Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    6
    Location
    Malvern
    Mower
    Badboy

    New guy startin the biz

    Lil bit about me I was on the oil rig that blew up in the gulf long story short I jumped , was hurt, but lived and now seeking a new profession . I have a bad boy 60 in. Cut and enjoy mowing so I'm thinkin hard about startin a business. Any suggestions?

  2.  

  3. #2


    1,000 Post Club
    jmurray01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,470
    Location
    Scotland
    Mower
    Sterling Cyclone with Tecumseh Vantage 35

    Re: New guy startin the biz



    If you enjoy mowing lawns, then I'm sure lawn mowing would be a good profession for you!
    Live every day as if it's your last - because one day - it will be.


  4. #3

    1,000 Post Club
    Briana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,550
    Location
    California
    Mower
    Looking to Buy :)

    Re: New guy startin the biz

    Hey there - WELCOME to LMF!

    I moved your thread to the Commercial & Residential Lawn Mowing Forum.

  5. #4


    2,500 Post Club
    Ric's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4,292
    Location
    Florida
    Mower
    Toro Grandstand 36", Toro Z-Master 2000 48" Toro TurfMaster 30"

    Re: New guy startin the biz

    Quote Originally Posted by Justcutabigone View Post
    Lil bit about me I was on the oil rig that blew up in the gulf long story short I jumped , was hurt, but lived and now seeking a new profession . I have a bad boy 60 in. Cut and enjoy mowing so I'm thinkin hard about startin a business. Any suggestions?
    You're asking for suggestions in starting a business, in order to answer your question I'd need to know a couple of things. Like how many accounts are you going to have? Are you going to be doing Commercial Accounts or Residential Accounts.


    G & G Lawn Care
    Mowers: Toro Z Master 48" Toro Grandstand 36" Toro Turf-Master 30"
    Blowers: Stihl BR 600 BR 600 & BR 200 Trimmers: Stihl FS 110 FS 90
    Edgers: Stihl FC 90&75 Echo BRD 280 Pole & Chain Saw: Stihl HT 75 MS 181 Hedge Trimmer: Stihl HL 45 HS 45


    Visit The Lawn & Landscape Forum @ http://lawncare.forumsmotion.com/forum





  6. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    6
    Location
    Malvern
    Mower
    Badboy

    Mostly residential and as many as I can handle

  7. #6


    2,500 Post Club
    Ric's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4,292
    Location
    Florida
    Mower
    Toro Grandstand 36", Toro Z-Master 2000 48" Toro TurfMaster 30"

    Re: New guy startin the biz

    Quote Originally Posted by Justcutabigone View Post
    Mostly residential and as many as I can handle
    The thing is or that you have to realize is that breaking into the business is going to cost you some money to do it right. The first thing I would recommend is your License. Secondly if your doing Residential the thing I would tell you is time is money and the next would be you can't afford down time.

    Your bad boy 60" is fine for the larger jobs or yards but you need more than that, you may want to look at the addition of a 36" or 44" ZTR or WB for getting through gates and such, Plus a good 22" self propelled.

    Hand held equipment would be the next investment, Trimmers, edgers, blowers etc. make sure you have enough backup equipment on hand to keep working if a something goes down.

    Next open a business account at your local bank of your choice so you have someplace to deposit (checks) your income and you'll get a debit card so you can use the account for purchases.

    Now everything above is basically true, you'll find you will need most everything I've mentioned and more but it can be acquired over a period of time unless of course you have a fist full of money.

    Now the Government Make sure you have a good book keeper to keep up with your Truck mileage, gas and records of all your purchases such as trimmer line, oil, filters and any number of other things you buy for the business so you can claim all at Tax Time, and I believe (but don't quote me on this) they give new businesses a three year period to show a profit and if you don't show a profit, there's always there audit.

    Now about this time I can imagine your thinking this guy is nuts but these are just some of the things you have to look forward to too be in a business that everyone thinks is a cake walk.

    Now the 64 dollar question, Still want to go into the Lawn Business?

    The hard part comes next it's called Customer Relations


    G & G Lawn Care
    Mowers: Toro Z Master 48" Toro Grandstand 36" Toro Turf-Master 30"
    Blowers: Stihl BR 600 BR 600 & BR 200 Trimmers: Stihl FS 110 FS 90
    Edgers: Stihl FC 90&75 Echo BRD 280 Pole & Chain Saw: Stihl HT 75 MS 181 Hedge Trimmer: Stihl HL 45 HS 45


    Visit The Lawn & Landscape Forum @ http://lawncare.forumsmotion.com/forum





  8. #7
    Craftsman13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    60
    Location
    Florida
    Mower
    Craftsman

    Re: New guy startin the biz

    If you don't have one already you'll also need a truck and a trailer.

Similar Threads

  1. New guy from S.C.
    By Rednekdaddy in forum New Members
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-16-2011, 07:46 PM
  2. New Guy Here
    By jj605v in forum New Members
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 08:28 AM
  3. new guy
    By cooper in forum New Members
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-27-2011, 04:50 PM
  4. New guy from ny
    By 92Servistar in forum MTD Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-11-2011, 02:45 PM
  5. new guy
    By delta in forum New Members
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-24-2011, 01:01 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •