will i make enough money

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Brian B, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
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    will i make enough money mowing this summer to buy a plow and all the mounting hardware for next winter? ~$4,000 is what i would need to make
     
  2. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    NO-- because it is already Fall:laugh:

    Very vague question
    What do you bring in-- what is your overhead-- Whats left-- Is that $4000.00. If you say yes --YES, if you say no--Than NO.
     
  3. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    HAHAHA Dude...if you're just now getting in the game...ummm you screwed.
     
  4. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
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    no im just staring mowing next summer. not now. and im just going to blow peoples driveways this winter. will i make enough money next summer to buy a plow for next winter?
     
  5. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not trying to be a smart a$$ but-- you are going about it the wrong way. the question should be-- Will I make enough money plowing snow to pay for the equipment I need to do it, AND than-- Will I make enough money mowing to pay for my mowers and all over head--
    They are two separate businesses and should support themselves by themselves
     
  6. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
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    how do you expect some one to answer you ? its like saying will it rain next spring? sure it will but how much rain will fall? you will make as much as you want to make thats if you are willing to invest every second of your day and every weekend, time ,money... its all in what you want to make of it !!
     
  7. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    what is with that.......along with a plow you will need to have your business licensed and lots of insurance. Plowing insurance is very expensive, and you have to show your business has a vendors license for collecting sales tax.
    in ohio snow moved my any mechanical meens is taxable by the state, at the rate of the county the work is performed in......

    you cant just say your in business and you are, there are rules
     
  8. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dont listen to all these negative lowlifes.. you going to see many of them on this site


    If you want to make 4000 off of blowing peoples driveways then you better hope to get alot of snow and it will still probably be impossible going by urself

    Dont get over your head either there is no need to spend 4000 on a plow when all you have is a pickup truck concentrate on tyhe mowing aspect of your business establish that... Once you have enough money coming in from the lawn business and can afford a plow then go for it. Expand as big as possible is the key but dont grow to fast or you will watch everything crumble slowly

    set some short term goals and long term goals and reach them and be realistic...
     
  9. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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  10. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    as soon as you make your first 5000, you will have to apply for a vendors license, easy and i think it was 55 bucks if i remember, register your business name with the state, this was also cheap, and contact an insurance agent and arrange for liability for your new mowing business....

    set aside some money for advertising in the spring, and get to work.... dont lowball, and do a good job and the rest will work out...... keep it up until you can get a plow and all the legalities of that coverd and then start that....

    you can still snowblow with out insurance, i think..... but the total must be keep record of and accumulated to wards your first 5000 for a given year..... Good Luck :)
     

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