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Old 09-18-2014, 01:57 PM
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Going fulltime soon

I've read a lot of posts on here about people talking about going fulltime. Id like to hear some success stories. Any regrets, concerns or maybe wishing you'd done something different? Maybe include some numbers before and after.Nothing too personal if it matters. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:20 PM
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Its exciting, the first guy you hire is your most important. Do not take that guy lightly, he needs to be as solid, or better, that you are. Do not be too quick to expand, do solid work and it will come! Goodluck!
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:19 PM
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Its going to be winter time soon.
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:26 PM
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Its going to be winter time soon.
I was thinking the same thing. Might want to wait till spring.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:10 PM
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Cool car in the avatar.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:10 AM
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LOL,yes winter's coming
My plan is spring or early summer of FY15.Hoping to line up some good accounts this fall.
I will have been at the "factory" 30 yrs this coming April.
My knees hurt from the concrete.
Yes the money's good and has always been steady but I really want to try it and make it work. Been doing both for about the same amount of time. Getting harder and harder the older I get.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:11 AM
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Thanks.Yes that's how I want my 78 Trans Am to look.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:27 AM
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Thanks.Yes that's how I want my 78 Trans Am to look.
I once had a 79 with a 403 Olds, it was a pretty cool car.

If your having knee problems you may want to think twice about a lawn business. That's not to discourage you, as Im on the old side myself, and I know what this business can do to your body.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:52 AM
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Yea Knee pain can be almost unbearable in this line of work. I went through it big time last season couldn't walk down stairs. The pain kept hoping from knee to knee. Lifting the deck with the foot peddle was extreme pain. Wasn't till my hip acted up last Dec that that I was able to identify the problem I was getting gout from shell fish i.e. Clams. Since they have been out of my diet that pains all gone.

Sadly I got tennis elbow from hours of hedge trimming last month then to make matters worse I slipped getting down from the back of the truck yesterday and fell on that arm. So I'm a mess again but the work has to get done and I get to work with an arm I can't hold any weight on if I am twisting it to either direction.

That's what you have to look forward too. All a sick day does is post pone your work and make it harder to finish your contracted obligations.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:04 PM
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I once had a 79 with a 403 Olds, it was a pretty cool car.

If your having knee problems you may want to think twice about a lawn business. That's not to discourage you, as Im on the old side myself, and I know what this business can do to your body.

I also had a 79 that I restored.
I'm the original owner of my 78. High School car.
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