the best prices for your wood, you will want to ensure it’s well-seasoned and in good shape for burning. Finally, operating as a licensed and insured firewood business will draw customers in (no one wants an accident on their property, no matter how inexpensive the prices are); combine your good business sense with competitive prices and you’re sure to have a successful business.

A Day in the Life of a Firewood Business Owner:

There are many variables to consider when determining a typical day for a firewood business owner. For starters, how big will you start your business—will you operate at night and on weekends only at the beginning? Or will you jump into a full-time enterprise and employ workers? Either way, you’ll likely get your initial work by advertising free tree removal from properties. In this transaction, you get free firewood to cut and sell, and the homeowner gets the annoying fallen tree removed from their property at no cost. The advertising part can be easy—some local flyers or even a decal on your truck can get you a few customers right off the bat. After you’ve scoured your area for these opportunities, you might consider teaming up with a tree-cutting company. They cut down the trees for their customers and you haul off the wood (again for free, or for a small price paid to the tree cutters for their partnership). As the business owner, you will want to make sure your firewood prices are competitive so people buy your wood, but high enough that you cover maintenance of your equipment, payroll if you have employees, and profit for your company. At the end of a long day splitting and hauling firewood, you will want to check in with your existing and potential customers and review your finances.

About Your Customers:

Your paying customers will be in search of well-seasoned, quality firewood at competitive prices and with solid customer service (delivered when promised and brought to the agreed-upon drop-off location). Your “silent” customers will call on your services when they have a downed tree or a tree in need of removal. They will want you to haul off the tree and you want them to call you first because you stand to make 100 percent profit from the firewood if you don’t have to pay to acquire it.

What You Need to Start:

  • Business license, permit, and insurance
  • A firewood business plan, including time and money investment details
  • A vehicle for transporting large tree parts and split firewood
  • Log-splitting equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Storage for your split wood
  • Employees, if desired
  • A pricing schedule for your firewood
  • Financial-tracking software

The Good:

  • This is a business that you can start on the simplest scale, with just a truck and some hand tools, but that can grow to include heavy-duty log splitters and employees.
  • You decide if you want to operate full- or part-time.
  • You get to work outdoors a great deal.
  • It’s a cash business.

The Bad:

  • The initial investment can be a bit steep if you’re starting from scratch.
  • The work is labor-intensive, especially if you’re working alone.

Resources:

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To start a firewood business today, we recommend you purchase The Business Plan for Your Firewood Business. This comprehensive guide includes a business plan and marketing tips for ensuring success in the enterprise. For more information, or to purchase this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book, click here.

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How To Start A Flower Shop Without ANY Experience

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How to Start a Flower Shop Business Overview:

If you have a passion for beauty, color and creativity, then learning how to start a flower shop could be the perfect match for you. This business idea is centered on selecting, cutting, designing and arranging flowers for a variety of purposes and occasions – including for weddings, graduation ceremonies and special events, or for people who want to give flowers as gifts to their partners, family and loved ones. Starting a flower shop is therefore excellent for anyone who enjoys “hands-on” work and is willing to seize the opportunity to channel their creative talents into a business – and enjoy the freedom, satisfaction, and financial rewards that will go with it. More people than ever before are looking into how to start a florist business, and doing so can be a highly lucrative business decision for you. Indeed, the floral industry now generates over $20 billion annually. One reason why this is one of the most attractive business ideas for so many people is that no special qualifications or prior experience are needed. No degree is needed to move into this industry and succeed – all you really need is passion, and a basic understanding of flower arrangement. However, even if you’ve never done flower arranging, you have two great options. First, you can easily someone to do the actual flower arranging while you tend the business side of things. Second, you can quickly and easily learn. There are many schools and institutions that offer classes on flower arrangement and show you how to start a floral business. In addition to this, you don’t even need to have your own shop! Arranging flowers for people, events and special occasions is a business that you can orchestrate from your own home and build up from there if you’re lacking in initial start up funds. With passion, creativity and commitment you can definitely build a thriving and highly lucrative floral business, wherever your location may be.

