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Old 05-02-2012, 05:46 PM
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Impossible to assemble a crew and route and leave them unsupervised to work your other job. Much less be able to work on it while at your day job.
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I do it every day.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:01 PM
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I do it every day.
You have a unique job and very understanding employer.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:04 PM
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You have a unique job and very understanding employer.
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I do not have a job. The lawn business can almost run itself, you just have to put the right systems into place.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:11 PM
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I do not have a job. The lawn business can almost run itself, you just have to put the right systems into place.
Get your story straight. You tell him NOT to quit his job AND work ON a business. Then you tell me you do that everyday but you only have the lawn business. So you cannot say you work a job and run a business everyday.

You are not in the same situation you are advising him to do.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:23 PM
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I do not have a job. The lawn business can almost run itself, you just have to put the right systems into place.
How do you not have a job? There are companies around me that gross over 5 mil... and you know what the owner still shows up everyday. Do you have an example of these "systems" because I've been doing this for close to 9 years and I still wake up and go to work everyday.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:52 PM
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Dont take this the wrong way but your nuts, not because you want to quit a 58k a year job. Your nuts because you think your going to walk out side some morning and have 3 crews sitting there and waiting for you. Its not going to happen. Unless your a low baller you most likely wont see good accounts add up more than 10 a year. From the sounds of it, you have zero landscaping (and when I say landscaping im not talking cutting grass) zero hardscaping and zero tree/application experience. Those are the services you make money doing, grass just pays a few bills every month. You say you want to own a landscaping company, however judging from your comments you dont seem to understand or have what it takes to own or open a company. Sure that 90 dollars for an acre is good money but take out fuel, taxes (were I live its 36% and that includes sales tax) insurance, advertising, shop payment, phone payment, equipment replacment fee, truck replacement fee, I could go on and on your left with maybe 10 dollars. I hope im wrong and you can open a huge company I honestly do, however imo you should stick to your corporate job. The chacnes of you seeing 58k in your first 5-10 years especially in this economy is not going to happen. Btw I love my job, but im also realistic about it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:00 PM
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Your right I don't have any hard scape experience. Or application experience. I know there is money in that. I appreciate all the opinions.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:05 PM
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Your right I don't have any hard scape experience. Or application experience. I know there is money in that. I appreciate all the opinions.
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Im not trying to look down or put you down, but you really need to ask yourself do I want to do this. Its great to have dreams, and you cant accomplish anything without a dream but its going to take a **** load of hard work by you. Your not going to have crews the day you start, I wish you could you cuould but thats not the way it works. Any questions im not the biggest or the best on this site but I do well, IM willing to answer. this is a life changing decision in your life so make sure you treat it like that.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:09 AM
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Get your story straight. You tell him NOT to quit his job AND work ON a business. Then you tell me you do that everyday but you only have the lawn business. So you cannot say you work a job and run a business everyday.

You are not in the same situation you are advising him to do.
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You said it was impossible to assemble a crew and route and leave them unsupervised. And I was saying that I do that every day. Sorry I wasn't clear.

I could, theoretically, work a 40 hour a week job. But I prefer not.

Just trying to help.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:03 AM
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So what are you going to do? What plans do you have?
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