Want to start my on thing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mattrabbito, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Mattrabbito

    Mattrabbito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi my name is Matt. Can anybody please help me with some figs. of how much it would cost to start up and Landscaping business. I have a 48" giant mow,22" toro , blower, weed wacker, and all sorts of hand tools. Also have a F150 and a 4'X8' trailer i just need some figs for all the basic things

    P.S. I hate my job as of now and and have always loved when i am cutting lawns.
  2. Texas Lawn

    Texas Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    seems like you have most of the basic things you need. Now you just need a business license and insurance. Youll probably also want to have some money to put towards marketing. Having all the equipment already helps
  3. c3wlandscaping

    c3wlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    read a lot of what is on this site, and listen to what they have to say. i have learned so much in such a short time!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Mattrabbito

    Mattrabbito LawnSite Member
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  5. Mattrabbito

    Mattrabbito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    If u don't mind me asking how much was it for the licence and insurance just seeing how much I need to put up first thanks iN advance
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  6. ProcsLC

    ProcsLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    Licensing depends on the county and the legal business structure... Obviously a Sole Prop is going to be way cheaper then forming an LLC... BUT each one has benefits and disadvantages... Also, insurance can vary and range from $400 all the way up to like $5k per year, so you will need to shop around and pick the coverage which is right for you and covers your business... The first thing you really need to decide is your working budget, then for a legal business, then proceed with getting insurance to cover your new company... Then focus on advertising, pricing structures, etc... If your going to be in business, you really need to put together a written business plan and start researching all of the needed necessities to open this business... Make sense?

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