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Help I'm lost!!!

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by 09dieselguy, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. 09dieselguy

    09dieselguy Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I am no where new to plowing. I've been asked alot this year to take on some plow accounts. I have been doing commercial plowing for 10 years and managing accounts. I don't know the business side of it. I can do the work with no issues. Can anyone point me in the right direction for this so I can get the ball rolling ASAP please!? I will be joining sema this week. I would like to purchase the Sean Adams info books as sell but his site is down. I'm interested on his sample documents and bid forms, sample contracts and so on.

    Please help me
  2. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    I'd say make sure you are organized. Make sure your documenting. Make sure you know what billing is out and when its due. There's lots of sample documents online.
  3. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Form a company as an LLC or get Incorporated.
    Get Business Insurance
    Workmans Comp. Insurance.
    EIN # Sale Tax #
    Every State is different on what you need to have. But you will need most or all of this first before you go out bidding. In WI for example Snow plowing does not have sales tax but grass mowing does, go figure.
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    That's really strange

    Here in are city We have to tax everything now any service we provide
  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Well WI has a Tax book like a phone book. If you replace a furnace -No sales tax, Fix it - you pay sales tax. The list is way to long.
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Same in MN.
  7. 09dieselguy

    09dieselguy Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Working on llc stuff now. I work to many hours on my normaly company job. Hard to set stuff up when I'm alwys working. Will need to take a day off to take care of some things.
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    So your going to quit you job and jump right in?
  9. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
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  10. expandit

    expandit Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Take a look at this website

    This has helped several companies get and keep there stuff organized.
    everything can be customized to what you want or need
    there are both landscape demo companies and snow plow demo company.. Just examples of what might work but remember anything can be added or changed.