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.

What does it take to make it?


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-16-2007, 02:07 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,927
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I thought this was a fascinating dialogue between an ambitious teen and a veteran business man. What is your view on this teen's view on work and business? Does he have what it takes to make it?

Is this view more of the norm or no? Have you seen others with this kind of view?

For The Love Of MONEY John Silvera, an ambitious teen, and Frank Morsani, a successful businessman, trade thoughts on hard work, education and what it takes to get rich - "I don't want to work for anyone. I like my own rules. I tried a couple things before and failed. I tried a lawn mowing business. There's a lot of competition.

I tried something to do with alternative fuel as far as natural gas and propane. I failed at that too. I run into things I can't help. So I move into this. If I fail this one, I'll probably move onto something else. Nine out of 10 businesses fail, so I'm going to build 10 to get one. ...

I don't have a lot of faith in the educational system here. I think for the most part it's obsolete. I studied for 12 years, and I'm not ever using calculus or advanced literature. It doesn't teach you how to be a success in life."

"know how to work, and I've worked a lot; I just don't like to. It's hard to get up at 7 or 6 a.m. and hard to carry stuff around, and I just don't want to do it. I don't want my dad to do it, and I don't want my kids to have to do it, either."
__________________
- 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 12-16-2007, 02:34 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
He probibily will he is of the TECHNO generation, as a baby of the BABY BOOMERS I see where the new and latest gizmo's and gadgets that are at the hands of these techno kids are moving both the baby boomers and my generation to the side, with all this feelings stuff and not wanting to wait, not understanding that DAD worked for 25 years putting him in his 40's before he got the big house, cars every other year and other monitary items, such as larger salaries. Now these TECHNO KIDS are just that kids. The avg college grads moves home and wonders around for at least 2 yrs before entering into the work force.

There is a whole artical on this on 60 min i think. I will look it up. Kinda reminded me of myself when I was in my 20's wanting everything now and not wanting to wait for it, but at that time it was just how Society was then and now it is leaning more and more to the TECHNO KIDS way.

Just my thoughts
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-16-2007, 03:24 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,927
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Ultimately, reflecting on this, is this something of a new phenomenon or is this how it always was and always will be?

Do you think there are less entrepreneurs now in their early 20's or more compare to 10 or 20 years ago?
__________________
- 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 12-17-2007, 10:01 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Dec. 16 2007,4:24)]Ultimately, reflecting on this, is this something of a new phenomenon or is this how it always was and always will be?

Do you think there are less entrepreneurs now in their early 20's or more compare to 10 or 20 years ago?
Well I feel it is a New Way of life and business and it is here to stay.


As far as more entrepreneurs, yes. I feel there are more men and women not wanting to follow traditional ways of life and being in the work force of yesteryears. You're going to see more and more younger men and women working in home offices, as so called independent contractors of some sort or starting some type of business.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-17-2007, 10:12 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,927
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]As far as more entrepreneurs, yes. I feel there are more men and women not wanting to follow traditional ways of life and being in the work force of yesteryears. You're going to see more and more younger men and women working in home offices, as so called independent contractors of some sort or starting some type of business.
What's your view on how this will effect our country and society?
__________________
- 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
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
Today 01:02 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
3 50
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
Yesterday 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 42
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-02-2016 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,210
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 124
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 151
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 137
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 127
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 328
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,774
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 314
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 270
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,480
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 351
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 301
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 248
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 324
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 231
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,357
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,087
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 422
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,351
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,131
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,303
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 PM.

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