Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Grant Money


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-21-2009, 08:58 PM
CaseyLawnCare CaseyLawnCare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: West Valley City,Utah
Posts: 22
Rep Power: 5
CaseyLawnCare is on a distinguished road
Default Grant Money

I was asked by Steve to talk about this.
Before i make anyone thing this is great it sucks to do.
i took me over 3 years to find the grant that allowed for start up money.
then i took me just over 2 more months to get registered. with www.grants.gov and all the other site you have to.

then i was sitting on my butt wait for some sigh of money so i could get my bank off my bank i was not making money. and need to give my bank something like $10,000 to be in the black again and this grant come in.

So if you are just starting up there is very little you will be ably to do if you did look for what you needed before you got your business license.

But is you go to grants.gov and do a search for a grant most of them ask for help then give you money.

What a grant is and is not

So now you now how much you can get. what you dont know is that i have been waiting for a total almost 5 years for start to end so if you think you can wait that long to get money for free, good for you but you will be working to get and meet there term.

Also you will see every where there is no grants to start a company that is normally true. i had to talk to so many people in the 3 year search to find on that was willing to work with me on my goals and what there need for me.

If you need help just remember you have a long time to do this if you need money fast. Make a good Business plan and go to a Leander that may be the only thing to save you back side

Mean for Example was to help the disabled in my community and come up with a way to use some of the money to do so.

So i told them i need a mile long list of thing to get stared, but i will be able to help anyone in my area by do there minor land maintains for free, by simply charging 5 more dollar to my other customers to help off set the money i will lose.

So i got the max amount of money for this group then can allow it came in 3 part around 75,000 dollars each.so i did make good money.
Before you thing i am rich i only had about 195,000 to use to get what i need to run my company. i had to use remaining 300,000 for what the grant was for. so i now have the equipment i need to run my business, with out having to pay the money back to the leader.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 10-22-2009, 03:11 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
So i told them i need a mile long list of thing to get stared, but i will be able to help anyone in my area by do there minor land maintains for free, by simply charging 5 more dollar to my other customers to help off set the money i will lose.
What made you decide to go this route? It's a very nice thing to do but how did you come up with the idea to do it? We don't often see that happening here.

Quote:
So i got the max amount of money for this group then can allow it came in 3 part around 75,000 dollars each.so i did make good money.
Before you thing i am rich i only had about 195,000 to use to get what i need to run my company. i had to use remaining 300,000 for what the grant was for. so i now have the equipment i need to run my business, with out having to pay the money back to the leader.
You got $195,000 to use to get started and there was a remaining $300,000 to use?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-23-2009, 01:36 AM
CaseyLawnCare CaseyLawnCare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: West Valley City,Utah
Posts: 22
Rep Power: 5
CaseyLawnCare is on a distinguished road
Default

It answer the help people part was easy. Me and my wife had seen one of are neighbors lose there house do to lack of lawn care. there grass was awalys a little tall and someone called the state and the state kicked them out.
so that part was easy for use. long story....


And the 300,000 that was left got used on expenses to help the people as the grant talked about.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-27-2011, 06:57 PM
steven59937 steven59937 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 4
steven59937 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Steve, The link in the response did help and I was able to locate some local government and non profits that can help. We will see what happens.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-28-2011, 01:00 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I was able to locate some local government and non profits that can help
Great! What kinds of things were you able to find? What do you advise other small business owners to look for now?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-28-2011, 10:38 PM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 904
Rep Power: 7
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default

what search terms did you use to find a grant?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-02-2012, 10:57 AM
lawn4rlife lawn4rlife is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 3
lawn4rlife is on a distinguished road
Default

Are you guys talking about actual goverment grants? Free money for business to expand?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-02-2012, 11:06 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

How much did it cost to have your business plan written?
Did an accountant do that part?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-02-2012, 12:01 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

**Canada Only**

I received a $3000 grant from the government to start my business in 2006 it's for students from 15 to 29 that wanna start their own summer business

http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/...ummerco_en.jsp
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What did you waste money on Steve General Business Discussions 7 08-08-2007 01:26 PM
Can you make money at this? Steve General Business Discussions 2 02-26-2007 05:33 PM
Any money in this? Steve General Business Discussions 2 10-13-2006 07:52 PM
Marriage and money: Get it right Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 0 03-14-2006 04:29 PM
How Much Money Can I Make? mowboy General Business Discussions 0 01-27-2006 05:13 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Today 10:06 AM
by stevef1201
7 199
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
Yesterday 10:17 AM
Today 08:32 AM
by kslawn
2 100
snowplowing
jshak40
Yesterday 07:20 AM
Today 08:15 AM
by kslawn
6 160
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Today 07:29 AM
by grassdoctore
4 150
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 276
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
08-31-2014 04:48 PM
by avetslawncare
6 249
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Lsmain
0 103
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
08-30-2014 07:00 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
2 193
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
08-30-2014 05:04 PM
by stevef1201
1 136
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
08-30-2014 09:49 AM
by BLC7
10 433
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
08-29-2014 05:39 PM
by jrs.landscaping
1 152
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 575
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 90
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 114
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-28-2014 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 655
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
08-28-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 257
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,317
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,717
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 559
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 236
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,892
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 325
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 398
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 270
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 244
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 285
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 530
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 783
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 251
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 582
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 555
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 296
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 410
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 320
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,154
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 615
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,731
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 787
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,985
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 414
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 539
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 373
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 642
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 519
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 617
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 667
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 925
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 455
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 525
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 412
» Popular Tags
4wd ads auger birdscaping charge collections subcontractor craigslist customers ecosymbiosis estimate exmark fall ferris first truck franchise gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes hills holiday honda how much to charge how to bid introduction invoice john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup lesco lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate new buisness new mower patio install podcast promotion pto reo rotating scag scripts season seo starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steve stihl theft theft of services tips toro toro grand stand trailer walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy