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Hope Services Group

Name: Lisa Hope

Location: McKinney, TX 

Type of Business:
Commercial Landscaping

What does your business do?
Hope Services Group offers mowing and landscape services to city, county and state agencies in order to beautify the roadways. We will be offering the communities jobs and support for their continued growth by making their community more attractive to those looking for a place to settle with their families. We are also a charitable organization that will strive to help the medical community meet their ever-growing need for financial assistance.

When and why did you start the biz?
We started this business because of the needs we saw around us here in North Texas. The vision is giving our surroundings a more beautiful look for all. The business opened in June of this year.

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
The office is currently in the living room of my house.

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The hardest part of running my business is all the learning that is required to do it. I am new at this and I am starting each day with "school" so I can be the leader and "teacher" of others on the team.

What's the most fun part?
The fun part of the business is actually the same things that are the hardest. I love to learn, so the study is good for me. I have so much to learn, but I am looking forward to it all.

Anything you would have done differently?
I would have spoken to a few others about starting a business so it might not have been so overwhelming.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
We are looking forward to success in meeting our goals of gathering more clients and producing a better environment for all who are see our work.

What advice do you have for others?
Speak with other business owners about how they started and the pitfalls that they either had or avoided. I would also make sure you have some capital on hand so you can get some of the essentials as you work toward those grants or loans.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
I look forward to the community of business owners that will share their stories and assistance as I travel on this journey.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
University of North Texas - Education

Prior jobs or business?
Management - retail Management - housing

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
My husband - he has been such an encourager and support.

Contact Info:
Lisa Hope
1605 West Street
McKinney, TX 75069


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