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When did you go full time?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JohnsonLawn, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    I was just wondering how many of you guys started part time and grew your business into a full time thing or did you just jump in with both feet. I currently have a 40 hr week job that pays pretty well and do my business part time (3 days a week). I really enjoy working my business and putting my time into something that is to my long term benefit. The business I am working for full time is for sale and when it is sold I know there are know guarantees that I will still have a job. I don't know if I should stick it out or just quit and go full time with my business. Anyways just wondering at what point you decided you had enough work to go full time . Thanks
  2. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    When I got laid off from my previous fulltime job.
  3. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 690

    i stayed part time for 01 and 02 and built up customers and equipment. then i quite my reg job at the end of February 03 - no regretes, except that i didnt start years ago! i just made sure i went full time at the very beginning of the season so i could reap the full benefit of the whole season before the winter got here.
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Jumped in full time from the start. I too had a good job, so what. You either really want it for your own, or you don't.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I have a degree in accounting and was a 401(k) consultant. I quit cold turkey and started with Zero customers. I did this for years before so I wasn't completely ignorant on the business. I never do things 1/2 way. I knew if I quit my job I would make it work.
  6. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    i went full time and when the winter came i just got me a part time gig with a pizza place. started making plans for next year by negotiating flyers on the boxes. i hope to grow by 300% this year, and maybe i wont have to work in the winter. but, if i do who cares. i get all the pizza i could ever want... *l* good luck with whatever decision you make...

    lawn wizards
  7. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I was working a dead-end low paying job. The lawncare opportunity presented itself and I went for it, big time. No regrets so far. Went from $6.00 per hr to about $25.00 per hr and the biggest plus, I am working for ME. A no brainer,IMO. Like it has been said before, "I wish I had done it sooner".
  8. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I jump in full time and never looked back.

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