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Oh and im waiting for next season because, well....I work full-time a the local Home-depot and I need the health insurance...so I'm kinda stuck. They don't offer insurance to part timers or I would get started tomorrow. Next year I'll be able to go back on my dads insurance where I'm in school...i only took 9hrs last semester so they dropped me b/c i wasn't considered a "full-time" student....bastards lol.

Pick up two or three lawn customers this season to get your feet wet while you are still working full-time. The experience you gain with a couple customers this year will be invaluable next year when you finally go full-time.

Since you're not ready to purchase your walkbehind this year, seek customers with small yards you can do with your 21" mower. If you work hard between now and the end of season you can probably save all the money you need to purchase any mower you want come next season.

Oh, also, think seriously before using a student loan other than for its intended purpose. When I was in college I knew a number of people who "redirected" their student loans. No matter how noble their intentions it always seemed to come back to bite them in the butt. You can start your business without the need for creative financing.

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The biggest plus side I see to owning a walk-behind is that I lost 20 pounds since April! Of course my pants don't fit anymore so I better never forget to wear a belt or the old ladies are gonna get a show.
You should be like me, after work I drink a ton of soda & eat a bunch of junk, then go out for beers. Keeps the pants on!

Nah, the best part of mowing is looking at what you gain from it...

You get a perfect tan
You lose weight
You make money doing what you love, being your own boss!
It's also great with woman, "Yeah, I own a business "

I want a stand on mower, I'm looking into a used one a friend is selling for $3000.00 toro.
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Oh, also, think seriously before using a student loan other than for its intended purpose. When I was in college I knew a number of people who "redirected" their student loans. No matter how noble their intentions it always seemed to come back to bite them in the butt. You can start your business without the need for creative financing.


Lol...i take out extra each semester to help with bills and what not. 1 semester at Marshall is $2400 (give or take) and I take out $5500.00 to help with books and "other" expenses. Thats how I paid my truck off :P. Marshall gets 2400 of it right off the top and whats left over goes into my bank account.
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