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Old 10-20-2012, 07:09 PM
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The problem is that landscaping is just as in any other business just as likely to go out of business quickly for one reason.

Not enough money.

Whether a deli, pizzeria, restaurant, print shop, auto repair, etc they are started by individuals that scraped enough money to open up.

They don't have the money behind them to get through the first two years.

They ignore that a business usually does not make money the first year.

That a business usually will just break even the second year.

That it usually takes three years for a business to take off and generate good profits.

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:45 PM
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I agree that's not true...I have 6, yes 6, as in six, boats sitting out by my dock right now and a sports car sitting in the driveway!!!
I don't know if flat bottom aluminum boats count though?
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:54 PM
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:06 PM
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I don't know if flat bottom aluminum boats count though?
Good one lol.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:14 PM
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I don't know if flat bottom aluminum boats count though?
A boat is a hole in the water ....surronded by wood... that must be filled by money...a swimming pool is not much different
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:34 PM
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The problem is that landscaping is just as in any other business just as likely to go out of business quickly for one reason.

Not enough money.

Whether a deli, pizzeria, restaurant, print shop, auto repair, etc they are started by individuals that scraped enough money to open up.

They don't have the money behind them to get through the first two years.

They ignore that a business usually does not make money the first year.

That a business usually will just break even the second year.

That it usually takes three years for a business to take off and generate good profits.
You hit it on the head. If you don't have the working capitol to make it through the first two to three years without depending on the business to earn your living, you need to go get a job. Always remember, your employees will be earning a living long before you are. It's tough, but worth the effort in the end.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:11 PM
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maybe you guys have A.D.D.? which may cause trouble paying attention, especially while reading. I don't drink caffeinated products or coffee at all. so probably not....lol, i get plenty of sleep and i'm not overworked nor am I underpaid or stressed out about anything.
Good for you.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:18 PM
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Cause lawnmowing is not that much fun an you do not make enough money to buy fancy sports cars an boats no matter how hard you work.
probably one of the most false statements in this thread so far. you absolutely can buy fancy sports cars, landscaping does pay, you have to price stuff right and stick with it. after 8 years of landscaping and 4 of tree work. one of my buddies built a 9 sec mustang from landscaping alone, the car had close to 80,000 into it.... he did this with 1 truck, 1 mower, and 1 helper. no crazy setup. he built a 8.17 sec 08 gsxr 1000 all paid for cash, and last year he bought a 01 cigarette top gun powerboat, which is 38' long. taxes paid on all the cash too. and the boat has twin 575ci supercharged that make 600hp each he will literally hold it with 2-300rpm of the rev limiter all weekend long. so lawn mowing can easily make you enough money to buy fancy cars and boats, he also spent 7000 on wheels for his 08 450 which was his personal vehicle up until this september. so there's a little motivation to succeed.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:20 AM
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You guys make some interesting points. Thanks again.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:14 PM
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The problem is that landscaping is just as in any other business just as likely to go out of business quickly for one reason.

Not enough money.

Whether a deli, pizzeria, restaurant, print shop, auto repair, etc they are started by individuals that scraped enough money to open up.

They don't have the money behind them to get through the first two years.

They ignore that a business usually does not make money the first year.

That a business usually will just break even the second year.

That it usually takes three years for a business to take off and generate good profits.

Something I am starting to realize... My first year lost a bunch of money. This year pretty much broke even. Next year will be the ultimate test.
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