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Old 11-27-2013, 08:28 PM
murtaughf3 murtaughf3 is offline
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New guy in Texas.

Just wanted to say hello, and thank you for all the information I"ve been reading from previous posts for the last couple months. I finally decided to join today.

Don't have a business set up yet. I am in the process of writing up a business plan and expenses right now. I'm also in the remain 8 months of my Air Force contract and am looking to go from active duty into the reserves and possible do lawn care full time, or part time with a full time job at a place like Lowes, Tractor Supply, or if I go back home, then Bass Pro or Cabelas. I have loved my time in the military but desperate for a change.

That's about me and my situation in a nut shell. Looking forward to learning more from you guys.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:08 PM
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Thanks for your service! I am looking forward to hearing about your progress and how you decide to go about your business. I am looking at just doing some side work for a few years to see if it will make sense to leave my 9-5 gig to pursue this full time.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:30 PM
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Welcome...feel free to ask questions.
There is a great search feature here also, which can aid in answering most subjects..

Lots of good guys of luck!
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:59 PM
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Thank you for your service. Welcome from the Sunshine State.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:06 PM
murtaughf3 murtaughf3 is offline
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Thanks you for the welcomes guys. I've been reading here a couple months and defiantly seems to be more nice guys than not so nice, from what I have read.

I also actually noticed there is a guy from my home town, which is a super small town in East TN on here.

I am defiantly going to take my time in my progress. I enjoy being outside and do this type of work, although I am no expert that is for sure. I am also a business/accounting major so I have some concept of business and taxes, and understand the importance of taking my time and making thought out good solid decisions.

I have lots of info, ideas, and numbers down on paper I have absolutely no idea on a business name. But that will come in time I am sure.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:09 PM
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thank you for your service. who do you do for the USAF? and theres lots of different people young old with different experiences for example I'm 16 and been running a small landscape business for 4 years. than theres guy who have been working this trade for 30+ years. also be careful when you ask about equipment theres a lot of guys here who are loyal to certain brands
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:34 PM
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I'm an Aerial Porter (2T2). I absolutely love my job, but just need a change, I've tried to move bases but with budget cuts they don't move us around as much any more. I don't know I'd say I'm a brand A or B guy. I know lots are, but it is just the same a Chevy vs Ford so I went Pontiac, lol. I like to go with what words and is yet cost effective. But that is with anything I buy.

Good for you getting out there working at such a young age. I did the same thing when I was your age, but it was just retail work at a mall. I always had two jobs. No better feeling that earning things on your own, a good work ethic work can take you far. Keep it up.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:31 PM
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Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Remember that we are all in different location and situations so if you ask a question and get an answer, its from a personal point of view or from personal experience. read and utilize what best fits your area and situation. Thanks for your service and lots of luck in your new business endeavors.

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