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.

Help!!!


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 08-08-2011, 08:54 PM
RAlawncare RAlawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 0
RAlawncare is on a distinguished road
Default Help!!!

hello i started a lawn care co. called R&A Lawn Care with a freind and im only 13! i made a big mistake by starting out with a partner and idk how to ask him to leave please help!!
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 08-09-2011, 02:15 PM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 667
Rep Power: 4
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Smile

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAlawncare View Post
hello i started a lawn care co. called R&A Lawn Care with a freind and im only 13! i made a big mistake by starting out with a partner and idk how to ask him to leave please help!!
13, Good for you!

If your equal partners in buying the equipment,etc... offer to buy him out or split the yards you have with him and go your separate ways with the business end.

If it's your dad's mower, just let him know you want to try doing it yourself now. You could also have him buy you out if he doesn't want out. Sounds like you could find some more work on your own if need be.

If he is a friend I'm sure you boys can work something out.

Good Luck! Your parents should be proud, keep it up!
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,501
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi,

Give us the low down on how you created your partnership? Also, what was your view on why you decided to go that route and what about it now don't you like?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 08-10-2011, 10:07 AM
Mattcrump's Avatar
Mattcrump Mattcrump is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hoover, Al
Age: 32
Posts: 43
Rep Power: 5
Mattcrump is on a distinguished road
Default

Why do you think it's a big mistake? Having a partner can have many benefits as well. If this is something you are just doing for the summer and will soon quit then it is probably not beneficial to have a partner. If this is long term and you want to build a business and generate more income then at some point you will have more work than you can handle on your own. My partner and I split up all of the work. When your company grows you have to do things like advertise and market, keep track of bills and expenses, file taxes and keep books, work on your equipment and make a weekly or even daily schedule. Then at some point you have to decide whether or not you want to grow.... All of that is a lot for only one person to do, especially when that one person is also cutting the grass and going to school.

Just make sure you don't split away from your partner and then get overloaded with all of the work that comes along with starting a small business. Think through all of your decisions and way the pro's and con's. Don't take on more work than you can handle because it can overwhelm you fast. Especially when you are alone.

Good luck!
__________________
Matthew A. Crump
Fire & Lawn Rescue | Owner
Matt@FireandLawnRescue.com
205-999-3970
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-10-2011, 08:54 PM
RAlawncare RAlawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 0
RAlawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Hi,

Give us the low down on how you created your partnership? Also, what was your view on why you decided to go that route and what about it now don't you like?
Basically we wanted to start a company and so we did but he slows me down alot! all the equipment was purchassed with company money aside from trimmer and blower. Also right now I drive my 42" Troy bolt rider down the street! while I'm asking how much trouble could I get in doing this I don't go far maybe a mile there and back
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-10-2011, 08:56 PM
RAlawncare RAlawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 0
RAlawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattcrump View Post
Why do you think it's a big mistake? Having a partner can have many benefits as well. If this is something you are just doing for the summer and will soon quit then it is probably not beneficial to have a partner. If this is long term and you want to build a business and generate more income then at some point you will have more work than you can handle on your own. My partner and I split up all of the work. When your company grows you have to do things like advertise and market, keep track of bills and expenses, file taxes and keep books, work on your equipment and make a weekly or even daily schedule. Then at some point you have to decide whether or not you want to grow.... All of that is a lot for only one person to do, especially when that one person is also cutting the grass and going to school.

Just make sure you don't split away from your partner and then get overloaded with all of the work that comes along with starting a small business. Think through all of your decisions and way the pro's and con's. Don't take on more work than you can handle because it can overwhelm you fast. Especially when you are alone.

Good luck!
Yes I'm in it for the long haul and he is slow and has little skills... I had to teach the kid how to trim!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-10-2011, 11:07 PM
Mattcrump's Avatar
Mattcrump Mattcrump is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hoover, Al
Age: 32
Posts: 43
Rep Power: 5
Mattcrump is on a distinguished road
Default

Dude... you guys are 13 years old... You will be learning a lot. I'm 29 years old and I learn and get taught things every time I work in a yard. I know how you feel though. My best friend and business partner also is kind of slow at picking it up. Some people just arent as good as others. However, he is great at bringing in business, keeping books, networking...etc. Everytime we work together in a yard I show him better ways to do the work but make sure I also compliment him when he does a good job. Most importantly he is my friend and there is no sense in a stupid lawn business ruining the friendship when all I have to do is try a little harder and have a little more patience. You guys will figure it out though.
__________________
Matthew A. Crump
Fire & Lawn Rescue | Owner
Matt@FireandLawnRescue.com
205-999-3970
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-11-2011, 03:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,501
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How is he slowing you down?
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 08-11-2011, 04:24 PM
RAlawncare RAlawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 0
RAlawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

he just is slow! and has little abilty. but ive choose to not slit up cause i fell he can improve but well see.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-12-2011, 01:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,501
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Does your partner enjoy working with you? Or do you feel you are dragging him through the process? What could make this situation better?

Keep us posted on how this turns out.
__________________
- 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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Yesterday 11:51 PM
by TNTurf
5 593
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Yesterday 09:51 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
15 510
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 09:32 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
154 11,114
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 06:33 AM
Yesterday 08:44 PM
by biglee
6 144
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
Yesterday 08:39 PM
by biglee
8 326
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,669
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
Yesterday 07:13 PM
by SGL1
2 111
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 06:15 PM
by Steve
3 240
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
Yesterday 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,199
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 110
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
Yesterday 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 192
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
Yesterday 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 620
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
Yesterday 02:22 PM
by Steve
1 229
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,069
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
Yesterday 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 365
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
Yesterday 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 208
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 1,184
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-19-2014 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 188
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 552
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 855
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,206
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 594
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,874
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 334
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 302
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,396
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,412
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,496
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 436
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 598
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 440
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 790
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,415
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 754
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,557
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 979
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 877
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 532
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 522
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,047
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,907
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,555
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 766
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 745
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 831
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 649
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,376
Update on LawnsAway and...
Ian Lovejoy
09-28-2014 10:24 AM
10-06-2014 01:30 PM
by Steve
4 1,241
A GREAT Story
stevef1201
10-02-2014 10:33 AM
10-06-2014 12:50 PM
by Steve
6 1,044
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
10-03-2014 07:12 PM
by kslawn
27 2,156
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex article marketing auger bark bid blades bob villa care charge collections collections subcontractor decorating ditches edging employee problems equipment rental estimate exmark ferris four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes how much to charge husqvarna installation introduction kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing mr dave mulch new mower past due podcast promotion pto redmax reo running a business scag search engine optimization seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business steep lawns steve stihl theft of services top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack turfgrass consulting walker wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.

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