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Starting a Business

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by VOGLERny, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. VOGLERny

    VOGLERny Member
    Messages: 64

    Looking into expanding my operation next season. Right now i just do about 10 local residental driveways but i am looking into getting a DBA and possibley insurance. The idea is to try and get a few commercial accounts and increasing the number of residental driveways i plow.. Keep in mind that this is just me and one plow truck (not a BIG operation)

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You and your truck need insurance,even for those 10 little driveway.
     
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    I'd just stick with residential. Oh and don't get more than 99 driveway because at 100 you HAVE to get insurance
     
  4. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Take that advice !!!!
     
  5. 94gt331

    94gt331 Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 293

    Cool, off to a good start with 10 driveways. My advice to you is: Don't take on more work than you can handle especially if you get some commercial work! Try to get a backup operator with his own truck just in case you have break downs etc. Get a good snowblower and get a salter. Get insurance. And my biggest advice to you is since your just starting try to charge enough so you don't screw yourself later. And if you can try to get a couple seasonal contracts with your new contracts that will insure you steady income even if it doesn't snow. That's something i wish I would have tried when I first started out. Good luck to you.