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Old 05-31-2010, 10:01 AM
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Well that seems legit enough. He may find later that starting his own business is more lucrative then his career path in this economy, depending on his degree. But $75k is still very steep. You have the right idea going it on your on. I hate to sound to sneaky but i would watch and see who hes cutting, then after its sold(if its sold) market to them. Guaranteed at least a few of the customers wont be happy with the new owner. As well he may slack off because he plans on leaving the business.

I myself have a degree in Economics, worked a few years with it in the finance industry, then turned to law enforcement. You cant ever take the experience a degree provides. Entrepreneurship has always called me, and I have had quite a few small online ventures make me money through the years. I never minded getting my hands dirty though and the service industries are always a great may to make a buck. Especially those with residual service.
If he is grossing 6-8500 a month, hes probably seeing 2/3 of that as profit. Unless he has a specified degree in the medical or engineering field or such, he probably wont see much more then 30k a year in an entry level job. Plus the actually business experience he has gained running the business is priceless, and shows deep down he truly wants to be an entrepreneur. Of course the bottom line you must do what makes you happy. You may even try and work a little partnership out with him, since he runs a very established business. If he invests equipment and does some of the billing and you invest time and grow the business from there. You will get to see from the inside how successful it is, and down the road if he wants to sell its still an option.
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The business is up for sale for $75,000.

Equipment is 2001 dodge 2500 pickup, two hustler 60'' mowers 450-600hrs,walk behind, two push mowers, two blowers, two trimmers. 18ft trailer.

40 accounts with an average of $6,000-$8500 monthly gross. No customers are on contract but says they will stay as long as the job is good and they are easy to work for.
How long do you feel it would take to make that money back and be in the black again if you were to spend the $75,000?
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