I've wanted to startup my own business for a long time, having spent years working for an employer the opportunity of redundancy came and I took it to follow my dream of becoming self employed. Unfortunately as I have a rather large mortgage to pay monthly I cant afford to waste months over thinking and looking into every idea that comes into my head so I've narrowed it down to 2 ideas, if anyone here has any experience in either of these 2 businesses, I would greatly appreciate your advice and opinion be it positive or negative, all opinions are appreciated, and thanks in advance for any replies to this post. (1) Cleaning Contractor, Specializing in: Window cleaning via heated waterfed pole system (domestic + commercial customers) Solar Panel Cleaning via heated waterfed pole system (domestic + commercial customers) Gutter cleaning using high reach vacuum (domestic + commercial customers) High level vacuum (Industrial customers) Electrostatic sanitizing and disinfecting cleaning (healthcare + commercial customers) Soda blasting (commercial + industrial customers) Builders Cleaning End of tenancy cleaning (landlords + estate agents) Trash house + hoarding house clearance (landlords + estate agents) (2) Haulage Contractor: -Buy own Articulated Truck + 45ft curtainside trailer -Specializing in haulage of general haulage of bulk materials I already hold a Class 1 artic driving licence + CPC, and have been offered work already ---------------------------------------------------- My gut feeling is to go buy a artic truck and trailer, apply for my haulage O licence, get insured and go to work, only negative thoughts being I've been assured theres work there over the summer months hauling recycled materials however no assurance it's long term work, ??? On the cleaning company well I have been trying for weeks to get a window cleaner with a modern heated waterfed pole system to clean my windows and its impossible no window cleaner in my area has the heated waterfed there is 1 company about 5 mile away however they wont entertain domestic customers there are 28 detached houses in my estate having spoke to 5 of my immediate neighbors they too cannot get a high quality window cleaner leading me to believe there may be demand for this and some other cleaning services..