what to do

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ein999, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. ein999

    ein999 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    im in a not so good position. i want to begin wowing lawns but have no money to begin with.

    i said to myself that i was not going to borrow money ever again. i would have to borrow from family. I have a trimmer blower and 21" honda but that doesnt seem like its going to work or be enough in so many words. Im broke and I also have no customers to top it off. Thats my straight words.

    Im not in a great position. I get a little drained doing this type of work but im going to give it a tri. Hard work will get you drained but thats how the cookie crumbles i guess.

  2. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    Borrow some gas money and go door knocking. Worst case scenario you'll find a handful of people willing to pay you 25-30 bucks to push mow their yard and do the weed eating, and can bring in a few hundred bucks to give yourself a real start. You aren't broke if you have access to a mower, you just need to get out there and put it to work.
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    you have a mower,trimmer,and blower. what are you waiting for? nows the time to start getting your name out there. go to vistaprint.com and get 250 bus. cards for free, shipping is under $10. pass them out, go door-to-door and try and get some customers.

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    Get A Job , Work For Someone Hard 2 Start In This Buss. With No Money And Yards Hard 2 Come By This Year........
  5. ein999

    ein999 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    getting a job and working hard didnt work for me i think i need to borrow and start with a 60" mower not a 21".
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I hope you're a troll.

    If you think this isn't going to be harder than getting a job for someone else, then ...............
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    your not going to get anywhere with that mindset.
  8. ein999

    ein999 LawnSite Member
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    why? you think i should go push lawns with a 21" mower when i can do ten times the work in little time. i think 85% of the people on here are not using a 21" why should i. Why should i have to spend more time doing something life is not long enough to spend a year building business. i mean i dont mind doing it on small lawns but 1/2 acre and up ell be spining wheels dont you agree.
  9. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,641

    Why do you feel you need a 60" mower..with no customers and obviously no clue...:confused:....do your homework....if you were serious you would take the equipment you have and use it......quit complaining :cry:and handle your business!!!
  10. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    But why stop at a 60"??

    Don't you also need a new diesel truck with airconditioning?? This way not only can you get to the lawns faster, but you'll be cooled down so you can do them more efficiently.

    Also, since you're already going to borrow the money, might as well get a 28' enclosed trailer, so you can haul 2 ZTRs, in case one breaks, plus a 36" walk behind to get into gated back yards, as well as a couple of 21" mowers so you can get into even tighter spaces.

    Also, you'll have enough room to carry a Ride-on spreader/sprayer, so you can do your fertilizing and spraying at the same time you're there to service the other stuff on the property, doing it faster, with less expense, since you don't have to make another trip.

    After all, it's just borrowing a little money.
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