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Thinking of getting into the business

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by snow junkie, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. snow junkie

    snow junkie Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I was thinking of getting into the sweeping business and was wondering if anybody could answer any questions for me. I'm trying to do my research becuse if I do this I don't want to be the lowballer in the industry.

    1. How do you prove to client you were there at night?

    2. If it rains for a week are you still able to sweep? Because what if I charge a flat fee per month do I have to credit? How does emptying trash cans play into this?

    3. How do I go about pricing? Is per sweep most common or by the hour for commercial properties?

    4. What is the best piece of equipmnet to use. Say for a Walmart size parking lot?

    5. Is insurance exspensive?

    Any feed back would be much appreciated.
  2. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    Mostly vague questions.

    Proof of service-Leave Post-It style notes on the door with company logo and date written in.

    Rain-dependent upon type equipment used and how much rain

    Pricing- Usually flat fee

    Insurance-Not to be smart, but you really should ask your insurance person

    Best equipment-Varies based on accounts and opinion

    Google "world sweeper forum"

    Good luck, Phil