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Old 05-24-2007, 08:12 AM
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Hey, good luck this season, i am 16 with the equipment and truck in my signiture....business has exploded this year, been doing nights lately where i'm not home until 9 or so at night, its tough gettin up for school the next day but the fact that it has to be done is enough drive to make me do it. Keep up the hard work and set some business goals for yourself so that you have something to motivate you.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:23 AM
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Question: What happens when you clip an exposed fuel line and the blade hits a metal grounding spike and sparks the fuel, burning down the house? If your a minor then your parents are responsible for you so they in turn get sued and lose their house. Highly unlikely, but stranger things have happened. Could a minors parents get their child insurance? I have always wondered this. Even for full blown LCO's with no insurance.
I understand the question, but really we all mowed our neighbors houses when we were young, and I know my parents didn't think about being sued. If we all get that paranoid then we might not want to leave the house.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:40 PM
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my name is also sean. i have started a business when i was 12 and am now 15. I have had some success with about 20 yards. During my first 2 years the thing that worked most for me was going up to peoples doors and asking. I wasnt trying to be rude or anything but it seemed to put people on the spot and made them more likely to hire me. Right now i use an 06 lazer z hp, echo blower, john deere weed waker, and a husquaverna edger. How many lawns are you up to???
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:52 AM
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Thanks for the comments guys. I am mowing 4 lawn weekly and few more who call when they need it. I am also doing alot of property maintainence ( cleanups, hedge triiming, flower bed edging, ect).
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:18 PM
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have fun being in debt for awhile. i spent $10,000 on eqipment when i was 16
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:35 PM
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With all due respect, will the customers trust a 13 year old? Do you have insurance and Workers Comp? If you can do it...than more power to ya.
How would you get around until you can drive?
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:48 PM
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I understand the question, but really we all mowed our neighbors houses when we were young, and I know my parents didn't think about being sued. If we all get that paranoid then we might not want to leave the house.
exactly! u don't need insurance when you're just starting out. some seem to take the insurance thing to far.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:24 PM
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for more jobs post an add on craigslist it has helped me out alot i started when i was 14 and i only had 2 yards now i am 17 and i have 20 so just work hard and dont slack off on the yards make them all look like they are your own yards
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:30 PM
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Seems like a few people are really busting your balls on here. I would try any of your family near your house, friends parents, etc... Sure it may be harder to get mowing accounts at 13 but go for it and have fun. I also really dont think they would hold you liable for damages should anything serious happen, like you "burn the house down". If you smoke a window though you could lose your profits for the whole year. Can get real expensive.


Quick story: Went out to do an estimate for a wealthy guy. Turns out he didnt want to spend the money for the summer even though it was a drop in the bucket for what his guy was paying out. I think I quoted like $2,900 for the season (just mowing). I moved on no big deal. About three weeks later the guys wife calls and tells me to do it for the rest of the year. Sure enough the guy hit some rocks and blasted the 20' tall windows on the back of the house. Cost him an ungodly amount of money to fix. I had to rub it in and tell him "my insurance would have paid for that"
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:40 PM
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People on here are stupid, I was 14, and my dad allowed me to use his 21" push mower and get some lawns to cut in the sub. I got 6 people that had me cut there lawn, nothing bad ever happended, they were good people, and always paid. End of story. They are mad cause your taking potential clients from them. Your 13, give me a break.
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