A Day in the Life of a Flower Shop Owner:

A typical day in the life of a florist or manager of a florist business will consist of selecting, cutting and arranging flowers for various purposes, occasions and special events. You will have customers call you or enter your shop, and you will create attractive flower arrangements for them based on their specifications. A customer may wish to give flowers as a gift to their partner, for example, and you will work with them to create something special. In addition to this, a large part of your day-to-day activities will be based around creating attractive and suitable flower arrangements for specific occasions and special events, such as weddings, birthdays, graduation ceremonies, or corporate events. Here you will work with clients or organizations and provide flowers that fit in with and compliment the theme of the occasion. Other day-to-day activities will include ordering and maintaining supplies of flowers, most likely from local suppliers such as nurseries and garden centers. If you hire staff to do the floral arranging you’ll want to oversee them and check their work until you have full confidence in their abilities. You may also want to offer delivery services in which case you may have additional staff to do your deliveries. You’ll need to give them their schedule every day to be sure that all deliveries are made on time.

About Your Customers:

Your customers will be people looking for gifts to give to others or to brighten up their home. They will also be people and/or organizations looking for flowers for special events such as weddings, birthday parties, graduation ceremonies and so on.

What You Need to Start

  • A basic understanding of flower arranging – you can easily get this by taking a basic class.
  • A business location (a shop, or your home)
  • Basic tools of the trade – coolers, a display counter, trimmers, clippers and a storehouse
  • A florist business plan – stating the markets you will target and advertizing strategies
  • A flower supplier

The Good

  • No special education or previous experience is needed to be successful with this business.
  • It provides a great outlet for creative, hands on people.
  • It’s easy to start up – you can run this business from your own home and build from there.
  • It offers lots of variety; you’ll be catering for many different types of occasions and people.
  • It can be very rewarding – you’ll be making a contribution to special moments and occasions in people’s lives.

The Bad

  • It can often take up to a year to build an established customer base.
  • Customers can be very detail oriented – you will need to be patient and accommodating or it may become frustrating and stressful at times.

Resources:

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To start a flower shop business today, we recommend you purchase Start Your Own Florist Shop. This complete guide will show you how to plan, market and manage your floral business, including how to conduct market analysis, advertise, define your target market, and much, much more. For more information or to purchase this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book, click here.

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Going Green: Starting A Compost Business

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Compost Business Business Overview:

If you want to help our environment and have been looking for a green business, you should consider starting a compost business. Starting a composting business is a great way to go green and be a successful entrepreneur at the same time. These days everyone is looking for a way to save money and help the environment. This business idea has been around for ages but was previously only utilized by rural populations. Today, with the popularity of environmental friendliness, more and more urban and suburban gardeners are interested in using compost in their organic gardens. The only problem is they don’t have the time or space to make it themselves. Compost has to sit for at least six months in order for all the microbes to be killed by the heat of the heap. Naturally, finding space for a rotting pile of compost could be problematic for your average gardener. But if you have some space you can designate for a large compost heap, the compost business may be perfect for you. But before you start collecting organic material in your back yard, you really need to have a composting business plan. This plan will help you decide how much compost you will be able to maintain, what types of containers you will store it in and how you will transport it to your customers. There is also a scientific component to the compost business. It is very important you don’t sell compost with any microbes present. You will need to inspect your compost regularly before packaging it for sale to ensure it is microbe-free and ready for use. This old practice can be a great new green business for the environmentally friendly entrepreneur. You could even decide to sell purely organic compost—something many environmentally conscious gardeners really want. You could carve out a niche for yourself selling only high-end organic compost and have a web site that explains the uniqueness of your product.

A Day in the Life of a Compost Business Owner:

You will need to check on compost that is nearly ready to sell. You will examine it for microbes and package it for transport. You will work with a drop-shipper or other delivery service to ship your compost to your customers. If you’re starting to run out of room, you will need to purchase more containers and get them set up. You will regularly add organic material to your newest batch of compost. Finally, you will spend some time marketing your business in green magazines and on the Internet. If you have a website, you’ll also want to check for new orders and ship out the product to your customers.

About Your Customers:

Your customers will be gardeners looking for organic compost for their gardens.

What You Need to Start:

  • Business plan
  • Marketing plan
  • Space to set up your compost bins
  • Compost bins
  • Organic material
  • Relationship with shipping company

The Good:

  • This is a relatively simple business to start.
  • The startup costs are low.
  • The demand for organic compost will continue to rise.
  • There are tax incentives for operating a green business.
  • You can set your own hours and work only when you want to.

