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Starting In Business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ebeirsdorfer, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. ebeirsdorfer

    ebeirsdorfer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I am a young Business owner. I know many of you hate 14 year olds that go around cutting for half the price but you have to start somewhere. This is my second year and I am looking for any advice or helpful tips to make my small business into hopefully some day a great one. Thanks.
  2. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Go to college and get a good education and then start your business, in the mean time work for an experienced lco and learn all the tricks of the trade.
  3. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    I started mowing lawns when i was ten years old and never looked back. I graduated from college with degrees in Horticulture and design all while working for myself. This was a big mistake. I should have worked for someone else and learned the ropes the easy way as oppose to the hard way. Take my advice from someone who has been there and regretted it for some time. Now that I am 24 and done a lot and made good business contacts with other guys in college it is a whole easier. When I say easier I'm talking about quoting jobs and doing them in the time frame allotted and making them look good.

    Just my two cents
  4. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    if something is worth 20 bucks, thats what its worth, not 10......how is that a good way to start out,..... make things look great, and chrarge the right amount...... wouldnt you rather make more money working less hours...:confused:

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