Hi All, I'm not gonna lie, I don't know how to do all this business stuff... and haven't done as many things as the professionals have... so I'm kinda lacking on the experience and confidence part... but I did drop off a two sentence ad to the community newspaper saying I'm open for business... my background is in residential construction. I do have experience with caretaking of the family property (1.5 acres) with orchard/small vineyard... that included mowing, trimming, fixing broken pvc pipes, some electrical & carpentry, vineyard stuff, etc. So my question is how to get more experience in things like paving, sod, installing irrigation systems/pipes, etc without wrecking a customers property? Should I rent dvd's? Volunteer with another guy for a day or so, or just lower the price and tell the customer I'm new and this will take a while... Anyways, I'm thankful for this site which has a lot of information, but is kinda overwhelming at the moment... If anyone has recommendations on what steps I should do first, that would be awesome... the equipment I have is a pickup truck, commerical snapper walking mower, echo blower & weeder, and mclaine edger. lastly, a gardner said I should look for residential management companies instead of working directly with home owners... any thoughts on this route? much appreciated, Josh
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