New to the business

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by RJR7110, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. RJR7110

    RJR7110 LawnSite Member
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    Hello, my name is Ryan and I live in Northwest Indiana. I just recently started cutting grass for money. The only job i have now is cutting the grass at a church. I been cutting grass forever and like to think of it as very therapeutic.
    I hope to expand my business after i finish college. I want to own multiple trucks and mowers and add more services like tree removal, landscaping(more elaborate stuff) and hardscaping. Well any advice would be very helpful. Especially from owners of larger businesses.
     
  2. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good luck to you. Welcome to Lawnsite, any questions just ask.
     
  3. g21

    g21 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ryan, Welcome to the landscape industry. I would advise you to take some business courses (even if it's not your major) particularly accounting. Nobody likes accounting when they're in collge but trust me, it will save your life in the business word, especially in the service business! Keep building the business slowly while you are ins school. Be VERY selective about the accounts you bring on. Don't take on any accounts that will require major capitol or distract you from school. It will all be here when you get done! Don't hesitate to ask for help with anything you need. Good Luck.

    Tommy
     
  4. dwight1moore

    dwight1moore LawnSite Member
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    welcome to the site man, good luck in your quest
     
  5. RJR7110

    RJR7110 LawnSite Member
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    Thats weird because accounting is my major!
     
  6. tropical breeze

    tropical breeze LawnSite Member
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    Take one step at a time. Walk before you run.
     
  7. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mine as well. But you need to slow down with everything.
     
  8. g21

    g21 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's great to hear. Spend as much time as you can on learning to understand financials - P&L, budgeting, balance sheets, etc.
     

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