Green Start-up; Ambitious Entrepreneur!

Greetings, everybody!

I am taking my first step into small business ownership and am seeking funding for a landscape maintenance service start-up for residential and small business clients. My goal is to raise $5,000.

Now, you're probably asking yourself, "How is this any different than any other landscape maintenance service?"

Offering complete custom-tailored service, I am not a "mow, blow, and go" contractor. My services include garden work and weed pulling by hand. I take extra care to attend to detailed garden and/or vegetables beds, pull weeds and invasive plants by hand, prune, trim hedges and bushes, and edging. I also welcome small landscaping projects including, but not limited to:

"¢ planting trees, shrubs and other foliage
"¢ installing sod, raised beds, small retaining walls, arbors and fences
"¢ simple patios, walkways, pavers, pads or decking
"¢ rain barrels and other miscellaneous projects

Furthermore, all power equipment is cordless and battery-operated for maximum environmental friendliness - ZERO EMISSIONS! Electric- or battery-powered equipment not only saves the environment by not polluting deadly toxins into our atmosphere, they also do not degrade one of Earth's most limited natural resources. Battery-powered tools cost a small fraction to recharge compared to the ever-increasing cost to run their gas-powered companions, and they are much, much quieter!

Additionally, I fertilize, mulch, and compost using top-quality, all natural and/or organic products - locally sourced whenever possible. All herbicide, pesticide and fungicides applications are done using ONLY sustainable, all natural and/or organic formulas, never harmful to the environment!

Your kind and generous contributions are going directly to start-up costs pertaining to the business. Funds are being used for:

"¢ Long-term assets including, but not limited to: a pick-up truck and utility trailer
"¢ Short-term assets including, but not limited to: mower, trimmer, edger, blower, hedge trimmer, rake, shovel, pruner, loppers, ladder, safety equipment, and other miscellaneous tools and materials
"¢ Other miscellaneous costs including, but not limited to: administrative, overhead, IT, advertising and marketing

Your funds are ONLY used for the above mentioned costs.

Seriously, as little as $1 will help, but please take advantage of the rewards for donations starting at just $25! If you choose a reward in which you receive FREE labor, I will contact you to set up an initial consultation and scheduling of actual work.

Please note that if you want to substitute garden service with a specialty service (such as bark dust spread, mulch, ground cover, etc.), I will then take the amount of hours of respectful reward levels and subtract them off the final invoice. Please inquire about services and a free estimate.

Also, "lawn care service" mentioned in Reward Levels Silver and Gold includes mowing, edging, blowing and removal of debris.

Thanks to those who have already supported my venture, I am off to a great start, but I need more help! Once my goal of $5,000 is met, I will send my supporters an e-newsletter update informing them just how their contributions were spent and how they have helped me succeed in growing my business.

If after reading this, you just cannot contribute financially at this time, I ask for your help in doing just one simple step. As you reach the bottom of this message, please SHARE, TWEET and/or PIN my project. If you REALLY want to help, please attach a short testimonial about me, how you know me, my services or experience, how I've helped you in the past, or projects I've completed for you.

I thank you, in advance, for your generous contributions and unbelievable support.

Best regards and warm wishes,

~ Jeremy Burnside, Think Green Landscape Services

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Portland, OR
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