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Old 02-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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This year may be my last year where we live. I REALLY hope it is....I hate this area!!!!!

So anyway, here is my question....any input would be great.

Has anyone packed up and moved...starting from scratch again? How did it work for you? Did you save up some cash to start fresh full time or did you ease into it part time while rebuilding? I know the 2 areas are a lot different, but I'll be fine with pricing and all that. A mower with a bigger deck will be needed too. My main worry is starting from scratch and saving enough cash to live off of and afford a hefty amount of advertising to get my name out there as quickly as I can.

The move won't happen till probably some time next year, but I NEED to get a gameplan in place and get everything lined up to make it as easy as it can be...(not like it will be easy at all!)

Any advice or input would be awesome!
I'm currently in Charlotte, NC and was very close to pulling the trigger to move myself and my family (wife and two kids) to the coast of NC. I'm a surfer at heart and love the beach and have always wanted to move to the coast since I was very little. I had enough saved up for about one years worth of rent/bills and enough advertisement to get my name somewhat out there. I did tons of research on the area and the market for lawn care, common grass types, pricing, etc...At the time I was hauling a 36in walk behind and a 4X7 trailer with a 1983 BMW 320I car and it needed a clutch bad and a few others things. I pretty much had to choose to buy a truck and not move (I wouldn't have enough for one years rent/bills/advertisement) or fixing my car and still not having quite as much as we needed and trying to work with faith that I would get enough lawns to make up for it and be okay. I knew it looked pretty bad hauling with my car and it was really straining the car (car was like a third child to me) and so I bought the truck and decided we wouldn't be moving this year.

I still want to move but my wife owns a photography business and she's very successful in Charlotte and I'm decently successful in Charlotte so we would be moving starting over and taking a big risk of it not working out just because I want to move to the beach and live my dreams which is a little selfish when I have kids in the equation. Now if I was single I'd already be at the beach. I'd live in my truck until I had work lol.
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