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Old 07-22-2008, 07:56 PM
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I want my lawn care business to be low noise low/no emissions. who makes commercial grade eco-friendly equipment like WhisperCut?
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Are you considering going all electric? That could potentially get you a lot of media attention if you played it up.
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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"!
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Well tell me this, what kind of funding do you need to get started? What equipment is needed?

Can you start dirt cheap now with one electric mower?

I bet then if you start sending off press releases about it you could attract media attention.
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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?
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Can you tell me more what you mean by this?
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what i mean is, do you know of any programs that offer financial assistance to people/businesses that are taking measures to improve the environment and be eco-friendly?
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Oh I got you. I don't personally know of any but that doesn't mean they don't exist. I just don't know where I would look for this.

Maybe since you are in California, there is some type of assistance offered through the state? Possibly?
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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!
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