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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mickmok, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. mickmok

    mickmok LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Hi, I have been thinking about opening a lawn care business for while now but dont know where to start. I dont live in the states so some things may be different but I was just after a few tips to get started. Like what legal things do I need to take into account, insurance, equipment, advertising etc. I want to start small to start off with as I am quite young and debt is not something I want to be in:p Any help and advice would be sweet.
    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. BlakeReeder

    BlakeReeder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Is there a stiff market in your area?
     
  3. mickmok

    mickmok LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    By stiff market you mean what? Lots of competition etc.?
     
  4. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 470

    Commerical liability - yes
    Workers Compensation - maybe, if you have employees
    Auto Insurance - yes
    City Liscense - yes
    Applicators Liscense - maybe, if you are planning to apply fertilizer and/or pesticide
     
  5. mickmok

    mickmok LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Ok cool, also whats a good advertising strategy and whats a good price for lawns etc. I have little to no idea about what to charge people.
     
  6. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Check out the networking area in this site, i know there are companies from your area here.
     

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