Are you in this business for the long haul?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by K.Carothers, Jun 2, 2006.

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I see this business as...

Poll closed Sep 30, 2006.
  1. I'm in it for the long haul

    80 vote(s)
    62.0%
  2. No future/Nothing but problems

    4 vote(s)
    3.1%
  3. A quick way to make some $$ and move on

    7 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. Retire wealthy with this business

    16 vote(s)
    12.4%
  5. Only doing this until you decide what you really want.

    22 vote(s)
    17.1%
  1. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    I would like to know who is in this business for the long haul? Who is sick of this business? Who is on fire for this business? Who is finding out that this business is a money maker? Who is finding out that this business is slave labor? And the list goes on and on...

    kc
     
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I am in this for the long haul. Somethimes I have doubts, but am commited to stick with it.
     
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Well im just starting so I hope I am in it for the long haul. Im pretty sure I will enjoy it because its never quite the same thing like sitting in a cubical. So boring. I also enjoy being my own boss and expanding my own company. Im pretty excited!

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  4. Cahsking

    Cahsking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Ok so I take the poll expecting to see an array of answers and explanations. Nope, 100% all on one answer. That kicks A**!!!:drinkup:
     
  5. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124


    Give it time.


    kc
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Well, I'm not sure I'm in it for the long haul or not, as I am not limited to this business by any means, so we'll see how it goes.

    Sometimes I am sick of this business.

    Other times I am on fire for it.

    For me this business has always been a money maker.

    The field work is slave labor, hence the above statement.
     
  7. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,822

    Gee, I don't know, After being in it for almost 25 years lol. Seriously I do look forward to turning the day to day operations over to my nephew.I was going to sell out in 5 years, but my nephew the little fella fooled me,and came back home from Malaysia.
     
  8. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124


    I hear you Envy. Your post about zero tolerance has been me this season.

    kc
     
  9. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    Hey 6'7", would you do it all over again if you could?


    kc
     
  10. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    I thought I was in it for the long haul but the longer I stay in the more I want to get out. I've already burned out on this bussiness a couple of times but for some reason I keep coming back. I guess by now I just have too much invested to just walk away.
     

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