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View Poll Results: How much did you leave behind to start your business?
less than $20,000 2 9.52%
$20,001-$25,000 0 0%
$25,001-$30,000 2 9.52%
$30,001-$35,000 2 9.52%
$35,001-$40,000 4 19.05%
$40,001-$45,000 1 4.76%
$45,001-$50,000 4 19.05%
$50,001+ 6 28.57%
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:21 AM
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Left your job for running a landscape business, what did you leave behind?

If you left a career to start your landscape business, just curious what you left, money wise, to start your business... I've got the poll so you don't have to answer with actual numbers. Because to some money isn't everything.

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:39 AM
C Jovingo Landscaping C Jovingo Landscaping is offline
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Why didn't you state your situation to start it off?

I plan on leaving my $40-45K construction job in the spring to go fulltime.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:46 AM
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Because I haven't left anything............yet.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:54 AM
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I was a fulltime police officer. Decided to take the leap last October after being parttime for 7 yrs. ive always been a legitimate business. Havent looked back. Actually plan on starting another company soon. Just found out my wife is pregnant for our first child. It will be nice to be home in the evening with my family unless i chose to work late.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:07 PM
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I was a fulltime police officer. Decided to take the leap last October after being parttime for 7 yrs. ive always been a legitimate business. Havent looked back. Actually plan on starting another company soon. Just found out my wife is pregnant for our first child. It will be nice to be home in the evening with my family unless i chose to work late.
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What do you do for insurance? I want to go fulltime on my own, but I'm the one with the insurance and benefits for my family.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:28 PM
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What do you do for insurance? I want to go fulltime on my own, but I'm the one with the insurance and benefits for my family.
My wife has insurance through her work. I have my own insurance plan. Cost around $135/month. High ass deductible. But its just for dire emergencies. I dont go to the doctor. I can count on one hand how many times ive been to a dr in the last 10yrs.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:43 PM
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If I ever decide to make the switch my wife will also have the benefits.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:16 AM
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Left a food delivery route driver job. Worked that from age 19-22 to save up money for equipment. Had to be at work by 5am and was done when i was done so most days by 3pm. It allowed me to go cut some grass until 7 or 8 pm and establish a small client base until I had enough work to support myself and my wife. Always wanted to be in this industry, just needed to earn the $$$.
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