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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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Beginner Mistakes from our friend Jim of promower.net

Here are some things beginners often get wrong:

Poor Quality Work: Sloppy work is another good way to lose customers. You’re a professional. Your lawns should look as good as or better than any in the neighborhood.
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My original problem was, I couldn't afford good mowers because I didn't have enough money. I didn't have enough money, because I couldn't afford good mowers. If I didn't have good mowers I didn't feel I could do a good enuogh job mowing $500k houses. I don't think I am the only person that has fallen in to that circle.

At that time I had a 42" craftsmen tractor that I bought for $350



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Quote[/b] ]I don't think I am the only person that has fallen in to that circle.
How did you get out of it? What advise would you have for an lco in a similar situation?
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Take a loan and get some good equipment, and raise prices to get out of the low-baller circle. Do some advertising in higher end target market with the left over money from the loan.

In a nutshell that is what I have done this year, and I can/will pay of my loan by the middle off next summer.

Since I was to young to get a decent job ($9+per/hr) I had no other choice IMO.



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