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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.
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Ah. Now that is fascinating. Can you give us a little insight as to why now? What was the thing that clicked that told you now was the time and why do you feel it took the length of time it did?

Looking back, would you have potentially done anything different? Or advised someone to do it differently?
I sometimes wonder where I would be today had I pursued my business full time years ago however I enjoyed a long career(30years) as a Tool & Die Maker making some excellent money and enjoying the field and the job security that it brought. I have made good money in lawn care over the years as well. Some years over $20,000/ year part time. That is the beauty of this business, you can build it into what you want.

The reason I decided to ramp up to full time is because I got laid off last month . My son also lost his job so he will now work for me full time.

I don't need the income and job security from Toolmaking anymore because my family is grown and my wife has a excellent job.

I have been running a successful part time operation for a long time, so it has been an easier transition.

The path I am following is kind of what I planned and I don't regret it.
My lawn business was going to be my retirement job, I am just starting it a couple years earlier than planned.
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Very interesting!

Jason with all this information, has it helped or aided you more in your decision process? If so where are you at now with it all? What are you thinking?
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Steve, Well after some thought I figured I would work on moving ahead. As I said before I don't need a job, I already have a good paying one but have that burning desire to work for myself. I already have everything I need to provide basic lawn service so there really is no overhead. All I have to do is pay for gas and don't have to do that unless I get a job so that's fine. I have placed an add in the paper and printed out fliers as well as armed myself with an unused Lowes CC. I figured with that I don't have to turn down any work, if a customer wants something done that I don't have the equipment to do I will just go buy it. If nothing ells comes of it at least I will meet some new people and have a way to wast my spare time, On the up side maybe I will quit my day job and become a millionaire mowing lawns. Who knows.
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Steve, Well after some thought I figured I would work on moving ahead.
Great! Keep us posted on what goes on. Your experiences will inspire all of us.
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