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limitless outdoors
07-27-2009, 10:53 PM
My wife and I are getting ready to start our company. What are the do's and don'ts? Should we buy new or used? What is the best way to bid mowing and plowing jobs? Anything anyone can help us with would be great

arthur712
07-27-2009, 11:13 PM
Welcome to the forum!

You will get answer to all you questions here on the G Forum!

Thanx!

Steve
07-27-2009, 11:31 PM
My wife and I are getting ready to start our company. What are the do's and don'ts? Should we buy new or used? What is the best way to bid mowing and plowing jobs? Anything anyone can help us with would be great

Hi!

Welcome to our forum!

Oh those are some big questions that I am sure you might get a lot of different answers on.

If it were me, I would either use what I got at the moment or buy something used to just feel it out and see if I really wanted to do it.

To bid, at a very very basic level, I would say figure $45 to $60 an hour. So if a lawn takes you a half hour or less maybe go with $30? But as you go you will learn a lot more on how to bid.

Read more on here on this topic and on my blog at http://www.lawnchat.com

Also play with the estimator calculators (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?p=43299#post43299).

What got you interested to start your lawn care business?