A year-old high school senior in Golden, Colo. During middle school, Duarte realized he needed help with a growing roster of clients, and teamed up with his classmate Owen Johnson. The pair realized they worked well together when they both had jobs in the school cafeteria.
Mowing lawns can help kids earn money during the spring and summer months. Some families are too busy to care for their own lawns. Others would rather spend that time with family or pursuing a hobby.
Lawn mowing is big business. In some neighborhoods, the competition is fierce. Landscaping companies with huge mowing machines can mow multiple lawns in a single day for a reasonable fee.
David Eilers rakes in the green by mowing it. Six years and a riding mower later, the shy teen-ager with a bent for the mechanical has two adult employees. David has been recognized by a local business group as Youth Entrepreneur of the Year. But business success at an early age comes with a few problems, such as the times when workers did not want to take orders from their young boss.
Mowing lawns isn't just a job for teenagers looking to earn income. A lawn-mowing business can also be a profitable venture for adults seeking a full-time or part-time business. The budding lawn-care entrepreneur can get his business started on the right foot and avoid some common pitfalls by following a few simple business tips.
I just received my IRS newsletter and they offered a tax guide about teens getting summer jobs. Kinda sweet. One of those jobs is a yard worker, like Alex. Babysitter is another one.
Every summer, thousands of teens from Anaheim, California, to Alexandria, Virginia, fan out across American neighborhoods to cut grass and earn some green. An expert on teen employment says this type of work can pay off in the short term and the long term. Aside from earning money to blow on clothes or concerts, a summertime lawn-mowing job can underscore the importance of reliability and dependability for a teen worker, Ward says. While Ward and others tout the benefits of teens mowing lawns during the summer, she notes that the U.