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Posted by: Erika Green on July 13, 2017
If you’re a college student, summer vacation is your chance to earn some extra cash. While many jobs rely on students to fill their staffing needs, the erratic schedules and less-than-impressive paychecks can make finding the right summer job tough. So, what do you do? Start your own business, of course.
With heavy equipment from Compact Power, an entrepreneurial spirit and some networking, you can create your own landscaping business. Here’s what you’ll need to do to get this rolling.
Start with your network
Ask your neighbors. Talk to relatives. Get in touch with family, friends, former teachers and classmates. You’d be surprised at the number of people that need help with outdoor projects this summer. Start locally and build relationships to start bringing in business.
Trust us, one of the biggest challenges homeowners face is not having the time to do all of the projects they want to get done. That’s where you come in. You can be a resource for your community to get the job done right.
Get to know our heavy equipment rental options
We offer 4-hour, daily, weekly and monthly rentals on all of our heavy equipment. Depending on the project, your rental needs will vary. For example, digging a trench for a sprinkler system or planting trees will only require a 4-hour rental. But, projects like a patio or driveway call for a couple days of work.
Keep in mind that our rental rates depend on the machine you’re renting and where you’re located. Visit your local Compact Power Equipment Rental or call 1-888-COMPACT to get more detail.
Understand the equipment
If you haven’t operated heavy equipment before, do your research so you’re comfortable (and safe!) using them on the job. We can help with that:
Get your friends onboard
If you have big projects lined up for the summer, it’s always good to have extra help. Once your business is set up, ask your friends if they’ll join in the fun. The more people on your team, the easier the work will be. And with our heavy equipment your summer job will be just more convenient.
* Pricing subject to change at certain locations.
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