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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. 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.

Young men with unlimited capital.


Starting a lawn care business.

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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-14-2008, 11:36 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default Young men with unlimited capital.

After being in Woodstock, NY a couple weeks ago I have been fascinated with the origins of the concert.

Woodstock (which actually was more than 40 miles from the town) got its start (kind of) with an ad in the newspaper which read:

"Young Men With Unlimited Capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions."

From a business perspective, this is a cool read:

http://www.woodstock69.com/wsrprnt1.htm

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
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


  #2  
Old 08-15-2008, 11:13 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,371
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Great find.

It is amazing when you think about it how it just takes a few people or even a single person to get the ball rolling for big things to happen.

Do you feel that the ball was dropped and more could have come from this or this was it and it was big and nothing could follow it?
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 08-16-2008, 02:06 AM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

I think what amazes me most is that Woodstock was one fiasco after the next.

Yet, for all their mismanagement and all their foibles they pulled off the greatest rock concert ever. Sure, it could have been managed better from a business perspective. But, then, it wouldn't have been "WOODSTOCK."

I think these guys were amazing. They had this huge crazy dream that nobody thought could actually be brought to reality. Though they had tons of trouble beforehand and repercussions for years, they brought their dream to life by bouncing off every obstacle standing in their way.

Steve, maybe we can get a discussion going on another attribute successful entrepreneurs exhibit; tenacity. More entrepreneurs than you can imagine suffer setback after setback after setback. However, truly successful entrepreneurs seem to be launched ahead by each setback as they tenaciously strive toward their dreams.

BTW, "RUDY" was on one of the cable channels last week. Did anyone happen to watch? I saw it in the mid-90's but didn't realize how emotional that film is. Have you seen the movie? Talk about crazy dreams coming to reality by never giving up on something you want to do and think is right. The character is based on a real person. He is now well recognized and has springboarded his story into a career as a successful corporate consultant.

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-16-2008, 03:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,371
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I think what amazes me most is that Woodstock was one fiasco after the next.

Yet, for all their mismanagement and all their foibles they pulled off the greatest rock concert ever. Sure, it could have been managed better from a business perspective. But, then, it wouldn't have been "WOODSTOCK."

I think these guys were amazing. They had this huge crazy dream that nobody thought could actually be brought to reality. Though they had tons of trouble beforehand and repercussions for years, they brought their dream to life by bouncing off every obstacle standing in their way.
I agree this was amazing. They were four young guys with some money to back their ideas.

I have seen and know of many business ventures that are able to hang on because they have positive cash flow or they have cash reserves to cover the mess ups.

It's amazing how cash can help you get over many hurdles and let you survive another day.

Other businesses that don't have the luxury of a positive cash flow or have cash reserves usually aren't able to make it through the first problem they come across.

I do love the big thinking though. Why not!

Quote:
Steve, maybe we can get a discussion going on another attribute successful entrepreneurs exhibit; tenacity. More entrepreneurs than you can imagine suffer setback after setback after setback. However, truly successful entrepreneurs seem to be launched ahead by each setback as they tenaciously strive toward their dreams.
I agree. I have had people come to me to talk about their new business ventures and they have said, 'look i got one shot at this and if it doesn't work, I am gonna pack it in.' I tell them you can't look at things that way. You are almost guaranteed to fail at your first attempt at anything when you know nothing about it. It's then your goal to learn from what you attempted and try to make it better on your second attempt. You need to be an inventor. You need to keep experimenting until you find results you are looking for.

Does any entrepreneurial story stand out for you where this applies?

Quote:
BTW, "RUDY" was on one of the cable channels last week. Did anyone happen to watch? I saw it in the mid-90's but didn't realize how emotional that film is. Have you seen the movie? Talk about crazy dreams coming to reality by never giving up on something you want to do and think is right. The character is based on a real person. He is now well recognized and has springboarded his story into a career as a successful corporate consultant.
I did see that movie and isnt it amazing how all the guy wanted to do was play football. It wasn't rocket science. He was able to make it by practice and showing those who were the gate keepers that he had heart, he wanted this.

How often do you meet anyone with that amount of determination? It seems so rare.

Can you imagine if we all had that much focus? We could achieve anything!
__________________
- 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
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
How young would you hire? Steve General Business Discussions 8 02-11-2009 03:22 AM
Dreamscapes Unlimited New to Board jrwalker333 Introduce Yourself 15 01-27-2008 09:00 AM
How young is too young? Steve General Business Discussions 1 08-06-2007 10:27 AM
Starting young Steve General Business Discussions 1 11-28-2006 08:31 AM
Think you are too young for a nice Steve Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 0 07-17-2006 01:21 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 09:04 PM
by Robertf31
7 282
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
Yesterday 05:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
21 4,628
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Yesterday 05:16 PM
by stevef1201
3 211
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
Yesterday 05:12 PM
by brian'slawncare
2 120
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Yesterday 04:34 PM
by SGL1
52 6,368
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
Yesterday 03:53 PM
by jrs.landscaping
9 2,987
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
Yesterday 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 607
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
Yesterday 03:39 PM
by Steve
13 897
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
Yesterday 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 237
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
Yesterday 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 206
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Yesterday 02:41 PM
by Steve
19 1,092
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 177
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
Yesterday 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 257
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Yesterday 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 941
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
Yesterday 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 737
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
Yesterday 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 853
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 190
darleneh
darleneh
Yesterday 12:33 PM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 58
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
Yesterday 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,629
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
Yesterday 11:10 AM
Yesterday 01:56 PM
by SS.Lawncare
3 89
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 460
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
Yesterday 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,111
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-14-2014 03:06 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 649
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-13-2014 09:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
116 7,819
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,110
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 657
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,385
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 867
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,459
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 373
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,109
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,159
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 572
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 849
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,619
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 932
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 549
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 505
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 582
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 605
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 854
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 927
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 829
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-02-2014 03:27 PM
by Steve
3 744
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-02-2014 03:11 PM
by Steve
5 816
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 744
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
09-01-2014 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 930
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 1,229
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 333,720
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 1,339
» Popular Tags
4x4 apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate care charge christmas collections subcontractor commercial credit card deliquentaccounts exmark fall ferris financing four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul grass gravely health hills honda how much to charge hydraulic landscape services late lawn lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lesco managing a lawn care business marketing mechanic monthly mow mowing mulch mulch price native plants new buisness new business new mower outdoor environments patio install podcast push versus ride scag scag v-ride schedule search engine optimization seo snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape walk behind walker won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 AM.

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