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Old 10-25-2012, 10:09 AM
32vld 32vld is offline
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Originally Posted by recycledsole View Post
congrats nismodude

what is DBA?
Originally Posted by gcbailey View Post
DBA.... doing business as. Most places allow you to form a sole proprietorship this way. The only problem is you are still liable as an individual and owner whereas if you are a LLC, or corp you have your personal and business separated if you were to ever be sued. But there are exceptions to that too.
Some places require a license in addition to registering (DBA or as corp) the business.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:15 PM
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In Georgia it's extremely easy to get a business license. Where are u located? I'm selling a lot of equipment
Where is that one tool, that I left... At the one job.... Or maybe the other? Where am I? Whose truck is this?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:21 AM
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Im in the atlanta area what kind of equipment do u got im looking for a commercial grade mower
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:09 PM
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starting legit lawn care business tips please.

I would make sure to dump most of your funds into advertising such as Door Hangers. These are agilely inexpensive to make and it is your own time to pass them out in the early spring / late winter. I would also invest in a smaller wall behind if you are going to do residential lots mainly. Maybe a 36 inch would suffice in the beginning. This will allow for you to get into many backyards with gates and fence. Also, I would consider on the door hangers adding your website and giving instant online quotes through your website. Offer discounts if they sign up online. We have used this method for our lawn care business the last 3 years and our growth has been very impressive. The key is to get quotes to customers as fast as possible while they are thinking about it and most likely they will go with your bid do to your response time. Being the first to bid can be very beneficial. Check out to see how this is possible.
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