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I ordered the catalog for that Neuton company yesterday. My research determined that those mowers would be the best for a commercial operation. They run on batteries that are easy to remove. If I buy a few backup batteries I should be able to make it through a day just fine. Noise and air pollution are issues that are rarely addressed by garden pros here in LA. If I am among the first to offer this kind of service I think that could be huge. That Whispercut lawn service company has a franchise here, but they are little known and all they do is lawns. I spend hours at each house doing detailed gardening. I'll be an exhibitor at the women's business conference in downtown LA at the end of the month. There will be a great deal of lenders attending so I'm going to propose my idea and see if I cant get some funding to "go green"!
I could easily get by on one mower for now. I have seven clients. I'm using a cheap household mower right now and I feel bad adding more pollution and noise to the area. If I could get like $2000 or so I could get the mower, extra batteries and have some cash leftover to get a good marketing campaign going. Do you know of an agency that would be interested in supporting my efforts?
Doing a quick search for "small business loan" on google turned up thousands of hits. If you think that you have a great marketable business plan I suggest doing research. No one will just hand you a wad of cash if your the only one who knows about your idea!