AM SPENDING 6/7K ON START UP

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    Im going to spending this much just on starting up my business.

    I think by doing this i can make this money back easily:) Ill be having a trolley system with a 300/400 pound gardiners pole Smiley

    I will be going canvassing nearly every day Smiley I can canvass all day as i got a lot of time on my hands Cheesy Also i will not give up until i pick up 1 new customer each day. That is an acceptable target for me Cheesy but i will be aiming for 2,3 customers per day. I believe i can pick customers easily through canvassing Smiley

    I will go canvassing at the times between 5-7. I will post at least 1,000 business cards through letter boxes in 1 week Smiley Thats over 100 in 1 day Smiley i believe thats 10 customers out 1,000 people right ? Cheesy I will not be getting flyers.... i just prefer the business cards... its got everything they need to know on it anyway... and flyers tend to go in the bin with the newspapers people chuck away... with business cards someone might just slip it in to their pocket... and leave it lying around... thats the way i see it Cheesy

    My aim is to get 100 customers within 3 months ! Then go for the 200 then 300 then 400 ! Smiley

    I will be spending the 6/7 K on a astra van.... thats going to set me back around 3/4 k Smiley I dont want to get a cheap one... cos most of them are high mileage ... and i always like to buy cars with low mileage... and that are pretty new.. and got some service history on Smiley Atleast i can rely on it Smiley

    I will be getting a gardiners pole thats going to cost me about 300 or 400 quid thats 40ft and a trolley system with a built in di filter. People build their own.... but im no good with stuff like this Sad But im going to look in to this so i can save a few hundred pounds

    I will be getting my vehicle put up with all the company logos ect.... and I will be buying myself a hoody with my company name and a website Smiley ( i believe this is good for business and makes you look more professional)

    I will be spending about 100 pound on a phone number Smiley Thats easy to remember something such as......

    And ill just buy 10,000 business cards for about 120-150 quid Smiley cos i will shot them about a lot Smiley

    07581 111 000 - that will be on my van.. which will look good lol

    You might all think i am crazy but.... this is what is going to make the business tick Smiley

    Also i have to work hard and go out every day and give 100% customer satisfaction

    I will be starting up in april time sometime Smiley just planning everything out ect.... and its going all well so far Smiley

    Some people think 200 quid is enough to start .. i agree with you all...some people have the money to start with high money some dont.... but if you got the money to invest in this then u gota go for it Smiley im only 21 years old by the way Smiley

    sorry for the long story... i never knew i could ever type this much lol
     
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  2. Reform

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    good luck with it all! :p

    i started with £30....but then invested about 6k just months after, when i saw the earning potential.

    seems like you have the right idea, your targets are realistic and your method is much better than buying a round. word of mouth is going to be your best friend so stick to your guns on customer satisfaction ;)

    only thing i will point out.....why the 40' pole? are you going for commercial only? use that all day in regular work, you will have arms like the hulk in weeks lol. i would recomend an 18' - 21' max, the weight is much more managable and closed length isnt too much when doing ground level work. Get a 40' when u need it matey
     
  3. harunh

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    Hey mate.... good to hear... buying rounds is not worth it... unless your a big company with a few vehicles on the road... but if your by your self... you can get work easily ;)

    Because i want a big pole... theirs always bound to be 1 building or something that will be 40ft? Lol i will be buying a 25 foot pole aswell :) but im doing residential and commercial :)

    And a lot of people complain about aching arms... ect... well i go to the gym arbout 4 times a week... i work each msucle group out in 1 day :) and im a pretty strong lad :p so a pole would not affect me like most window cleaners ! lol
     
  4. Ryan

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    Nothing wrong with spending that much guy i was with last year spent 20k on a system and a van lol but had been at it a few years

    personally i bought a cheap van 1.5k and good setup 1k+. so all i have to do is upgrade my tank and van if and when i feel its right after around 80-100 stable customers.
    spent around £150 on flyers and hoody and t-shirt.
    This way i can see if theres enough work for me in my areas. without forking out loads of cash
    i'm out every nice day for 3hrs canversing last week it rained 5 days here so didnt do much at the end of the summer if iv got enough customers i will upgrade :]

    iv got a small 5ft pole a 17ft pole for second floor and a 25ft for 3rd floor just about lol i want to do more domestic work than commicial this year so these will suit me nicely

    good luck mate as its just my 3rd week coming up iv got a few customers on the books and got a couple booked it and cant wait to get out there.
     
  5. bluemonkey

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    good luck but i dont think you need to spend that much, u only need to spead 2k, as i think you will be wasting a lot of your money on stuff you do not need,

    just buy a clx 27, a 350 tank, dont bother with a trolly,

    why wait till april, start now if serious,
     
  6. harunh

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    Sounds good mate :p and wow 20k is a lot of money ! but its a good investment :)

    Ill be defo getting a hoody ;) lol and i will get about 2 poles aswell :)
     
  7. Ryan

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    why cant you start now ?

    i missed the part about April lol?
     
  8. harunh

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    Cos i got banned for driving but i can drive again now and i passed my theory test 2 months ago... and i got my driving test in 2 weeks :) If i fail im going to book in again straight away.. and theirs a 3 week waiting list everytime so if i fail i gotta wait for 3 more weeks ! lol :p but as soon as i pass i can just get a car straight away and insured ;)
     
  9. Richard

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    Sound like a reasonable investment when you work out the return you will get on the £6/7K over the lifetime use of the equipment.

    Good luck
    Richard
     
  10. Ryan

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    Ah right i get u.

    i aim for 1 customer every time i go out knocking doors still hard if ur in a area where there is a few windys.

    good luck mate we all need it lol
     
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