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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by projectlawncare, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. projectlawncare

    projectlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hey, I'mk 17 and I've just started my sole proprietorship called Project Lawncare and since I'm new to this I was wondering if there was anything important I needed to know concerning pricing, advertising, employment, commercial jobs, equipment gathering and purchasing, really anything that would help me maximize profit and minimize cost and time.
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    yes there is quite a few things.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Yep, lots and lots of things.
  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    project: Your post leaves us nowhere to start. We are most helpful if you have specific questions. Some of our questions for you might be : Do you have equipment? Do you have capital? How much time do you have? Do you have experience working for someone else?
  5. Texas Lawn

    Texas Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    I think we are all looking for that answer. You might try google for some of the basics and come back with some more specific questions. Might have better results than essentially asking, "tell me what to do to make a lot of money."
  6. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    First, that's a horrible name. It screams "I'm just starting." A "project" describes something that is temporary; not the message you want to send to potential customers.
  7. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    We haven't heard from the original poster since he started this thread.
    I'm beginning to think that he is only a student looking for information for some school "project." (Not saying there would be anything wrong with that.)
  8. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Or its an alias poster trolling.
  9. bc3xx0

    bc3xx0 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Start by buying a bad boy mower and a leaf loader. The bad boy will take in the tall grass and discharge cash money. Use the leaf loader to load the cash in the truck. This and countless badboy threads on lawnsite are the reason badboy mowers are the shiznit.
  10. LawnEnforcement25

    LawnEnforcement25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    no no no. you got it all wrong. the John Deere Ztraks discharge $1500 checks, and the dealer will cash them for you fee free. oh, and every check gets a complimentary walk behind with a sulky.

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