Left your job for running a landscape business, what did you leave behind?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by MDLawn, Sep 27, 2012.

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How much did you leave behind to start your business?

  1. less than $20,000

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. $20,001-$25,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. $25,001-$30,000

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. $30,001-$35,000

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. $35,001-$40,000

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  6. $40,001-$45,000

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  7. $45,001-$50,000

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  8. $50,001+

    6 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    If you left a career to start your landscape business, just curious what you left, money wise, to start your business... I've got the poll so you don't have to answer with actual numbers. Because to some money isn't everything.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2012
  2. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    Why didn't you state your situation to start it off?

    I plan on leaving my $40-45K construction job in the spring to go fulltime.
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  3. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Because I haven't left anything............yet.
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    I was a fulltime police officer. Decided to take the leap last October after being parttime for 7 yrs. ive always been a legitimate business. Havent looked back. Actually plan on starting another company soon. Just found out my wife is pregnant for our first child. It will be nice to be home in the evening with my family unless i chose to work late.
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  5. RLS 2010

    RLS 2010 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    What do you do for insurance? I want to go fulltime on my own, but I'm the one with the insurance and benefits for my family.
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    My wife has insurance through her work. I have my own insurance plan. Cost around $135/month. High ass deductible. But its just for dire emergencies. I dont go to the doctor. I can count on one hand how many times ive been to a dr in the last 10yrs.
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  7. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    If I ever decide to make the switch my wife will also have the benefits.
     
  8. precision8m

    precision8m LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    Left a food delivery route driver job. Worked that from age 19-22 to save up money for equipment. Had to be at work by 5am and was done when i was done so most days by 3pm. It allowed me to go cut some grass until 7 or 8 pm and establish a small client base until I had enough work to support myself and my wife. Always wanted to be in this industry, just needed to earn the $$$.
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