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  1. MarkPearson

    MarkPearson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have a business idea and would like partners or investors

    The idea is to create a personalized grave/plot grooming and cemetery maintenance business.

    Service that we would provide to our customers:

    Flower delivery
    Flower planting
    Flower watering
    Stone cleaning
    Stone polishing
    Stone leveling
    Urn refurbishing
    Holiday wreath service
    General site maintenance
    Grass watering
    New soil installation
    Grass cutting
    Special services requested by customers

    The business would be expanded around the UK via franchise

    PM me if you are interested

    Mark
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2005 By: MarkPearson Member since: Jul 11, 2005
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  2. SuffolkDesigns

    SuffolkDesigns UKBF Old Timer Full Member - Verified Business

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    Interesting idea.
    I can see the jokes now though about it being a dead end business.........

    Good luck !
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2005 By: SuffolkDesigns Member since: Jul 5, 2005
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  3. Jayne

    Jayne UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Slogan - deadly quick service, we go where others fear to tread :lol:


    Only Kidding, this business will do well I think. A lot of councils do this sort of service, you may want to check it out first. Good Luck with it, hope you do well! :D Don't make any grave mistakes.

    Best Wishes

    Jayne
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2005 By: Jayne Member since: Aug 6, 2005
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  4. Kemble3

    Kemble3 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Mark

    Sounds a novel idea and could very well be a successful Franchised businesses. However, please remember that you need a company operated scheme up and running for at least a year before you can consider developing it into a Franchised business. After this period you have figures to present to potential Franchisees plus have enough info and operational skills to get your prospectus and manuals written.

    Best of luck with your idea.
     
    Posted: Aug 31, 2005 By: Kemble3 Member since: Jul 5, 2005
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  5. daveashton

    daveashton UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    wow this takes me back years to when we helped a company sell a mortuary software package (written in clipper for all the old geeks) and the jokes that came flooding out.

    I still have the old database somewhere of all the mortuary and decision makers if this would be of any use to you.

    These people were also always looking for a spin on how to do more for thier clients and this could be a good value added services subcontracted to you.
     
    Posted: Aug 31, 2005 By: daveashton Member since: Apr 14, 2004
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  6. Anonymous

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    talk to the user called "Herbie" on this forum
     
    Posted: Aug 31, 2005 By: Anonymous Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  7. winton50

    winton50 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Research this thoroughly.

    We looked at this in our area only to find that most of the graves are tended by the local council.

    Unfortunately we can't compete on a level playing field with them because they are allowed to charge unfeasibly low amounts and undercut everyone because they have the backing of the council parks department and don't have to pay a market rate for their COS. Similarly their accounting and marketing is taken care of by another dept that doesn't charge correctly for their services!
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2005 By: winton50 Member since: Sep 30, 2003
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  8. Herbie

    Herbie UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi MArk

    Funny, I have been thinking of doing this very same thing here in West London area. Perhaps we should chat. I had posted this on this forum.." see heading business advise needed".
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2005 By: Herbie Member since: Aug 30, 2005
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  9. Abdul

    Abdul UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Mark,
    HI!! Before someone can find you a partner, do you have a business plan? without one you will find it very difficult yo find a partner. Also you need to do some market researcha s otehr hav suggested.
    If you have a business plan then I might be able to help you.
    Abdul
    p.s. As a start you can email me to get a FREE report on "How to Write a Business Plan in One day"
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2005 By: Abdul Member since: Aug 31, 2005
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