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too late to start?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by creek chub, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. creek chub

    creek chub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I live in South West Virginia. I have a couple of accounts lined up if I want the business this year but I was wondering if it is too late to start this season? This venture is a part-time thing for me and with the few accounts I could have it would cover my costs. I figured this would be a good way to build my business slowly and get good accounts that pay good and I don't have to struggle to get business this year. Just hopefully get a good reputation and get lots of business next year. Do this sound like a good idea or should I wait til next year?

    Thanks-Creek Chub
  2. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    It's never too late to start. I started halfway throught the season last year, and dove in. Good thing was, it gave me a whole year to learn what I was doing wrong, so I could research it, and figure out better ways to do it as I continued to get more customers. I think it is good to start out smaller, and learn and grow. Good luck with the business, and read this site. Great deal of information here will help you out a ton!
  3. creek chub

    creek chub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    twins lawn care,

    thanks for the reply. I agree with you. i'm starting real small. i'm looking at a 36" w/b, hand held blower, a trimmer, and a trailer for starters. 'preciate the boost. i agree this site has soooo much info. on it. i find myself reading it more and more each day.

    creek chub
  4. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I'm just starting out too, I hope i can get 15 lawns to start with in the next few weeks and get up to 20 or 25 by the end of the year. Good luck with your business.
  5. Team Gopher

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

    Hi Creek chub,

    There is no better time than the present. :) Best of luck to you this year!
  6. pwarren4

    pwarren4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I'm very much new to the biz also. My question is, does this sound a little to ambitious or is it reasonable?
  7. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I guess its how ambitious you are :D If you get out there enough to put your name out enough I don't see why you wouldn't get that many if not more. I know the whole flyer deal isn't used that much around here so I'm hoping to get a big response from it when i start putting them out. I'm using advertising that most don't do around here so I can get more attention, plus like everyone else says, once you start and people see the kind of work you do it speaks for it self.
  8. pwarren4

    pwarren4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I sincerely wish you the best of luck, honestly.

    I myself am not setting my goals quite so high. I'm hoping for 15 by the end of this year, 20 to 25 sometime next year.
  9. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    My first year I started in the middle of August.....its never too late....just remember...better late than never!
  10. yardsurfer

    yardsurfer LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Messages: 80

    I'm hoping to start within the next month or 2 was wanting to start sooner.

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