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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by germann, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. germann

    germann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    I just was figuring on paper-to have a $40k salary, my company-a partnership w/my brother, will need 220k in revenue, 4-5 employees, and 3 trucks. Kind of motivational and scary-this seems like a lot of work and responsibility for the money-not that I am afraid to work hard. This is why I posted the salary question earlier. Just thinking about the meat and potatoes of the business.
  2. Christianstine

    Christianstine LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Think about this for just one minute.How many wasted hrs. do we put in to pay for 3-5 employees hourly wages?Not to mention new trucks, plows and new mowers for these 3-5 employees to ride or wb.I can go out and make 300.00+ in one day and be home at a reasonable hr.But if I have 3-5 employees I can make triple that .The problem is I'm staying out from 7:00 AM to10:00 PM just so I can pay them. I'm also paying for alot more machines
    just so they can beat them up.The only reason I even responded to this post was it's fairly east to make 40 K by yourself.You already stated that you aren't afraid of hard work.
    Brian from Mi.
  3. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    No way you'll make 40k each on 220k gross sales. With 4-5 employees and 3 trucks.......Wont happen.
  4. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    $400-$600/day gross (avg $500) 130 days/yr

    $65K gross, 15K paid to helper.

    Keep costs low and you'll get the $40K without the headaches.

    Not to mention huge tax breaks on your home/office, vehicle, etc.

    Worth about a $50K salary "working for the man"


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