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Old 01-10-2008, 10:28 PM
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Good Luck

I just want to wish you the best of luck in your business. I to like to see someone of your age wanting to work and learn, instead of setting in the house numbing your mind with TV and Videogame nonsense. As some one said earlier dont let people on here get you down. Alot of the ones putting you down and putting other people down probably arent much older than you,(and dont act like it either) and dont know near as much as they would like for you to think they do.
You can tell who the veteran business men are, most of them dont bragg about what they have or how much money there making. Im 26 years old, dont know much at all, and learning every day. This is what I have learned about the business in general. Do quality work, have a clean image and equipment, Tucked in shirt (dont have to have a logo), blue jeans or work pants, proper saftey glasses, and treat your customers with the upmost respect. YES MAM, NO SIR, MR. MRS. DR. No matter how old you are that can get you along way with people. Word of mouth is probably the best advertisement. Again Good Luck
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:55 PM
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Its not a business at 13 its a chore...
leave the kid alone. your junk dude. at least he isnt home playing video games.

i started when i was 10.

your rude.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:59 PM
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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.
yea and every lco started his first day witha tax number, million dollar liability insurance, get going your bunk dude.
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2011 hd2500 chevy
2008 28 kaw 60 ULTRA CUT exmark.
2008 28 kaw 60 ULTRA CUT exmark.
90 chevy 1 ton truck
89 chevry half ton
85 i ton dump
16 hp leaf loader
3 snow plows, 2 salt spreader
8 x 20 enclosed carmate trailer, red with refrigirator
2 little wonders 10briggs ( boo) and 9hp honda
21 inch com. toro with susuki engine.
30 inch time cutter ,echo weedeaters and still backback
misc tools.
cuttin evrey summer since i was 10. now 39.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:19 PM
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And I started at 12. I was legal at 16.
I'm glad to hear kids are still doing this!
Keep it up, don't listen to the jerks they are just upset because they didn't start so young.
But I will say one thing enjoy your childhood don't grow up too quick!
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:13 PM
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cool man keep doin what your doin, dont get discouraged either, good luck! oh and to whoever started talking about insurance and stuff, im 17 years old and my company has 1 million dollar liability insurance and i am on my OWN policy my parents have nothing to do with it, and i have my own business lisence with a DBA on the way.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:30 PM
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If I were you I would stay in school me to started at your age if I could go back in time
I sure would go to school
Try to do both itís your mind itís yours decision good luck wish you the best kid where from long island are you
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