View Full Version : New but not really

09-22-2006, 06:47 PM
Im new to Gopher boards. I won the Gopher-Haul and cant wait to get the stuff so I can show it all off. Ive been mowing off and on since 1995 on my own started back full time in June after I lost my job.I put out about 1500 fliers and landed 8 in the first few weeks. My last 2 I got were old customers. Its settled down since. Been around the business since 1988.

09-22-2006, 10:29 PM
What do you find to be the most difficult part of running your business?

Or what are the tough issues you faced or face now?

09-22-2006, 10:35 PM
For 1 having to blow off the drive and sidewalks using a cheap hand held, because someone came into my garage and stole my good backpak.It takes alot longer and doesnt do that great of a job. Other than that, trying to get my name out there to get more clients. I have a refferal program, but nothing from that yet.

09-22-2006, 10:49 PM
If a friend of yours asked you for advice about starting their own business, what would you tell them? What kind of business advice would you offer?

09-22-2006, 11:15 PM
lol.... Do I have to answer that?

I would tell them to work for someone else for awhile and get some experience on there $. Then decide. Id also tell him that a LCO is a dime a dozen around here and it wont be easy without being a lowballer.

Did I answer it correctly?http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Bob what did I win or do I choose a door...LOL *Kidding

nite nite have to mow tomorrow(today)

09-23-2006, 07:03 PM
That is a very insightful answer http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

09-25-2006, 11:58 AM
wel thank you :rock:

02-15-2010, 08:15 PM
That use to be ME!!!!!! :rolleyes:;)

Ha Ha I remember those days... I use to read everyday on this site with that name, but hardly ever posted...

02-16-2010, 06:57 AM
What is your thought on why many people never get engaged and post on the forum. Instead they seem content with just reading and never participating?

02-16-2010, 09:51 PM
Most are here to just read all the info gopherforums provides... Others may not know how to word question and answers..Or maybe to proud to ask questions..:D

ProCut TM
02-16-2010, 11:40 PM
Some people might fear competition and think that they should keep their ideas to themselves even though there are here getting help/ideas from others.

I've always said there's plenty of grass for all of us. So I try to help when I can. I talk with most of my local direct competition too. I think this type of attitude helps you in the long run.