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A business owner considering switching businesses

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by anolog139, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. anolog139

    anolog139 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Hey guys, I'm new on here. When I graduated high school I started a lawn care business. After two years I sold it to a local competitor and started a carpet cleaning business. Im 23 now. Personally I hate the carpet cleaning world but it is good money. I just took on a partner and that company is pretty much running on its own now that he stepped in. Since the day I sold my lawn care business I missed it. Im deeply considering getting back into it. Any thoughts? I live in michigan so it would be lawn care and snow plowing. It's a very competitive business but I feel my strong suite is marketing. I'd love to hear some thoughts or stories ( successful ones or not )

  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,001

    Funny thing Ive alaways considered carpet cleaning as a winter time business.

    Your young, Id consider doing both.
  3. anolog139

    anolog139 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Carpet cleaning in the winter is tough. Residential is almost completely dead. Commercial is available, how ever prices are hacked so bad.
  4. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,021

    You know what is involved in lawn care and you have business experiece, I say why not.
  5. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    Don't mention what you said in the other forum, these guys will let you have it. lol

    Welcome to Lawn Site!
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,001

    I didn't know that, I figured it would be busy during the Holidays.

    If your starting a Lawn bus its a great time to seek out deals on equiptment.
  7. anolog139

    anolog139 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I've been looking. Haven't seen a whole lot of zero turns with decent hours on them. Everything has 1,000 plus hours. Its hard to beat the 0% financing for new mower to

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