007 – Ratcliff’s Landscaping, what age did you start in business?




I had the opportunity to meet David from Ratcliff’s Landscaping. David is 14 years old and has been in business for a few years now.

At first, the new business venture was well received at school, and as time went by the bullying started. However, David is getting the last laugh as his school colleagues are now starting to look for work.

With the help of mum and dad (aka Uber as they like to call it) and the ever-present threat of being grounded, David has managed to secure and complete his very first landscaping package.

Ratcliff's Lanscaping first landscaping projectOn the project, dad was employed to operate the machinery required as David’s age-restricted him from operating the machinery required. The project was a success on all fronts with the workmanship and final product speaking for themselves.

Even with the success of his first project, just like most people, David is finding his place in the market. Unlike the older generations, David has the added hurdle of managing his age regarding customers expectations.

As you watch the video, you will see David’s attitude is not that of a typical 14-year-old. He truly is a young business owner that is tackling the world of business head on.

Ratcliff’s Landscaping: YouTube channel

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