Looking for a mentor in the Carolinas

Lone Mower

LawnSite Member
Location
South Carolina
We’re looking for someone to give us some guidance in the lawn care industry. We’re a new start up father and son lawn care business in York County, South Carolina… We have a new 48” Wright ZTO, Trimmers, blowers, ect. I have also passed the Pesticide Core exam and now studying for the Ornamental and Turfgrass Management certification. We would like to know more about bidding both residential and commercial properties. Including spraying, mulch, pruning, mowing, and ect.
 

Mark Stark

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rochester, NY
We’re looking for someone to give us some guidance in the lawn care industry. We’re a new start up father and son lawn care business in York County, South Carolina… We have a new 48” Wright ZTO, Trimmers, blowers, ect. I have also passed the Pesticide Core exam and now studying for the Ornamental and Turfgrass Management certification. We would like to know more about bidding both residential and commercial properties. Including spraying, mulch, pruning, mowing, and ect.
When seeking a mentor, you need to consider what value YOU can offer to them. It's unlikely you'll find a good Samaritan to be a mentor if you can offer nothing to them in return.

You may want to say something like this....

"We're a new lawn company seeking a mentor. We'd love to refer work that we can't handle currently. We'd also love to help your company on any projects where you're short staffed for FREE. We're eager to learn!"........

You get the idea. Bring value instead of just asking for value in return.
 
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Lone Mower

Lone Mower

LawnSite Member
Location
South Carolina
When seeking a mentor, you need to consider what value YOU can offer to them. It's unlikely you'll find a good Samaritan to be a mentor if you can offer nothing to them in return.

You may want to say something like this....

"We're a new lawn company seeking a mentor. We'd love to refer work that we can't handle currently. We'd also love to help your company on any projects where you're short staffed for FREE. We're eager to learn!"........

You get the idea. Bring value instead of just asking for value in return.
I understand completely and honestly it was hard for me to ask for help knowing I have nothing to offer. I don’t want to be a bum by any means. After thinking about this further we could offer a mentor all of our future hardscape work that we may need to quote.
 

Carolina Cuttin' Company

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Swansea, SC
Hello, fellow startup SC landscapers. I have nothing to offer, but I'll be keeping track of your progress. Just curious, what made you to do it? Also, why father/son. (Not that I'm at all opposed to it.Thumbs Up I just started my business and my dad wants me to hire him. ;):laugh: Unfortunately, my business can't afford to hire, and he couldn't support the family on that kind of income.)
 
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Lone Mower

Lone Mower

LawnSite Member
Location
South Carolina
My dad and I worked together in the metal fab. business for over 20 years so I guess thats why. But my son has very little interest in that type of work. So we decided to start a lawn care business so that my son can learn the value of a dollar and be his own boss.
 

Carolina Cuttin' Company

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Swansea, SC
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