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First Year In Business

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by osmann_lawn, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    had some free time yesterday so i worked on my website a little bit. making it sound better and different look. (trying to make it sound so over done).

  2. Z's Lawncare

    Z's Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from 20683
    Posts: 210

    nice equipment im 14 and started out small when i was 9, work towards your equipment you will get there
  3. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    I think this will be my finial draft let me know what you all think of my postcard?

  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Do you have that business name registered? I would not recommend going any further until you do. What if there is another Osmann company out there? Just be legit if you are going to start running under a business name. Its not worth the risks.
    I've been reading some of your posts. Dude, for heavens sakes listen to the guys on here and follow their advice. They have walked the same road you have. I have been there done that also. Generally speaking the advice they give comes from a lesson learned GOOD OR BAD. Most of the time its the latter.
  5. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    yeah i know i went the the courthouse in my town yesterday and filled out paper work for a license. I know have a llc
  6. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    my last name is pretty un common lol i would highly doubt somebody has the same exact business name as me. But i did get the LLc so we are all good. I do listen to all the advice on here. I am learning a lot from this site as well.
  7. Seltzerpm

    Seltzerpm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    That's good that you registered your company name
  8. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    yeah it was not go expensive i think i paid $300.00. Anything else need to be changed on the postcard?
  9. Andy31

    Andy31 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    Looking good! I am glad you got a P.O. box too. Feels good to be legit doesn't it?
    Anyway next step, register with your state & county and collect sales tax. You may want to read up on your states regulations and such.
  10. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    yes it does feel good! i feel like a business now! can;t wait til next season i hope to have a few more customers with the heavy advertising i will be doing. I used legal zoom.com anybody else use that? They are suppose to be mailing me all the info 10 business days. No hurry because in Wisconsin the mowing season is almost over. The PO Box was very cheap I believe i paid 50.00 for a medium size box (big enough for invoices etc) for a whole year. Hopefully by next year i will be able to buy a exmark walk behind.

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