Why did you ............

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Todd's lawncare, May 22, 2005.

  1. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    Start you own company ??? To be your own boss ? To make the big money like the guy you worked for does ? Do what you want when you want ? Prove some one wrong ? Or did you do it because you like it love it like seeing your work ? Do it for the passion not the money ? Make a better life for you and your family ? So your kids never have to want and get to go to a good college ? Or did you do it for beer money walking around cash ???? What does your company mean to you ???
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I did it because I got sick and tired of the bowlshed.

    It is, in my own sick way, revenge.
  3. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I did it to get chicks, and it works. Seriously. But the novelty of that has worn off and now I actually enjoy owning and operating my own business.
  4. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I got sick of people making money off my sweat.
  5. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    I did it b/c I can make a lot more money than most of my college aged friends. A lot of them are looking for jobs now that it is summer and these jobs are paying around 7-10 bucks per hour. When I hear them say stuff like " I worked 6 hours today and made 40 something bucks" I just know why I love my job so much. Plus I work when I wanna work....not having a boss is great
  6. Aussie Topcat

    Aussie Topcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I did because, i made a lot of people, a lot of money, now i make enough to live a very comfortable lifestyle with many luxuries, spend valuable time with my kids & as a family we have leaned that earning big bucks wont always make you happy, yet, it may make you look happy to others.

    At the end of the day!

    You cant take it with you, so enjoy it before you die!

    Thats what i have leant in the past 36 years....
  7. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    For me, I had already spent about 12yrs workin for some of the larger nationals, "IPM" just came out, Sold like a charm, but even bein able to work along side a "Plant Pathologist, Entomologist & an Agronimist" bigger companies werent able to really address the "health Concerns" of the general public[ there customers].......I went "Organic", was a "Ground Breaker", truely enjoy doin what I do, and the income exceeds most of my sisters who have several college degrees?.......Its a "Good Life"....... :)
  8. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 270

    At first I did it so that I could be my own boss. I quickly found out that everybody has a 'boss' of sorts. If fact, some customers can be far more overbearing than any of the supervisors that I had in the past. At least this way, I can walk away from one job and head straight to the next without a stop at the unemployment office. :cool2:
  9. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    I have often thought about it but never did anything about it until I lost my job. So far so good. :)
  10. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I did it for extra money in the beginning.It snowballed into a full time enjoyable business for me.

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