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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Parky, Sep 8, 2014.

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  1. Parky

    Parky Active Member
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    Good morning all. My name’s Ian. I’m based in Shropshire, new to the site and new to window cleaning. I am still yet to start my business but hope to get the ball rolling very soon. I was introduced to this work by a good friend of mine Matt (Who I believe is a member on here?) I’ve watched him start his business and grow over the last four years and he's now at the point where he’s doing very well for himself. I spoke to him last week and he has already been incredibly supportive. Passing on information and tips and I hope to get out with him in the next week or so to get a real feel for this area of work. I currently have a cushy office number that pays well but I REALLY want to work for myself. I’m currently looking into to funding. As I need a van and equipment. I’m aiming to go down the WFP route with my cleaning as I can see myself falling off ladders!!!!!!

    I’ve already had a read through some posts in the forum and they have given me lots of good pointers.

    My aim is to start cleaning on a Saturday & Sunday (Once I have a van) to try and get some customers before I chuck my job in.

    Lots to do and lots to sort out but I am very excited.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Hi & welcome to the forum Parky :thumbsup:
     
  3. daveyboy

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    Welcome Ian
    Get out there whenever you can mate
    Won't be long before you are handing in your notice
     
  4. windowsurfer

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    All the best:) if you find out about funding pass the info on. I tried phoning business gateway the other day,they said you can get funding if unemployed or under a certain age I think.I could have done with a helping hand to go towards perhaps a van. Seemingly my local council gives money to those that are artists, what we can do with a wfp or squeegee should be considered an art me thinks:rolleyes:
     
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    norm Grand Master
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    good luck Parky :thumbsup:
     
  6. daveyboy

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    Phone council and ask if they do a test trade grant like mine does..gave me 750 quid
     
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    Welcome to the best window cleaning forum there is Parky, you'll get lots of help here :thumbsup:. Never heard of Matt though.
     
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    Welcome fella. Good laugh this place, give it a good sniff.
     
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    hi and welcome Parky good luck and of course...most all...keep us informed of how you get on...:D
     
  10. Parky

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    Will do. Off out with my mate tomorrow for a few hours to ask him loads of questions and watch him "on the job!" :laugh:

    Had some confirmation back for funding so things are looking good.

    Quick question. Is there a better time of year to start up than an another? Summers coming to an end and I noticed it was getting dark last night at 8:30pm. Would I be better to wait until new year to make a start? I'm just thinking I might find it hard going to start off with as it is? Longer days and decent weather might be a help?????
     
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