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Old 10-21-2013, 10:27 PM
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Awesome stuff little man!!!! I have a son that is 4 years old and he LOVES to help me out doing smaller stuff around the yard. I can only hope that he will have his game together like you do when he is 13. Never be embarrassed about anything in life. If you put in 100% and do your best, you deserve to be proud. Take a look at my buddy Arena Landscaping's thread. He is close to you in age and also doing really great things. I'm sure you look at the bigger guys threads and compare yourself to them but think about it this way...... Most of us on here did not start when we were 13 years old.... So think of how far ahead of the game you will be when you are even 19 or 20 years old! Your business will probably pay for your college, which, if you choose a business degree, you will be a fully rounded out owner with plenty of practical experience and educational training in business! In other words, you will be unstoppable and a force to be reckoned with. So, keep up the good work, keep your chin up, and stay positive!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:29 PM
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I remember when I started with a Toro personal pace a stihl homeowner special and a little BG55...I think I was eight or nine. Nothing wrong with your setup. When I used my personal pace i abused the crap out of that thing and the only thing i ever replaced was the recoil cord on top of regular maintenence (spark plugs, etc)
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:43 AM
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Thanks for all your positive comments guys! I will take some more pictures this week. Bump for some more comments.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:47 PM
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Bump for some comments!
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:50 PM
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Hello Aura. Happy me thread could spark some interest! Im now 15, and ALOT has changed (ill have to update the thread). After quickly looking through this thread, I noticed you saying you wanted to purchase a Viking, and had two accounts.

What size are your accounts?

P.S. any questions at all let me know..
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:03 PM
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That Exmarkboy13 I really appreciate it!

One of the accounts is 10,000 sqft and the other is 12,000 sqft. I plan to get 2-4 more once I have the purchase of the Exmark Viking all squared away.

I love comments... Keep them coming!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:21 PM
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That's how I started. Toro push mower and Stihl handhelds. Worked hard and the work kept coming. Got a lot of lawns from other companies who rush and never pay attention to detail. Keep up the hard work.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:03 PM
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i started similarly when i was 13 now 16 and let me tell you your in the right business. keep prices reasonable quality high and the customers will come in like a wave. Btw great logo man!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:05 PM
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Nothing to be ashamed about!!! Keep working hard and you'll be huge in no time!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:10 PM
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hey thats better equipment than what i started out with the first time when i was 29. lol. Great work buddy! keep the pics comming.

Originally Posted by Aura Lawns View Post
I have been reading Exmarkboy13's thread and I decided to start my own. I started back in 2011 when I bought my first mower. Currently we provide complete maintenance to 2 weekly customers and we are looking to expand. I am purchasing an Exmark Viking in December-January when their prices are lowest and I will be purchasing a new string trimmer within the next few months.

The first picture is of my current set up it is kind of embarrassing...

The next one is of one of the lawns I mow, and YES i know the stripes are not straight.

The 3rd one is a before a flower bed I replanted, i can't seem to find the after right now but trust me it turned out GREAT!

The 4th one is one of my edgings

The 5th one is another typical stripe shot

Sorry about the picture quality, I used my Phone

That's about all for now any comments and advice/critiques are VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!
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