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Another Noob Saying Hi

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jrr02005, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hi all,

    As you can see I am new to the forum and just wanted to say hi and that I look forward to being a contributing member of this site. I've spent the last few days reading tons of threads which will be very helpful in getting my plowing business off the ground.

    My truck and plow came to fruition this summer when I took on residential remodeling jobs on the side, (I still work for the man) and with the money that I earned form them I was able to buy an 02 2500HD 6.0 and a Fisher EZ-V 8.5'. I'm really itching to give up my career and start my own remodeling/building business where I could also do snow removal. I'm hoping to take the plunge this winter with the snow removal branch of my llc.

    My question to all that have used it is, is buying the "Snow Plow Business Guide" worth it? I know it's only $30, but I'm cheap, and am wondering if I can find samples of those forms just by google-ing them.

    Thanks for reading,
    Joe ussmileyflag
  2. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Welcome to PS:waving:

    The way to look at investing in the guide is if you don't already have contracts, form letters, etc... Then how much is your time worth getting all these things together. If you value your time at $$.$$/ hour, how many hours can you afford to google or research for all these things. There are other ways to acquire the materials of course and they all will cost some money and all of them will require tweaking to suit your business.

    I hired a small business consulting company for a lot more than $30.00 when I started so I could focus on getting my name out to the potential customers.

    Again, welcome to Plow Site and happy reading.
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Welcome Joe and pass on the book
  4. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    What makes you say that hydro?
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Welcome to Plowsite.:waving:
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Hey Joe welcome to PS. Lots of great resources here and some pretty good people as well.
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    We like you already....The New Posts button is your friend. The site is very active, so there is plenty of fresh reading. You can subscribe to posts you want to follow closely.

    I can't comment on the book. My area/customer base does not require written contracts, so I am lucky. There are a few sample contracts posted here. If you have a good business sense, that might be all you need.

    Best of luck, and welcome aboard.
  8. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    You can learn just as much reading the forums and posts here as you can in the book.
    Best part is this site is FREE. payup
  10. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Welcome Joe..just keep reading. You will find a wealth of information from the majority of everyone on this site. The experience level of eveyone is quite high. You'll also get some good laffs!!
  11. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Welcome Joe

    There is a lot of good information passed along on this site. However, if you want a lot of things quickly, maybe the best way to get it is to purchase it. It goes back to the earlier post asking how much your time is worth.

    As contractors we spend thousands of dollars of equipment and the school of hard knocks. Consider spending a few dollars on educational and training tools that will never ware out or need to be replaced. Our snow & ice management information is being utilized by several plowsite members as well as hundreds of your peers throughout the United States and Canada. Don't spend countless hours designing your own forms, thinking of what you want to say or how you want to say it. Our Snow CD templates are in Microsoft Word format and are completely customizable by you for your business.

    If you decide you want to purchase some snow & ice management information you can visit our website at www.profitsareus.com or call us at 800-845-0499. Being a full service contractor since 1979, we know what a contractor is looking for in material. Simply put, we all want something simple, accurate, professional and time tested. All of our information meets that criteria.

    If you are looking for something like that, let me know.
  12. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    use the hell out of the internet everything is on here