Start-up looking for some advice

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Precise, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Starting out small does not mean selling your services for minimum wage. Small means a $4000 truck, a used commercial WB mower, an 8 ft trailer. Big means multiple crews with all new equipment. Both of these companies will be charging almost the same price to cut the same lawn.
     
  2. sdelorey494103

    sdelorey494103 LawnSite Member
    from Capecod
    Posts: 62

    Good point Thankyou
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    you bump them up, if they leave, then you dont want them anyways. get more lawns first tho...
     
  4. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
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    you have to slowly raise the price on the prior customers if you spike your price all the way up they won't be happy, slowly they won't care so much just explain you have to go up to cover your gas costs because of prices at the pump increasing and most won't say a word.
     
  5. sdelorey494103

    sdelorey494103 LawnSite Member
    from Capecod
    Posts: 62

    I have another quick question....


    What type of records do you need to keep for taxes?
     
  6. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You need to keep track of dollar you spend and every dollar you take in. If you use a program like QuickBooks you can bring the data to you accountant. Please speak to one.
     
  7. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
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    yeah keep track of everything coming in and going out. i use quick books and strongly recommend it
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    agree with both. and mileage.
     
  9. sdelorey494103

    sdelorey494103 LawnSite Member
    from Capecod
    Posts: 62

    Alright sounds good
     

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