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Old 01-29-2004, 09:35 PM
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starter kit?

this spring i will be starting my lawn cutting business. should i invest in a starter kit? any other info you want to throw in for a newbie would be cool too.


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Old 01-30-2004, 12:43 AM
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:49 AM
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Just kidden with ya Chris.
Welcome to the site.

In order to answer your question better I need a little more information. What do you mean by invest in a starter kit?

Is that for marketing? some type of beginers package of some sort? If you could expand on your original post a bit I will be able to be of more help to you.

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Old 01-30-2004, 02:49 PM
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Hi cbeni31,

Create a list of questions you have and then investigate the answers on this site. That would be a great start. If you have questions that you can't find answers to, post them.
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:44 PM
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Chris, where in Michigan are ya?
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:54 PM
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before i landed on this site(which is damn awesome), i seen many sites offer a "starter kit" which is suppose to answer any questions i might have as well as guide me through things such as: scheduling, routing, billing, customer maintenance, job estimating, payroll, tracking business expenses, advertising, and etc.

i was curious if i should invest in something like this or is it a waste of money?


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BTW, expert lawns - i'm in sterling heights. how about you?
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:11 AM
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Chris,

If this is your first year in the business and you feel like you could use some quick pointers than a starter kit may be for you. They will help you get started by answering general questions, provide you with letters, templates, and forms but some seem to lack alot of depth.

Some starter programs are better than others, I bought one a while back called summer 101, and personally felt that it was a waist of my time. Save your money, I'll give you my copy.

From what I understand Sean, the creator of this site offers a program that you can purchase that answers question and has good information, tips etc. You may want to contact him for more info.

The best advice I could give you is the same advice Team Gopher mentioned which is write a list of question that you need answers to and do some quick searches on this site and you will find most of your answers.

If its forms, templates, brochure ideas, advertising ideas, sales letters, etc that you seek just ask, most poeple on this site are more that willing to share that kind of information.

Good luck with what ever you decide to do.
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I have to agree with Wells. I'm fairly new as well, and I tried summer101. Not impressed. Study this site, do a lot of searches, and post any questions you don't find answers to. The guys and gals here are a great source of information.
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Old 01-31-2004, 12:22 PM
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chris, i'm up near flint. welcome to the site
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Old 01-31-2004, 12:31 PM
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I've never seen or heard of a "starter kit". Just out of curiosity, does anyone have a link for more info?
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