First season of my own business

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Sean Far-View, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Sean Far-View

    Sean Far-View LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    This is the first season of my own business, a one man operation doing plant health care and lawn care applications, no mowing, planting, pruning, or plowing. Located in the Hudson Valley in New York State.

    I have been in the green industry for about 12 years, and still have lots of questions. This site is a great resource.
     
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  2. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,139

    How did it go for you?

    I'm finishing my fourth season and strongly considering going solo next year, as an applicator but mowing as well.

    I have no interest in plowing though, I'd rather spend the Winter as a Wal-Mart greeter if I need the money. :laugh:
     
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  3. Sean Far-View

    Sean Far-View LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I am trying to have patience and a Positive Mental Attitude, because I think it will take 3-5 years before I can make enough money to just work for myself. I work part time for additional income.

    I spent my winter working at a ski mountain, and the seasons lined up pretty perfectly.
     
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  4. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Welcome to lawnsite Sean:waving:
    There's a lot of good information and members here

    Did you go to school?
     
  5. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,139

    That sounds great, but I don't think my wife would agree! :laugh:

    SW Idaho is growing faster than I like, but on the bright side there is a lot of work out here right now. I'm working part time doing maintenance on the weekends and it's been easy finding clients even this time of year.
     
  6. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 2,583

    I think the minimum age requirement to get that gig is 80.
     
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  7. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Lol, half of them don't even say hello
     
  8. Sean Far-View

    Sean Far-View LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Yes, I have a 4 year degree in Plant Science from SUNY Cobleskill
     
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  9. mattymax

    mattymax LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 238

    Snow is very profitable if you get a tight route with a few commercial accounts. If you start off small you'll see how much money can actually be made.
     

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