What Would You Do!?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by MikeJP, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. MikeJP

    MikeJP Active Member
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    Hey guys, this is probably a question for those who have been there and done it already.............

    But what would you do if you was starting out again for the very first time and you had £1000 available to give you best possible start in the window cleaning business.

    So basically what kind of things would you spend your money on. For example; X amount here, X amount there etc etc.

    Basing it all on what you now know with your current experience and expertise. Are there things you wish you bought first maybe or even not at all??

    Suggestions welcome! :)

    Thanks,
    Mike

    Oh, and apologies if this has been posted in the wrong area. :(
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    for me i wouldnt change a thing, before i started i learnt all the mistakes that other did! sorry!
     
  3. Dodger

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    I'd have definitely bought a backpack ro/di and pole.
     
  4. rcproperty

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    back pack are good, but would like to carry the weight on you back all day tho!
     
  5. Dodger

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    Only got a grand to spend rc, says in first post otherwise I'd have said van, tank, lot of hose lol.
     
  6. rcproperty

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    trolly with the backpack on then! lol
     
  7. Belfastcleaning

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    A grand wouldn't be any good of you didn't have wheels.. But if you have transport, you could get a trad kit, backpack and pole, flyers, clothing, insurance all for a £1000 or less!!

    I been cleaning 5 years, only regret is I only went wfp a few weeks ago. If I had of had the business head I have now I prob would have invested back then
     
  8. mark m

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    if you got a van go straight to van mount and back pack dont waste your money on a trolley
     
  9. Dodger

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    wouldn't want a trolley, backpack would do and get van mount when ya got more than a grand.
     
  10. laddergarder

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    when I started I borrowed my girlfriends(now wife's) car and bought about £40 worth of trad gear out of homebase.

    If I was you, get some wheels, basic trad gear, £40 of vista print business cards, and get out and knock as many doors as you can. If you have wheels you'll have plenty of change.

    Earn as much as possible, and spent as little as you possibly can without comprising the quality of work you provide. Try to stay away from the idea of shiny vans, and top of the range gear etc. Keep it simple, and you can get all that other stuff, once you have a customer base, because without that, you don't have a business. So your priority when starting out should always be getting those customers.
     
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