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Old 01-04-2018, 07:32 PM   #1
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Hello guys my names Layne Iím 21 I work for a railroad contractor right now and am slowly trying to start my own Excavating business Iíve laid agricultural drain tile for 3 years before the railroad so I have the experience with that and am efficient on a trackhoe. The landowners Iíve worked on laying pipe like me and Iíve talked to them about going on my own and theyíll give me work. Iíd like to eventually expand my operation and diversify but I was hoping someone could give me some advice on starting out on my own. Not afraid to work my ass off and willing to learn every day. Sorry for the book!
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:50 AM   #2
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Excavating is a risk intensive business. If you're not ready to spend money on an attorney to write a really strong contract you're not ready to assume the risks associated with your trade.

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Unless you have signed contracts for work don't expect everyone who said they would give you work to come through.

I can't count how many times someone has said to me give me a good price and I'll give you more work to never see another dollar

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Unless you have signed contracts for work don't expect everyone who said they would give you work to come through.

I can't count how many times someone has said to me give me a good price and I'll give you more work to never see another dollar.
This rings so true.
However, I can count the times. I won't fall for that trick ever again.
After the first few times I had to draw the line.
Every time I cut somebody a deal and bend from my prices, it comes back to bite me in the .

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