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Old 04-15-2008, 02:13 AM
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Woody,

Don't buy the equipment outright. Look into the possibilities of renting on an as-needed basis until you get established. Maybe you could get a break on rental fees if you did some maintainence for them or became a regular customer? You should do what you're good at and hire gorillas for the heavy-lifting.

You'd also need to do sales calls, quotations/proposals, and advertising. Perhaps the 'downsized' spouse could work the office or even do sales calls/consultations while you're out lumberjacking.

You might also rely on your arborist skills as well. It's not always about 'taking it down'. With your knowledge of trees and all things agricultural, you'd probably be quite dangerous as a landscape architect (not a grass-cutting landscaper) - what to plant and where, for the right reasons.

Don't sell yourself short! And don't let them get ya down!
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