Who would quit a job making $58000 to do this?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kse1221, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. arninglawns

    arninglawns LawnSite Member
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    I do it every day.
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have a unique job and very understanding employer.
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  3. arninglawns

    arninglawns LawnSite Member
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    I do not have a job. The lawn business can almost run itself, you just have to put the right systems into place.
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Get your story straight. You tell him NOT to quit his job AND work ON a business. Then you tell me you do that everyday but you only have the lawn business. So you cannot say you work a job and run a business everyday.

    You are not in the same situation you are advising him to do.
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  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    How do you not have a job? There are companies around me that gross over 5 mil... and you know what the owner still shows up everyday. Do you have an example of these "systems" because I've been doing this for close to 9 years and I still wake up and go to work everyday.
     
  6. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dont take this the wrong way but your nuts, not because you want to quit a 58k a year job. Your nuts because you think your going to walk out side some morning and have 3 crews sitting there and waiting for you. Its not going to happen. Unless your a low baller you most likely wont see good accounts add up more than 10 a year. From the sounds of it, you have zero landscaping (and when I say landscaping im not talking cutting grass) zero hardscaping and zero tree/application experience. Those are the services you make money doing, grass just pays a few bills every month. You say you want to own a landscaping company, however judging from your comments you dont seem to understand or have what it takes to own or open a company. Sure that 90 dollars for an acre is good money but take out fuel, taxes (were I live its 36% and that includes sales tax) insurance, advertising, shop payment, phone payment, equipment replacment fee, truck replacement fee, I could go on and on your left with maybe 10 dollars. I hope im wrong and you can open a huge company I honestly do, however imo you should stick to your corporate job. The chacnes of you seeing 58k in your first 5-10 years especially in this economy is not going to happen. Btw I love my job, but im also realistic about it.
     
  7. kse1221

    kse1221 LawnSite Member
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    Your right I don't have any hard scape experience. Or application experience. I know there is money in that. I appreciate all the opinions.
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  8. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im not trying to look down or put you down, but you really need to ask yourself do I want to do this. Its great to have dreams, and you cant accomplish anything without a dream but its going to take a **** load of hard work by you. Your not going to have crews the day you start, I wish you could you cuould but thats not the way it works. Any questions im not the biggest or the best on this site but I do well, IM willing to answer. this is a life changing decision in your life so make sure you treat it like that.
     
  9. arninglawns

    arninglawns LawnSite Member
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    You said it was impossible to assemble a crew and route and leave them unsupervised. And I was saying that I do that every day. Sorry I wasn't clear.

    I could, theoretically, work a 40 hour a week job. But I prefer not.

    Just trying to help.
     
  10. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    So what are you going to do? What plans do you have?
     

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