Here are a few tips when starting a tree removal business. Unlike most businesses, tree removal can be hazardous especially if you are required to work with many different tree types. Some locations in the USA have only a few different types of trees, while other areas such as Tampa Florida may have 30+ different types of trees. Each tree type will have its unique hazards, so understanding what type of hazard each tree presents takes time and a lot of education. Our friends at Miller Son Tree Service located in Tampa Florida have been in business for the past six years. Sean, the owner of the company started the business because he saw a need for safe and professional tree removal services. Not only do they offer tree removals but they also offer tree trimming, as well as storm preparedness measures.
Florida presents a whole different realm of tree hazards because of the amount of storms they receive. Tampa is the lightning capital of the world and adding trees to the mix can lead to a deadly mix. This is why many customers in Tampa have hired Miller Son Tree Service, to help prepare their own yards and landscapes for any future storms that might hit, especially any hurricanes.
When starting a new tree removal business, you will need to find out if your location is prime for another company. The amount of business in the area is a key indicator if you will be successful or not. As long as people are searching for your expertise, you can eventually break into the market. Sean started his company with just a handful of customers. Those customers would refer their friends and family members to him, which allowed him to grow his company quickly.
The success of any new business is usually relied on referrals. Without referrals, your business will fail unless of course if you are able to pay for advertising from the get-go. Advertising a new business is difficult, as your brand is unknown. People will do business with those who they know or can trust. So starting off a new business its vital for your success to get as many customers up front, get as many referrals as you can as well as get reviews from these new customers. The reviews will help you stand out, which will then allow your business to be branded as one of the best tree removal companies in the area. Without reviews, without referrals it will be extremely difficult for you to stay in business.
Sometimes its best to just work with a successful business owner for a few years and to learn the market. Some business owners would look down on you starting your own tree removal company after working for them, because you will become one of their competitors. Be sure you are up front with your intentions and you might find a mentor who is willing to work with you. In the future this mentor can send you business and vise-versa, so the relationship between you two could be beneficial.
You can check out their video below to get an idea on how to market your new tree servicing business.