The eBook version of the Official JuniorBiz Lawn Mowing Guide is in the form of a PDF file. Immediately after purchasing the guide, you will receive an email with a link to download the eBook.
You will find everything you need to know to start and run a successful lawn mowing service. This guide was written by people who have been in your shoes, experienced the lawn mowing business firsthand, and want to share our mistakes and successes so you can get a great head start. To do this we have broken down the guide into two sections:
1. The 'HOW-TO' section takes a simple stage-by-stage, step-by-step, easy to follow approach to inform you how to start, run and manage your very own lawn service.
2. The 'TIPS' section is chock-full of pointers and tidbits of information to improve your lawn mowing service once it is up and running.
This guide is very thorough and starting an actual lawn mowing business may or may not be as difficult as this guide describes. It's meant to cover everything you could possibly encounter with your own lawn mowing service.
Company: JuniorBiz, LLC
While in middle school, Nick Tart started his lawn mowing service because his mom heard that a neighbor down the street needed their lawn mowed. The first time he ever mowed a lawn other than his own took him over 2 hours to complete. But for $20, it was a much better deal than working for someone else. Not to mention, he was only 12-years-old and having a job wasn't even an option.
Six years later, Nick had mowed about ½ the lawns in the neighborhood at one point or another, and was maintaining about 5 lawns per week. By then, the lawn that took him over 2 hours the first time only took him 40 minutes.
Currently, Nick is a senior at Colorado State University's College of Business and is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He is concentrating in management and marketing as well as earning a certificate in entrepreneurship. At CSU, he is a member of the College of Business Dean's List, University Honors Program and has received the Colorado State University Distinguished Scholar Award. Additionally, Nick anticipates graduating Summa Cum Laude from CSU in May 2010.
Company: Motycka Enterprises, LLC
Emil Motycka began mowing lawns at the age of nine, after a teacher challenged students in his elementary school class to figure out an alternate way to pay for college. Before he could drive, at the age of 13 Emil took out his first bank loan and used the money to buy a commercial lawn mower and trailer. By age 17, he was competing against established firms for commercial and government accounts while making hiring and firing decisions as he managed a crew of five employees.
Emil's business, Motycka Enterprises LLC, won top honors in the 18-21 age category of the 2006 Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, an annual fundraiser for the Young Americans Center for Financial Education. As part of the prize, Emil was paired with a mentor: Liberty Media Chairman John Malone, who Forbes magazine ranks as one of America's 400th richest persons.
Currently, Emil is a senior at the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business, where he is planning on majoring in management and marketing, with a minor in economics. Emil's post-college plans are still taking shape, but Emil hopes "to do something big, but most importantly...leave the world a better place."
"The tips, advice, and ideas imparted in this book are extremely useful, and I have certainly changed parts of my lawn mowing business philosophy because of reading this book. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in starting a teen lawn business or someone who wants to bring their business to the next level. I enjoyed it, I know you will, too."
- Ben Foster, owner of TeenLawnCare.com (see his full review here)
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