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Old 11-18-2011, 06:16 PM
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Very cool. If I'm not mistaken I saw the welcome to Hampton sign in your video? You around that area? I'm based in shaler but work all over the north hills. Also for shirts I saw you had some made. Check out rockitink.com he's local on 8 up toward butler and t shirts with one color were like 7$
yes sir that is the hampton sign. That where i get my community service hours. I cut it do the edging and mulching each year. I live 2 minutes away from there. If you ever driving by and you see me dont be afraid of stopping by! I love the older clients in shaler my dads from there. I cut 2 houses on South Magnolia Drive above the eaten park on the hill. I get my shirts at Awards And More in the intersection if your going up to walmart. I think mine are 10. I would go to butler is a drive because somebody has to take me. If i was able to drive i would do it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:20 PM
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One of the best pieces of advise I can give you is to learn from your mistakes. You can even learn from your pricing mistakes. It takes time to get the hang of things, don't be afraid to make mistakes...you just have to be sure to take something away from those experiences. Its going to be better for you now if you accidently underbid an account, as you are still young. You will soon get a better feel for what pricing should be, especially for your area.

Don't let people try and walk all over you. You may be young, but that doesn't mean that people should take advantage of you and try and cut down your pricing. Stand your ground on your pricing, its not worth making almost no money on jobs. Don't try and be something that your aren't, but understand that even though you're only 13, your services are still worth something.

Keep working hard at this and you will all see your hard work pay off down the road.
Thats excatly why I started young. I want a good customer base in my area and word of mouth. I rather do this now than 20 because if i do screw up then i really will have probelms. Thanks for the advice man!
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:28 PM
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That's cool that you have a promotional video. I might suggest to have less pictures but make sure the one's you post are quality. You want the lawns to be green and manicured. Also slow down the video a little bit, I felt like I didn't have enough time to see the picture before it flashed to the next one. Good luck!
Thank you! I was using a free program where i only got about a minute and 30 seconds so i did with what i had. I plan on making a bigger better one sometime during the winter with some free time.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:29 PM
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Hundred fifty bucks... Atleast.
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I make about 100 in profit after the second guy and gas. Not bad especially at my age
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:53 PM
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If you are interested in getting an LLC these are somethings I would do so everything goes smoothy. What you want to do is get a good lawyer that has dealt with younger people creating businesses before. Also do not use a website that advertises creating an LLC for $100 because to do it right it will cost you between 1 to 2 thousand dollars. I would also suggest you have your dad own 51% of the business and you can own 49% of the business but just remember this is solely for legal reasons and you can buy him out when you are 18.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:06 PM
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Good to see some young kids with working ethics something rare these day's, make sure your mom and dad know everything you are doing and lying to them create trouble and bad KARMA for you.

Good luck...
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:38 PM
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If you are interested in getting an LLC these are somethings I would do so everything goes smoothy. What you want to do is get a good lawyer that has dealt with younger people creating businesses before. Also do not use a website that advertises creating an LLC for $100 because to do it right it will cost you between 1 to 2 thousand dollars. I would also suggest you have your dad own 51% of the business and you can own 49% of the business but just remember this is solely for legal reasons and you can buy him out when you are 18.
You are dead on there. Our LLC cost over 1000 bucks but it was well worth it. It was done right and came with local tech support aka 2 Lawyers. The online companies don't really do squat compared to a lawyer. ALSO get a good accountant...I am a cheap skate and I still have an accountant do all my payroll, taxes, etc. He has paid for himself in deductions (income tax) before.

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I make about 100 in profit after the second guy and gas. Not bad especially at my age
WHOA! So do you make $100 after buying equipment, oil, etc? Is it really profit? Technically profit (if I understand it correctly) is what you make after all overhead (including YOUR "SALARY")...

I'm just trying to help you out (nothing derogatory here)...I was well versed in this yesterday when one of the local dealerships' owners talked my ear off about the money end of it. Literally 30 minutes. But it made me stop and think. I wish folks had given me advice like that of on this thread and what the guy talked to me about yesterday when I was your age. And older for that matter.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:41 PM
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yes sir that is the hampton sign. That where i get my community service hours. I cut it do the edging and mulching each year. I live 2 minutes away from there. If you ever driving by and you see me dont be afraid of stopping by! I love the older clients in shaler my dads from there. I cut 2 houses on South Magnolia Drive above the eaten park on the hill. I get my shirts at Awards And More in the intersection if your going up to walmart. I think mine are 10. I would go to butler is a drive because somebody has to take me. If i was able to drive i would do it.
I know exactly where that is. I do a lot of work off of middle road in some of those plans. If you ever see me do not hesitate to stop and say hi
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:23 PM
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Good to see some young kids with working ethics something rare these day's, make sure your mom and dad know everything you are doing and lying to them create trouble and bad KARMA for you.

Good luck...
They know everything man. This is my way to keep out of trouble and make some money.Thanks for the positive comment.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:10 AM
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Looks great bud! Keep up the great work..

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