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Old 02-21-2013, 09:58 AM
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dont borrow money.. save save save and pay upfront. what happens if you have your payment due and your mower or truck breaks down...what happens when a drought happens and you have limited income.. or god forbid you get sick or injured and cant work... I have grown quite well buying used and fixing my stuff nights and weekends.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:12 PM
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The best council I ever got was when going into business avoid 2 things Upfront Debt and a partner. Save save save. Even go get a PT job to earn some capital. And to start buy quality used equipment
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:16 PM
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The best council I ever got was when going into business avoid 2 things Upfront Debt and a partner. Save save save. Even go get a PT job to earn some capital. And to start buy quality used equipment
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I wish I knew about the partner thing before I got into this. But all is good now that the partner is gone. Staying solo from here on out.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:43 PM
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It's hard to see people use friends/family as partners or even to lend. I personally hate owing people money. And then the whole partner thing he wants it one way you another. It's a slippery slope
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:46 PM
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And then the whole partner thing he wants it one way you another. It's a slippery slope
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You got that right!
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:57 PM
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My companies name is mow4lessLLC, and we keep hitting bumps in the road as afar as finding funds, any ideas, or advice y'all can give me, i really appricate, i have been trying to get to the SBA for a business loan, but i found out from a buddy of mine that the SBA does not support our line of work, is this correct information?
First problem is his marketing plan.

Low Ball Mowing. He's going after the low profit margin customer that will drop you for $1 to $5 less offer from another LCO that is willing to out low ball a low baller.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:41 PM
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I asked a guy that my mom knew who was wealthy when I started my company. What is the number one thing you can tell me that will help me be successful? He said, " Dont ever leave money on the table. Now get the hell out of my office I have work to do."
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