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Running925
01-20-2011, 01:40 PM
Hey guys, I wanted to introduce my self. My name is Tony and i'm a recovering addict to your youtube video's. ;)

I'm interested in starting my own lawncare business. I'm no longer happy with my place of empoloyment as a computer technician. I've been here for 8 years and I feel abused and uncompensated. Years ago I spent a few summers cutting with my cousin and his lawn care business. I really enjoyed being outside as well as the hard work ethic that was involved. We were a two man operation including a 60inch dixie chopper and a nice trimmer, which ever one of us finished first grabbed the blower and we hopped back into the truck to hit the next lawn. We had a lot of fun blazing through the lawns and were able to cut 20 before lunch some days and finish off the day with 20 more. My cousin had one heck of a business going and cut for almost 20 years before moving onto a roll-off dumpster business.

I've talked to him about me starting it back up in order to get out of my current job situation and he thinks it's a great idea. Me being a computer tech, I began to research on we web and stumbled accross your website.

I'm planning to purchase the same equiptment that we used to use as his dixie chopper is still going strong to this day. It was bought new in 95!

I'm looking for any insite and information to ad to my past experience and my cousin's knowlage that would help me get going. I'm sure it's not going to be easy to grab up a bunch of accounts right off the bat, so i'm looking for all the advice i can get and crossing my fingers for success.

SimLawn

Steve
01-21-2011, 02:45 AM
Welcome to our forum!

i'm a recovering addict to your youtube video's.
Oh that is great! Did you have any thoughts on what you liked or disliked about the Gopherhaul videos? Any specific lessons stand out in your mind?

My cousin had one heck of a business going and cut for almost 20 years before moving onto a roll-off dumpster business.

Being that you work so well with your cousin, had you considered getting into the dumpster business with him? Would that be something you could help him expand on and make money at?

Running925
01-21-2011, 09:22 AM
Welcome to our forum!
Oh that is great! Did you have any thoughts on what you liked or disliked about the Gopherhaul videos? Any specific lessons stand out in your mind?


I was most interested in the marketing materials, as thats what i'm going to need help with (finding clients). I know how to work hard, and i'm pretty confident in the equiptment i'll be picking up.

Just starting out again as a fresh face, i'm going to need to pile on some accounts. I think thats where the difficulty will be.

I've been planning to operate like my cousin used to. Me and one helper.

Being that you work so well with your cousin, had you considered getting into the dumpster business with him? Would that be something you could help him expand on and make money at?

I'm not interested in being an employee this time around. And he's got our local market tapped. I'm not interested in competing against him. Lawns is where i'm gonna be.

Steve
01-22-2011, 04:23 AM
Can he help you with your marketing? I would figure he would have a ton of contacts made over the years. He also might be able to get you jobs with places he drops off dumpsters too.