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DEEREBOY14
11-18-2007, 12:51 PM
HEY YALL KNOW WHO I AM THE BOY THAT WANTS TO STAT A LAWN SERVICE AN HOW ABOUT INCLUDING POWER WASHING AND MAYBE TREE TRIMING
THANKS ALOT:usflag:

Dirt Digger2
11-18-2007, 02:08 PM
are these announcements or are you asking a question?

DEEREBOY14
11-18-2007, 02:36 PM
asking a question

Denham Lawnboy
11-18-2007, 03:53 PM
Dont think even think about cutting a yard or washing a house without getting insurance. If something were to happen someone could take everything your parents have.

MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
11-18-2007, 04:29 PM
Being solo you need to stick with one thing and do it good,it gets confusing doing several things,and when your name gets out you will be covered in work.

ATL Lawn
11-20-2007, 11:44 PM
what kind of tree trimming?

Dunlaps LawnCare
11-26-2007, 03:05 AM
stay away from tree trimming inless u know what ur doing and get insurance if ur gonna cutt lawns power washing houses

mfred10
01-04-2008, 06:29 PM
Fairly new to this line of work but I took on mowing large properties, minor tree trimming and also power washing. It was a large investment and a tough 2007 to recover hardly enough to make my loan payment and operating expenses. SO as the pros have told you, go slow, get your name out there doing just one thing at first and do it well, the work will come. And for sure get your Commercial General Liability Insurance. I pay about $800.00 a year and it covers it all. Its a risk to not have the coverage, one rock into a car, person or what ever could indeed ruin your new bussiness and maybe impact your parents.
Best of luck to you

Johnson LCO
01-05-2008, 12:32 AM
Everytime I see you post I get more and more angry. I wonder where all the tax money I pay for schools goes to. At least put a question mark after a question and dont write everything in caps. Stop asking general questions, use the search button. As when talking, when you type, think about it before you put it out there or you will sound stupid, much like the 54 posts you have made.

Dynamic
01-06-2008, 03:24 PM
My main and only question is what am I doing wrong if a 14 year old can own all that.

Denham Lawnboy
01-06-2008, 07:12 PM
You cant. Last I read you did not have insurance.

Dynamic
01-06-2008, 08:17 PM
What are you talking about me not having insuarance, 5 million on my business, 5 million on my trucks, and WSIB on my workers is called being over insured. Its a requirement here in order to deal with Hydro contracts.

Denham Lawnboy
01-06-2008, 10:33 PM
Dynamic, my bad. I thought that your post was made by DEEREBOY14. That is a heck of a lot of insurance, more than what I have.

Pro-Scapes
01-07-2008, 10:47 AM
at 14 cut your parents lawn. the nieghbors lawn and other family/friends lawns.

You cant get insured. You cant get a business license and you cant get tax numbers.

Pressure washers can cause SERIOUs damage. Trees need to be trimmed safely and properly. At 14 I wouldnt not have listened to what people told me either but trust me on this. Stick to a couple of lawns... maybe upsell some flowers or other small services like clean ups or something and do it the best you can.

you will have plenty of time to perform these other services when your older

poolboy
01-07-2008, 05:58 PM
at 14 cut your parents lawn. the nieghbors lawn and other family/friends lawns.

You cant get insured. You cant get a business license and you cant get tax numbers.

Pressure washers can cause SERIOUs damage. Trees need to be trimmed safely and properly. At 14 I wouldnt not have listened to what people told me either but trust me on this. Stick to a couple of lawns... maybe upsell some flowers or other small services like clean ups or something and do it the best you can.

you will have plenty of time to perform these other services when your older

This!!! Plus, I'd never hire a 14 year old to do work that could result in damage to my home.

cat2
01-11-2008, 10:26 PM
not to be mean,but not many people are going to hire a 14 year old:cry:

Dynamic
01-12-2008, 11:35 AM
not to be mean,but not many people are going to hire a 14 year old:cry:

I don't think its really a matter of being mean but reality. But still some people will get him because he is a kid and likely has no insuance so he will likely be cheaper than us. This is where the biggest problem comes from in the landscaping/lawncare world. We all work hard and people want wo pay us 1980's prices because the other guy is cheaper. This other guy is the retiree who is trying to fill his day now, the kid on summer break, the teacher who is on summer break, or the shift worker. Most of these people (at least around me) are not insured and charge peanuts because they've already got another income and this is a space filler. We all have got to start reporting these people so every one works at an equal levels. People can say "well there only here for a couple of years and then they do something else or go out of business" but who wants to compete for less for a couple of years and when that person is gone then there is always another to fill that spot. Just my thoughts!