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Forum: General Business Discussions 02-28-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By greenscaper123
Yea i have separate quote forms for individual...

Yea i have separate quote forms for individual services if they just want that. these are for full maintenance customers who are looking for a package deal. Basic is lawn maintenance / spring & fall...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By greenscaper123
New quote forms. Thoughts?

What do you think of my new quote forms?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12-31-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By greenscaper123
Fall Clean Up Estimates

I'm wondering if guys offer estimates for fall clean ups every year on their customers. Usually if a customer doesn't ask for the price I just do it and then bill them for hours worked after the job....
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-14-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,168
Posted By greenscaper123
Lawn in disrepair

This lawn really took a beating over the last few months. We've had good rainfall all year but it just slowly turned to crap. I hear pine needles can be acidic to the soil. Anyone know if thats true?
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-29-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By greenscaper123
I'm confused.. if the guy is asking $4500 but...

I'm confused.. if the guy is asking $4500 but should be asking $15,000 how is that a bad deal. If I'm saving $10,500 on the deal, wouldn't it be a good deal? I'm in Jersey btw. I like the idea of...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-29-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By greenscaper123
What do you think of this deal?

The guy wants $4500 for 40 accounts. They gross about $1100 a week in cutting and can be cut in 10-11 hours with 2 men. Would you take this deal? What contingencies should there be when signing the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By greenscaper123
well i just hired another kid and he seems to be...

well i just hired another kid and he seems to be doing fine. but for the last month I've been supervising the one kid i've had helping me while he passes them out. he works in 4 hour shifts and every...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-31-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By greenscaper123
Possible drainage issue?

This customer is having issues with growing grass in his backyard. Do you think it could be the drainage? My first initial thought was that area just wasn't getting enough sunlight but he seems to...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-30-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By greenscaper123
yea i started offering 3% discount for monthly...

yea i started offering 3% discount for monthly pre-pay and 5% for full season pre-pay. i had 3 of my customers do the full season and one customer do the pre monthly so far. just the 3 customers who...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-29-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By greenscaper123
For the entire 25,000 I'm hoping to pick up 30-40...

For the entire 25,000 I'm hoping to pick up 30-40 lawn maint customers. I haven't followed up on those calls yet but plan on it this week now that the weather is starting to reach the 50s.

They all...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-29-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By greenscaper123
Yea I did 10,000 direct mailing in late feb and...

Yea I did 10,000 direct mailing in late feb and just completed 5,000 door to door all throughout march. Now I have two guys going door to door with 10,000 more cause I don't have the time to do it....
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-28-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By greenscaper123
yea i did a direct mailing for 10,000 in late...

yea i did a direct mailing for 10,000 in late february. that was a huge mistake, way too early. majority of the calls i got were from that 10,000 but nobody wants to commit too early i guess. so i'm...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-27-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By greenscaper123
seems like everyones hurting from it..

seems like everyones hurting from it..
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-27-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,726
Posted By greenscaper123
Northeast Guys

How many accounts have you picked up so far this spring? So far I've passed out 15,000 fliers and have received 17 calls. Only landed one lawn customer and three cleanups so far. I'm in NJ and I'm...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,182
Posted By greenscaper123
i've been doing the same thing actually. i...

i've been doing the same thing actually.

i guess ill just start saving everything i get. my accountant did my taxes this year and was able to go through my bank statements. anything that said it...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-21-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,182
Posted By greenscaper123
Do you save every receipt?

Last year was my first year in business and I mainly only saved the big receipts (ie. truck, trailer, equip etc.) Things like gas receipts, envelopes, business cards I just had my accountant refer to...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-14-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,207
Posted By greenscaper123
Yea I was originally going to put all my services...

Yea I was originally going to put all my services on that sheet but it seemed redundant with them already being listed on the quote sheet and back of my business card as well. I updated the service...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-12-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,207
Posted By greenscaper123
well for one, the presentation is 10x better than...

well for one, the presentation is 10x better than handing someone a piece of carbon copy paper with your chicken scratch on it. it provides so much more information for them to review. they can see a...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-11-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,207
Posted By greenscaper123
no... we're talking about ESTIMATES. those things...

no... we're talking about ESTIMATES. those things you go on after someone responds to to your flyer...????:confused:
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-10-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,207
Posted By greenscaper123
just out of curiosity, how do you find it...

just out of curiosity, how do you find it confusing? i'm looking for perspective. the services listed are a complete list of all the maintenance services I offer. if they request lawn maintenance,...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-10-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,207
Posted By greenscaper123
yea I haven't figured out yet how to write the...

yea I haven't figured out yet how to write the price for snow removal yet.. maybe have a little note section below where I can write for how many inches, not sure. any ideas?

what I've been doing...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-09-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,207
Posted By greenscaper123
I did originally have that on there but I took it...

I did originally have that on there but I took it off because I have all my customers sign service agreements. They are not contracts locking them into any length of service but just an agreement...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-09-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,207
Posted By greenscaper123
Estimates

I'm taking on a new approach to giving my estimates for lawn maintenance. I attached them below. From now on every customer will receive a complete break down of my services and what they consist of....
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-05-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,465
Posted By greenscaper123
I'm working on one now actually

I'm working on one now actually
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-05-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,465
Posted By greenscaper123
Well based on the customers that actually stayed...

Well based on the customers that actually stayed on, which was 14, looking back I would have never paid more than 3000.

When I started the season I had so much fire. I had all these thoughts and...
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