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Old 01-15-2009, 11:36 AM
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thats good! buying an establshed company with a good client base is te way to go. im trying to do all of this from scratch. our family masonry biz has been around for 57 years now and never advertised at all. we do all of our work word of mouth and it has worked great. not working out so well for me for landscaping though. i want to find some more smaller commercial properties that i can mow.


Yes it was a lot easier to get started this way. I had thought about doing this when I was younger and got scarred away buy costs and how am I going to get customers. This way I had a foundation to build on. Good luck to you though with your new venture.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:17 PM
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me and my buddy wanted to start a company so we bought a trailer, exmark and a scag, all the hand stuff, he already had an f-150 and ina few months i bought a f-250 and we went from there
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:20 PM
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you forgot about #6 deadbeat spoiled kid out of school (no real direction,but mommy and daddy's money)...givin the best the industry has to offer (meaning tools of the trade).to make money to have fun with..LMAO
I wouldn't consider that to be a good choice in the long run - never would have thought of including it. . .
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:44 PM
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I had a 22" Murray PUSH mower and a homelite trimmer. Next came an Echo 210 trimmer, an Echo 413 blower, then a Toro 21 Proline, and then more commercial stuff.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:21 PM
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I wouldn't consider that to be a good choice in the long run - never would have thought of including it. . .
believe me bro there's alot of these types out there.............i see this too much, kids younger than my child even, with equipment i dream of, but without a clue when it comes to work(not stereo typing all these types, cuz yes i was young too, but the difference there is learn, learn, learn, OHH! and can't forget the most important part EARN, EARN, EARN!!!)....sorry had to say that
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:26 PM
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my cuz gave me his old 48" keez walkbehind that was from the early 90's that he used on the side and i borrowed his 86f350 dump and ramped it in the back...then i bought my 6x10 trailer and hooked up to my explorer...still have the trailer, bought my first new wb in 2005 with my graduation money(gravely 36'' wb, still have the trailer and i just picked up a exmark 60" wb that is a project that i got for free...
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:35 PM
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#3 for me then picked up a few used item along the way also
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:01 PM
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#2 and three years later I've come a long way
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:23 PM
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#2 for me. Well I used the same equipment I used for my own yard. Some of the old equipment still even works.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:53 AM
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#2 and kinda #5 for me, cuz i had to rent alot of equipment when starting to get some jobs, but things went well and coming along good.....good luck to all here, hope things go well for everyone
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