RWF, Inc.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by tthomass, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    If I had to pick between a guy at a gas station and a guy straight out of college with an agriculture degree, I would go with the degree.

    Education is not just learning what is in a book but more importantly a creative thought process to approaching a problem and solving it efficiently.
     
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    only people i ever hear make this statement are those without the eduction.....no offense intended...

    having a better education does not by itself make you a better or worse businessman. It does teach you a lot of different information that you can use to draw from to solve problems, and can help you with the financial end of the business.
     
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    I never went to college. But if i did, i would of taking all business course and no landscape courses. or became a LA.
     
  4. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    I need the supplier for the ball and chain i had a customer who wanted one i gave her a look like wtf? now i've actually seen one i think it looks good not so much on that application though.
     
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I disagree. From my two years of college experience, it is just a test to see if you are competent. I will never ever use any of what I learned in college in my life(wish I had taken Spanish courses though!). I could see the advantage to getting a degree in LA or horticulture, but from my experience education is just regurgatating words out of a book. With Quickbooks and a good accountant, I really don't see the need in even taking business classes.
     
  6. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    Education in this field is a good thing, but experience is key. I worked for Bellsouth when I graduated from UVa( GO HOOS) as a corp. mgr over sales and marketing strategy and learned soooooooooo much. But without the degree, never would have had a chance at this job....money was great, job was great, but layoffs hit and I was least in senority.....But, 4 years of gaining sales and marketing knowledge was priceless. I know everything it takes to market for big business. For all of you young guys, GO to college.....not only will you get a education, but you will party, party, meet girls, party, meet more girls, party some more all while getting a education. It gets no better.....Trust me, 4 years at UVa spoiled me for life....life has not been the same sense 2000....lol
     
  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Honestly you can do fine in life with any road that you choose. I could of went to school to be a LA, but instead i'll proably just hire one full time in a few years. I could of went to school for business. Adventually i'll proably hire someone to help run the business. I could of went to school for construction managment. But one day i will hire project managers.

    Any obstacle can be over come. If you want to grow you need to be able to delegate.
     
  8. Adam's Lawn and Garden

    Adam's Lawn and Garden LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    rusk,

    so wouldn't it help to have some business sense yourself instead of having to give out the assignments to everyone else? That's alot of overhead you're going to take on having all those people.
     
  9. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I agree. To be successful all you really have to have is a good work ethic, financial sense, and common sense. Delegation is a skill that can't be taught at a university.
     
  10. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    I belive i do have some business sense. If i did not, i do not think i would be where i am right now.


    You gotta think big!
     

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