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Rob, you have a lot of focus and to say what you are saying is the platform for much growth. I am sure if you keep at it, you will get your business where you want it to be.

Thanks. Other people have told me that to. I get inspired when I see the big companies with all their fancy new stuff that they CAN afford and is neccesary to the business. This business takes up almost all of my time. I want to learn more about the business side of things. Doing the work is no problem most of the time. And if I don't know how I read and ask questions until I know what to do. (Like the french drain situation.)

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With the seminars you have gone to and the books you have read, what suggestions do you have for others who might be in your similar situation? What should they do next? Are there any small steps you could recommend?
Expand your business in small steps so you don't go broke maybe. I don't have to much business experience. Stay out of debt as much as you can. Buy what you need not what you want or what others have. Who cares what people think about you (except customers) when your working. Not to many people just started out at the top. Dont by a big shiny truck just to get a wow from each one of your friends. Thats about all you will get and only one time. After that its not a big deal anymore.

I like to learn about investing and things related to that. I don't want to work later on in life. I want my business and my money to work for me.

If you are in debt and are trying to get out check out John Commuta, Turning Debt Into Wealth. Its a good strategy and I no someone who is using it and its working. Takes disipline. I would get it anyways it will change your thinking.
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Rob,

Great stuff!

Now as you look ahead, how important is it to you to find a niche? Have you thought about that and what it would be if you did?
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I don't have one yet. I do like mowing alot. But thats not year round. I have customers that want me to come once a month til march but it seems pointless to mow in the winter and its kind of a pain tryin not to tear up the grass because its been raining so much.

I saw a hydroseeder for sale on craigslist for $3500 I was thinking that might be something good to get into. Not right now though.
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