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I didn't know it was this easy to start a Snowplowing Business

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by grandview, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  2. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    :jester:I must have missed something when I got started because it was no where that easy to start off in the business but they failed to mention all the lowballers & everything else involved.
  3. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    haha are you kidding me, and somewheres out there right now theres some clown reading that and starting a business :dizzy:
  4. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    Out of every 100 clowns who read this, Id be willing to bet 1 gets lucky somehow, and builds the biggest company in his town. :jester:

    Either way Ill need to remember this article for next year!
  5. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Is this how you got started gv?:rolleyes::nod::help:
  6. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    yeah! lol with a lil help he got from JD Dave too! :D
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    GV was plowing when I was in diapers.:D
  8. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    While it was obviously simplistic in it's explanation I did appreciate they had the guts to mention to stay away from others gravy or risk being blackballed.

    Not that you can be really but least they took the time to say...dont be a hack and a lowballer.
  9. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    funny as that article is...ive read some posts of people on here that could benefit from that advice. :cool:
  10. Mick

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

    Really - that's the basics. Notice he mentioned insurance.
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Actually, I'll still be plowing when GV is in diapers.:D
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    JD YOU will be up to your neck in diapers and will need a plow to move them!
  13. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Gv do you have any shirts left?

    Thanks, Tim
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    PM Sent.:waving:
  15. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    Sure it's easy to start a business. Keeping it going for any length of time is the challenging part.
  16. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Isn't that how everybody got started? :rolleyes:

    I like how they tell you the 3 things you need, 1 being the plow mount. :dizzy:

  17. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i think the most important part they forgot was the truck? anybody ever went out and bought a plow for there truck. the plow never breaks but the truck is just one thing after the other. it takes years to get customers and they come and go and some hem and haw about price then it snows and ur ears deep in phone calls
  18. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    You don't need a truck, it was not in that artical. And everyone knows what you read on the net is always right. I guess you do not need insurance either because it said nothing about that.

    But really, if you have a plow with no truck to put it on I guess you don't have a need for insurance because what can you hit with a parked plow?
  19. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    dont be so sure you should see all the times people walk in to my trailer hitch at the store or something funny stuff if i was to put a camera out the back widow along would come come the person ud hear bammmmm then theyd disapear and you hear screaming and cussing
  20. ManorLandscape8

    ManorLandscape8 Member
    Messages: 40

    i guess they missed the step with getting insurance