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Old 04-03-2014, 12:32 AM
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I am a college student, 19, who has ran and operated a lawn maintenance company since I was in sixth grade. Recently I have been trying to acquire more accounts, but I have only gotten three this year. In a perfect world my business would grow to the point where I will not have to find a job out of college. I will then eventually buy the two large landscape companies that sell much, rock, and other landscape needs. I am hoping that this site can inform me with the information to make my dream a reality. Currently I have about 13 accounts and have a Ford truck, 48' deck 24 hp Kawasaki Toro, 6x11 Thunder aluminum trailer, and the other small equipment that is need to run a small lawn care business. So to the people who take the time to read this what is your advice? Please help me live my dream.

I am a hard working and a determined individual. Whatever comments I get I will seriously consider and actually listen. I am not like many of my peers, but it does not bother me; I will be successful.

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Old 04-03-2014, 01:51 AM
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:09 AM
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Advertise and don't take in jobs that are over your head. It will take time. Lots of people expand to quickly and forget about details. That how they go out of business. Good luck
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:21 PM
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:52 PM
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Any good forums for how to gain more accounts?
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:11 PM
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Any good forums for how to gain more accounts?
Hello welcome! I don't know of any forums, but door hangers work for me. Maybe try an ad in the local paper as well. And yea as others have said, don't take jobs where you will be in over your head. Know your costs, and what you need to make a good profit. You can get 2500 high quality door hangers from GotPrint.com for $140 with shipping in that price i just said. Maybe other things will work better for you. Best of luck to you! I am 16 and i also have been cutting grass since 6th grade, and i am also not like many of my peers so don't feel alone!
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:33 PM
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Thank for the comments!
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:34 AM
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I can feel your pain viking. I'm in Oakland county and have had more luck getting jobs via Thumbtack than any other means of advertising. You should try it out. Where are you from anyways?
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:59 AM
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What is the Thumbtack method? and around Ingham county
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