Business Evaluations

If you had an acre of land in strawberries, you should generate about 20,000 baskets. While they are growing, you’d need to establish where would you sell 20,000 baskets of strawberries.  You’d have to consider what your costs for plants, fertilizer, and packaging  would be. How many acres would you need to be comfortable? You would also want enough left over to put aside for investments, vacations and enjoying your life?

It seems as if painting a house would be a basic task, however, it does require a few basic skills. Are you physically capable of climbing a ladder? Can you physically endure scraping old paint?

Let’s say that a house is one story height and is 2,000 square feet. How do you figure out how much paint you’d need? The way I did it was go to my local hardware store and ask a lot of questions.

I received an estimate of $800 in 1985 to have my house painted and the total cost to do it myself was less than $100. I used brushes and rollers, instead of spray guns. If you’re looking for speed, spray guns are great. If you want it to last, there’s nothing better than a doing it by hand with a brush.

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