When Paul Moloney came to the Northeast Indiana SBDC for counseling in February 2008, he was at a crossroads with his landscaping and snow-removal business. ISBDC Business Advisor Scot Goskowicz helped Mr. Moloney evaluate his business potential through analysis of profit-and-loss and pro-forma statements. He also encouraged him to write a business plan so he could obtain financing to help grow his business, and advised him on other important aspects of running the business.
Emerald Property Care, LLC has evolved into a full-service lawn and landscaping company. In addition to the traditional installation and maintenance of lawns and landscaping and snow removal services, the company offers landscape design with computerized imaging as well as customized landscaping services such as water gardens, stone walks and walls, arbors, patios and fire pits.
“The SBDC has given me very sound advice to help me through a lot of hard lessons related to my business. (SBDC Business Advisor) Scot (Goskowicz) continues to counsel me on appropriate business practices and accounting techniques, and to provide advice on such things as how to handle labor problems and approach lenders.”