You’ve already worked hard for other tree care companies in an occupation that is part of a difficult and demanding profession. You now recognize the financial potential of owning your own business. Even if you are a born entrepreneur, starting a new tree care service company can be a risky and challenging — even for individuals with considerable experience in tree care.
With proper planning, diligent research, and a strong work ethic, owning your own business is certainly attainable; but first, let’s explore several factors to consider before jumping in.
Start by evaluating the market to get a realistic indication of the competitive landscape and the need for your services. Your evaluation should identify all companies that provide services similar to those you would like to offer.
If possible, seek out the advice of experienced tree care professionals in non-competing markets to help you understand what challenges they faced in starting their business and how they overcame them.