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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

More retirees opting to launch startups


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-05-2006, 06:35 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,504
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Have you noticed this more and more? Do you know anyone who retired and started up a business?

More retirees opting to launch startups - For the past 10 years, adults ages 55 to 64 have been the group most likely to start a new business, according to a study released in May by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which promotes entrepreneurship.
__________________
- 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

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 07-05-2006, 07:38 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 10
kc2006
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I'm noticing around here that alot of cops retire and start landscaping businesses. I know 2 personally and I think theres a few more that have started up, all in the past couple years only and thats only from my township that has 10-15 cops. I could only imagine what the larger surrounding cities cops are doing.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-06-2006, 05:24 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,504
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

WOW! and there is nothing like getting a full pension when you want to start up a new company.
__________________
- 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 07-10-2006, 06:00 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I have noticed two older people starting up lawn maintenance companies here. Both of them are around 55-60 years old
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-11-2006, 11:09 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,504
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do they do the work themselves or are they more over seeing operations?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 07-11-2006, 12:15 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Both of them are doing the work themselves that I can see. I don't think that they work it full time though
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-11-2006, 03:40 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,504
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How do you feel such new start up companies effect you and your business?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 07-11-2006, 04:54 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I personally feel that they drive the prices down. Yes, I know that we can all argue that you can't necessarily blame that totally on competition, but in this area, when a new company comes in with lower prices, people will flock to them
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-11-2006, 10:45 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,504
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]I personally feel that they drive the prices down. Yes, I know that we can all argue that you can't necessarily blame that totally on competition, but in this area, when a new company comes in with lower prices, people will flock to them
I absolutely agree with you and I do feel such competition drives down prices, but what do you feel are the best options when presented with such a situation?
__________________
- 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 11:12 PM
by TNTurf
7 676
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 10:44 PM
by sanchez5
5 316
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 01:41 PM
Yesterday 08:23 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 103
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
Yesterday 06:20 AM
Yesterday 07:22 PM
by ringahding1
2 106
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
Yesterday 05:47 PM
by NHray
2 292
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 01:59 PM
Yesterday 01:59 PM
by Mr. Mow
0 68
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
10-20-2014 06:33 AM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Mr. Mow
8 229
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Yesterday 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 584
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
Yesterday 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 425
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,265
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
Yesterday 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 194
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
10-20-2014 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,742
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-20-2014 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,251
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
10-20-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 164
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-20-2014 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 240
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-20-2014 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 674
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-20-2014 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,118
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-20-2014 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 416
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-20-2014 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 254
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-20-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 1,242
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-19-2014 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 232
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 598
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 902
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,256
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 636
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,991
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 382
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 351
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,442
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,462
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,545
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 483
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 648
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 486
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 833
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,463
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 796
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,608
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 1,021
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 925
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 575
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 562
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,095
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,968
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,608
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 810
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 790
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 871
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 693
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,422
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid auger billy goat brushcutter bush care charge deliquentaccounts equipment rental exmark ferris foreman four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge how to bid husqvarna john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business book lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website leaf removal lighting lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mulch mulch estimate new buisness ordinance podcast property management company pto push versus ride redmax scag scripts seo shreaded sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business stihl sulky theft top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer walk behind walker wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 AM.

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