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Name is Chris decided to start my own company because I wanted to be my own boss and it has really paid off. Still work my other job for now.

Edit: And I love this forum it is so helpful for people starting out in the biz.
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What kinds of things have you been doing so far to promote your business?
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What kinds of things have you been doing so far to promote your business?
Newspaper ads. And word of mouth. Sadly the better news mags around my area are 500$+ a month for an ad.
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I bet there are a lot of cheaper alternatives. Have you gotten some business cards printed up? The more you hand out the better.
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Yes I have given out loads as well as got some yard signs. For being in business for 1 month and working a full time job as well I'd say it is going great. I did have a partner however he backed out already. Too much work I guess lol.
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How do you feel now about the business going it alone versus having a partner?
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Well more $ in my pocket as well as into the business however we could do more yards.
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What about the motivation factor? Do you find you are more motivated with a partner or without one?
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What about the motivation factor? Do you find you are more motivated with a partner or without one?
Well it was different type for both.

partner = more yards a day

Myself = more money for myself

I'd rather have a partner and for how quick the biz is taking off I need to find someone else. Another thing I have noticed is that all my current customers except my dad cause he doesn't care request there yards push mowed. So unless I get a nice size commercial account I am not sure I want to purchase a big mower.
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Keep us posted on how all this goes as you grow this season.
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