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Old 10-01-2012, 07:55 PM
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Starting a new company and looking for advice in North Carolina

I am in Lewisville North Carolina. I would like to network with people in the Area. I am currently in the Army and work in Winston Salem. I have a great deal of landscaping experience from before I joined in 1999 but I know that is old news and many many things have changed. I am retiring from the Army in 2014 and my Army coworker and I are going to start an LLC and begin with Landscaping. I would love to get some feedback and tutelage from anyone with any helpful advice. I would also be willing to work for anyone on the weekends to get my experience back up. Let me know. All help is greatly appreciated. I am especially looking for ideas as to how start, how much capital, equipment needs and stuff like that. Thanks for any and all help.


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Old 10-01-2012, 10:06 PM
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I lived in lewisville in the early 80s, when it was "in the country" and not all sub-divided like it is now. I really liked it. W-S is a good market, there's some money around WFU. Know the difference's between warm and cool season grass, you will see both around here.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:09 AM
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:17 PM
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Anything you are buying new get it while you are still active duty to avoid the tax.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:49 PM
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Hey HotDog,

How and where would I find equipment that is tax free because of being in the Army? Thanks for the advice.

Michael
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:28 PM
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Hey HotDog,

How and where would I find equipment that is tax free because of being in the Army? Thanks for the advice.

Michael
I have a friend in the Army that is active duty and he doesn't pay tax on his trucks or mowers.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:00 PM
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One thing is if you have the funds don't do a partnership even if you guys are best friends I have seen it ruin friendships like that
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:29 PM
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One thing is if you have the funds don't do a partnership even if you guys are best friends I have seen it ruin friendships like that
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I so agree. I would never ever go into business with another individual in any field.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:58 PM
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One thing is if you have the funds don't do a partnership even if you guys are best friends I have seen it ruin friendships like that
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But if you dont have the funds, then it can be a good way of getting things going by pooling your resourses together. Eventually you both will probably go your seperate ways because you will have different ideas on how things should be done. I have seen this happen this way a few times in the past, and remained friends and even worked together on larger jobs to double the manpower.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:08 AM
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I would suggest looking at Craigs list for "new" mowers. It seems like since the economy is down, there seems to be a LOT of mowers for sale with only 100 hours or less on them. By doing this, you let someone else take the depreciation hit and you still have new reliable gear?
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