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abetterveiw 09-28-2012 08:48 PM

After 5 Years IM BACK!
 
Hey everyone! Just wanted to say hello. I use to be on this site all the time about 5 years under the name of something like "ALC" (i dont remember my name or password!) Anyway.... Ill be resurrecting my business over the next few months. I miss it sooo much! Im a retail manager atm for a supermarket and just cant take it anymore! I gave up almost 100 accounts + $1000's in equipment! Its a long story that maybe ill fill you in because im sure you all are saying im crazy right about now! I know that im going to start off small like a newbie but at least I know how to get accounts quickly and what NOT to do the first time! Looking forward to chatting with you all! -ME

Hedgemaster 09-28-2012 09:50 PM

I've missed you!

Wait. I don't even know you.

:D


Welcome again anyway!

Sprinkler Buddy 09-28-2012 10:14 PM

Funny how so many that leave this occupation end up coming back to it. It's like riding a bike, you never forget. :-)

Here's to resurrecting the past, Cheers!

Apex Lawn & Landscape 09-28-2012 10:41 PM

Welcome Back ! Ya Id Be Bitter

wat5150 09-29-2012 10:53 AM

Sucks you got rid of all your equipment. At least if you still had that it would be a huge plus for you in getting started. Anyway, good luck.

ringahding1 09-29-2012 05:57 PM

Welcome back!

How are you going about getting accounts quick? Equipment?

cuttingedgeron 09-30-2012 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ringahding1 (Post 116578)
Welcome back!

How are you going about getting accounts quick? Equipment?

yeah I would like to know as well. When you said 100 accounts, I was like :eek:, thats crazy.

Steve 10-01-2012 11:30 AM

Welcome back!

Why did you get out of the business in the first place?

Quote:

Its a long story that maybe ill fill you in because im sure you all are saying im crazy right about now!
I can't wait to hear the story. :)

WorkForMySelf 10-02-2012 11:03 PM

sounds like somebody was hitting the ole pipe.. 100 accts to zero?

abetterveiw 10-04-2012 07:38 PM

Ahhh.... Funny how you would think I would be "Hitting the 'ole Pipe" !! LOL Not so.... I stopped mowing so I could take a Manager position with CVS. Good Pay and Whole Health insurance for my Family. When I quit mowing I had 98 Yearly accounts in which about 30 decided to go a different way and the other 60+ I handed off to my Father in Law to take over. I then Sold off all my equipment (which was stupid)!!! I averaged about $78/acct for Mow n Go service. This was 5 years ago actually this DECEMBER! I had a helper 2-3 days a week and did the rest either by myself or my wife would come along and ride the mower. She was a pro riding my Great Dane and also My Yard Shark.

I have since quit CVS and now work as an Asst. Manager at a High end Grocery store. Every day I go to work all I think is getting back out there and enjoying the weather and servicing my customers. I dont plan on financing anything so It will be about 2 months before Im all set with my equipment. My goal is this time next year to have about 30 to 50 residential accounts. (no low balling either)

Well there is my short story.... :)


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