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Right time of year to start a lawn service?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Charles Jackson III, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    SCORE Stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives.
    This group of volunteers are the original been there and done that in the business world. From start up companies to Fortune 500 Corporations SCORE
    has helped and advised people of all ages. With literally Thousands of years of experience from hundreds of members around the USA SCORE can and will help
    people that are willing to help them selfs. I know of several members on this forum that have directly benefited from making contact and following the advise and council from this fine organization. My self included.
    easy-lift guy
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2014
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    Thanks.........I think theres similar stuff around here, there usually a couple of fresh lawyers that will help with contracts etc, Ive never used anything like that, but it might be a good idea.

    I like the OPs style .........get out there and get it going.

    Anyone 20 years old who is willing to do the work necessary to start a business has my Blessing.
  3. David C.

    David C. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Started up in the spring----but left room on my schedule to take newbies that come in Summer----when all the "Fly by Niters" quit because either its too hot----or loosin' $$$$'s because he's really a solo operator but wants the stamina of having a full crew---so in the spring he has 4 working with him doing what a solo operator can do by himself

    Or he quits because his BIL finally got him on over at the power company!!

  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,506

    Larry score is nationwide.

    Even if you're a veteran they can help.

    They helped me tremendously. Easy lift knows my story
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  5. Charles Jackson III

    Charles Jackson III LawnSite Member
    Male, from Montgomery,AL
    Messages: 110

    Thanks guys. I will go to my local score office, and try to get a business plan wrote up.
  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    Good for you Charles, All the best.
    easy-lift guy
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    Cool, from a old farts point of view you and easy lift are awesome. I get thrilled to see the young fellers excited about starting their businesses.

    Mr Jackson anything I can help you with PM me or post it on here and if I can do it I will.
  8. chefcam864

    chefcam864 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Charles, please don't take this the wrong way, but if you want to run a business dealing with the public, you really need to work on your grammar. I'm not saying that to be mean, and I'm sure being told that leaves a sour taste in your mouth, but good grammar is CRUCIAL. You'll be answering the phone, conversing with customers/prospective customers, writing propositions, thank you letters etc. Your ability to communicate in a professional and competent manner will have a large impact on how customers perceive you, and it will make a difference in the amount of work you get. I'm sure there are plenty of local resources that can help you with this.
    Again, I'm not trying to offend or insult you. I'm just pointing out something very important that you may want to address.
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  9. Charles Jackson III

    Charles Jackson III LawnSite Member
    Male, from Montgomery,AL
    Messages: 110

    I understand.
  10. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,853

    No offense but what he says is not without merit. I work nights for a school, and the mowing guys for the district are terrible. Not that they couldn't be good, but they receive no proper training at all.
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