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Old 06-30-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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How a 15-year-old Cleveland entrepreneur made $20,000 for his bicycle lawn care business (video) | cleveland.com
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, FL
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Thinking outside the box!! Good for him
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Deep 13
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'Made' $20,000 for his lawn care business.

It came from GoFundMe. Kudos what he started out with and is working towards. It's matter of time before we see he can manage a 20k+ investment.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Best of Luck to him.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Outside of Chicago
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Not sure why he needed a gofundme, but whatever. Good for him.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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GoFundMe is the Robin Hood that takes from the stupid and gives to the poor. At least this poor person a kid with good intentions.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Now, the Cleveland 15-year-old has raised $20,000 from GoFundMe donors all over the country, to help him reach his goal of owning the largest lawn care service ever. D's LawnCare, which Taylor said serves eight to 10 regular customers, gained national attention after videos went viral of Taylor explaining his goals and showing off his bike.
He made nothing.

He asked a bunch of people to give him money. They gave him money. That isn't making anything.

To celebrate this as 'entrepreneurship' and a 'great work ethic' is patently absurd.

PS - I'm not criticizing the kid. If people want to throw money at him, that's fine with me. But stop pretending that convincing people to give you money is 'working hard' and being an 'entrepreneur' (people should actually look that word up and understand what it means).
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:01 PM
 
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'Made' $20,000 for his lawn care business.
Excellent.... Good for him!!!


Lets hope he keeps it up
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:19 PM
 
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He made nothing.

He asked a bunch of people to give him money. They gave him money. That isn't making anything.

To celebrate this as 'entrepreneurship' and a 'great work ethic' is patently absurd.

PS - I'm not criticizing the kid. If people want to throw money at him, that's fine with me. But stop pretending that convincing people to give you money is 'working hard' and being an 'entrepreneur' (people should actually look that word up and understand what it means).
I agree. This is absolute lunacy.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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I don't see where this is anything special, with or without GoFundMe.

My 14 yo grandson has a summer lawn care business, with about 30 customers. He also does small engine repair, and has an impressive collection of used gear he got for free or cheap, and fixed - weed wackers, leaf blowers, tillers, etc.

He already has a trailer repainted and with new tires, for when he gets his drivers license next year (he's almost 15 now). He's saving for a pickup truck. He'd like a zero turn mower, but that's a little ways off.

I have 6 grandchildren, aged 6 to almost 19. They are all smart kids, good kids, but this one is the only one that has shown such initiative. Maybe he'll get that zero turn mower with GoFundMe, who knows?
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