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As part of the ECHO UAG community we decided to ask some of our experts about what is their #1 tip for someone if they wanted to start a landscaping business. What are some things to remember, some financial advice and of course how to get customers. Here is what three of our expert members had to say.

Used Equipment

Danny Lanier – Lanier Lawn Care

The number one piece of advice I'd give myself would be, don't buy new equipment. I went and bought a brand new mower, the first year I decided to start my company. I mean, I had the clients to take care of it, but if I had to do it all over again, I would buy a used piece of equipment and work with that for two or three years to get my business clients up before I did it all over.

Don't Go Into Debt

Naylor T. – Clean Cut Lawn Services

Don't go crazy buying all the biggest, bad, stuff. I mean, I started, you know, the hatchback of my Jeep Compass with my push mower, my Ryobi trimmer, and hand blower, and that's how I did it. For the first year, part-time while I was working crazy full-time hours in retail management.

Don't stress the small stuff

Shawn Spencer – Spencer’s Lawn Care

You're always going to have issues. It's how you handle them at that time. Not getting all worked up over something for days. Everybody's going to have something they don't like about something. Just take it with a grain of salt. Resolve issue. Move on. Don't dwell on it.

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See other posts of the series: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7