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Any Advice for starting up

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Frierson, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Frierson

    Frierson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I'm 15 years old and i am trying to get a decent buisness going without a whole lot of equipment. Any suggstions??

    I've got:
    1997 GMC Sierra
    2 Honda Quadra cuts
    Ryobi weed eater
    John Deere LT 155 Automatic (not running)
    17 cubic foot trailer for JD
    commercial edger (not running)
    other random tools and handhelds
     
  2. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    save up and buy commercial trimmers and blowers and equipment. it will cost more up front but will save you tons of $ in the long run
     
  3. Frierson

    Frierson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    like what kind of stuff you think
     
  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,486

    Well, you need a mower, trimmer, blower and edger to mow lawns. A truck and trailer to move them around. Pretty simple.
     
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Why not get a job with a weekly paycheck? Not trying to talk you out of this, but do you really want to run a business, or do you just want cash?
     
  6. Tyler's Lawn Maintenance

    Tyler's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    why not do work with a local landscaper on a weekly income and use that to buy equipment?
     
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Yes, I work for a local landscaper and do my own thing also. Every penny I make with my business gets reinvested. Everything I make with my job goes toward my truck, school, fuel, and saving up to live on my own next year.
     
  8. Tyler's Lawn Maintenance

    Tyler's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    i do the same, however, my earnings do not get reinvested.
     
  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    That's a good business strategy.
     

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