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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by kahoona, Mar 20, 2014.

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  1. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    Hello all,

    I have been reading this forum for about a month now but thought I would introduce myself. I live in Hertfordshire, close to the Essex border. I was recently made redundant from a long service job. and I'm keen to try something totally new, i love the outdoors and am a keen angler so used to being out in all weathers. I love the prospect of the flexibility a window cleaning business offers, but I'm new to this business. I considering buying a round to kick start things and i recall seeing some good info the process of buying of a round, questions to answer etc, but for the life of me I can't seem to find it again. I would be grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction of where I can find this info.

    cheers
     
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  2. Gav

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    Welcome to the forum kahoona and congratulations on now being a fully fledged member. There is vast amounts of info on the site so have a good hunt around although I am sure our lovely members will add some useful help here for you. I know smurf posted a few resources the other day about buying a round. You may want to look in the resources area.
     
  3. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys, please ignore the last line of my post above i found the main search function now :) no doubt I will be back with more (hopefully not so stupid) questions.
     
  4. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    cheers Gav I'll check it out
     
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    Welcome kahoona :thumbsup: loads of info here. Are going trad or wfp?
     
  6. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    cheers Tuffers, not sure yet I'm looking at buying a round to get me started, so my initial thoughts are to wait until I have secure that work and see whats required then. I have some redundancy and not afraid to invest but will need to do my due dili first.

    Before that though I''m trying to get some time in "on the tools" so to speak, not sure best way to approach that, apart from doing friends and family houses which I'm doing with some trad gear I have knocking around. I wonder if there are any local wc's who be willing to take me out for a few days to show me the ropes?
     
  7. Gav

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    Thats exactaly what i was going to suggest next. update your profile and include your location. See if we have any members who might be near you to offer you a day or too so you can tag along and pick up some tips along the way.
     
  8. Shiny

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    Hello Kahoona, and welcome to the forum. Your doing the right thing trying before yea buy. Before I invested any money in starting up I went working with a local windy just to make sure I was going to like it, once I was sure I invested the money in a wfp system and 2 and half years later I have never looked back. Really enjoy my work, its hard when you first start building a good round but things all fall in to place eventually ...good luck
     
  9. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    cheers Shiny its encouraging to hear others making a success of it, and there seems to be an ongoing theme that everyone here enjoys their work, which is not something I can't say about my past years of employment, so i'm really looking forward this.

    I have updated my profile so if there are any local windy's who could offer me a few days please fell free to get in touch, I have my own transport and pretty much available any time with a bit of notice.

    cheers
     
  10. cheapncheerful

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    hi and welcome kahoona and good luck with your future...ebay or fleabay, is a good source of rounds and of course must not forget gavs selling section..if you buy a round a lot of windys will show you the ropes anyway...although doesnt mean you have to stick to their way of cleaning....remember the best bit....im the boss....as jock used to say..let us all know how you get on...:)
     
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