Starting Your Own Landscape Business?
Setting out on your own can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things you’ll ever do. But the stark reality is that starting your own landscape business is chock full of challenges and risks. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, most small businesses fail because the owner lacks experience, has insufficient funds, manages projects poorly, makes bad credit decisions, or can’t handle unexpected growth. But there are things you can do to minimize your risks.
- Surround yourself with qualified people who can provide valuable advice, such as lawyers and accountants.
- You will also need a solid business plan that identifies your landscape prospects and how you’ll market yourself to them.
- Your business plan should identify a solid market niche for your landscape services, perhaps something no one else is providing, such as high-end water features or pattern-stamped concrete patios.
Starting your own landscape business can take time, but the time you spend now will likely reap benefits in the future. Additional information can be found at: