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start up?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by broske, May 11, 2006.

  1. broske

    broske LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    I was thinking of starting my own company.I work for a company now and not to impressed with them I hold all the pesticide licenses in the company and if I leave they would have to sub everything out maybe me?Start up money and everything is kind of a ? mark,although I'm sure I could get a loan to buy somemore equiptment.Looking for someone who has been in this situation to get there input.Thanks
  2. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Posts: 907

    I think the question is why aren't you subbing the pesticide applications out already? You did the work to obtain the lic. Anyway, I would take care of any outstanding debt before starting my own company, but that's me. I would see what the market in my area was like, figure out how many clients I could get since it's already late spring. calculate my costs, get all lic's and insurance, come up with a scheduling method (after all you phone hopefully will be ringing off the hook). Get quickbooks or some other business software. Then I would check into some good used equipment, pay taxes quarterly and look for a very good CPA. Then I would get some sleep, because your going to need it if your solo.

    O'Donnell Landscaping
  3. broske

    broske LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Thanks for input hardwork doesn't scare me but taking the "plunge" does but I feel like I need to do it.Thanks again

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