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Hey everyone,
Just thought I'd say Hello, and let ya'll know I'm looking forward to sharing ideas with one another. I've done lawn care in the past, but it was always for someone else. I actually loved it though (the business, NOT the working for someone else, LOL). So anyhow, as I said I love working outdoors and doing lawn care type services. I'm in the process of starting up my very OWN business right now. I contacted the city and county and apparently, all they require is to file myself DBA. Other than that I'm looking to get started Part-time for now through fall, maybe build myself up a little along the way and start out fresh next spring. I think the mistake too many business owners make each day is starting up too big way too quick. It's good to be optimistic, but whoa, take it easy guys. I want to see anyone else succeed just as well as myself, but you have to take the right steps. So, in all, thanks for having me here every1.

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Hi Tyler,

Welcome to our forum.

When you worked for the other lawn care companies, what do you feel you learned from them?

What are some of the positive things you learned of what to do and what are some of the things you learned NOT to do?
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You have valid points of interest there. I actually learned quite a few things. Thats the type of man I am, I take EVERY position I find myself in, in life, and take SOMETHING in the form of knoweledge from that experience. I learned basics in cutting, trimming, clean-up, leaf removal, lime application, fertilizer application, (though not always a fan of harsh chemicals, especially phosphorus) however, if I'm paid to apply it, I can't turn down a good client I guess. But back to what I've learned. I also learned the basics of too much nitrogen to a lawn, basics of overseeding or reseeding, and few other services such as gutter cleaning and snow removal. I still have plenty to learn however.

There are a few other things I've learned I'd like to share as well though. The first thing is, that if you are a business who employs others under you or even beside yourself so to speak, don't talk DOWN to them. Your business is only as good as its structure. If you down talk your crew, it weakens them. Though many employers look at it as though " Oh you are EASY to replace, do as I say!" well, yeah work is hard to find, and many are willing to step down in order to find and retain work. You can saturate an area quickly with a high turnover rate and not only will people NOT want to come work for you, word will spread quick and you will no longer be viewed as a professional in the field. However, if you build a good relationship, I mean an actual friendship with your crew. You will get far. People will want to work for you if or when the time comes, as well as you will recieve the best kind of advertising there is without even paying for it or even realizing it and thats word of mouth. The more people in a community, who view you as good, and better yet professional, the better odds and support you have to make it in any career.

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I also learned the basics of too much nitrogen to a lawn, basics of overseeding or reseeding, and few other services such as gutter cleaning and snow removal. I still have plenty to learn however.
I bet there are a lot new business readers that know nothing about these topics. Could you share with us some insight on them?
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