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From used tractor to business, Ohio teen exhibits entrepreneurial spirit

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A young man in Ohio has started his own lawn business, starting with a used tractor.
A young man in Ohio has started his own lawn business, starting with a used tractor.

Many young people have used tractors to make an extra buck, whether it is taking care of their parents' lawn or that of a neighbor.

However, a recent report from Ohio newspaper the Community Press noted a teen from the town of Mt. Lookout has taken that common chore and turned it into a business. Barret Weckel's enterprise began with a push mower and has now expanded to the point where he has hired five friends to help out.

"I definitely enjoy working outside and it's something I can do confidently," Weckel, 17, told the newspaper.

Weckel recently expanded his business by purchasing used tractors online. He has also gone from just mowing lawns to providing other services, including tree care and removing snow.

The paper noted that Weckel's Young Entrepreneurs Landscaping managed to grow in size through recommendations from other clients. The young man said he still plans on running the operation even while attending the University of Cincinnati as a business major.

Although service's like Weckel's may make lawn care easier, some consumers may opt for the satisfaction of handling their yards themselves. When doing so, they should take into consideration the size of their yards when picking a new or used tractor.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19801970-ADNFCR

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