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Old 01-13-2004, 04:43 PM
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beginner in the business

What advice do you have for someone just starting in the lawncare business? Where do I start?
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Old 01-13-2004, 04:54 PM
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We could list a million things here, what do you want, what specific questions do you have? Equipment, how to get contracts, price, truck to use, trailer, advertising?
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:00 PM
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You can start by coming up with some questions/issues/topics and using the "search" feature of this place. Then, if you really don't get the info you are looking for, ask specific questions to the members.

BTW, welcome aboard...
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:43 PM
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Yes use the search it is A great function on this site it will keep you busy for days I know it has for me. But there is some things that change so if you can not find the answers you need, post your questions and everybody will try to give there best advice.
And Welcome Aboard
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:06 PM
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Re: beginner in the business

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What advice do you have for someone just starting in the lawncare business? Where do I start?
1) Self discipline, your willingness to learn, hard work and you will be successful!
2) Stay "tuned" to lawnsite.com
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:20 PM
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Welcome to Lawnsite. Here's a few tips I have:
1. Know your competition - do you plan on competing on price or quality?
2. Know your costs - it doesn't do you any good to undercut the competition if you lose money on every job.
3. Always, always provide good customer service. Bad customer service will go further to ruin your business than a bad cut will any day.

Good luck to you with the business.

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Old 01-13-2004, 10:47 PM
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Hello friends, Im new, I could use some advice concerning copyright laws. Is it legal to print my own logo on shirts, forms, etc. Even though the printing co. created it. I thought I could scan a business card and go from there. I just want to do whats right THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INFO
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Old 01-14-2004, 04:16 PM
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Hey Saralc, if you read all of the post on this message board, i am sure all of your questions will be answered.. I am new to the forums, and these guys have answered all of the questions I had, have now, and will have(laughing) seriously though, check out the just getting started in the business forum, I see your in the Metro-Atlanta area, I am in Conyers, Ga, which is about 30 - 40 minutes from you with no traffic.. we also have a forum in the network from people in your area.. check out the Atlanta section.. of that..and we can answer specific post pertaining to your area..
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Old 01-14-2004, 04:41 PM
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Read the book Lawn Care & Gardening, A down-to earth guide to the business, by Kevin Rossi. Published by : Action Circle Publishing Co.., PO Box 1564 Ukiah, California. Published 1994.
I think I bought this book in Books A Million.You may find it in Amazon.com.. It covers everything soup to nuts.
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Old 01-17-2004, 06:53 AM
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Another good book is: Starting Your Own Lawn Care Business by Eileen Figure Sandlin (2003). I bought it at Barnes and Noble.
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