I'm new to the site and wondering if anyone can offer any advice. I am currently employd at an engineering firm but want to start my own gardening business. I have no gardening qualifications but I'm very keen to learn and build up the business. The idea is to start grass cutting, weeding planting, just general maintanence really. I will be doing weekends first to see how things go.Can any one offer any advice for me .
Thanks in advance, Ken
There are dozens of similar posts on this topic going back several years - try the search function above.
Good topics to research are;
and most importantly the CORRECT tools for the job.
Once you have an understanding of what is actually involved in being a professional gardener - then you will be able to ask more detailed and specific questions - Asking for general advice -
Every business is different.... so not possible to give.
Apart from; Good luck.
Hi ken and welcome to the landscape juice forum
I don't do any garden maintenance myself but there are a lot of good guys on the forums who specialise in garden maintenance, weeding and of course grass cutting
as already said use the search on the home page as a starter and then feel free to ask questions on anything your not sure about
good luck in your new business :)
Ken, I did the exact same as you in 2009 and couldn't have made a better decision. You will come up with specific questions to ask as you go along; come on here and search for answers, and if you don't find them just ask either on the forum, pr in the Key Business Objectives group if there are business-sensitive issues to discuss, and you will get help.
Hi Ken, as above, and welcome to LJN, another thing to think about before you jump in to the world of self employment, ........................how much competion is there around you, by that I mean how much well established outfits are there operating AND how many mondeo men too. That shouldn't put you off, but be aware of your competion. And remember, winter is a very trying time in domestic garden work for a new business set up.