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I am fairly new to the Lawn Care Business, I just started my own company this year. Please be patient with me . I hope to make some friends here and learn from your experience. Thanks.
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Welcome to our forum!

I love your business name!

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For the last 20 years I've been someones boss, most of that time as a Plant Mgr. this year I had a long talk with my wife and decided to do something drastically different, so far so good.
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I think a lot of people find themselves in such a spot and never make the jump. What do you think got you to take that jump and what advice do you have for others who are considering it?
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I finally realized life is WAY to short to keep doing stuff you HATE.
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What things do you think others should keep in mind and be alert about if they do decide to go from a full time job to starting their own business?

Do certain issues stand out as being tougher than you initially thought or easier than you initially thought?
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What things do you think others should keep in mind and be alert about if they do decide to go from a full time job to starting their own business?

Do certain issues stand out as being tougher than you initially thought or easier than you initially thought?
I would say that the toughest thing to me was just making the change, who wants to give up a "fairly" secure position knocking down six figures to go mow grass, LOL, however I have found out that I am EXTREMELY HAPPIER now and my mind is much more focused. I can also perform better doing the physical labor than I expected. Lets hope I'm singing this same tune a few years from now.
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What things about your new status do you feel have made you happier? Is it being your own boss? No longer working for another boss? What else?
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