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What age did everyone start their business?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Grass2bCut, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Grass2bCut

    Grass2bCut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hi everyone, I'm new on this site and I am very, very interested in starting a lawn mowing business. I'm 28 years old right now and was wondering at what age did everyone else start their businesses. I've got 3 kids right now and have a full time job, so I wanted to start out relatively small (mowing, pruninig, small landscape projects, etc.) Thanks
  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    Welcome to LS. I started the business when I was 25, about 2 years ago, shortly out of college. I've always enjoyed it and still do.
  3. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    Hey, welcome to the site and the business. This is the end of my first year. I was 42 when I started it. I decided on a complete and total career change.
  4. weeble67

    weeble67 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I started out when I was 29. I had a wife and 2.5 kids, a full time job, and a part-time one. I have since lost the wife, and 1.5 kids. But, I still have mowing. Could be worse. I'm happy.
  5. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    i started last year when i was 17. im still not fulltime yet but have been learning alot about how to do it right and i plan on doing that for at least a few more years down the road
  6. lawnman456

    lawnman456 LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 90

    i started when i was 11.
  7. grassnazi1

    grassnazi1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    First real year as a business and I am 31. So much better then fixing cars for a living!
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    I started at 12, went legit at 18, Im 23 now. I manage 50 accounts and am a Fulltime FireFighter.
  9. Harshman

    Harshman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Started this year at 39. Wish I would have started many, many, many years ago.
  10. scalpit77

    scalpit77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I started at 24. I am 30 now. I have a full time job and manage 15 accounts on the side.

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