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We asked this question and received many great replies.

If you could start your business over again from scratch, what would you do differently this time?

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Ken from KJ Landscaping said "I would have started earlier age."
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CUT-N-EDGE Lawn Care Services said "Done it right. Biz plan, bank loan, the whole nine yards. Didn't know it was going to be a carrer when I started, though. Guess I could still start over."
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LwnmwrMan22 said "Nothing."
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J&R said "I would not start in this again. There are so many in this now bring down the price of lawn care. Because the cost of running a company keeps goin up from payroll ,tax and insurance it's not worth it."
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Mac from Four Corners Landscaping said "Expand as fast as I could, and then expand some more. I could have been the only one or two in the state if I had kept expanding putting the new guys out of biz as soon as they popped up."
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"ryry" said "im fine the way im in got my new trailer then got rid of my toyota and bought a brand spaking new f-150 herritage going to get the 32 or 36 in mower next year pretty much have everything to start wih the reason why is i live with my parents and thats always a plus!!"
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"highlander316" said "Charge more for mowing, heh, it's hard to raise some prices"
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"stutterstan" said "Controlled my growth. I grew to fast and got burned out over labor and profit margins. Also I was too young(19-20) and didn't understsnd the concept of business and money. Now I am part-time solo and much happier and smarter"
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