new young guy in town

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by meathead1134, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 637

    :D
    Good afternoon all!! I happy to say that I have finally started my own business me being 24. Been wanting to start it since junior year in high school when I had a small business class. Hopefully I can do well enough so I can get out of the corporate world and be my own boss. Here are the things I have so far. I'm trying to keep my over head extremely low. I don't want to be in debt.

    1. An old snowmobile trailer thats all steel. So my best friend and I can weld and customize it to my needs.

    2. draw-tite hitch for my Hyundai (yeah I know it will look funny)
    3. rakes and shovels edger
    4. wheel barrow
    5. several push mowers
    6. a craftsman tractor (in the works)
    7. most important of all several customers

    I will be doing spring clean ups, mulching and mowing

    Glad to be here,this is a great site
    Ken
     
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Sounds like a troll at work here. But if you are for real you will be looking for some commercial grade equipment and a decent tow vehicle soon. That or you will be out of business.
     
  3. firedog2710

    firedog2710 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    give the poor guy a break. he's just starting out. some people are not as lucky as we are.:drinkup:
     
  4. firedog2710

    firedog2710 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    what i meant by that last post is, some people are not as lucky as we are and can start out with brand new or slightly used equipment.:drinkup:
     
  5. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

    6. a craftsman tractor (in the works)

    If i am going into the printing business commercially do you think i would buy a 10 page per minute home use type with a lifespan of 10000 copies.

    Scrubs are the nimwits who dont research scrap before jumping in.
     
  6. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Craftsman? dude you need to do a lot more research, don't quit your regular job
     
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Ken,

    Sam Walton once had a tiny little 5 and dime store. Thanks to Sam for never giving up. His company made $256.3 billion last year.
     
  8. codywyomingus

    codywyomingus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I started 9 years ago,with a 89 mercury topaz car, which I placed my 22 inch crapsman pushmower in the trunk!! Now I've got a 2001 dodge ram 1500 & a 16ft trailer & a 36 & 48 walk behind, etc. Put your mind to succeeding & you will!! Do the best job you can & the rest will come!!
     
  9. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Welcome to the site! A lot of us have had humble begginnings and come along way...so just stick with it!
     
  10. CBus

    CBus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Hey, what's happenin'? I'm just startin' out in the biz, too. A word of advice: unless you're starting out with a Toro Z590 and a 2004 Ford F-750, some people here will think you're a scrub, will do shoddy work, and are trying to gather "trade secrets".
     

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