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Starting small business

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by BLinindoll, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. BLinindoll

    BLinindoll Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Hi. I'm 18 years old and want to start a small residential plowing business using my Honda 450 Foreman and a 54" warn plow. I am also about to buy a Blazer and a trailer so that I can load the quad and haul it to where I am plowing. I have plans on posting an add in a local paper in Albany, NY. I live right outside of Albany. My friend knew someone who used his plow on his quad one storm and made $400 in a single trailer park. Does anyone know if my ATV insurance would cover the things that are needed? Is my plan even worth my time? Also, how should I price my plowing? I was planning on doing it by the inch and saying $20 every 4 inches, no matter what size driveway (within reason.):help:
     
  2. BLinindoll

    BLinindoll Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Oh yeah... Do you think I would need a contract for doing small residentials? It kinda just seems like overkill if its a small driveway around my town. Some people say it's worth it, some people say that the customers would laugh if they were asked to sign a contract. Just trying to get all the information that I can get. Thanks again.