46,000 members- how long?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olderthandirt, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Theres over 46k members of LS now, how many do you think will still be in the mowing business [primary source of income] in 10 yrs ???? :confused:

    And I only mention LS as a bases for numbers, everyone knows theres a lot more grass cutters than just 46K
  2. Surf'n'Turf

    Surf'n'Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Read a state of the industry report in one of the trade mags yesterday and it mentioned about 90,000 LCO's in the US (and you know there are way more!), but to answer your question less than 20%. Also, I like to go through the archives and look at the old threads and, for whatever rhyme or reason, quite a few of the posters back then are no longer here now.
  3. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    Seems like there are 46,000 in my mowing area alone!
  4. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    7.14 will still be around. (the .14 is really the 8th guy who has sold all but one or two pieces of his equipment)
  5. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    there are 46000 members here but only around still post. thats probably about the same percentage that will still be around in 10 years. lets see that would be 1%.
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    I definitely think there are more part time operations on LS....... rather than full time that use their business as a primary income.
    So I think the percentage of members here that will be still be in biz, will be low simply because from what I see from around our area, part time businesses get bored, find out it's not all that easy to make a good profit unless truly motivated and goal oriented, and jump ship.

    But there will be plenty more members signing up all with the dream to own a lawn business.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I gotta agree with Jodi...plus in 10 years from now (or less God willing), I plan on coming out to see and harass you in person as much as I can Mac :clapping:
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    I won't be here.............

    As everyone gives a great big YAYYYYY!:waving:

    Relocation is definite at this point, and the green industry has no part in those plans.
  9. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    Hope that in 2 years I'm not here .... I'm getting into my sports bar hopefully by Jan 2007
  10. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I'll be here all alone probably! :( It's going to be lonely

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