08-06-2009, 12:04 AM
Does anyone have experience of owning a lawn business as well as working full time? I've been a full time P.E. teacher for 7 years but started a lawn business about 2 years ago. I've had as many as 20 accounts last summer and now have about 10. Is this turnover normal? I think I do good work but I've lost accounts due to all kinds of reasons. Most cancel due to either a bad communication about an invoice, canceling service in the winter, or just not satisfied with the work. I'm thinking of expanding a little and having a two man crew run the business when I return back to my full time job teaching in a few weeks. I'm getting tired of cutting grass every single Saturday for the last 2 years. Of course if teachers got paid what they deserve I wouldn't be having this discussion.