Many entrepreneurs start their businesses close to home. Usually, they see that there is a need for a service right in their hometown, and that is where they choose to set up shop.
Each state, city or region represents a potential market for you to service, and no two markets are exactly the same. Each market will have unique customer needs, opportunities and even regulations and taxes.
For the lawn care industry, the location of where you start your business can help shape your career.
Some important questions to consider when establishing your business location are: what is the weather like most of the year? How populated is the state? Are there dense neighborhoods with grass-filled properties? If there is limited grass or it snows a few months out of the year, what other services can you capitalize on? (such as snow removal or landscape maintenance)
The objective is to earn a profit for your business.
Lawn care providers must also consider the city sales tax they will be inclined to pay as well state charges they will incur. This may make one state preferable to another. Since the objective is to earn a profit for your business, it's essential to consider which states offer the greatest tax savings for businesses. As an entrepreneur, it will be your responsibility to identify the regulations of your city and strictly adhere to them to make sure your business is legitimate and credible.
We created this guide to help aspiring lawn care business owners discover the best geographic locations to start their businesses or even expand your current business! It may not be ideal to start a company in the state or city you currently live. Instead, you may find relocating a viable option because of the opportunities that await!