Unsuccessful Businesses

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Brian B, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I have an assignment for school that i have to find 5 unsuccessful lawn care/landscaping businesses or any business in that field. if you know any please tell me because i cant find any on the internet. if you dont want to say the name of the business on here you can PM me. If so, please name a few from Ohio.

  2. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    pssshhh, i dunno any...why would anyone give you that assignment?

    well, on second thought....hydroseeding could be a potential failure if you don't know what you're doing
  3. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    its for an entrepreneurship class and she wants us to look at why they failed.
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    poor management skills
    failure to understand all costs of business
    poor planning
    poor people skills
    poor salesmanship

    There could be a list a mile long for that task. You're not going to find many "out of businesses" on here. You will find plenty of start-ups on here. if time was on your side you could follow up with them again in august or about this time again next year when they're out of cash and selling everything off.
  5. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Call every business in the book and hope to get a few saying they don't provide the service anymore and why, do some strenuous research through these old threads, etc.

    I hope that helped, but surely she is more interested in why anyone would fail?

    Poor Employment
    Equipment Breakdown
    Uncle Sam's wrath
    Clientel Fallout
    Needing the cash so they sell the business (i don't really think that's failing tho):confused:
  6. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 1,074

    lordy lordy. the only one i can think of that may have some info and i don't remember where the thread is, is the one, recently that said he had been in business for 8 years but got out because people wouldn't pay. you guys know. the one with the gangsters for the crew. the owner is now a dj and has that on his site. can anyone give the link to that thread?
  7. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    Here's one for you: http://www.nliveris.com/lawn.html

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Hey he changed his reason for going out of business :laugh: Well one down, 4 more to go...
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Boy those photos instilled confidence in their abilities. Put a shirt on try to look professional. Find something other than an Intrepid to pull around your trailer. The car was not intended to do that.
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Looks like hey were all members of a chain gang doing community service. 9 years is not to bad I guess. If it's not for you, then its not for you!

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