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Starting your buisness

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cuure, May 8, 2007.

  1. cuure

    cuure LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    What is the best way to start your lawn mower business?
    Thanks in advance:usflag:
  2. CollegeCash

    CollegeCash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    :hammerhead: To research on this website. hammerhead:
    Use the search tool. There is tons of info on here. All you got to do is read.
  3. jonboysmole

    jonboysmole LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 16

    Spoken by a true :hammerhead: A simple keep the research up all you will need to know is in here somewhere could have been a little more encouraging
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Pick a business name.
    Register with the State as an LLC, Sole Proprietor, etc.
    Get an EIN/tax number
    Buy equipment.
    Buy liability insurance.
    Buy office supplies.
    Buy advertising.
    Give prices to potential customers.
    Cut grass.

    Overly simple, yes.
  5. Frosty03

    Frosty03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I'll go even simpler than that.

    1. Get a mower.
    2. Mow some yards to see if you really want to do it.
    3. Get a better mower and mow some more.
    4. Then see above and go legit.
    5. If you don't like it, stop at #2.
  6. CollegeCash

    CollegeCash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I guess I was being a jerk. Here is a better answer: Research on here about advertising, startup cost, insurance, becoming legal, how to do the job properly, types of equipment to buy, and how to manage business.
    You asked a very open question. You need to research more and then ask a question that is less open. It is amazing how much you can learn from reading on this site.
    Good Luck.
  7. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    BAscially just start out and see if you like it. If you do pursue it and let the money just flow in! Also advertising is good and word of mouth about your work is even better! Good luck!
  8. emu

    emu LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Im only new too,so i hope there are more suggestions coming lol
  9. cuure

    cuure LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hows the competition in the Orlando FL surroundings?How much should I charge for a yard or by the hour? thanks
  10. Lawn_Boy

    Lawn_Boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    The suggestions above pretty much cover it, you just have to get out there.

    Again, try not to spend too much money getting into things until you have experienced maintaining multiple yards then decide whether to persue further.

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