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Rent A Goat

Rent A Goat on Shark Tank

Goat Rental Business Opportunity - Episode 506 - Week 5 - 10-18-2013
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Rent A Goat Network of Working Goats
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This idea reminds me of a small business I started when I was a kid called "Rent-A-Hand", but Rent A Goat on the Shark Tank? Why would anyone ever want to rent a goat? Actually there are several very good reasons to rent a herd of goats especially if you have lots of invasive plants and weeds on your property you need to dispose of. These animals actually love to eat everything from overgrown Blackberry's to Poison Ivy and just about everything in between.

What are the benefits of Renting A Goat compared to Hiring Landscaper's basically to do the same job? For starters Rent-A-Goat is the most Environmentally Friendly way to get rid of most invasive weeds and keep undergrowth under control without using any harmful chemicals or gasoline engine products. Just like a good landscaping crew would show up at 9 a.m. and work until 5 p.m., so does renting a Goat who works nonstop the entire time never interested in any breaks. Another benefit Renting Goats over hiring a Landscaping Crew is the ability for Goats to work on steep terrain and easily outwork most crews in these types of situations.

So how do you build a big enough Heard of Goats that can eat enough invasive weeds and make enough money to support a Shark Tank Investment? That's a good question and I think has come up with the perfect solution to build a World Wide List of Goats For Rent.

Do you already have your own Goats mowing your property and whatever else it is they do? Then you can apply to put your Goats to work and start making extra money while providing them with all the free nutritious invasive plants they can eat. You can apply to be included in the Rent a Goat Network for Free and see if your Goats have what it takes to become a "Rent-A-Goat" Goat.

Getting a little publicity on The Today Show certainly had to help Mike Candaday the owner of get on the Shark Tank Show. The fact they mention Google Complex using Rent A Goat Services for multiple years clearing their property definitely adds a layer of credibility to this businesses reputation.

On Website it's a little vague on how much it costs to rent goats for the day, but the video above mentions one customer paying $250 for a Heard of Goats rented out for the day. This is probably comparable to what a small landscape service would charge but they would still have to haul off the invasive weeds and dispose of them properly, where as the goats turn them into fertilizer as they make their rounds.

Rent A Goat Shark Tank Deal?

So what are the odds Mike Candaday gets a deal with the Sharks and helps put thousands of Goats to work around the world? How much demand is there "really" for Goat rentals to make this a viable full time profitable business for and its list of goats for rent?

Have you ever had the City knock on your door and inform you have invasive plants in your yard and you "MUST" take care of the problem or else they will take care of it using their unmotivated crews and send you the bill? Unfortunately we had this happen to us after we just moved on a 5 acre piece of wooded property in the early spring when no signs of invasive weeds were even present.

As it turns out the back 3 acres were covered in this invasive weed that at the time I wasn't even aware was a very big problem. Fortunately I was running one of the Best Tree Services in the area and had a very motivated crew that loves to work as much as I do. It took us two full days and two large dump truck loads before there wasn't a single invasive weed anywhere on that property. Looking back it probably would of been a whole lot cheaper to rent or buy a few goats and let them take care of the problem while we were taking down a big tree hanging over someone's house instead. Even if I rented a heard of goats for a full week, it still would of been more cost effective than tie up the business resources for the two days it took to complete that job.

This little story proves there's definitely a market for the Rent A Goat Business, but it also proves it's limitations for a full time business/income. In the Spring and Summer the goat rental business would be booming, but come Fall and Winter things would come to a halt real fast. Can you make a decent profit in 6 months and still cover all you're expenses throughout the year including giving the Sharks a cut in your business?

This one's got be baffled because I do think it's a good idea and will help a lot of people that already have goats make extra money by putting them to work. But then I think of the Sharks and who might be interested going into the goat rental business and I keep drawing a blank.

If I was in Mike Canaday's position I would be very happy getting on the Shark Tank Show but would not be interested giving up too much equity to the Sharks for an investment. What Mike needs is to first educate the public on how effective goats can handle invasive weed problems, and then he needs thousands of more goats to join his network. Both will be accomplished this Friday Night on Shark Tank whether Mike gets a deal or not.

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  1. I thought the sharks rejected this idea

  2. Anonymous10:04 PM

    What about all the poop goats will do on the property?