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Kelly O'Brien Entrepreneur

Location
New Paltz, New York, United States of America
Venture Industry
Landscaping/Lawn Care
Languages spoken
  • English
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What I need help with

My background as an entrepreneur

My current challenges

My biggest current challenge is having all the time necessary to carefully plan all of the facets of running a business while I am also focusing on organizing and expanding all of the gardening trade information I need to know.

Actions I’ve taken so far

I have determined my business name, set up a domain, prepared a Facebook post to do a soft launch, and begun to take the classes with the Women's Enterprise Development Center. I am about to embark on writing a business plan, figuring out my break even numbers, and attempting to set realistic financial goals.

My future goals

My future goal is to grow my company to the level that I am able to make enough profit to live a modest but comfortable life and be able to save a bit for my future. I am not at all afraid to work very hard, but after a few years I don't want to feel like running my rules my whole life. My goals also include having a few employees who are well-trained, enjoy their work, and who feel like they are well compensated and appreciated.

My motivations to work with a mentor

I could definitely use someone to speak with about good and bad strategies for financing. I am hoping that working with a mentor will also help me to build my confidence in the areas of estimating how much to charge clients for my services, and with confidence in marketing myself.


About my venture

Plant Passion Garden Services

I am in the process of starting a gardening company. I will specialize in providing all facets of garden maintenance, and provide small garden design and installation services. I will also offer garden coaching.

Countries of operation: United States of America