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Old 01-19-2011, 04:34 PM
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Pros and Cons of owning a Business

So, i know theirs a ton of pros and cons to owning your own lawn care/ landscaping biz...

Please list any u can think of...

Thanks!

All i got off the top of my head it...

Pros: Be your own boss, work when you want, do it how you want...

Cons: No health insurance or benefits (well you can get it out of pocket), if you get hurt, nobody to take care while you recover, cost...
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:53 PM
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Its not work when you want for the first few years anyways, its work whenever you have work and until its done...
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:34 PM
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PROS:
*you can manage your own time, to a degree
*choose what equipment you want or dont want
*choose where you want your business to go, landscaping hardscapes, maintenance, mowing, plowing
*write your own check to yourself
*more potential to earn more money
*gives you an excuse to drive big trucks around
*no set time to go to work, as long as you finish all your lawns in that set day you give to your customers.
*some people dream of running a business like you but cant or wont take on the challenge
*i can look bigger, more successful then i really am. lol


CONS:
*collect all receipts for taxes (which i have to do today)
*$170+ per month in insurance
*making sure your truck is legal, especially in ohio with these new driving rules
*if your truck breakes down your screwed until you can get it fixed
*everything is your fault
*no bennies
*writing up contracts/invoices
*people tell you "your too much" or "that's expensive"
*you adjust your whole schedule to service their lawn only to find out they couldn't say no.
*customers

theirs more but that's all i can think of.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:13 AM
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Pros: More Money

Cons: More Problems
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:39 AM
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Pros: More Money

Cons: More Problems
Amen to that!
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:50 AM
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Pros: More Money

Cons: More Problems
yep that sums it up nicely
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:57 AM
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cons--can't call in sick.
can't tell the boss to go jump in the lake since your the boss.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:24 PM
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PRO's: Responsibility. You can control a lot with your power and responsibility status.
CON's: Responsibility.... you are always accountable as the boss. If the company loses, you lose... now-a-days that can be life changing with credit and honest lending and such.
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99 problem's and too much money won't be one of them. Don't go in thinking you will have more time for family and leisure.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:27 PM
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If you don't work you don't get paid. Sick,rain,kids it doesn't matter.Your equipment has to be rolling.
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