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Old 05-02-2017, 08:14 AM   #81
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I need some advice ? I can't afford to quit a good paying job, if I go into a start up roll off business I would not be able to provide for my family? This is why I thought I might start with a roll off trailer, get my name out there and build a name and add equipment as finances would allow. Option 2 borrow money for a 40k roll off truck and five boxes for 15k, now I would have a larger expense and not be able to work the truck as it should, having a full time job, any suggestions?
I'm sorry I wasn't around 2 years ago for this discussion Dozer but one of two reasons why any small business fails is that they are under capitalized.

You simply need to have working capital. I can tell you, overhead in the roll-off game isn't that significant. You'll need to budget for a driver because it is extremely difficult to grow the business if you're driving the truck all day.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:20 AM   #82
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Buying a Franchise? Are you talking about buying a business going out? Or is there a Franchise and what is the name of this Franchise?
Bin There Dump That is the franchised company in the roll-off game.

I do think he was making a joke though
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I can tell you, overhead in the roll-off game isn't that significant. You'll need to budget for a driver because it is extremely difficult to grow the business if you're driving the truck all day.
This^ Don't expect a paycheck. Reinvest back in to equipment. PS there happens to be a local BTDT. There's a lot of growth in my area.


There is a lot of good info here! I see this is an old thread that keeps rolling. How have you guys made out over the past few years? I'm slowly getting started as I've been chipping away at it for the past year. This is starting out as a side hustle since I will be retaining my day job.

I was considering the trailer route with my ecoboost F150 but wasn't worth it. I purchased a used International with a 54" 24,000lb hooklift. A hooklift is a great universal tool for additional operations. Learn all of the trucking and waste regulations!
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You are in the sourthern PA area? Our franchise operator in York is thriving.

You're right, you can't expect a paycheck early and you're better off investing in more equipment.

To be honest, it will be hard to make it a viable business as a side project (unless you have capital to hire employees to manage the business). As a full time business, as we say, where there's trash, there's cash. Best of luck.

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This^ Don't expect a paycheck. Reinvest back in to equipment. PS there happens to be a local BTDT. There's a lot of growth in my area.


There is a lot of good info here! I see this is an old thread that keeps rolling. How have you guys made out over the past few years? I'm slowly getting started as I've been chipping away at it for the past year. This is starting out as a side hustle since I will be retaining my day job.

I was considering the trailer route with my ecoboost F150 but wasn't worth it. I purchased a used International with a 54" 24,000lb hooklift. A hooklift is a great universal tool for additional operations. Learn all of the trucking and waste regulations!

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