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Old 02-26-2004, 06:43 PM
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if you would have started sooner

in all honesty, if you would have started sooner where do you think you would be? the same? bigger operation? more trucks, tools etc., already have upgraded to the market you want to be in? The reason I ask is when I was in High School and College I worked for a landscaper who had a small operation out of his property consisting of 2 acres with his two sons..........well twenty years later I am starting as a small part time out of my house like he did and I still keep in touch with him and his sons. I ask the father recently how old he was when he was when he started. He said, " 37, that was my biggest mistake, I should have started sooner. " That company now operates out of a 150 acre piece of land with separate nursery and landscape operations. I was blown away when he told me what age he started.
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Old 02-26-2004, 06:44 PM
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If I started smarter I would have started a coffee shop!
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Old 02-26-2004, 06:46 PM
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Old 02-26-2004, 06:49 PM
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I'm 24 years old and I'm just getting started on my own. I worked for someone else for a couple of years before joining the Air Force. I have served 4 years now and have chose to get out and start my own lawn care business. Hope I haven't waited too late.
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Old 02-26-2004, 06:51 PM
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if i started at 24, i'd be a millionair today. no doubt
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Old 02-26-2004, 06:54 PM
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Hope I reach that status
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:04 PM
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I started at 21, just a month after i graduated college. Didnt want to start anything earlier because i wanted to concentrate on my education so i could be a step above my competition.
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:13 PM
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i have teeth and the ability to speak in complete sentences, i AM a step above my competition.
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:29 PM
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i have teeth and the ability to speak in complete sentences, i AM a step above my competition.
That was beautiful Bobby, simply beautiful!
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Old 02-26-2004, 08:36 PM
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I'm 24 as well. This is my second year, and I feel real good about where I am. I started during my last quarter of college, and don't regret it a bit. I definitely feel blessed by God.

I can definitely see myself being a millionare before I retire (A college proffessor once told me "it's not hard to make money"...I believe that!), but remember there's more to it than money!!!
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