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Winning The Lottery Revisited

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Sean Adams, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    Several years ago here on LawnSite I posed the question....

    If you won the lottery last night - I'm talking millions - and let's just assume you want to stay in the lawn and landscape industry...and are willing to spend $1,000,000 on your business....

    What would you do? What would you buy?

    This was really interesting and fun the last time I asked this questions so let's see what you can come up with....

  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,468

    Might take a million to fill the old truck up. Since Im solo and plan to stay solo I really dont need that much more equiptment
  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    This is hard
  4. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Thats a hard question because who in hell would stay in such a cut throat low margin business if they had the option to do anything with that money.
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,468

    Mabey I could buy my customers homes and use them for rentals, then still matain them. At least I would be away from the wife.
  6. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    OK, maybe I should re-word this since everyone is taking this so literally...

    Make a wish list - if money were no object and you could buy anything you wanted for your business, what would it be?
  7. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    Sure i could dump a quick million into the biz and buy some big trucks and some bad a$$ toys, mowers, trailers & gold chains, fake grillz and wife beater t-shirts for all the employeez "BLING BLING" but with that said i would really strive to involve my business more with the community so that we could use my wealth and slave labor i mean employeez to make a positive impact.
    and then im gonna have Exmark build me a ZTR out of platium and put some spinner rims on it with air bag suspention and put solid gold controls on it with one of the crown air fresheners hanging from the armrest with some extra cup holers with a cold monster energy drink in everyone of them...and...a little fridge to keep my moon pies cold YEAH thats the Ticket!
    these are just some of my dreams and although they seem a little dull this is what i would spend my loot on...:confused:
  8. A-Land

    A-Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 856

    I would put a lot of it away to start with, and if I was going to stay in this industry (I don't plan to) I would put some of it toward school.... I don't think I would spend very much until I was out. Then, I would put a good margin toward marketing a new company and would use the rest to hire the best people I can find. I think a very small portion would be spent on equipment and such, even though every piece is expensive.

    Maybe if I had 2 million I could do that, and then fill up my truck.

    I think doing the above would be interesting in looking at whether using a million and investing it, could I make another million back.....
  9. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    I would start building houses. Energy efficient houses, solar panels everything.
  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,822

    I always dreamed of having a 12' no scalp mower. So I could be done with each yard (mow/weedeat, blow and go) in 5 minutes:laugh::usflag:

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