Complete this sentence-I started my business because...

Turboman

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Sep 28, 2011
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Mark Markovic
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I started my business when the month I got married (35 years ago) the house we were renting had a broken Rinse N Vac in a backyard storage building. I repaired the bad fitting and started cleaning the pest control customers homes I was servicing while working for a local company. looking back I'd say it was by accident that led me to a series of continuous encounters and ideas that just seemed to make sense. Ironically I read an article written by Rob Hanks about how he had begun his business with exactly the same portable extractor and inserted a photo of exactly the unit that launched me. Wierd how small things can launch huge things. Bridgewater Corp had it's roots and The Turbo-Hybrid had it's roots that this guy still uses today.
 

Gregg Sargent

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Gregg Sargent
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I started cleaning carpets at age 21 while I was finishing my degree and after 7 months I said, why not start my own business. So I bought a small $25,000 a year carpet cleaning franchise. That was 18 years ago and I have been self employed ever since.
 

Jimbo Williams

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precisionsteamcleaning.com
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Jim Williams
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Was working as a Pepsi service tech for $8.60 an hour, got tired of being broke so started a chimney cleaning business. Did really well but very seasonal so I mowed grass in the summer months. Finally started looking for something cleaner to do and more of a year round income. Inherited some money so I started this business. I always knew I wanted to be self employed in a service type business, so now I'm living the dream!
 
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crash1big

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Marlan Brown
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.......because I was 19 years old; couldnt find my butt with both hands and didn't know any better. My personality was too strong to work and argue with people I worked for; so I decided to put my ideas to work for me. Not all my ideas were good but along the way (by trial and error) I took the good ideas and created a system that works. 34 years later I am here; still working on better ideas.....:)
 
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Jim Rubin

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Gena
I am stuck with all commercial add around network,it is kinda confusing and blowing my brain.... and decided to post my questions here.
So, I am Jim and have been in general commercial cleaning business 5 years, including and not limited with general cleaning of commercial offices, also carpet and hard floor cleaning, and strip and wax hard floors. And now, I want something bigger and profitable then that. So, I found this place and looking for good professional advice to start "direct" carpet &hard floor cleaning business. But I am not sure what should to choice: what kind of truck mounted system is the better??? what van is best and portable??? trailer??? chemicals for carpets?
I am going to take some classes for hard floor and carpet cleaning
? and planning to have a business plan...
So, advice please.

Thanks to all.
 

Anderson

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I am stuck with all commercial add around network,it is kinda confusing and blowing my brain.... and decided to post my questions here.
So, I am Jim and have been in general commercial cleaning business 5 years, including and not limited with general cleaning of commercial offices, also carpet and hard floor cleaning, and strip and wax hard floors. And now, I want something bigger and profitable then that. So, I found this place and looking for good professional advice to start "direct" carpet &hard floor cleaning business. But I am not sure what should to choice: what kind of truck mounted system is the better??? what van is best and portable??? trailer??? chemicals for carpets?
I am going to take some classes for hard floor and carpet cleaning
? and planning to have a business plan...
So, advice please.

Thanks to all.
Use Robs special formula and grout cleaner.....
Prespot with the 2 mixed.......
Use your buffer with special formula in tank......
Rinse with portable.......
Get a used portable and dont spend over 1500$$$
Start there on the jobs you already have and see how that works,,,,!!!!!
 
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H2odryguy

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Oct 20, 2014
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Kevin Noland
I realized I was a bad employee!! I’m better at leading a team!
 

Vrich187

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Dec 25, 2017
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Vince Richardson
Because my brother and I have worked fairly lousy jobs our whole life and decided to start a business that we controlled.
 

Hits The Spot

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Mar 20, 2017
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Clarance Hits
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United States
I started my business, after watching my father for many years. Love to interact with other. Happy to see instant results, and a smile on the customers face. By the way the money is good and sometimes great.
 

Cleanin' Up Nicely

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Feb 22, 2018
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Josh Adkins
I started my own business because I was tired of not earning a living wage. After eight years of working for someone else I finally got the courage up to quit and start my own business. That was three months ago.
 

Marsh man

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Marshall scott
Starting it now because for the past 30+ years I have helped others build their businesses’. I figure its time I build my own.
 
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