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Old 07-28-2005, 02:20 AM
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Hi, I am Michael and here is my story. I have been in business for the last 6 years. I started with a Honda Harmony II self-propelled, echo 2100 blower, and cheap curved shaft trimmer. As my signiture shows, I have grown quite a bit to 20 lawns a week making about $400 per week. I plan to get much larger accounts next year using the new mower (next sentence). My latest purchase is a 2005 eXmark Metro 48 with all accessories. I really need to figure out how to get a business license and some kind of liability insurance. For the time being, I have to be extra cautious. Well, I live the site, it has helped me a lot. Well that's my story! Please respond, I appreciate the input.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:22 PM
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Good job, Mike, you got more accounts than me. How do you like your billy goat leaf vac?
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:24 PM
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Happy 15the birthday Mike
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:13 PM
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Billy Goat is awsome! Saves me loads of time as long as you have a place to dump the bag cause it is too big to dump in an ordinary paper lawn bag. Was a waste of to buy the shredder kit, the hose kit, and the model with the branch chipper. If you have anymore questions and since you can't PM yet, you can alway email me at mcwlandscaping@yahoo.com. Overall, it was a VERY worthwhile purchase, just be careful, your neighbors will find it to be the coolest piece of equipment ever and will try to rent it from you, believe me, its happened many times!! Good luck, again, email me anytime i check it a lot!! Thanks for the "happy birthday!!!!!"
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Happy birthday man! Yea.. you are doing awesome with your company and your only 15! I love all the equipment you got and we definitly gotta meet sometime. Congrats on the new "toy"!
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:22 PM
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good job mike! lol. you sound like an awsome kid! lol. before long you'll be using a new walker mower! keep us informed!


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Old 10-13-2005, 04:03 PM
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BRIAN, I Can't wait, but plow comes first, i dunno if you know what that is cause you probably never get snow!!! lol, just kiddin! I will keep you all informed on growth!!
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:55 PM
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i started with just a honda mower too. 14 yrs later i have over 40 accounts -never had to advertise and i still have the honda! its semi retired but i still 8-use it from time to time.
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:24 AM
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I have grown quite a bit to 20 lawns a week making about $400 per week.

I hope thats after expences, or those lawns are very small. $20 per lawn is not alot of money unless they can be done in about 20 minutes.
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Old 10-27-2005, 07:42 PM
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that was my thought, he should be making $400. a day !!
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