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Old 06-27-2011, 02:51 PM
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should I partner up?

Okay, here is what is going on. Me and my friend just graduated from high school and have both been cutting grass for over 6 years. We both have a very hard work ethic and love a well done job. We both want to go legal and have insurance so we bid on bigger commercial jobs. We have been working together for the last few months. This had led to both of us wanting to work together and get and do more work together. In short we would like to run a successful business together.
So here is what it breaks down to.
Positives
1. We both have a hard work ethic
2. We both agree on pricing
3. We want a successful business in which we can make stacks
4. We are both highly skilled in all landscaping areas

Negatives

1. I know way more about grass, equipment, marketing and general landscaping needs.
2. He has a big gas guzzling V8 truck that only gets 12 mpg or so. I am without a truck right now. Iím looking for a small V6 as of now. He is in the process of selling his truck for a smaller one.
3. He has 20 some accounts while I at the time only have 8. This can be changed in time.
4. i know how use a computer andhe dues not really know how

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:15 PM
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Read this:
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:19 PM
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NO, NO, NO, NO do it on your own.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:33 PM
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NO, NO, NO, NO do it on your own.
Why do u say that?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:39 PM
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Why do u say that?
1. you have to split the money, why do that when you can have an employee for $10hr
2. You can ruin a friendship
3. You can make all the decisions if your the only boss.


There are certain businesses where a partner works. But in lawncare it does not work well.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:47 PM
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1. you have to split the money, why do that when you can have an employee for $10hr
2. You can ruin a friendship
3. You can make all the decisions if your the only boss.


There are certain businesses where a partner works. But in lawncare it does not work well.
What about working with for the time being or just working with on really big account?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:59 PM
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What about working with for the time being or just working with on really big account?
That is ok but books can get muddy. Just keep your business in your name and grow it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:27 PM
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Seriously. Read the link I posted. This was all discussed over the last few days. Do not partner. Ever
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:54 PM
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Seriously. Read the link I posted. This was all discussed over the last few days. Do not partner. Ever
yes, i did read part of the thread u posted, i also searched on the search option and found a ton of info. I think for time being i will work with him and as some one said earlier, use him to cover for me if i should get hurt or need a break from work.

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Old 06-27-2011, 06:21 PM
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Go out and go by your self. You can take whatever jobs you want, you can turn what you don't down. If you wanna get bigger you can. Its just overall easier. When you are alone and want a new piece of equipment you can just go get it, if you have a partner then you have to split it and ask if they want it too. Just an overall bad idea. Get a helper instead. if ya smell what i'm cookin.
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