If you could do it all over again...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by envo90, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. envo90

    envo90 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I saw bits and pieces of suggestions in another thread here, but thought it would be cool to put it all together.Would you have stayed solo longer? Hired employees sooner? Never started mowing in the first place? Charged more? Took on more services?

    Most interested in seeing what you're proven favorite equipment has been after much trial. If you had to start all over again (with mainly residential accounts) and could only buy one wb mower, blower, edger, trimmer, and trailer, what would you purchase?
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I wish I had started my business 20 years sooner. I would be retired now if I had.
  3. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I wish I would have started sooner as well!! I'm livin the good life being self employed.
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    i would have learned to say no to work.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I should have started this game when i was 16 years old.
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    Ya all my wasted years working for unappreciative others. :cry:
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    GOLF IS FOR PEOPLE who can't catch fish. what i would have done differently....i would have started at 18 yrs old. hired 2 employees. built up the lawn mowing end of it to about 100 mows a week. built up the pesticide/fert end as high as the sky. retired at 55 a multi millionair.
  8. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't get caught opening safes again. Took a few years out of my life but the behind bars times was a lesson most young people could use today.

    Lesson learned. Three people can keep a secret if two are dead.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    You can not judge a man until he gets old.
  10. Mr. C

    Mr. C LawnSite Member
    from Miami
    Messages: 69

    I would have gotten more information on all aspects of the industry.
    I Would sought consultation from a good account.
    I would have consulted a professional or someone who has acheeived the kind of success i was looking for.
    I would have completed my business plan.
    ...........just to name a few things.

    Dixie Chopper has done the best for me.
    Echo is the best buy for the money in 2 cycle

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