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starter kit?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cbeni31, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. cbeni31

    cbeni31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    this spring i will be starting my lawn cutting business. should i invest in a starter kit? any other info you want to throw in for a newbie would be cool too.

  2. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0


  3. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Just kidden with ya Chris.
    Welcome to the site.

    In order to answer your question better I need a little more information. What do you mean by invest in a starter kit?

    Is that for marketing? some type of beginers package of some sort? If you could expand on your original post a bit I will be able to be of more help to you.

  4. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi cbeni31,

    Create a list of questions you have and then investigate the answers on this site. That would be a great start. If you have questions that you can't find answers to, post them.
  5. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Chris, where in Michigan are ya?
  6. cbeni31

    cbeni31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    before i landed on this site(which is damn awesome), i seen many sites offer a "starter kit" which is suppose to answer any questions i might have as well as guide me through things such as: scheduling, routing, billing, customer maintenance, job estimating, payroll, tracking business expenses, advertising, and etc.

    i was curious if i should invest in something like this or is it a waste of money?


    BTW, expert lawns - i'm in sterling heights. how about you?
  7. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0


    If this is your first year in the business and you feel like you could use some quick pointers than a starter kit may be for you. They will help you get started by answering general questions, provide you with letters, templates, and forms but some seem to lack alot of depth.

    Some starter programs are better than others, I bought one a while back called summer 101, and personally felt that it was a waist of my time. Save your money, I'll give you my copy.

    From what I understand Sean, the creator of this site offers a program that you can purchase that answers question and has good information, tips etc. You may want to contact him for more info.

    The best advice I could give you is the same advice Team Gopher mentioned which is write a list of question that you need answers to and do some quick searches on this site and you will find most of your answers.

    If its forms, templates, brochure ideas, advertising ideas, sales letters, etc that you seek just ask, most poeple on this site are more that willing to share that kind of information.

    Good luck with what ever you decide to do.
  8. Zach76

    Zach76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I have to agree with Wells. I'm fairly new as well, and I tried summer101. Not impressed. Study this site, do a lot of searches, and post any questions you don't find answers to. The guys and gals here are a great source of information.
  9. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    chris, i'm up near flint. welcome to the site
  10. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    I've never seen or heard of a "starter kit". Just out of curiosity, does anyone have a link for more info?

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