I'm a writer and am interested in what happens when an employee decides to start his own business in the lawn care field. Do you discourage them? Do you have them sign a non-compete? Or, do you wish them well and ask that they not solicit in your area?
And a follow-up, did you get your start by first working for a competitor?
Depending upon the results, I'd like to contact a few of you and get a better understanding of how this all unfolds in the industry.
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