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Old 05-07-2012, 10:57 PM
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Any students that have their own business?

Just wondering if there are any other students in college or high school that are running their own business. Im 18 and started the business last year, have about 25 residential and 3 commercial clients so far. Best thing to do is use the schools paper/ink to print advertisements and flyers for free. I also use their services to print out my monthly/weekly/and daily schedules and am saving alot this way. Any one else taking advantage of their schools supplies?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:09 PM
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I am in high school also. Never thought about using the school newspaper printer, not even sure if my school has their own. i spent $30 and had 1,000 fliers printed up online.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:33 PM
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Just wondering if there are any other students in college or high school that are running their own business. Im 18 and started the business last year, have about 25 residential and 3 commercial clients so far. Best thing to do is use the schools paper/ink to print advertisements and flyers for free. I also use their services to print out my monthly/weekly/and daily schedules and am saving alot this way. Any one else taking advantage of their schools supplies?

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:37 PM
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I am a sophmore in college. I have twenty yards and help another guy weedeat atleast three days a week. I was working around thirty to forty hours a week plus school the last two months. Now that it is summer, I can finally relax and not be so stressed out trying to get things done before dark haha.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:15 PM
Barrett Landscaping Barrett Landscaping is online now
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im a freshman at college and have 2 crews and around 250 people in my client base. soon to be 20. started at age 11 and havent looked back.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:14 PM
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im a freshman at college and have 2 crews and around 250 people in my client base. soon to be 20. started at age 11 and havent looked back.
Wow impressive. Two crews so do you just manage or are you part of one crew?
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:00 PM
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Just turned 18, senior in high school. I started last summer. I now have 47 residential and 5 commerical mowing accounts. 45 cuts a week, over 1K a week. I plan on keeping the business going in college...somehow. I'll be 1 hour and 15 mins away for school
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:28 PM
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I just turned 24 and graduated college last year with a bachelors in accounting. I had a hard time finding a good job, so I started my lawn care business last year. I currently have 35 accounts and 3 commercial accounts. I can say that my degree has definitely came to use when figuring all my costs down the the penny. All the cost and advanced cost classes have kinda paid off.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:59 AM
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I just turned 24 and graduated college last year with a bachelors in accounting. I had a hard time finding a good job, so I started my lawn care business last year. I currently have 35 accounts and 3 commercial accounts. I can say that my degree has definitely came to use when figuring all my costs down the the penny. All the cost and advanced cost classes have kinda paid off.
From what I understand, the only job you will get with an undergrad Accounting degree is being a staff accountant until you get your CPA during your Masters. You pursuing the CPA? That exam sounds dreadful! ... Credit that lol
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:01 AM
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I'm graduating from college next Friday w/ a degree in Finance. I actually sold my biz in the months leading up to this season and have been transitioning the buyer. Going to be odd at first working in an office 5 days a week!
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