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Hi,

My name is Jimmy and I am 13 years old from New Jersey. I have always wanted to become a landscape designer / architect when I got older. Thats all I have ever wanted to do.

I have been cutting a few lawns and doing jobs around my street now for four years since I was 9 - 10 years old! Yep thats right! All of the money I have ever made has gone into the bank in hopes that one day I will be able to buy a car. So far I have almost $5000 saved away after three years of cutting a few lawns.

Yesterday I went out to the Home Depot to get a new Honda HRX lawnmower in hopes to maybe pick up a new job or two since my toro lawn mower that I had been using was getting annoying and breakdown a lot.

Here is my list of lawn care machines

-Honda HRX Lawnmower
-Echo SRM-210 Trimmer
-Echo PB-260L Leaf Blower
-and other misc stuff.

Well I hope to be posting on here often!

- Jimmy
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Wow, thats awesome. I wish I had $5000 saved up when I was your age. Your definitely going somewhere in life!
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Hi Jimmy,

Welcome to our forum. It's nice to have you here!

What kinds of things have you been doing to market your business?
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Hi Jimmy,

Welcome to our forum. It's nice to have you here!

What kinds of things have you been doing to market your business?
Mostly it is just word of mouth at the moment. I will be making up fliers and stuff in the next few days and pass them around. Hopefully I will get a few more people out of it. I just dont want too many at the moment that I will not be able to handle it all.

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Mostly it is just word of mouth at the moment. I will be making up fliers and stuff in the next few days and pass them around. Hopefully I will get a few more people out of it. I just dont want too many at the moment that I will not be able to handle it all.



Thanks for the welcome, and I also hope that I will go somewhere
I'm assuming you didn't go anywhere....

What happens to these people? They come in all "Motivated", post a few posts, and fall off the face of the earth.

JIMMY!!! WHERE ARE YOU??????
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I wish I had $5k... LOL
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I think the vast majority of such members aren't able to make it all happen. It's very difficult to get a business up and running. Especially something that can grow over years and decades.
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I think the vast majority of such members aren't able to make it all happen. It's very difficult to get a business up and running. Especially something that can grow over years and decades.
Unless he spent his 5K on drugs...
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I think the vast majority of such members aren't able to make it all happen. It's very difficult to get a business up and running. Especially something that can grow over years and decades.
I think a lot of it is people lose motivation when things are not going as the expect then give up.

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I think with a name like Jimmy, from New Jersey...maybe he invested his 5K in a cement shoe factory. His partners are Sammy "salami" and Joey Two Face.
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