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Old 04-06-2011, 01:47 PM
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Over and out!

Well it's finally completed. I sold my whole lawncare business. Including equipment.

The reason I sold it:

I am a full-time student now, and didn't have the time for the scheduling of the accounts. I was between a big operation and a part-time operation. I couldn't afford to hire full-time help, but didn't have the time necessary to run my business. Also I had a preminition about these gas prices.

I have learned a whole lot of real life experience running my own business especially along the lines of customer relations.

Also the money I got for the business will help out with my schooling.

Anybody else getting out or thinking about getting out?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:05 PM
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:08 PM
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Never. I will be retiring and doing it part time in 15 years hopefully.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:23 PM
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i am a full time student as well and maintain 35 properties a week. i dont think i will ever sell...it is just good money, great being outdoors, and i like interacting with my customers. i will continue this company even after graduation and for now i have my classes scheduled all day tuesday and thursday and i work the other days of the week!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:40 PM
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I'll check my lottery ticket later tonight. I'll let you know in the morning.

I would still do consulting, arborist reports and continue educating myself
only, I would visit the great gardens of the world first hand.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:41 PM
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I'm going from LCO to CPA in a couple of years if all goes well.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:23 PM
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Started in high school when I was 17. Thought I would do this part time for the next 20 years or so and get a full time job. Went to college, business grew alot and then I started going to college for Hort. Wished I never went to college in the first place. College is holding me back big time. The only reason I stay is because im like 80% through.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:25 PM
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Stay in school. You never know!
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:55 PM
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Stay in school. You never know!
It can't hurt, but I have the experience and credentials to get myself a decent job.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:40 AM
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Good to hear. Getting ruff out there!
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