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Expanding my business

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by AMW Landscaping, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Hey guys been reading posts on here a wile and just now getting to introducing myself. I am currently a junior in high school and have run a small landscape and snow removal company for many years and just this year decided to go legit with insurance and taxes and all that fun stuff. I started out with a 24" craftsman snowblower (which I still have) about 5 years ago and this year bought a new 8ft western pro plus for my f250 and a single stage blower. Hope to learn a lot from you all and hope I can help answer questions in the future.
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    your 17yr old or so.

    and you want to go legit.

    what is the name of your business?
    is the LLC paper work in your name
    is the commercial insurance in your name?

    and how do you have contracts, as you will need to be at least 18yrs old.

    not to pee in your cheerios but....
    there are so many Q's.

    who is going to do your work while your in school?
    what will you do when your truck breaks down?
     
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  3. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I have talked with insurance companys and banks and thats all set up as long as i have one of my parents registered as a manager in my llc. Company name is AMW landscaping and i am workig closely with a family friend who is a lawyer to get all my paperwork togeather. As for contracts, people can enter a contract with a llc and if i am the owner of that it does make it official, similar to how the insurance company will enter in with me. There is still a lot for me to figure out but i think im on the right track so far. I have a friend running a much larger operation who is tsking over my accounts when i am in school and cannot get to them.
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    Sounds like you have your ducks in a row.

    but a llc/ business search came back with nothing on
    AMW Landscaping out of ohio....????

    fiy you have to hire this "friend" as a sub-contractor..


    If I need to take you or your business to court I can't as your a minor.
    There has to be a adult as a "owner". not just a "officer"
    just because you have a llc doesn't change things your still a minor..


    as you mention your parents....
    tha'ts good...
    soon you can be out on your own with a good head start.
     
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  5. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    In the process now of getting llc, should have it registered this weekend. Sticking to mainly residential and will not have many contracts to worry about this season.
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    No worries ....
    You said you have a LLC, then you don't...
    You can't have INS for awm if it doesn't exist.
    but your "getting" it soon.....

    http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/pls/bsqry/f?p=100:2:0::NO:RP::

    a search comes back as.
    Original Filing Date, 02/15/1990, status Cancelled

    your story is changing....

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  7. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Wouldn't say it's changing but becoming more clear. Will have everything in order by end of week.
     
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    How could he file before he was born?
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    Maybe, it was a relative that closed up shop and he wants to being the name back?
    Not sure.

    Op, ok,
    Let's us know,
    Good luck.
     
  10. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    No idea who it is haha.
     
  11. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Got my LLC togeather!
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    Way to go.

    Do a good job, be reliable even when you don't want to be,
    And show some hussel and you'll do fine.
     
  13. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    Congrats. Good to see you know what needs to be done from a business standpoint. Wish ya luck for season! Hopefully that white stuff starts fallin.
     
  14. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,609

    Sno - I think that is the most genuine post you have ever made!

    You arn't turning over a new leaf are you?

    AMW- Good luck bud. Lots of us on here that have been down your road. It is a h*ll of an undertaking doing it right. You will also have to remember that you will reach a point that you have to pass on jobs as you can't make money doing it the right way. That is OK. You don't want to loose money just to do it.
     
  15. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    Good advise here. Make sure you're always making money. When I first started building decks I was taking every job I could. Even to the point that it would be a $200 stair repair that ended up taking all day. I guess it was helping pay the bills but I was basically working for free, and not making what I needed. I read a book called Markup and Profit A Contractors Guide. It completely changed the way I bid jobs, check it out. Just know your costs and bid accordingly.
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    I spent the day brewing a Scottish 90 shilling ale.
    And drinking a Scottish ale.
    I guess it got to me:drinkup:
     
  17. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,609

    That is what I figured... back to business a usual tomorrow I guess right? [​IMG]