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Old 10-19-2012, 08:21 PM
recycledsole recycledsole is offline
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dont have a backpack blower, just the kombi so i cant comment. some other guys here may comment. the kombi blower works great for me so far with the km 130r engine
thanks
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:44 PM
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Get the bare bones for the business...self propelled 21" mower, cheap weed whip and blower, and obviously your vehicle to get to your jobs. Commercial insurance is fairly cheap to get into...this is one I wouldn't skip on. Most of the time you won't need it, but when you do you'll be happy you got it.

I would also advertise as much as you can afford. Maybe to start with a couple grand if you can. If not, print fliers off your computer, it might not be the most professional but even if you get one job from it then it's worth your effort. Look on craigslist, take those crappy jobs at first because those are the jobs that most won't want, but they'll help you to re-invest into your business and move on from there.

On advertising...a website is more significant than fliers/postcards, etc. Namely because a lot of people will search for a lawn service on the internet before you'll get your postcard/flier, etc. in their hands.

Good luck, keep us updated on your progress. PM me if you want advice.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:53 PM
nismodude1988 nismodude1988 is offline
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Ok thanks alot yeah im already in process of getting commercial insurance its only like 27 bucks a month. But yeah i need to just advertise a little more and wait around late February to march and go all out. What site do u recommend to build a website
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:57 PM
nismodude1988 nismodude1988 is offline
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I have been looking at the toro timecutter mx4260 i think thats the model number man im so tempted to buy that tonight but it sucks cause i have no yards yet lol
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:04 AM
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Just keep checking this site and researching
which company did you get your insurance through?

heres a thread about building a website:
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=390064

and as for flyers i have used nextdayflyers.com and they are good.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:31 AM
nismodude1988 nismodude1988 is offline
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I used nationwide
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:58 PM
nismodude1988 nismodude1988 is offline
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I Got a call today!!!!!! Im stoked and cant believe it lol. In going to het house for a fall clean up and possible next summer weekly maintenance. How should i do money situation get money first or have her mail it to me and should i offer her a deal on next year summer with money right now or what lol im so freaking excited
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:37 PM
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congratulations!
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:44 PM
nnusskern nnusskern is offline
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I would ask to be paid at end of job or have a check mailed. Just be careful and if u are worried about being ripped off ask to be paid cash at end of job.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:26 PM
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Ok sounds good ill try that depending on the person. And thanks alot
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