locating a lawn business for sale

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by duckett6, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. duckett6

    duckett6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Where is a good place to locate a lawn maitenance business for sale? What is a good way to determine if the business is profitable?
  2. tenderman

    tenderman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Do a search on google.com. To find out if a business is profitable, you need to contact the business and pull all financials from the past two to three years of work performed. Only from the financials (taxes and P&L statements) will you find what you are looking for. Good luck!
  3. huntlawncare

    huntlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Keep a check on Craigslist in your area . Also look on bizbuysale.com nad enter your area and what your looking for GOOD LUCK
  4. tradeyouraccounts

    tradeyouraccounts Banned
    Messages: 343

    Hi some basics to look at determine if the business is profitable are to
    check the history of the accounts to assess if the accounts are paid in a timely manner. Ensure that the person offering the accounts is actually the owner of the accounts.
    Get a complete history of the accounts. The history should show dates of services performed incase a warranty query arises. It should indicate when the account was billed and when payment was received. It should also show a guide to the prices charged for additional services performed and the age of the accounts.
    In this economy there seems to be an increase in people looking to buy accounts and start out on their own business.

    Good luck:dancing:
  5. nickroqs

    nickroqs LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 37

    I was on craigslist the other day and there are a bunch of people looking to sell their stakes, might be a good place to start.

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