Christopher Potter of Gloucester is the owner and operator of Potterwood Lawncare, a business that he established this year.
His business currently offers bush hogging, grass cutting, edging and weed eating, with more services to come in the future.
Potter has been cutting grass and bush hogging for the past two years while in high school. He decided to start the business as part of his senior project for Gloucester High School with plans to continue running the business.
“One obstacle that I came across that may be helpful for other young entrepreneurs to know is that although in Gloucester County you can have a business license as a minor, you can’t open a business checking account until age 18,” said Potter.
His grandfather, Robert Holt Jr., mentored him with starting his own business. His late great-grandfather, Robert Holt Sr., always encouraged him. “I still use his 1952 Ford 8N tractor for all my bush hogging jobs,” said Potter.
He plans to ...
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