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Old 07-01-2001, 01:08 PM
GreenStar GreenStar is offline
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starting out

i'm now registered to do buisness as greenstar commercial groundskeeping in southeast mi.in november i leave my current job to star bidding commercial jobs.i have a background in lawncare sales and applications.does anyone have feedback on pricing?i need health insurance for 1 full time employee and myself.insurance for equipment and property damage.where do i start looking? here's an issue i'm facing.truck and trailer,superlawn truck or an izuzu with an 18'landscape body any help or opions you all have will be great
thank you,
jonathan daniel
Greenstar Commercial Groundskeeping
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Old 07-01-2001, 01:37 PM
XOFMOT XOFMOT is offline
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Jonathan,

Welcome and good luck! I'm sure I won't be the last one to tell you, but start out by using the SEARCH option on the top menu. I have been involved with LAWNSITE.COM for about a month now, I asked alot of questions at first, but now I spend hours upon hours reading threads from way back.

I would choose the TRUCK/TRAILER route. Now you can place the daily debris in the bed of the truck and all your equipment on the trailer.

As for the medical/health insurance route....can't suggest anything at this time for you, I'm a solo and my wife carries my medical insurance.

So again I wish you the best of luck!
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Old 07-11-2001, 10:09 PM
MATTHEW MATTHEW is offline
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health ins.

I do not know why, but the health ins. industry hates us. (self employed) they tend to give us a reasonable rate the first year, then raise it through the roof. That is the part of running a business that can kill you, especially if someone in your family has a pre-exsisting condition.They will not cover anything associated with it. Almost every self-employed person I know has insurance thruogh their wives' jobs. I am seriously considering taking an extra day off so my wife can get enough hours to get health ins.
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