The Bad:

  • There is a storage issue to consider.
  • Organizing shipping can be costly if you don’t work with the right carriers.

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How to Start a Landscaping Business

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How to Start a Landscaping Business Business Overview:

If you are an able landscaper tired of working for someone else, find out how to start a landscaping business so you can be your own boss and keep the profits. Working for a larger company often means you do all the work, get only a small portion of the profits and have no say in how the business is run. Starting a landscaping business is the perfect way to utilize your skills and have the freedom to make your own business decisions. How you market your landscaping business will mean success or failure. Without enough clients at the right price points, you cannot make a profit. It is imperative that you learn how to properly market your new business. The good news is, the demand for landscaping services is always going to be high and once you have a good base of customers, you will likely get plenty of referrals. Your marketing plan will be one major portion outlined in your landscaping business plan. Another item you will need to include in your plan will be who will be doing the majority of the actual landscaping. You might decide to hire a landscaping staff and have them do all the work while you run the business from home. In fact, as you grow this business idea and you are able to add more equipment and more employees, you won’t be able to be on every job site. Managing your crews from home, with occasional drop-ins to check on job quality and consistency, will be the best option. When you look into how to start a home-based landscaping business, you will find answers to questions about the pros and cons of buying a landscaping franchise. The cost may be more up front but you won’t have to bother with buying any equipment and the franchise may even come with employees. Whether you focus your business on corporate, civil or residential clients, high quality services, good prices and an excellent marketing strategy will translate into a successful landscaping business.

A Day in the Life of a Landscaping Business Owner:

As the owner of a landscaping business, you will need to check the appointments for the day and talk to your crew to make sure they know where to go and when to be there. You will talk to your crew throughout the day to check on the equipment and supplies. You or your employees will need to stop at your local nursery or greenhouse for plants, trees, etc. that they’ll be using that day. You will spend a portion of your day marketing your business by making contact with local nurseries that may need extra landscaper business to take on their overflow work. You’ll continue marketing by visiting local condo associations and businesses to present your landscaping services, or by speaking with homeowners, one-on-one, to let them know of the great services you offer. You may also place ads online and in the newspaper and discussing referrals with clients. You will need to look at your finances and make sure all your invoices have been sent out and all your bills have been paid.

About Your Customers:

Your customers will be office managers, real estate professionals, apartment and condo managers, and homeowners who need high quality landscaping services.

What You Need to Start:

  • Business plan
  • Marketing plan
  • Truck with trailer
  • Various landscaping tool and supplies
  • A good relationship with several local nurseries and greenhouses
  • License and insurance
  • Computer with finance software

The Good:

  • Running your own business can be very rewarding.
  • As the business owner, you don’t have to do the manual labor any longer.
  • Once your marketing plan kicks in, you should have plenty of business to make a good profit.
  • You get to spend your day dealing with a business you enjoy.
  • You can work as much or as little as you want.
  • If you like to be outside, you can spend a good part of your day onsite where your employees are doing the work you’ve assigned to them.

The Bad:

  • Hiring a skilled staff of employees can take some time.
  • Inclement weather can hinder the jobs on some days and cause this to be a seasonal business if you live in the Northern climate.

Resources:

Start This Business Today:

To start a landscaping business today, we recommend you purchase The Ultimate Landscapers Marketing System. It’s a complete marketing guide that includes tips on how to tap into the markets represented by property managers and real estate agents, how to set up a referral system, how to make a website work for your business and much more. For more information or to purchase this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED marketing system, click here.

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How to Start a Tree Farm Business

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How to Start a Tree Farm Business Business Overview:

If spending time with Mother Nature beats an office job for you any day, consider learning how to start a tree farm business, a fast-growing “green” enterprise. There are many types of trees and services you should consider providing when starting a tree farm business. Since gardening and home improvement has become such a popular pastime for many homeowners, unique and beautiful trees are really in demand. These horticultural products can be quite lucrative, especially if you offer very healthy specimens at competitive prices. You can fill your land with a variety of trees that grow well in your local climate and that seem to be popular choices for gardeners, landscapers, and business owners. If you want to offer more of an experience on your farm, you might consider growing Christmas trees. When learning about how to start a Christmas tree farm, you will want to think about the type of trees that do well in your climate, and be sure to plant those and keep them pruned in the popular triangle shape for the Christmas season. You might also like to offer the “cut-your-own” experience to your customers. This growing trend can bring in many customers who might also purchase other things you offer like concession items, crafts, or plants. No matter which type of tree crops you decide to plant, you can feel good about a business like this. With this business idea, not only are you helping to beautify the world, you’re also doing a good thing for the environment.

