Starting a new business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by garrisonr, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. garrisonr

    garrisonr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am thinking of going into the Lawn care business after I finish chasing terrorist (soon to be retired U.S. Army Paratrooper) any info you guys could give would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,040

    Hi garrisonr,

    Any questions in specific we can help you with?
  3. garrisonr

    garrisonr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Just a overall how to get started: equipment recomendations, do and donts, what is to much per day as far as workload and anything else you canthink of that I might have missed.
  4. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    First off....At the bottom of the page there is a search button...That will be your best friend.

    next...Buy commercial equipment..Whatever suits your needs the most. Advertise all you can afford. Name saturation is key in this buisness.

    Two of us can do 25 jobs in a day....(8am-5pm) We split it into three days, to allow us to add to those accounts.


    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I would recommend doing all the work yourself (solo) at least until you can't handle it anymore. This way you control everything and doing it your way, during that critical start-up phase.
  6. Lawnboy112

    Lawnboy112 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Yea what he said
  7. sgl41377

    sgl41377 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    I agree, I have just started myself also. It is not the easiest thing to do. First things first, make sure you get a business license and insurance. Many people think it is not necessary to have start up cost, but there are. Equipment, Insurance, Paperwork, Advertising, etc. It never ends.

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