it's his 2 cents, just like anyone else's. It is also his approach, not necessarily a mentality that works for everyone. I respect his way of doing it. It's his unique approach to tackling business. Everyone's got theirs. I don't understand how letting someone else think for you, let alone someone on the internet is even a valid thought to be frank.
My philosophy is to aim for a few objectives: pleasurable customer experience, good value (for price), a culture (focused on serving the community a pleasurable experience/companies philosophy and mission/vision). To obtain that I would need good efficient & effective business model, good profit/grow, good leadership/management/employees. Doing these things to a level that develops a competitive advantage and above average value for price.
My goal/mission from the beginning is to develop a company that is a full service business that serves the household/customer, the community(free community events), and provides local full time jobs for adults, and part time seasonal (summer jobs) for highschool and college students.
My strategy would be to start with one which may be house cleaning, mowing or car washing. Then introducing the rest gradually. The competitive edge is doing things to my philosophy, and my goal/mission which creates a unique and valuable value proposition.
That is the goal to differentiate as a full service business (house interior, car, lawn), and try to cross sell 2 or 3 of those to as many that want it. People are have inherently different philosophies, values, way of being, and only they can bring a different approach to the table.
Problem is, like Jonny pointed out:
House cleaning is a different dynamic than cutting grass and washing cars. They are different niches.
The boys who cut your lawn, are not the same people the average consumer wants in their house cleaning their house. You're not thinking like a customer here. That's why Johnny gave you the hammer/nail analogy.
On top of that, think about how a customer sees this:
Wait, David just cut my lawn. He smells like gasoline and grass. His shoes are wet/green from the grass. There are grass clippings on him... Now he's going to come into my house and clean my house after being in the sun cutting grass? No thanks!
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