A Day in the Life of a Tree Farm Business Owner:

When you’ve got a crop that’s ready for harvest, you will either seek out buyers—wholesalers, retailers, drive-by customers—or you will bring your customers in to cut their Christmas trees and spend some time experiencing your farm. If you’ve done your job well and your trees are thriving, you will want to keep up with your soil, irrigation, pruning, and upkeep on a daily basis in order to keep your business growing in the coming years. You will also want to keep an eye on your finances, and on the ever-tricky weather.

About Your Customers:

Your customers will be homeowners and business owners looking to purchase trees to enhance their landscape. If you’ve built a strong reputation, customers will flock to your farm for their horticultural needs. If yours is a Christmas tree farm, your customers might include families looking for their perfect tree for the Christmas season. It’s up to your farm to have a good selection of trees, and to provide a good seasonal experience for them.

What You Need to Start:

  • A plot of land as large as you are able to farm
  • Basic farming equipment including irrigation capabilities
  • A business license
  • A pricing schedule for your trees

The Good:

  • You can operate a business you truly love.
  • You will be providing an environmentally friendly service to your area.
  • The business itself can be very profitable.
  • There are many ways to hire employees and build your business.

The Bad:

  • Your business is at the mercy of Mother Nature.
  • This not really a part-time business—your trees will need your care daily.

Resources:


Start This Business Today:

To start a tree farm business today, we recommend you purchase Money Does Grow on Trees. You will obviously want to do your research when it comes to planting, growing, and maintaining your tree farm, but you will also want to read up on the business aspects of the career. This e-book will address all your business questions and concerns. For more information or to purchase this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book, click here.

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The Lawn Care Business: An Overview of the Lawn Care Business Opportunity

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Lawn Care Business Business Overview:

There’s great money to be made starting a lawn care business with nearly unlimited potential for growth. While you can start small with very low startup costs, this is an easy business to expand. You can initially focus on homeowners’ lawns with your lawn mowing business, but for maximal growth you will eventually want to move into providing landscape management services to commercial businesses. Between office buildings, apartment complexes, and banks there is limitless growth potential. You will initially see to it that the lawns are kept manicured, but if you want to diversify you can gradually move into other aspects of the business. Most small businesses want someone to care for their entire landscape, including the plants and shrubbery around their buildings, in addition to seeing that their lawn is kept trimmed. This business offers the aspiring entrepreneur the opportunity to participate in many aspects of the business world such as finding new clients and supervising the people you hire to ensure they perform the highest quality of work. If you want to have a team of people working for you, following your directions because you’re the owner of the company, give serious consideration to starting a lawn mowing business.

A day in the life of a lawn care business owner:

When you initially are starting a lawn care business, you may spend a fair amount of time attracting new clients to your business. Once you are well established you will spend part of each day assigning your crews to their different work locations, overseeing their work, and handling any problems that arise. As your business continues to grow you will need to be hiring new work crews and purchasing new equipment. You will also spend part of each week billing your customers and handling the financial side of your business.

The Good:

  • It is very easy to start a lawn care business, with minimal startup costs.
  • This is a recession-proof business. Businesses still need lawn service even during economic slowdowns.
  • There is unlimited earning potential since you can continue to expand your work crews and equipment as much as you’d like.
  • You have control over your time with full flexibility for when you want to work and how large you want to grow your business.
  • If you love to be outdoors you can keep your hand in the actual work being done.

The Bad:

  • This business is seasonal if you live in a Northern climate.
  • Regular maintenance is absolutely required on all equipment to ensure minimum equipment failure.

Resources:

Start This Business Today:

To start a lawn care business today, we recommend you purchase Turn High Grass Into Cold Cash: How to Start the Ultimate Lawn Business. Not only does this manual cover all you’ll need to know to start your own lawn care business, but it includes important forms and letters you can use including Bill of Sale, Lawn Maintenance Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Employment Applications, and many more. For more information, or to purchase this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED manual, click here for more information.

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