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Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-14-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Chilehead
The site is easy on the eyes overall, but your...

The site is easy on the eyes overall, but your "description" and "keywords" meta tags need some help. Search for some articles on "how to choose keywords", and "effective description meta tag". This...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-14-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Chilehead
Good deal. Is this a new headquarters for you, or...

Good deal. Is this a new headquarters for you, or an additional location?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-12-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Chilehead
Ferris' customer service rep told me to work out...

Ferris' customer service rep told me to work out a demo appointment with a local dealer because that is their policy. Looks like Ferris needs to get their &%$@ together!:mad:
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Chilehead
My local stores sell used equipment all the time....

My local stores sell used equipment all the time. I was tempted to buy a powered aerator for $300.00, but didn't like that it wasn't stable on even the slightest hill.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Chilehead
FYI, I'll pick up Echo SRM-230 string trimmers...

FYI, I'll pick up Echo SRM-230 string trimmers for $149.00 from some of my local Home Depots. They are in almost-new condition.....great deal!:cool:
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-11-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,632
Posted By Chilehead
It's mid March through late April for us. I get a...

It's mid March through late April for us. I get a few calls in May, and then nothing till the following March. Atlanta, GA is known to be one of the most competitive markets in the country. We'll...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-10-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Chilehead
Ferris FW35 questions

This is the year that yours truly is going to get a new walk behind mower. I know what I want in a machine, and am VERY familiar with how Exmark, Toro, and Scag's numerous decks perform under various...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-08-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Chilehead
This is a good point. The best built trailers...

This is a good point. The best built trailers I've seen don't have a tongue welded to the trailer frame, but rather the frame and tongue are all integrated with reinforcements welded at key stress...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-07-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Chilehead
I'd have to agree....it looks bent. Once empty,...

I'd have to agree....it looks bent. Once empty, bend it back so it's straight, and then get some beefier angle iron to add as reinforcements. Attach via welding.
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-05-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By Chilehead
I measure all turf areas before doing any kind of...

I measure all turf areas before doing any kind of service on them. Not only does it keep you from going broke, it allows you to offer competitive pricing.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-05-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chilehead
Baby Crap ain't crappy at all. I had thrown...

Baby Crap ain't crappy at all. I had thrown around the idea of getting a new 6X12 trailer myself and enclosing it like you did to your smaller trailer. The price of an enclosed trailer vs....
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 03-02-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By Chilehead
Tough break. I have known so many guys down here...

Tough break. I have known so many guys down here that share your story word-for-word. One guy had an excavation business grossing 8 figures annually. Today, he is working in retail.
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 03-02-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By Chilehead
When it comes to a scenario like this, the sub...

When it comes to a scenario like this, the sub does not get paid unless the parent company gets paid. If the customers are slow to pay, the sub will be slow to get paid. Bottom line, have a contract...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-02-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Chilehead
Your website looks sharp, kudos!

Your website looks sharp, kudos!
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 03-01-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,547
Posted By Chilehead
That wrap looks very professional. I hope you do...

That wrap looks very professional. I hope you do well with it. I am stuck with having to use a magnet on my truck doors because of where I live-that and a neighbor who thinks he's God.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-01-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Chilehead
I'm sure GoPro has some proven procedures that...

I'm sure GoPro has some proven procedures that work. For me, it's a four-part process. First, you have to be likable and not come off as an arrogant know-it-all who pushes upsells like a desperate...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 02-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Chilehead
Several years ago, I had a site where I did just...

Several years ago, I had a site where I did just that. I got comments that the border made it look home made and that it interrupted the visual flow of the site, something I definitely don't want....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 02-26-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Chilehead
Another website update

The bad weather provided me some time to do an update to my site. It looked clean but plain before the update, so I decided to change/add a few things. First, I added some review widgets. Next, I...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-22-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chilehead
Good for you! Show us a pic when it's all decked...

Good for you! Show us a pic when it's all decked out.:cool:
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-21-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Chilehead
One degree would take care of everything. Whether...

One degree would take care of everything. Whether a bachelor's or master's, make sure you major in Business Administration and minor in Horticulture. With this degree you're basically saying that...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Chilehead
Not a bad mower, really. I think the ZT-2800...

Not a bad mower, really. I think the ZT-2800 transaxles will be the first thing to really just break. With proper care, and no sudden start/stops (read: don't drive you mower like a drag racer) you...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-19-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Chilehead
The Charlotte, NC Metro is a good market. If I...

The Charlotte, NC Metro is a good market. If I were you, a reasonable goal as a solo operator would be to acquire a total of 40 accounts this year. Mowing weekly, that's 8 lawns a day Mon-Fri, with...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-19-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Chilehead
Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 02-18-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Chilehead
I like the current design. If you want to tone it...

I like the current design. If you want to tone it down, make the grass a darker green, re-color the mowers to be more tru-to-life, and use day-glo orange for the text. Also go to the Esigns web site...
Forum: General Talk 02-18-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Chilehead
It will. If saving is the same as earning, a...

It will. If saving is the same as earning, a tight right will allow you to save right into a nice nest egg.
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