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Old 03-25-2008, 06:00 PM
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Hi my name is Peter.

I will start by telling you how I started in the mowing business. I was in 3rd grade and my neighbor across the street asked me to mow there lawn. I was thrilled, I could not believe some one would give me a job. I have expanded over the years. I am now a freshmen in high school and have about 14 regular customers. I just bought myself a new riding lawn mower, and a 5'-8' trailer. I am trying to expand this year to pay for the new equipment. One thing I would like to say is for anyone thinking about getting in the mowing business, go for it. When you start, start where you feel comfortable. do not overload yourself with work. You want this to be a pleasurable career. When you have the equipment, the time, and the attitude, you should then take on more work.

I hope this helps. I am probably just writing for no reason, its just that I really liked when people gave me advice when I started.
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Hi Pete,

Welcome to our forum and thank you so much for your insight!

What are your plans for the future with your business? Do you see yourself expanding it? Would you like to get into other businesses in the future too?
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Welcome to the site.

Anything ask us here at lawnindustryconsultants.com are here 24/7 to give advice.
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Thanks for welcoming me.

I am really glad I found this website. Yes, I plan on expanding in the next year. I want to keep my business going till I go to college. After graduation I plan on farming, but may also do mowing part time.
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Pete,

How many of your friends run businesses or are you the only one in your area?
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Welcome Peter,

Yes this really is a great forum. You'll find so much information here. If you have any questions please ask...and thanks for sharing your story.
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Mar. 26 2008,9:06)]Pete,

How many of your friends run businesses or are you the only one in your area?
I know there are a couple young mower men like me. I know I run the largest operation for my age in my area. Now of coarse there is the BTOs "big time operators" but I can underbid them on almost anything. None of my friends run mowing business, that probably because they just are to lazy! In my actual neighbor hood there are no young mower men except for me.
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My name is Nate, I just joined this month. I am 27 years old and live in western PA , U.S. Well for four years I worked for a nationwide tree industry and recently got laid off for the first time. But that doesn't bother me the most, After my second year with the company I started my own Tree Business and was working both jobs. Working 7 days a week was bothering me. About last year people started to ask me if I would mow there lawn, I was so busy doing tree work I only could do a hand full of customers. Now that I'm laid off I'm determined to reach higher goals.
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Hi Nate,

Welcome to our forum!

What are some of your plans where you will be taking your business?

How did you enjoy tree work?

How did you market your services?
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steve thanks the tree work is great and the main income of my business. At first I didn't pay any advertising or even have business cards, I got most of my jobs through a friend that is a landscaper and he gave me all the work.
The mouth spreads very quicly and is the best advertising. People love to talk and the best way to keep them talking is to perform the best service wether it's a 10.00 job or a thousand dollar job. My second year I put some money into advertising. I made a costly mistake on targeting the wrong customers, Everyone that called me from that ad wanted the lowest price possible. It wasted my time , money , and energy. This upcomming year I plan on keeping it simple. thanks again
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