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  • Judson Burdon Speaks To MBA Class About Starting Your Own Business

    I had the great pleasure to speak not once, but twice, this week at the University Of Utah’s MBA class about how to start your own business. Not only was it exciting to share with a room of students that being your own boss gives you the best job security in tough economic times, but it was also very exciting to see that the entrepreneurial spirit is very much alive and well in the West! By starting your very own business, you put control of your job security and your hours in your hands. The amount of work you put in will equal the amount of satisfaction - and money - you take out. You will never enjoy that level of control, pride, and achievement working for a corporation. Here is a perfect example. Henry is 16.  His father set Henry and two friends up with a Business In A Box for less than $5000 as well as a Powrliner 850 Linestriping Machine for less than $2000. With some linestriping paint and stencils, that’s everything these teens need to get started with their own driveway sealing company.  Unlike some teen businesses, with an asphalt sealcoating... Continue reading
  • Sealcoating Marketing Decals

    Howdy! I remember when we put decals on our 18 trucks and it really made a world of difference for the marketing of the business. As you know in the sealcoating business we do a fair share of driving around from job to job and with the decals and phone number on the truck it really is rolling advertisement. We get people calling the office daily who have seen the trucks and want an estimate. We have blue trucks with gold decals that say: Imperial Asphalt Maintenance Your Local Asphalt Maintenance Specialists 402-SEAL That's all we have on the side of the trucks and it cost us $200 per truck. In other words the investment for the rolling advertisement was well worth the money AND the trucks look a hell of a lot more professional. We use our trucks strictly for work purposes so the sticker decals were our #1 choice. We do however have a new 2005 GMC Sierra that has a magnet sign that we stick to the door and can remove it at any time for personal use. This is the sales truck. Obviously the truck and magnet... Continue reading

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