Best Way To Expand ?

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    as a 1 man a band what is the best way to expand ?

    i mean in getting another worker on the show

    I was thinkin i could get a 2 man setup from my van and put someone on with me full time and do 40 jobs per day , i could do 15 extra jobs per day and that could bring in an extra 100 quid

    How do u all find staff to work for u ?
     
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  2. All Round Cleaning

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    Expanding foam .
     
  3. mr shine

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    currently you say you have 200 customers so how could you afford to employ another person with a small round like that , would you not wait until you have a full round then maybe look at expanding
     
  4. harunh

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    Im not saying im gonna expand yet when i get up to about 400 i know ill need to expand so am just asking

    Im currently on 214
     
  5. chris

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    find someone who is comfortable on ladders then offer all of your customers gutter cleaning :)
     
  6. mr shine

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    your barely a year trading and going well , you would want to have a breakdown on your first years turnover and see how you stand after you deduct all your expenses , did you tell us that your paying 3k a year van insurance , also prices are low in your area , id say your a long way from expansion :Image4:
     
  7. Belfastcleaning

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    £3k a year on van insurance? That's bad
     
  8. Smurf

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    Nothing wrong in thinking big H but unless you want to start loosing customers and money now is not the time to even bother to think about taking on anybody else.

    When you get to the point when your books are full and I don't mean only 400 customers either then maybe only then should you ask that question.
     
  9. harunh

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    Going down 25% next month as i get my no claims bonus :)

    Am doing very well at the moment :) and i reckon ill have 400 customers before september
     
  10. Smurf

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    Nice one H...

    Remember it's not all about how many customers you have but what turnover/profift you can make.

    After saying that you are building up a nice little business for yourself so far play to you. Well done!
     
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