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House analysis for green improvment

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I work for a green engineering firm. I find the work very boring although it helps the world my boss seems to think he is the worlds savoir and it gives him the right to be rude to his employees everyday and it really gets annoying so for these two reasons I want to leave. My business idea is for me to set up a website advertising myself as like a ‘green save money consultant’. People would employ me to go round there house for a fee of about £100 and I would tell them ways it could be made greener. There are a lot of ways people don’t even think of. Obviously I would mention the basic stuff such as double glazing, solar panels, a wood burner. I do however know a lot about this industry and know things that I would mention without a fee. After the initial £100 I would offer to do the work for them (organise all the changes) for about £30 an hour (I am targeting the very middle class areas of London where this isn’t considered much money). I would also make money through recommendations, for example I would always recommend a good quality solar panel company, providing they paid me per referral. I would of course make sure they were up to scratch. There would be sponsorship on my van aswell for local companies. I think there is a chance I could even get a grant to set it up. What’s your feedback?

Created 09/24/2013 at 08:33 AM by victoriaashbeck in Building

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Really good idea, especially if your an expert. I think you could charge much more though. The only issue may be, the higher earning potential people you target, the less inclined they will be about saving money. Maybe target people who earn 20K-30K rather than 50K+

20 - Report abuse   September 24, 2013 at 10:28 am by Chris Wicks

Not a bad idea at all. The points mentioned above are valid though! Perhaps you could offer your services to medium to small businesses aswell.

00 - Report abuse   September 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm by Purdeyent

best startup idea of the month so far me thinks…

00 - Report abuse   September 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm by liz

Good idea, would work. my vote = positive

00 - Report abuse   September 26, 2013 at 10:43 am by Duncan8

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