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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by liquidforcedude7, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285

    Has anyone ever had friends try to get started in the lawn care business? and become competiton for you. Like all my friends are enveous (sp) of the money im making and trying to get into the business. Like we live across the neighborhood from each other almost 3 miles as the crow flies and hes kind of giving me about .5 of a mile around my house where he is not putting up flyers and stuff. I think I have 3 options: wait it out assuming hes not noting to make it. 2. over take him because I Know hes not a very good lawn mower and misses spots and stuff and all he has is a craftsman push mower so his yards arent going to be looking too sharp. or 3 wait and see what kind of response he gets and possibly merge with him. I dont know I yall have every had this problem but im makin about 30-35 on each yard and I have a felling hes going to come in at 15 or so. And keep in mind he is my best friend but nothing was said to me about him starting a "business". But What should I do??? he used to often ask me often if I was looking to hire someone.
    I know Im kind of a scrub becasuse of not having insurance and being a minor and stuff but I doo good work and charge a lco competitive price.
  2. FlaRipper

    FlaRipper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Dude, you are 13 years old!
  3. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    First of all...your a child cutting lawns, the neighborhood kid. You don't have a business. Your friend also does not have a business, he would be another neighborhood kid. You ridicule his equipment but you have a pile of useless tin as well. You can't hire anyone as Uncle Sam, (hint: the government) doesn't know you exist. You shouldn't charge a competitive LCO price as you are not a LCO. Your worried about competition? Please...Play while you can, you will be working for your whole life....don't end your childhood too soon. Money isn't everything.

    Its past your bedtime now scoot....
  4. MudFoot

    MudFoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    *Rolling on floor laughing*
  5. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 967

    Hahahahahaha, you're the best.
  6. Matts Mowing

    Matts Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Liquid, please tell me this is a joke.... :rolleyes:
  7. REENO

    REENO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    they laugh, i impathyze with you.( go get the dictionary) lowballing neighbors,even ones that u employ from yime to time?, scrub, scabb,cut,scrape,burn-whatever,-dedication,desire to please and satisfy is what counts the mst. get your weight up not your hate up!!!!!
  8. MudFoot

    MudFoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31


    Before you run for the dictionary, make sure you know how to spell the word-- Empathize.

    Also, make sure you get your REENO TO ENGLISH DICTIONARY to decipher what the hell he is talking about. Personally, I can't make sence of anything he wrote.
  9. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,230

    What is that??
  10. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    yea i know, it really stinks when he neighborhood kid comes along and does a 50.00 yard for 20.....and we loose customers to them ...... wait a minute.....bet you do the same thing...... :blush:

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