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Old 06-16-2013, 04:28 PM
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Do you turn a profit before or after you pay your taxes and insurance? By the way, the average unemployment rate for recent college graduates is around 25%. It's tough out there. Good luck.
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I turn a profit, anything before taxes and insurance and all my other payments is just revenue. I don't plan on ever getting employed at the moment. Just live on Ramen and bread for 5 years and start my own business. And if I change my mind, I'll just go get a phd, the employment rate for engineers with a phd is extremely high, especially in my area with GE right around the corner.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:45 PM
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Do you turn a profit before or after you pay your taxes and insurance? By the way, the average unemployment rate for recent college graduates is around 25%. It's tough out there. Good luck.
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I turn a profit, anything before taxes and insurance and all my other payments is just revenue. I don't plan on ever getting employed at the moment. Just live on Ramen and bread for 5 years and start my own business. And if I change my mind, I'll just go get a phd, the employment rate for engineers with a phd is extremely high, especially in my area with GE right around the corner.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:57 PM
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I turn a profit, anything before taxes and insurance and all my other payments is just revenue. I don't plan on ever getting employed at the moment. Just live on Ramen and bread for 5 years and start my own business. And if I change my mind, I'll just go get a phd, the employment rate for engineers with a phd is extremely high, especially in my area with GE right around the corner.
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I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. Had it paid for by Uncle Sam and fellow taxpayers (thanks) via the GI Bill. To get a doctorate, that's big bucks and probably about 800 bucks at least per month for student loan payments. Nothing like having your own business. A job with a company won't pay you like landscaping can of you play your cards right. Looking back, as long as one can hustle and run a business, school may have been a waste of time for me, although its a good plan B because you can always go back and get a regular job again.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:32 PM
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I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. Had it paid for by Uncle Sam and fellow taxpayers (thanks) via the GI Bill. To get a doctorate, that's big bucks and probably about 800 bucks at least per month for student loan payments. Nothing like having your own business. A job with a company won't pay you like landscaping can of you play your cards right. Looking back, as long as one can hustle and run a business, school may have been a waste of time for me, although its a good plan B because you can always go back and get a regular job again.
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Servicemen readjustment act ftw. Thanks for serving. My mission is to graduate with as little debt as possible. So instead of going to Cornell and paying tons, I'll go to a good school, just not an ivy (custodial school). Scholarship essays ftw. Also I'm getting an MBA, so that'll help. I'm not sure what kind of business I want I start, maybe it'll have some relevance to lawns, hardscapingnor construction, probably engineering consulting.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:17 PM
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So for a 13,000 sq ft mow trim and blow would be 70.00 - is this right?
A person would starve to death in my area waiting to get customers willing to pay that. Maybe in 5 years after gas has gone to 20 dollars a gallon.If a person must charge that to turn even a small profit, they maybe need to look at reducing expenses.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:56 PM
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when you say charge so much for 3k sq.ft. Do you charge for just the turf area or the lot size?
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