Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Q.8 Why did you get your business started?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 12-06-2012, 06:23 PM
Naylor's Lawncare Naylor's Lawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Columbus,In
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 2
Naylor's Lawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

I had eight houses and a apartment complex for one customer.It didnt pay alot because it was a government business but i still made money.I had picked up a gas station that had a pretty good amount of grass on there lot.I still did this one year after i quit because they drove me nuts till i did.I also did a parts store.I also had a three acre park area for a housing adition.But my best was a forty acre lot for a future factory site that i mantained thirty foot around the property except once a year i bushed hogged every bit of it.This company offered the new building and everything once it was built.I did all of this weekly plus still worked full time for an excavating company.Once i got to this point i should have went full time mowing.But the thought of these places alone wouldn't pay my bills and the company i worked for wanted me to work more hours.So i finished the year out and let all of my customers no in advance that i would not be mowing next year.Biggest mistake i've ever made.This all ended in 2005.I had started it in 2000.But the biggest advantage is with age i have Learn't alot about business and how to run one.Mowing has always been on my mind.I've always have done landscaping jobs and retaining walls.So since the company i work for is shuting the doors what better time.I'm so close to being ready i can see the light at the end of the tunnel.So if everything goes as planned ill be running in spring.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 12-07-2012, 12:35 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
the biggest advantage is with age i have Learn't alot about business and how to run one.
Do you have 5 top lessons you learned that you could share with the start ups reading this?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-12-2012, 05:27 PM
Jack Rabbit Jack Rabbit is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 5
Jack Rabbit is on a distinguished road
Default

I started my business for two reasons. There were no jobs to get here and I wanted to be my own boss.

Now I have an entrepreneurial (good thing there's spelling checkers!) urge and I'm working on starting another business too.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Q.1 Before you got your business started Steve General Talk 15 08-28-2012 11:32 PM
How I started my Lawn Business jymie Starting a lawn care business. 8 01-16-2011 05:41 AM
Please help me out Just started my business clandscaping44 Starting a lawn care business. 10 05-19-2010 04:49 PM
i just started trying to stir up business sasquatchmonk Starting a lawn care business. 5 05-08-2009 01:31 AM
Rick Milesi started his business 1 month ago Steve General Business Discussions 0 06-20-2006 07:18 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
Today 06:07 PM
Today 06:07 PM
by arazucontracting
0 1
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 09:07 PM
Today 04:57 PM
by Steve
2 130
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 03:09 PM
Today 04:52 PM
by Steve
4 172
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
Today 12:10 AM
Today 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 111
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Today 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 595
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
Yesterday 07:43 AM
Today 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 198
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Today 04:41 PM
by Steve
10 507
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 04:37 PM
by Steve
121 8,473
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
Today 04:36 PM
by Steve
3 600
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Today 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 959
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
Today 09:04 AM
by CLB454
23 6,348
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
Yesterday 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 927
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,133
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,520
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-19-2014 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 537
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,929
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 387
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 646
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,040
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 461
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 806
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 589
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,324
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,030
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,241
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 917
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 501
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 605
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 524
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,239
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,010
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,129
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 490
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 503
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,914
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 748
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,409
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,396
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 922
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,682
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 1,167
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,739
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 617
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,367
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,451
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 836
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,134
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,904
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,226
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 810
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment bid auger charge christmas christmas lighting credit card processing customers deliquentaccounts estimate exmark ferris first truck foreman fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge how to bid husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf cleanup leaf removal lesco lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate new buisness new mower podcast property management company pto reo rotating scag scripts season seo small engine repair sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steve stihl theft tips toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy