Originally Posted by heartlandproppresllc
Sorry to budge in on this post guys, havent really understood how to talk to people on this site. My name is Brittany and my fiances name is Zack. Were a new business that we just started a month ago, we are currently working as a third party sub contractor, so the money from what ive been reading on here is not that great in comparison( 20 for recut, 30 for intial up to 45,000 sqft under 24in) yes thats right!!! 30 bucks. Were hoping to get some insight on where to go and what to do so we can get our own business up and running. All answers or please ask questions and help would be greatly appreciated! thank you!
Welcome Brittany, from an old codger
First of all STOP!! $20 and $30 lawn cuts are what we veterans are trying to eliminate. Continue doing them and you will be bankrupt I don't care how many you are doing you will not turn a profit. You can run the numbers sideways, backwards, up and down, and round and round you will lose your arse. You my friend are exactly what these low ball regionals are looking for.
Second never ever ever back down do not be afraid to tell these cube monkeys no. They need you not the other way around please believe in yourself otherwise they will eat you alive.
This industry is not for the weak of mind and spirit believe me these companies count on you getting overwhelmed and not being able to stay on top of all the numbers that is how they make their money.
Get any preconceived notions of making a real living off of this industry alone out of your head, you need to diversify. Years ago you could make it off this but not anymore.
Read Read Read, there is more useful information from veterans on this site than the Congressional Library. Even us veterans have learned from here because once you think you have seen it all or know it all you realize its not the case. The Search feature on here is your best friend.
Believe me I am not trying to talk you out of this (although it would be best) that is not my intent. Educate yourself with the wisdom on this site and tread cautiously through this industry, keep your eyes open, and most importantly cover your arse there are a lot of wolves in sheep's clothing. They will take advantage of you any way they can trust no company you work for because as we have seen recently they may be gone tomorrow. Good Luck.