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Ducke
09-20-2011, 07:27 PM
What do you like best about owning your own Lawn Care Business.

element009
09-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Whenever my boss is trying to squeeze too much productivity out of me for one day I just tell him to shut the F up and I call it a day. It doesn't seem to bother him.

CHEESE2009
09-20-2011, 08:45 PM
Whenever my boss is trying to squeeze too much productivity out of me for one day I just tell him to shut the F up and I call it a day. It doesn't seem to bother him.

Hahahaha!!!! Cheers to that!

Ducke
09-21-2011, 07:54 PM
What I like is if I want to knock off at 2 on Friday and go to the Tavern the COO and CEO never give me any flack a all.
So when I get to the Table I always by the first round 3 Large extra Cold drought.
1 for Me(Staff) ,Myself (COO) and I (CEO). :D

Steve
09-23-2011, 12:12 PM
This is a very interesting poll. To most people out there that don't run their own business, they tend to feel the biggest benefit is making more money. But as we can see from this poll, that is not the big reason. There are a lot of other reasons that come into play as well.

Ducke
09-23-2011, 01:39 PM
This is a very interesting poll. To most people out there that don't run their own business, they tend to feel the biggest benefit is making more money. But as we can see from this poll, that is not the big reason. There are a lot of other reasons that come into play as well.

Well knowing what I know now
If I wanted Money this is not the business to be in.
Hard work, long hours, pain in the a$$ customers, broken equipment, bad weather, short deadlines and what for $20.00 hour.;)

Steve
09-26-2011, 03:57 PM
Even though money may be tough to find, there does seem to be an increase in the sense of freedom and that seems to be the 2nd biggest reason like about owning their own business.

mowman1970
09-27-2011, 07:23 AM
The thing i love about owning my own business is, if my children have a program at school, there is an emergency at home, or my beautiful wife ask me to lay in the bed a little, there nobody I have to call an ask. I can just simply do it!!!!!

Steve
04-06-2015, 05:10 PM
I'd like to see more members responses to this poll if we can get them :).

avetslawncare
04-06-2015, 06:44 PM
Mine would be choosing how much my salary is...if i want to make more than I work harder...if I need some time off then I can do that (although I don't know how to). The harder you work and build your business, the more successful you will become.

I did great in the Army and made rank fast but if I put in an extra 40 hours one week (I was infantry and spent a couple years in Iraq)...it's not like i got a huge bonus.

jcurr33
04-07-2015, 07:43 PM
This will be my first year out on my own. After working 65 hours a week nit including 2-3 drive time. I was laid off. Think Esther then making someone else money why not let the dice roll and see what I can do. I live in an area with a ton of large properties and the money us there. I'll work 90 hours a week for myself if I'd want. The freedom to go attend an event at the kuds school is a big.

I've talk to a few landscape owners that said they wouldn't do it over again. Same thing in the auto field, nothing easy and you gave to hustle but knowing that you are making your own salary and creating something is the bigs.

SC93
04-07-2015, 08:26 PM
The first day I didn't have to report to a 'job' was one of the best days (and decisions) of my life (June 1995). No way could I be at a 'job' every day again. While the freedom is the best thing, the money is also great! I guess a lot of people run their business wrong because I just started this year and am already out of the 'mowing' scene. People seem to want to offer too many services and I think that is why it worked different for me. But as we see, some people like to be out in the field working; and that is great! Nothing wrong with that.

So for me, freedom first, then money. And no matter if I worked at a 'job' or not, I'd go to activities and vacations.... if I got fired there was always another 'job' awaiting. Like my dad always said, "I was looking for a job when I found this one".

SGL1
04-07-2015, 11:33 PM
I started it because I knew I could do it. Been in sales most my life and knew that was half the battle. I like to challenge myself and learning more and more about this business has been extremely satisfying. Not just in terms of money and independence but pushing myself and seeing what I'm capable of. My only regret was I didn't do it 10-20 years ago. But then, I was too busy screwing off.

Even if this doesn't get to the level I'm fairly sure it will, it will have been worth it. My answer was, the interesting work I do. But my 2nd response would have been the people. Because I truly enjoy the people and working for and with them. Unless they pizz me off.