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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by misterplow, May 12, 2006.

  1. misterplow

    misterplow Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I am moving to upstate NY, I am retired from the military and now getting ready to retire from law enforcement so things are not super tight financially but I still need to work. The place I bought has a 1/4 mile drive and a large snow blower would cost not much less than what I got this plow for (relatives can be great). Anyway, I just bought a Boss plow for my 2006 Chevy 3500 (I have a 40 4th wheel I use this to haul) The plow makes sense but I am wondering if I might expand this to a small business venture since I have the time to put in and I usually rise at 4 am and often worked jacked up hours (old habits die hard). I don't think trying to do commercial stuff is wise starting from what I have read here. I would be grateful for any start up advice! Whats the best ideas for getting the word out and picking up residential driveways. I have read about the insurance issues and will research the coverage from my agent but any start up advice for a small enterprise would be appreciated. I had the truck, I had the drive which made the plow a smart decision. Now I just need to decide if attempting to spread it out to a money making venture is a good idea? Thanks.... Jon
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

  3. misterplow

    misterplow Junior Member
    Messages: 4


    Thanks Mick for the great posts and advice. I don't look to rock the world in this, just do an honest straight forward job with the effort and hours. I worked with equipment for 20 years in the Army, and learned quick to go slow at first and learn the ropes. I don't have any illusions about this being anything but hard demanding work. Just believe in that old saying "knowledge is power and too little is dangerous!" Thanks again........JON
    PS: checked the dealer and my plow will be a perfect from the other truck!
  4. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Jon I am in the same boat as you. Just bought a Western UltraMount for my 04 Dodge 2500 and am looking to run a small plowing business. Nothing crazy, just a way to make a few extra bucks.

    Mick, thank you for posting those links to your posts. I found your post here in this thread very informative and it answered all questions I had concerning plowing. Like Jon, I am a firm believer in taking it easy my first winter so that I can learn the ropes about plowing.