Thinking About Starting A Side Business.....need Some Input

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Old 12-16-2016, 09:51 PM   #1
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Thinking About Starting A Side Business.....need Some Input

Hi, I'm new to this site and I need some input on an idea that I have been tossing around for awhile now. I currently have a county job and farm. So when I'm not farming after work I'd like to try to make some money on the side. I have been looking at purchasing a trailer mounted high pressure water jetter. I currently operate one frequently cleaning sewer laterals. If I would purchase one I would use it to clean our field tiles and hopefully talk to local farmers and clean there's also but I don't know if that is a good idea or not. If I would happen to get it stuck I own a backhoe and it's more than likely going to be on site to dig up entry holes, so I don't see that being a big deal. I would also use it on sewer laterals to remove roots and debris. If anyone on here does anything like what I would like to do please give some input if you can, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Nick
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Contact the farms you'd like to serve and get their feedback about your proposed service and what you can offer to earn their business...


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You are not going to find a lot of farmers here. Water jets are not typically used to clear side sewers, however. As mentioned above you need to focus on farmers and do some market research with them. Good luck.

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How many jobs do you need to do to pay for the equipment. I usually look for one or two jobs repayment.
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