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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By thom
I am using microsoft works to create my...

I am using microsoft works to create my invoices, as well as
other business documents.

If you have microsoft works installed on your pc
open the program, go to programs at the top of the page
open...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By thom
I will use a tiller to remove all existing...

I will use a tiller to remove all existing vegetation to achieve a seed bed suitable
for grass seed installation.
Once the seed is installed, I plan to roll it.
I thought there might be a better...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By thom
lawn install

The seed will be installed without a hydro seeder.
I am looking for recommendations for what you all
have used with seed install.
I don't like straw.
This project is aprox 1 acre.
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By thom
No. I hope I never do.Some people have an...

No. I hope I never do.Some people have an unrealistic expectation
of what the project will look like when it is finished.
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By thom
I am thinking, what would be a reasonable action...

I am thinking, what would be a reasonable action for a contractor
to take if a customer is not satisfied with the work.
Would it be seasonable to reposes the materials
What if it is not...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By thom
customer satisfaction

Do any of you have any statements in your contracts,
or work orders that deal with customer
satisfaction?
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-04-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,685
Posted By thom
Not having enough income.

Not having enough income.
Forum: General Talk 02-21-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By thom
Good luck with that. I am presently advertising...

Good luck with that.
I am presently advertising similar
services, but no luck.
Every job I have bid on, the items need to
go to the landfill.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-21-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By thom
Competition will dictate the hourly labor rate...

Competition will dictate the hourly labor rate for ANY service you do.
All of my bids are based from what I know the competition will bid.
I do not low ball, I will always try to price match, and...
Forum: General Talk 02-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By thom
My county charges $50.00 for a pick up truck with...

My county charges $50.00 for a pick up truck with an 8' bed.
They also have a $25.00 per cubic yard entrance fee for open
trailers or any box vehicles.These fees are paid without regard
to weight or...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By thom
Yes, it is useful. The best place to learn about...

Yes, it is useful.
The best place to learn about Thumbtack is to go to their website.Yes, you will pay for each quote you give, however, their rates are reasonable.For my own experience, Thumbtack is...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By thom
Join http://www.thumbtack.com I did, Thumbtack...

Join http://www.thumbtack.com
I did, Thumbtack is my second best customer resource.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-17-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,115
Posted By thom
Thumbtack is no different then any other form of...

Thumbtack is no different then any other form of advertising, in that it will generate price shoppers.
However, for me, Thumbtack, has returned a higher percentage of sales then any other advertising...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-15-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,115
Posted By thom
I have been using a website called thumbtack.com

I have been using a website called thumbtack.com
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-28-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,564
Posted By thom
50 is not too old to start a business.I am 57 and...

50 is not too old to start a business.I am 57 and started mine at 54.
From my experience, the key to growth is in the method of promotion.
Where is this tiny town located? Is there a larger city near...
Forum: General Talk 10-27-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By thom
Finding a good used truck isn't easy.Most older...

Finding a good used truck isn't easy.Most older trucks that are for sale will be worn out and in need of major capital improvements.
If I were you, I would buy a new truck, making payments on a new...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-13-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By thom
I use Microsoft works. It came with my PC. I...

I use Microsoft works.
It came with my PC.
I create editable invoices.
Postcards.Business cards.
Flyers.Address labels.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-27-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By thom
I removed the wet grass from under the mower...

I removed the wet grass from under the mower deck.
As long as I could keep grass from collecting under
the deck, the engine ran fine.Also, when the blades
impacted the grass, the mower deck shook...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-27-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By thom
mystery solved. The loss of power is caused by...

mystery solved.
The loss of power is caused by the blades impacting grass that is jammed
under the mower deck.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-26-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By thom
The sparks plugs are new, and a properly...

The sparks plugs are new, and a properly gaped.
The spark plug wire is part of the magneto, and is
not rubbing anything.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-25-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By thom
The air filter is new,as well as the foam pre...

The air filter is new,as well as the foam pre filter.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-25-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By thom
Kawasaki FH641V BS31

This engine experiences something like an ignition
misfire, but only under a load, and only after the
engine is hot.
I replaced the coils, the fuel filter, the fuel pump.
Disassembled, and cleaned...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-17-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By thom
The word "contract" is never used in any of the...

The word "contract" is never used in any of the quotes I write.
My experience with most people, is that they are unwilling to
sign any document that binds them to the work they are requesting.
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-15-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By thom
No. But when people don't want to sign...

No.
But when people don't want to sign a
contract, that tends to raise a red flag.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-15-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By thom
Well, is it fixed yet??

Well, is it fixed yet??
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