Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cowboy1, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. cowboy1

    cowboy1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    what's the very first thing to look into in the very beginning? equipment,insurance,accounts? I welcome any responses.
  2. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    do a search

  3. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Equipment is always first, without it you won't need the insurance and you definitley won't have any customers.
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    the classic chicken or the egg....

    how do you afford equipment without clients?
    how do you have clients without equipment?
  5. Droffaws

    Droffaws LawnSite Member
    from KCMO
    Messages: 63

    I agree with EastPro. Go with your basic equipment first (mower, blower, trimmer)

    I would focus on residential lots. Start out doing it part-time to see if you like it and build it slowly...getting bigger and better equipment as you go.
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. cowboy1

    cowboy1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    thank you for the response, i do have the equipment, and i'm working on a client base. the question now is, where can i find info about taxes, write-offs, and other small business necessities.
  8. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    pretty much sums it up...

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