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My partner and I just started this last fall setting up a lawn care business in the Dallas Texas area.

We wanted to say Hi and looking forward to learning a lot from this group.
Really enjoyed some of the books from GopherForum and several of posts from this forum.


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My partner and I just started this last fall setting up a lawn care business in the Dallas Texas area.

We wanted to say Hi and looking forward to learning a lot from this group.
Really enjoyed some of the books from GopherForum and several of posts from this forum.

Some constructive criticism. Don't use images from Google and claim them as "your" work on your website.
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Some constructive criticism. Don't use images from Google and claim them as "your" work on your website.
One of my pet peeves as well.

Also $40 per 3 man hours?

So you're charging a little over $13 an hour....... my employees make more than that
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Dallas? If you market correctly you shouldn't reach Dallas for a few years and at that time you should have several trucks with lots of crews!

Yeah, prices are pretty cheap. Do you realize what all taxes you will need to pay out of that $13.3333 per hour? Then your insurance, fuel.... you might make $4 an hour. McDonald's pays 2x that nowadays.

Even I'm confused on your website prices.... $20 for 0-2500sf? How are you figuring the sf?
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Welcome to our forum!

How has the experience been so far with running a business as a partnership? Any advice to others who are trying to make that work?
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Setting up, not done.
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How has the experience been so far with running a business as a partnership? Any advice to others who are trying to make that work?
From my experience so far, I say, obtain a lawyer and have the LLC drawn out and have all the proper filing done. The cost in Texas to LLC with partnership will cost at most $1,000 for lawyer fees and filing but the price goes down for the lawyer if you keep everything fairly straight forward.

Yes, you could save money doing it yourself but the LLC / Partnership agreement must be carefully constructed to protect the company and partners/investors.

Costs go up if you have investors and the % are more spread out.

After assigning your board members you normally have to have board meetings on a regular basis and submit the minutes to the partners/investors if you have any.
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I look forwards to hearing your updates this year as your business grows! Keep us posted.
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So.... there is no answer to how you came upon the 0-2500sf?

Trust me, lots of people... not just new people, make a rule for their business and have no idea why they have that rule.
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