View Full Version : What age did everyone start their business?

09-21-2007, 12:28 PM
Hi everyone, I'm new on this site and I am very, very interested in starting a lawn mowing business. I'm 28 years old right now and was wondering at what age did everyone else start their businesses. I've got 3 kids right now and have a full time job, so I wanted to start out relatively small (mowing, pruninig, small landscape projects, etc.) Thanks

09-21-2007, 12:58 PM
Welcome to LS. I started the business when I was 25, about 2 years ago, shortly out of college. I've always enjoyed it and still do.

Sweet Tater
09-21-2007, 01:00 PM
Hey, welcome to the site and the business. This is the end of my first year. I was 42 when I started it. I decided on a complete and total career change.

09-21-2007, 01:01 PM
I started out when I was 29. I had a wife and 2.5 kids, a full time job, and a part-time one. I have since lost the wife, and 1.5 kids. But, I still have mowing. Could be worse. I'm happy.

09-21-2007, 02:09 PM
i started last year when i was 17. im still not fulltime yet but have been learning alot about how to do it right and i plan on doing that for at least a few more years down the road

09-21-2007, 02:24 PM
i started when i was 11.

09-21-2007, 02:29 PM
First real year as a business and I am 31. So much better then fixing cars for a living!

09-21-2007, 03:07 PM
I started at 12, went legit at 18, Im 23 now. I manage 50 accounts and am a Fulltime FireFighter.

09-21-2007, 03:32 PM
Started this year at 39. Wish I would have started many, many, many years ago.

09-21-2007, 04:33 PM
I started at 24. I am 30 now. I have a full time job and manage 15 accounts on the side.

09-21-2007, 04:50 PM
What, this one?

But it's not my first time around, I tried a few others, I'd say I started messing around at age 24...

Something I recall about historical data concerning most successful business owners start in their late 20's to early-mid 30's...
Too early we're just not ready, too late and we're too set in our ways, but in and of itself that doesn't exclude anybody either, plenty folks started earlier and later and are still around after 5+ years.

I also dare say, and I don't think data exists on this, but I think everybody tries at least once :laugh:
You know it's worth a shot, that much is for sure.

09-21-2007, 06:19 PM
I am 17 and I started cutting grass when I was 12. I started cutting outside my nieghborhood last year but my dad had to drive me. This year really picked up though, I am hoping to get even more next year!

Daddy Joes Lawn Service
09-21-2007, 07:40 PM
I started at 34 wish i would of started at 18 my bones won't hurt as bad!

KTO Enterprises
09-21-2007, 07:45 PM
So much better then fixing cars for a living!

My dad is a mechanic, and talks about how the industry has changed. i spent the day with a matco determinator in my hand and my nose in a mitchell manual trying to figure out the bug in one of my trucks. Gave me a real good reminder why i didnt want to follow in the business with dad.