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Old 07-05-2005, 11:56 PM
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another business idea?

if i was to start another business what would you suggest that will be stable and provide income since im out of the business now feels weird that im not working at all!!! im itching to go out mow but cant sucks big time. so this time i would have to take a much larger risk in taking a loan from a bank since i live with my parents dont have anything to worry about it makes it soooo much better plus i help them around the place all the time whatever they want me to do without complaint of course. gotta respect them anyways.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:01 AM
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I would suggest starting another company you maybe could tie in with your current landscaping business.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:25 AM
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I've always thought of a limousine business ...
I'm good mechanically so that would be cool, and same basic principles:
Regular customers, regular routes, regular payola!

From what I hear, you need like 3 limos:
One standard, one stretch and one super stretch.

Then it wouldn't hurt to have a 4th one around in case one of the 3 mains breaks, I guess another stretch. Now you got insurance on 4 limos but you CAN buy used limos in decent shape for 5-10k each.
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:25 PM
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(Edging is for folks who don't know how to use a weedeater.)


Can we see some pics of your weedeater edge?
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Old 07-07-2005, 01:32 PM
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I've always thought of a limousine business ...
I'm good mechanically so that would be cool, and same basic principles:
Regular customers, regular routes, regular payola!

From what I hear, you need like 3 limos:
One standard, one stretch and one super stretch.

Then it wouldn't hurt to have a 4th one around in case one of the 3 mains breaks, I guess another stretch. Now you got insurance on 4 limos but you CAN buy used limos in decent shape for 5-10k each.
I was thinking the same thing, But I have a twist that I'm not going to tell. After a while all limos look the same.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:54 AM
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(Edging is for folks who don't know how to use a weedeater.)


Can we see some pics of your weedeater edge?
Yes you may but I will tell you I do NOT do straight edges, I do 45-degree angles (or so) to be different for one but it's easier as well.
The trick is load the weed-eater motor on top of your right shoulder and you HAVE to wear hearing protection, then let it hang down and use your hands as guides: It's like having a weedeater on a tripod.
Here's a pic of the weed-eater: (notice the off-center handle)
http://atopqualitysite.com/lawnpics/Weedeater3.jpg
And, some edge:
http://atopqualitysite.com/lawnpics/edges1.jpg
(the pic is a bit blurred, if u look close u can see the angle)
Also here's 1 with stripes + edge:
http://atopqualitysite.com/lawnpics/stripededges.jpg

The last one you can still see a crop-circle (from before I got into striping) and the corner has a rough spot on the edge.
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Old 07-08-2005, 08:02 AM
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Just a quick response to the edging comment - my employees do use edgers.
When you have two miles of concrete sidewalks that require edging at least twice a month, dedicated edgers are much faster than handtrimmers.
I have even used the edgit guide-works well but doesn't last in the soil conditions my company operates in.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:04 PM
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Yes you may but I will tell you I do NOT do straight edges, I do 45-degree angles (or so) to be different for one but it's easier as well.
The trick is load the weed-eater motor on top of your right shoulder and you HAVE to wear hearing protection, then let it hang down and use your hands as guides: It's like having a weedeater on a tripod.
Here's a pic of the weed-eater: (notice the off-center handle)
http://atopqualitysite.com/lawnpics/Weedeater3.jpg
And, some edge:
http://atopqualitysite.com/lawnpics/edges1.jpg
(the pic is a bit blurred, if u look close u can see the angle)
Also here's 1 with stripes + edge:
http://atopqualitysite.com/lawnpics/stripededges.jpg

The last one you can still see a crop-circle (from before I got into striping) and the corner has a rough spot on the edge.

To be honest those aren't very good edges, especially along the walkway.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:25 PM
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To be honest those aren't very good edges, especially along the walkway.
That's just trimming...not edging
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:29 PM
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I would have to agree that the edges along that walkway are atrocious.

Here's some two day old edges done with an edger. Edging walkways and driveways with a weedeater is for people who are too cheap to buy an edger.
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