Lawncare Business: What Do You Need & Where to Start?

lawncare businessYou’ve made the decision to start your own lawncare business but you have no idea where you need to start in terms of getting it up and running. Typically, for any business venture you want to start with a business plan. A business plan will outline your company, what you are looking to do, who you intend to service, when you will start making money, capital equipment and several other categories.

For many, the business plan is usually the most daunting task: you have to sit and think about what you want to do and then commit it to paper. Starting a lawncare business isn't any different. This process helps you get your ideas out onto paper and makes your business more than just a thought. There are several pieces of software that you can purchase that will help with writing a plan; you can also contact your local Small Business Administration (SBA). Often they will have classes on how to write a business plan and many times they will help mentor you through the process.

Now that you have figured out what you need to do, where do you start? As you decide if you want to use the SBA to learn how to write a business plan or use software, you can begin to make lists of the things you already know.

You will need to have a list of your capital equipment such as mowers, trimmers, hand tools, a trailer to move your equipment and possibly a truck. You will need to contact your insurance company to see if they have insurance programs for a lawncare business and what type you would need for yours. We have an excellent upgrade package for lawncare contractors that will enable you to service clients fast.

One of the more crucial pieces of your plan is your resume, this shows anyone you are approaching for financing that you have the experience to run this business and you know what you are doing.

It may sound overwhelming but if you do each task one at a time, before you know it you will have researched your needs, written your plan and you will be ready to start looking for financing. If you have your funding already, then you can purchase your equipment, begin advertising and start your lawncare business.

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