The Finning Start-up Guide: How To Start Your Own Snow Removal Company

19 September 2022

Starting a new business or diversifying an existing one is a challenging task. But, for those equipment operators restricted by harsh winters, it pays to consider how snow and ice management can extend your earning season.

For some landscaping companies, snow and ice management offers a natural transition to keep business plowing forward. Although, in some cases, it may not be as seamless as it seems. Where does the approach differ? How can you leverage existing equipment? What attachments should you consider? These questions (and more) are hard to think about in between the flurry of summer work.

As heavy equipment experts, Finning wants to put you in the driver’s seat by giving entrepreneurs the equipment perspective to make smart business decisions. The Finning Startup Series of article explores the industries most important to equipment operators to help grow their aspirations.


Having a plan in place is key to any new business. Increase your odds of starting off on the right foot with this start-up guide from Finning—your local Cat equipment experts.

View this article to explore:

  • Facts about the snow and ice industry in Canada
  • 10 steps to consider when starting or diversifying
  • Core equipment pieces and equipment conversions
  • A list of key attachments and what they do
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