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mickmok
03-02-2006, 08:33 PM
Hi, I have been thinking about opening a lawn care business for while now but dont know where to start. I dont live in the states so some things may be different but I was just after a few tips to get started. Like what legal things do I need to take into account, insurance, equipment, advertising etc. I want to start small to start off with as I am quite young and debt is not something I want to be in:P Any help and advice would be sweet.
Thanks
Mike

BlakeReeder
03-02-2006, 08:40 PM
Is there a stiff market in your area?

mickmok
03-02-2006, 08:44 PM
By stiff market you mean what? Lots of competition etc.?

cwlawley
03-02-2006, 09:14 PM
Commerical liability - yes
Workers Compensation - maybe, if you have employees
Auto Insurance - yes
City Liscense - yes
Applicators Liscense - maybe, if you are planning to apply fertilizer and/or pesticide

mickmok
03-03-2006, 05:17 AM
Ok cool, also whats a good advertising strategy and whats a good price for lawns etc. I have little to no idea about what to charge people.

westwind
03-03-2006, 09:43 AM
Check out the networking area in this site, i know there are companies from your area here.