Do you look for business advice and instead get shot down?

As if starting a lawn care business wasn’t tough enough, the last thing you want to hear is negativity when you go out looking for business advice and yet it always seems to be there waiting for you. A new lawn care business owner shared with us his story on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and it really got me thinking how there is never enough inspiration out there when you are looking to get started. That starting period is the roughest for many reasons and sometimes you just need to hear, ‘you can do it.’

Lawn care business inspiration

Lawn care business inspiration

So this entrepreneur wrote “I have been looking around on the internet about lawn care businesses and found the Gopher Forum. I am interested in starting a legitimate (taxes, insurance, etc.) lawn care business. It has interested me for a while now. With this website I will hopefully gain some valuable insight.

I’m interested in starting a lawn care business so that I can make my own way in this world. I’ve always had a hard time finding a job, and I enjoy mowing my grandparent’s lawn. Earlier today I went to the local SCORE office to talk to someone about what is involved with running a legitimate business. The only person in the office was a secretary, after a brief discussion with her she had me call a different gentleman. He informed me that I should work with a local lawn company first so that I can learn more about running a legitimate lawn business. I’ve tried applying to local lawn companies in the past with no success. He also informed me that the competition in the lawn business is fierce.”

On one side I think it is good advice to work with another business first, but sometimes you just want to go out and do it on your own. Sometimes you want to learn yourself and you don’t want others ruining your fun of learning by having them tell you what to do all the time. Sure you can find success a lot sooner if you would simply listen to someone who’s been there before you, but not everyone wants to do that. There are some of us that just like to explore for the sake of exploring and see what we come up with.

Sure the competition can be fierce but where isn’t it? How many other businesses can you get started doing with little money down and it not be fierce? That is one of the appealing qualities of a lawn care business, that you can get started with little initial investment and then as you grow you can find a better niche for yourself that has a higher barrier of entry.

What I mean by that is, there are businesses out there, that you can get into, that take a lot more money to get started and they keep some of the competition at bay because it’s tougher to start.

But ultimately so what? The best thing in the world any of us can do is to get something started and get it started today.

I never had the chance to talk with anyone from the SCORE group. I really like the concept of it and it’s amazing it exists. But what I’d like to see come from such interactions is some inspiration. Where you can go in there and ask, do you think I got what it takes to do this? And the SCORE member looks back at you and says hell ya! Now go out there and get it done!

Then you leave the office feeling pumped and ready to get started!

It’s an ideal that may never happen but at least we have the Gopher Forum to keep us all educated and inspired to grow.

When you got started, did you find others to really be lacking when it came to inspiration? I’d like to hear about your experiences. Share them in this post on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.

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