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How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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Yes, becuase you should be able to do twice as much with two guys as you can with one, and you are not "splitting" the money with your worker.

I dont think that 3 man crews are very effective though, thats just being lazy, thats what I did, I just didnt wanna trim, so I hired another guy to do it.
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So then possibly if a lawn care business owner wants to do more work but still maintain control over what is going on, would you advise just hiring an extra helper and then keep it at that?
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Guys... if your not going to hire anybody, you should go be somebodys right hand man... sure growing pains are tuff, but nobody said developing your own business would be easy... In alot of my post you'll notice how I stress that you need to be a businessman (or woman) first and a grass cutter/ landscaper second. You need to learn how to read peoples strengths and weaknesses... Fortunately, I have a knack for that. I look a this, I just hired two new foreman this year which puts me out of the field now. My wife and I talked about it all winter... is it worth $13-$15 dollars and hour to have me out of the field... doing estimates, marketing, following up with customers... absolutely. You cant always look at that $10.00 employee as a liability... hes out to make you money...its up to you to make that happen... and remember, a happy employee is a good employee
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Quote[/b] (All Aspects Landscaping @ Feb. 12 2008,10:19)]Guys... if your not going to hire anybody, you should go be somebodys right hand man... sure growing pains are tuff, but nobody said developing your own business would be easy... In alot of my post you'll notice how I stress that you need to be a businessman (or woman) first and a grass cutter/ landscaper second. You need to learn how to read peoples strengths and weaknesses... Fortunately, I have a knack for that. I look a this, I just hired two new foreman this year which puts me out of the field now. My wife and I talked about it all winter... is it worth $13-$15 dollars and hour to have me out of the field... doing estimates, marketing, following up with customers... absolutely. You cant always look at that $10.00 employee as a liability... hes out to make you money...its up to you to make that happen... and remember, a happy employee is a good employee
You wanna be someone's right hand man, do the same job and make 12 bucks an hour instead of what you should make......LOL


You should run your business instead of it running you......couldnt agree more!


A 10 dollar an hour employee that is out to make you money...............ROFLMFAO, yeah, I bet he's dreaming of climbing that corporate ladder........

I see you have had more luck with employees than I, grats, but you wont ever see anyone but me on my properties this year.
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Feb. 12 2008,9:27)]So then possibly if a lawn care business owner wants to do more work but still maintain control over what is going on, would you advise just hiring an extra helper and then keep it at that?
Yes, but thats just me.


Ive had employee headaches, and to me they are not worth it...
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