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b&cyardcare 01-01-2012 11:34 AM

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Hello all and Happy New Year to you!

turf&tree 01-01-2012 06:24 PM

Hello B&C welcome.

Steve 01-02-2012 01:33 PM

Hi B&C,

Welcome to our forum!

What got you interested in starting your own lawn care business?

b&cyardcare 03-02-2012 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve (Post 99201)
Hi B&C,

Welcome to our forum!

What got you interested in starting your own lawn care business?

I started a few years back having never cut ablade of grass in my life. I just had too
much time on my hands getting off my regular job before noon, so I figured I needed to to something. I started doing it and liked it and its been a learning experience. That's
what's so good about this forum I get to see how other people go about doing things and running their businesses.

Steve 03-02-2012 02:28 PM

Do you have any tips to the new guys of things to do or not to do when they are getting started?

Were there any pitfalls or situations you ran into when you were getting started that you wish you could have avoided?

b&cyardcare 03-03-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve (Post 103373)
Do you have any tips to the new guys of things to do or not to do when they are getting started?

Were there any pitfalls or situations you ran into when you were getting started that you wish you could have avoided?

My first year I had to buy so many tools and equiptment. My advice would be
To make sure you have the equiptment to do a great job quickly. Time is money
and money is time. Along with the right tools, promote your business,then word
mouth can also promote you.


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