How To Start a Lawn Mowing Business – Begin With The End In Mind!
“Begin With The End In Mind!”
This concept (attributed to Stephen Covey’s self-help book called “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People”) is so powerful for anyone wanting to start their own Lawn Mowing and Gardening Business.
As with any new business venture, it helps to have a vision of where you want to go…it might be a mental road-map, or it could be a written business plan. Whatever it is, it’s really important You have a clear picture in your mind of how Your Business will look in 3 to 6 months time!
Begin Your Business with the end in mind! This will make it easier for you to visualise all the business’s components like:
- what your customers will look like – your target market
- what income you are aiming for
- what area of your city you will service
- what sort of service you will provide
- what type of equipment and vehicles you will need
- and so on
This mental picture (or business plan or road map) we have of our business will make it easier for you to get out of bed each day.
Just one last comment on your Business Plan…I really do hate this idea of “You Must Have A Business Plan”!
Your Road Map to Success (or Business Plan, if it is to be committed to paper) should only be a 1 page document. Forget about a 20 pager that will only be shoved away to the back of a filing cabinet!
What You need is a 1 page Road Map that describes Your Business Future!
That is, “Begin With The End In Mind!”.
Next time we will look at a 1 page Business Road Map. Let me know what works for you!