Commercial landscaping contractor
Landscaping

It is great to work as a commercial landscaping contractor as this career option can give you much satisfaction and a secure life style. There is only one very important pre-requisite in this business, i.e. you need to love the outdoors and be a person who is okay with always being on the move. The initial investment for this business is not very much while the returns are simply great and this is not seeing only the financial side of it.

What Does It Take To Become A Commercial Landscaping Contractor

As with any business, this one too needs a certain amount of investment. You have the choice to bypass most of these things if you lack the finances since the most important factor in this business would be your expertise. However, a few implements would definitely make your life easier and your work better. Come to think of it, this could provide you with the ladder to recognition and fame as an expert commercial landscaping contractor.

The investment required for becoming a commercial landscaping contractor would be around US $2,500. This would cover the cost of a sturdy truck in which you would make your house calls, a weed eater, a lawnmower, a computer or laptop that would keep you organized and up to date with the changes in technology and general news, a cell phone with which you would be able to stay in contact with your clients (present and prospective), a rake, a broom, a few hand tools, a few excellent books on landscaping for ideas and reference, a bookkeeping software to keep your invoices, expenses and taxes organized, a little cash for advertising and marketing – and you are in the business.

How To Make It Known That Your Services Are Available

In the initial stages you have to look for a few quality and high profile jobs. You could offer to do something for a friend and once he/ she is satisfied with the result, you could ask him or her to recommend you to anyone who could use your services. Initially, the best advertising would come from word of mouth recommendations because without experience or impartial feedback it would be difficult for anyone to book your services.

You could also advertise your services of commercial landscaping contractor on the Internet, as well as local notice boards such as the local churches, grocery stores, shopping malls and the like. Within no time you would have a flourishing business on your hands whereby you would be able to charge anything from US $30-60 per hour for your services.

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