Need Some Serious Advice!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by elite4422, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. elite4422

    elite4422 LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 14

    Hey guys I would love some help!! I live in the Atlanta Georgia area and I had plans to start my own lawn care service this year, I made all the proper plans for lic, ins and the like. I was working on an overnight job that would allow me to go at this business full time albeit at a slower rate. Well, guess what this Friday my boss calls me in to tell me that my position will be cut and I was given my last check and a pat on the back.

    I have know earthly idea of what to do. I want to make the business work but now I'm uncertain. I made up about 1,000 fliers and haven't put them out yet, going to start tomorrow. I now have a large mountain on my shoulders and feeling the weight.

    If any of you guys can offer any advice to help calm my mountain size fears I would really appreciate it.:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. BBN

    BBN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I can't give you the magic pill of advice but the first thing is to do some serious chooping on your family budget.

    What is it that you have no idea what to do in the business? Why are you uncertain that it wil work? Get them fliers handed out and hang some up in any store that will let you. Alot of grocery stores around here including Koger have a bulletin board where people can hang up their fliers.
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    well that really sucks. sorry to hear it. well all i can say is, get the flyers out, and hope for the best. Do you have equipment? any of that stuff? start up money?
     
  4. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 820

    How old are you? Married ,kids? Mortgage? Apartment rent?
     
  5. elite4422

    elite4422 LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 14

    My wife and I have started to do all the copping that we can and I'm trying to look for a evening part-time job to help out. I am uncertain about if the business will work, because I see so many other guys around. I did some work last year and I just want to give the best I possibly can to my customers.
     
  6. elite4422

    elite4422 LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 14

    I'm married with 2 kids renting. I have a snapper 36inch walk behind, red max blower, sthil trimmers, echo stick edger. Also misc garden tools.
     
  7. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 820

    If I were you I'd get a full time job and start part-time on lawns. Then if it takes off, you can go full time.
     
  8. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    Just keep you head up and your shoulders back....

    If anyone tells you that you can't succeed you punch them in the balls....

    just my .02
     
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    interesting advice....
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    well, youve got pretty good equipment, i started off unemployed. i busted my ass and got as many accounts as i could, and i did pretty good my first year, ended up with 17 yards, and my second year i more than doubled. So if your willing to work and your smart about it, you can make it.
     

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