Are you an arborist with complete knowledge about trees or just a common individual who loves and cares for trees? Whatever may be the case, there is a huge opportunity for you to turn your love and passion into a business opportunity by starting a tree service in your area. You can earn good money in this business and also feel good for helping others with their trees. It can be a very rewarding and interesting career for you.
Make a Business Plan First.
Knowing trees and love for them is not enough to start a tree service. After all, you are starting a business, and your objective here is to make money by fulfilling jobs in your customers’ premises. You need to decide on your area of operation and the tree services you can provide to your customers. Do you want to keep to homeowners or keen to look after the requirements of commercial clients also? Finally, you have to decide the prices for each of the tree services you will provide. Whether it is dying trees that need healing or something else, you must have quotes.
Learn the Tricks of the Trade
If you are an arborist or have worked for any other tree service in the past, it will be easy for you to start a tree service. If you have done an office job or have been involved with some other business, it is prudent to hire skilled and experienced people and learn from them on the job. Before taking a plunge, it is better to evaluate the market to have an idea as to what you can expect later on. You can also find a mentor from another area to learn everything about this business.
Buy the Equipment
Any good quality tree service owns all sorts of saws from pole saws to chain saws to easily cut down the trunks and the branches of trees of all sizes. You will need ladders, ropes, eye guards, boots, clippers, scissors, stump grinders, trailers, and much more if you want to start a tree care service. You can choose to buy new equipment or save money by opting for used equipment. But one thing is certain, and that is you cannot do without equipment in this industry.
Advertise your Tree Care Service
Customers prefer to call in experts to take care of the trees in their backyard or garden. In case of a damaged tree because of a storm, hurricane, or even a disease, customers search the phone numbers of established tree care services in their area for help. If you make efforts to promote your business initially, you can reap rich rewards later on. You can use social media to promote your tree care service and establish yourself as a tree lover. Try to differentiate your service by highlighting the unique features.
You might have little business initially, but as the word goes around about your high-quality services and reasonable prices, you will start to get work from customers in your area.