Lawncare Business Plan: Where to Start

lawncare business planWhen starting any business the business plan is truly the most crucial of all documents. These plans outline what you are looking to do, how you are going to do it, how your finances are structured, who your direct and indirect competition is, and how you will address them.

While a lawn care business seems to be a simple enough business where you buy equipment, advertise, and cut grass, the reality is that like any business it needs to have a solidly formulated plan. Without a plan, a potential lender will not give you consideration on business loans, which is a problem that may arise while running your business. In any problematic situation, a business plan will give you a much better idea on what to do next.

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All business plans have 8 key areas and each of these areas contain information that helps both you and your potential lender. A plan helps you get your ducks in a row; the idea may be in your head but getting it down on paper makes it much more real in terms of making it your lawncare business. It also gives you a roadmap to follow as your business grows. The plan lets your lender see that you have thought about your business; it shows them if you are capable, in terms of managing, the business and that you know what you need and who your competitors are. The following is a list of the sections within your plan and within each section is more detailed information about your business.

  1. Executive summary
  2. Business Description
  3. Market Analyses
  4. Management Team
  5. Operations
  6. Critical Risks
  7. Financial Projections
  8. Appendix

This list is a very short introduction to what is contained in a lawncare business plan. Writing a plan takes time, research and often financial resources for lawyers and consultants. Another option to writing your own plan is to use a franchise. A lawn care franchise already has a business plan in place and often times come with resources from the home company to help you be successful. If you are interested in a no commitment no strings attached lawncare business plan, visit this page.

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