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Old 09-21-2007, 11:28 AM
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What age did everyone start their business?

Hi everyone, I'm new on this site and I am very, very interested in starting a lawn mowing business. I'm 28 years old right now and was wondering at what age did everyone else start their businesses. I've got 3 kids right now and have a full time job, so I wanted to start out relatively small (mowing, pruninig, small landscape projects, etc.) Thanks
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:58 AM
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Welcome to LS. I started the business when I was 25, about 2 years ago, shortly out of college. I've always enjoyed it and still do.

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Old 09-21-2007, 12:00 PM
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Hey, welcome to the site and the business. This is the end of my first year. I was 42 when I started it. I decided on a complete and total career change.
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:01 PM
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I started out when I was 29. I had a wife and 2.5 kids, a full time job, and a part-time one. I have since lost the wife, and 1.5 kids. But, I still have mowing. Could be worse. I'm happy.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:09 PM
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i started last year when i was 17. im still not fulltime yet but have been learning alot about how to do it right and i plan on doing that for at least a few more years down the road
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:24 PM
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i started when i was 11.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:29 PM
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First real year as a business and I am 31. So much better then fixing cars for a living!
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:07 PM
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I started at 12, went legit at 18, Im 23 now. I manage 50 accounts and am a Fulltime FireFighter.
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:32 PM
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Started this year at 39. Wish I would have started many, many, many years ago.
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:33 PM
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I started at 24. I am 30 now. I have a full time job and manage 15 accounts on the side.
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