Income $50,000.00 – $75,000.00
The range of income for the first year will depend on the type of contracts you obtain. Getting contracts with property management firms will allow you to gain clients more rapidly.
Most office buildings like to hire a plant care company to ensure that their entryway and hallways are aesthetically pleasing. You will water and trim the plants weekly as well as provide the plants initially.
Your clients will be Property Management firms, Fortune companies that utilize entire buildings, medical facilities, state, county and federal buildings.
Your marketing plan should include joining organizations that cater to Property Management firms. Getting yourself appointed to the Board of Directors or participating on committees will give you the highest visibility.
Your Power Partners will be those who supply your clients with services on a regular basis. Your Power Partners will be going to be Commercial Realtors, Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors, Commercial Construction firms, Office Furniture, Telecommunications, Computer Systems and Repair firms, and Printers.
The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them as you become aware of companies that need their services. It is important that you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, then keep in touch with them weekly through email or phone conversations.
You will need to have excellent organizational and project planning skills, and a computer to create an order form, a tracking system and invoices. A professionally designed website is not as necessary for this type of business, but would be highly advised. An outgoing personality is extremely important. You will also need to have reliable transportation.
Personality Type: Amiable, Expressive
Total Start Up Costs: Less than $500
(includes business cards, website and phone)