Originally Posted by wrench for hire
Rains nearly every dam day last summer killing of the mowing and gardening season. Now we don't have enough snow to to amount to anything. Man did I pick the wrong year to start a business.
I picked 2008 to start mine here in Maine and have so far more than doubled each year - with just this fall picking up a line of wholegoods to sell.
Are you in an area lacking people needing service or an area crowded with repair shops? Granted, I've been fixing stuff on the side for a few years getting my name out there before I "LLC'd" in 2008 to do this full time, but I mean I had maybe a few dozen customers at most at that point. Honestly, picking up a line to sell has blown me away in the past 4 months, I never imagined simply having a brand would change this much.
I'm more than willing to share ideas, shop setup, etc. if it would help you out. This business has been started as inexpensively as possible, so don't worry I'm not going to tell you go get a big loan to make this happen.