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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by IllusiveDesire, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. IllusiveDesire

    IllusiveDesire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hello everyone! First post and undoubtedly the same old story you guys deal with everyday, but I am 18 and really want to start my own company. I have experience (worked for a large company for several months, and had to leave due to personal issues; plus I really enjoy mowing and I was just the weed whipper). I know how to operate the equipment and have an idea of what I need; two mowers (1 wb 1r/a), 1-2 whippers; edger; backpack; trailer; etc.

    I need some suggestions on what to do. I have several people I know that would hire me, but competition in this area is tough. I can't get bigger without getting better equipment. I do not want to join another company because I don't want to start at the bottom again.

    I also do not want to fail and be thousands of dollars in debt. I am going to college and have those expenses as well; the perfect scenario would have my lawn operation helping me with school.

    How should I do this? I really enjoy lawn care but do not want to ruin myself financially. Halp!
  2. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

  3. IllusiveDesire

    IllusiveDesire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Internet slang for help?
  4. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    Find the least expensive service you can make the most money with then work your way up. Example... spreading pinestraw only involves a truck and maybe a trailer no tools. Or buy a push mower and target only super small lots
  5. AVLC

    AVLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    do you have any equipment so far do you have a truck yet and do you have any savings how much?
  6. honeydopm

    honeydopm LawnSite Senior Member
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