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Old 10-16-2012, 07:23 AM
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Location: Bristol TN
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I went to a lawn care seminar put on by a guy out of Ohio named Wayne Volts. There were over 50 companies in the room. He asked " if you have been in business more than five years raise your hand " . To my amazement only two out of fifty had been in business more than five years. The first year the business will not support itself, much less the owner, or worse his family. Each spring I sell the oldest mower I have during income tax time. You would not believe it but every year some fool comes to the house with his wife's income tax check and is gonna be the next big lawn care sensation. Sometimes they even come back in August when its over 100 degrees and try to sell the mower back for whatever I'll give them. I worked a clock job and did lawn care on the side for three years to build my customer base. Then for the next three years I worked a part time job in the winter. Now finally this will be the first winter I am not doing the part time thing.
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