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How did your business take it to the next level?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FineScapes, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. FineScapes

    FineScapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I've been in the green industry for several years now, but this year i decided to take the risk and start my own lawn business. I'm serious about this business as my career. My question to you senior advisors is how can i take this to the next level? I'm looking for specific answers besides adding accounts(which i know is huge getting name out their etc.). The area I struggled in the most this year would have to be mulching and trimming and people took what i thought to be to long of a time to pay even with a due date . Grass was always first and yard wk got put on hold. How do you guys go big time without going in debt? I see this guys two landscape isuzu's at the gas station and he just gets out swipes his card and his crews i assume go to work. Hard work or a long line of credit? I'm a Cash man. At what income can a start up company justify hiring a worker? Is it the equipment? Their is a company in nashville that is advertised on their 10+ nice landscape trucks that efficiencey is the key therefore they have low prices. I can't compete with the neighborhood kid or now the landscape giant! how can companies make money this way? 300 yards for a owner gross of 40k is not the avenue i wish to take. So all of you after your 1st,2nd,3rd year how did you take it to the next level?

    Thank you.
  2. parkwest

    parkwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    The "E-Myth Revisited" is a good book to help you with your questions.

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