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Old 03-08-2009, 04:36 AM
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Just stopping by to say hey been reading around for a few hours. Starting up a lawn care business with in a month and im reading all I can get haha.

Only trouble im having is that on these forums when I click on a thread it doesnt show the first 1 or 2 including what the original poster posted ???

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Welcome to our forum!

What go you interested in starting your own lawn care business?

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Only trouble im having is that on these forums when I click on a thread it doesnt show the first 1 or 2 including what the original poster posted ???
Is it possible you are reading a thread that has a bunch of pages? maybe it's pulling up the latest post?
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Not really sure Steve but I will figure out my problem haha.

What got me interested in starting my own lawn care business? Well for a season and a half I have helped my friend with his lawn care business mowing lawns. We would put in 8-9 hours in at work and go mow 4-5 lawns a day till dark. Well he blew a motor at the end of the mowing season in 08. I quit my job not long after that to peruse another job and that job layed me off with in a month so im un-employed so I decided I would start a lawn care business. I enjoyed doing it with my friend and we both made decent money so im happy. Im not looking to get rich just to make a living and im great at managing money.
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Oh good!

What kinds of things have you been doing to promote your lawn care service? What did your friend do?
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Oh good!

What kinds of things have you been doing to promote your lawn care service? What did your friend do?
My friend done 95% mowing yards but on weekends by himself he might go plant a flower bed or lay sod or fertilize a yard or 2 . I personally done mowing/trimming only,

I have yet to promote the business im waiting to find out more info on " Getting Started " for example LLC/Sole proprietor/etc im thinking Sole Proprieter but im finding out where to register it.

Also finding out how I get taxes start up if I need a EIN # or not etc etc. Basically trying to find this info and have no clue where to search other than these forums haha.

Also trying to find out what kind of licence I need if any or if a business license is all I need ?
All of this is racking my brain !! Any info/insight to help me would be EXTREMELY helpful.
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If you are doing this by yourself, I don't think you need an EIN. You can register your business as a sole proprietor with the county at the county courthouse. You might need a local contractor's license and you can find that out at town hall. But with that, you should be up and running.

Keep us posted on how everything goes.
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thanks steve for the help/info. I just got done talking to my mom and she knows a guy who owns his own business and is a tax expert and is an accountant. Im gonna go talk to him in a few days and see what he has to say. I hope to hitting my first lawn with in a month or less. Gonna advertise for a month or 2 in all of the local papers and give direct mailing a shot gonna send out 1000 fliers at the end of this month and maybe 1000 more around June. Gonna place an add on Craigslist as well


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Great! All of this stuff really is no big deal and you will get through it. When you get your business registered, tell us a little how you did it so others can follow along in your footsteps
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oh you bet I'll deffently report back. I got info here so maybe I can recycle back my knowledge of it and give someone else info


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