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Old 06-25-2014, 11:58 AM
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You're a Self-Employed, Budding Entrepreneur. Good luck to you!
Thanks how long have you been in business if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:06 PM
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Thanks how long have you been in business if you don't mind me asking?
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I'm a serial entrepreneur (multiple start-ups and two acquisitions) who also maintains a healthy dose of self-employment (consulting).
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:35 PM
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A final thought OP. What people think about you is largely dependent on how you project yourself and you business, both in appearance and words. If you dress in an appropriate way, and have well maintained equipment and can converse in and intelligent and professional mannar with you customer, they will have a different perception than the person that shows up in dirty tattered clothes with unmaintained equipment, and every other word out of their mouth is dude or cool. Your business, and peoples perception, is what you make it.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:37 PM
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from dictionary.com -- a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.

yes I consider myself an entrepreneur. I manage my business that took a lot of initiative with the risk of start up money. I know that if I don't work hard to keep customers and gain new ones, it will be all for not.
Key word is considerable.

To buy a lawnmower and mow grass is not a CONSIDERABLE initiative.

To be Bill Gates and start something new out of his garage is. To launch Apple computers was considerable initiative.

Landscaping is just doing what others have done before you. Yes landscaping is a business no matter what the size.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:42 PM
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No solo landscaping is a job. A business has assets that are sellable
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:48 PM
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I think people Respect US more than you fellers think.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:13 PM
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I think people Respect US more than you fellers think.
This has nothing to do with it, Larry. They can respect you, but that doesn't make your role as a self-employed guy a business.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:51 PM
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This has nothing to do with it, Larry. They can respect you, but that doesn't make your role as a self-employed guy a business.
Another thread bashing us solo fellers, typical.

Most of the operators in my aera are solo and have been in Business many years.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:54 PM
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Another thread bashing us solo fellers, typical.

Most of the operators in my aera are solo and have been in Business many years.
He's not bashing anyone. Just having a self employees job isn't a business.

I would consider yourself an entrepreneur for your investments outside of lawn care.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:19 PM
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Another thread bashing us solo fellers, typical.
Exhausting.... You really don't get it, do you? A solo dies tonight, does the "business" go on tomorrow without them?

This is yet another thread where you get bent out of shape by the obvious reality being pointed out to you. How you can take being self-employed as a personal slight is beyond me, but you always do. But, here's the thing... You're not a business, Larry. You. Are. Self. Em. Ployed.

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Most of the operators in my aera are solo and have been self-employed many years.
There's no shame in that whatsoever.
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