School Project

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Maddbkbskillz, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. Maddbkbskillz

    Maddbkbskillz LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 4

    Hi I am a senior taking an economics class and I was given a project in which i have to start my own business. One of the options were lawn service, so I choose that. I was just wondering if anyone could provide me with some of the following information:

    -Expenses
    -Revenue
    -Profit Data
    -Poblems/Difficulties faced by companies in the industry
    -Marketing/advertising
    -Salary
    -General hours of operation
    -Days off,Vacation, etc.
     
  2. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    All of your questions will be different for each of us on this site. If you do search for the things you are looking for you will find lots of stuff. Good luck with your project.
    I'll tell you a little bit about what I know:
    Problems/difficulties: One of the biggest problems in my opinion is people who don't have a license, insurance, etc. who mow lawns and pretend that they are a business. They have very little overhead, so they can charge much less than those of us who run a legal business.
    Hours of operation: Usually 8:00am-6,7,8 at night. That all depends on how much work there is.
    Vacation: Only in the winter!
     
  3. pushmower

    pushmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Do you want us to do your homework for you?
     
  4. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    What do you have to work with. Did they give you some play money? Give us more information on the rules/outlines of your little project.
     
  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Maddbkbskillz,

    Here is a business plan that may help you with your project.
     
  6. scottt

    scottt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    pushmower,
    How is he supposed to get answers without asking questions?
     
  7. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    He probably wants to do his own homework, but unlike some of us he wasn't born with all the answers, so he's asking questions here.:dizzy:
     

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