Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #151  
Old 09-23-2007, 11:12 PM
Lawnworks Lawnworks is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: usa
Posts: 5,409
Another comment, I bought out a guy w/ a 4 year degree last year. Just b/c you have a degree doesn't give more ability to run a business in my book. This guy just did not manage his money right... don't think they teach that college. Financial sense can make you are break you in this business.
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 09-23-2007, 11:31 PM
tjsquickcuts's Avatar
tjsquickcuts tjsquickcuts is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 943
As a rusty old football player, I think of my business as a football team....I am the head coach, and I am responsible for all wins, and all losses....I need to know offense and defense because if I see something going wrong, I need to know how to fix it even though I have a OC and DC.....If they call a play I dont like, I will change it. But if I have little knowledge, not much I can do but rely on my assistance to win for me, and if we lose if no sweat off their back, they will pack up and move on to the next guy once we have lost enough.....I will be working on my masters in Business Administration this winter and hope to take a few more civil engineer course during the season next year. Me personally, I need to know all phases, because people have ways of getting over on you once they notice you have little knowledge of their Job they will find ways to cheat you. Plus, that more overhead, and more money taken away from me, my wife and my mistress when I find her when I get old an after we have moved to Fla with the rest of the old folks.....lmao....j/k....hope my wife doesnt be sneaking around on this site.....Hope I made some sense, my sunday night football and solo beer party's are starting to blurr my thought process
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 09-23-2007, 11:34 PM
mrusk mrusk is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: northern jersey
Posts: 3,249
I am a firm beliver of not doing anything myself that i can hire other people to do. That leaves me more time to do the things that i can not hire people to do.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 09-24-2007, 12:23 AM
ALarsh ALarsh is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,459
I will be going to college. It really isn't a question. I plan on getting out of the mowing in 5-7 years and take on flipping houses or maybe construction like you are doing.
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 09-24-2007, 01:04 AM
PlatinumLandCon's Avatar
PlatinumLandCon PlatinumLandCon is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrusk View Post
I belive i do have some business sense. If i did not, i do not think i would be where i am right now.


You gotta think big!
Thinking big is the only way to grow from where you are now. I want to net $50k in 2010 and my friends think i'm nuts BUT even if i only achieve 3/4 of that, I'm still not doing too bad.
__________________
2004 Chevy 3500 Dually 4x4 CC/LB D-Max/Allison
Western 8'6" MVP+ w/ wings
Western Pro-Flo 2 Salter
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 09-24-2007, 01:15 AM
ALarsh ALarsh is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by musclecarboy View Post
Thinking big is the only way to grow from where you are now. I want to net $50k in 2010 and my friends think i'm nuts BUT even if i only achieve 3/4 of that, I'm still not doing too bad.
You really shouldn't be telling your friends about your finances. If I told my friends what my finances were looking like they would all go on strike (they work for me).
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 09-24-2007, 07:52 AM
MarcSmith MarcSmith is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 7,242
Education is not everything, but it does help, Yes you can do the landscape thing without one once of education beyond high school. However, some folks use a landscape business as a stepping stone to do other things. Having that education makes you more marketable, IMO....

I knew for a fact that I did not want to be "in the field" sweating my gonads off each and every day. My college educations has helped me do that.
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 10-01-2007, 11:11 PM
tthomass's Avatar
tthomass tthomass is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: N. VA
Posts: 3,445
Gett'n ready for winter, 8' Boss.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 10-01-2007, 11:15 PM
tthomass's Avatar
tthomass tthomass is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: N. VA
Posts: 3,445
Just incase you have thoughts of moving here:
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 10-02-2007, 12:41 AM
ALarsh ALarsh is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,459
Are you doing all residential plowing with the boss? How many contracts are you expecting to have? I am kind of surprised this is your first year plowing...

How many employees do you have?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:54 PM.

Page generated in 0.08412 seconds with 10 queries