Newbie - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by HawkDiesel, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. HawkDiesel

    HawkDiesel LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 11

    First of all...great forum. I feel really lucky to have come across this.

    With that being said, I am hoping one of the veterans can help me out a little.

    I am considering starting a lawn care business. But the catch is I don't know anything about lawn care. I am considering hiring everyone for the jobs. I simply would like to oversee and do the marketing. I live in Fresno, California and would need to purchase the equipment. Can anyone tell me if it is worthwhile and what all I need to get started?

    I am considering putting a ad in the newspaper for employees but what would I pay without any accounts as of yet?

    Thank you for taking the time to reply.
     


  2. since your new and don't know anything, you have come to the right place.
     
  3. HawkDiesel

    HawkDiesel LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 11

    Ha Ha Ha...thanks man.
     
  4. juventuscadillac

    juventuscadillac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    start buying used equipment from craigslist.

    buy a used walk behind mower, trimmers and a blower also get a small trailer.

    You'll probably need to look for potential clients before hiring anyone.
     
  5. HawkDiesel

    HawkDiesel LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 11

    I do have a push mower...but trimmer and blower I would need.

    This is one thing I have debated...if I look for customers and can't yet do the work, isn't that bad?
     
  6. HawkDiesel

    HawkDiesel LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 11

    JB1...nice website by the way.
     
  7. HawkDiesel

    HawkDiesel LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 11

    Sorry man...wrong profile. LOL

    Please guys...I could really use some help.
     
  8. HawkDiesel

    HawkDiesel LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 11

    You guys are killing me!!! :)
     
  9. steelie man

    steelie man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Go back to school and go into a different line of work. If you are not doing the work, you won't make the money.
     
  10. Lawn Shark prop mgmt LLC

    Lawn Shark prop mgmt LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    I think you should pick up used equipment and start working the company yourself. As you pick up more accounts you can then start hiring some help and go from there.
     

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