Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review of the Top 5 Poulan Pro Riding Lawn Mowers 2017

If you are new to all this riding mowing business, the terminology may be a bit confusing: There are lawn, yard and garden tractors and zero-turn mowers for residential purposes - you can sit on all of these, so they all are riding lawn mowers. Read about the differences if you want to know which one is right for you.

Why a Poulan Pro Riding mower?

A lot of people just want a good and reliable riding mower for a great price. They don`t want to pay extra for a big brand name, but would really love to have the quality of brand equipment anyway.

In many industries there are a lot less manufacturers than there are brands - and lawn tractors are such a field: The renowned Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna also builds all Poulan Pro lawn tractors (in the USA, not in Sweden!). So if you get a Poulan Pro riding lawn mower, you will get Husqvarna quality for considerably less money.

And let`s be honest - that is what most people want. They have lots ranging from small city size to about 2 - 3 acres and want best-bang-for-the-buck equipment to mow and do other work on them. It should just do the job and come without any flaws, but it also shouldn`t cost more than it has to.

So does Poulan Pro have winners for the different needs in this range of applications? And which one of them is the right one for you? That`s what we`re going to find out in this review of the best Poulan Pro riding lawn mowers of the model year 2017.

There is one thing to keep in mind: If you are shopping in the cost-efficient niche, it sure helps if you are able to do your own maintenance, because maintenance costs are a considerable part of the overall costs of a lawn mower over the years.

Lawn mowers are not very complex machines and they don`t require heavy or expensive equipment to service them. They are indeed a fun way to learn a little wrenching and save money along the way if you buy the parts and fluids yourself and do the required work.

Poulan Pro is a good brand in this regard, because all parts are available online or through Home Depot, and a lot of components are identical to Craftsman and Husqvarna. They offer a standard 2 year limited warranty for their riding mowers and have a network of service stations if you have a warranty case or do want your equipment serviced by professionals.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Are You Ready to Run the Race of Running a Business?

You’ve seen the signs and made the decision: You’re going to start your own business.

Immediately, you’re sucker-punched by your fears. But the more you think about it, the more you convince yourself that you just might pull it off. Your confidence grows as the days go by. Finally, you’ve reached the point of no return, and you’re ready to push off the starting block with everything you’ve got.
But before you tear apart the racetrack, make sure you can reach the finish line. Ask yourself these hard questions.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

6 Ways Your Current Job Can Help You Launch a Company

You can start your dream business -- at your current job! Here are six reasons why your current job is the best launch pad.

1. Moolah

Right now, in your current job, you’re being paid, right? This means your dream gig doesn’t have to make money next week! You can test your business plan, and develop an entrepreneurial mindset while you’re in the flight simulator. You have a business plan, right?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

6 Ways to Kill Your Startup

Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to understand how NOT to do something—to think of things in reverse. Ben Stein (of Ferris Bueller fame) achieved this with great effect with his book, How to Ruin Your Life. Buried in the book’s tongue-in-cheek humor and masked by its sardonic tone were some life lessons that I’ve actually found to be quite valuable.

In homage to Ben, I’m hoping to take a similar approach in my advice to entrepreneurs in the early stages of their businesses. Below is a list of seven ways to ruin your startup. I hope that, by doing the exact opposite of the points below, you’ll find some valuable lessons on running and starting a business effectively.