Competition and the economy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by laborador, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. laborador

    laborador LawnSite Member
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    Question for the guys thats been around awhile. I noticed unemployment dropped again to 4.9 percent. Is it through your experience the lower the umemployment rate the less competition there is and the better business becomes.
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    The answer is yes.... but at the same time, when a local economy is booming and the unemployment rate is low, so are your chances of snagging better employees.
  3. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    Our operation needs no employees - family only - close to sole. Go Solo!!!!!:p :p
  4. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    I agree with Envy. It seems like alot of people instantly think the green industry when they're out of work. Low initial start up cost, low overhead and work is all around you. I noticed last year there were alot less shabby looking "companies" on the roads, just the usual's that seemed legit.
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Yea I noticed just about all legit companies, although some of them are pretty shabby looking.
  6. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    haha, thats another topic in it self :p

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