What would you have done different?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Jan 18, 2001.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
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    What would you have done different if you could start out your business all over again?(at the age you were then too)
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I would have gotten a Chopper instead of a John Deere with a steering wheel. I thought green paint had to be the best since I grew up on a farm, wrong again.
     
  3. Twotoros

    Twotoros LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would have moved to the Seattle area. This area is going down the crapper.
     
  4. Pauls Mowing

    Pauls Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    Bought a bigger trailer to begin with.... the 6 x 10 was fine for a while.... now I can't get the rider on with the w/b.... Other than than, really nothing. Plan your work, work your plan. So far, so good. Time will tell.

    Paul
     
  5. pcs

    pcs LawnSite Member
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    I wouldn't have hired someone I knew. Gotten a bigger truck for plowing.
     
  6. Skookum

    Skookum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    Would have taken 25% of all income and put it in the bank, invested it, SAVED IT.
     
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Gone back to school and got a business degree!
     
  8. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    I would of bought aTORO z and a push mower and kept it me myself and I.
     
  9. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    I would of charged a whole lot more for my services, cut out some of the deadbeats I inherited, and diversified earlier on. Looking back, I missed a lot of good opportunities for substantial growth by simply not knowing any better.

    I won't miss the next ones. ;)

    -TGC
     
  10. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    I figure hind sight is 20/20.

    I dont know as though outside of pricing structure, if I would have changed much back then. Maybe not dealt with some of the contractor's I have sub work out to ,,, I guess.

    Kris
     

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