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Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Billy Goat
Welcome Homey, I'm from Maryland also, Anne...

Welcome Homey, I'm from Maryland also, Anne Arundel County. You will learn alot from this forum just by reading posts from various threads. Ask questions from time to time and hope you get the...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-11-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By Billy Goat
Thanks for your comment... Knowledge and wisdom...

Thanks for your comment... Knowledge and wisdom in this business doesn't happen overnight, I'm slowly getting there as I make my own mistakes along the way. I work hard to keep my loyal customers...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-10-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By Billy Goat
I still can not figure all this out on how to...

I still can not figure all this out on how to give a reasonable estimate based on "What the market will bear". Its not like I can drive around to compare what everyone is charging for lawn service...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By Billy Goat
Charge what the market will bear

I'm curious... What is your 2 cents on this statement, "Charge what the market will bear". Does that even mean anything when we are all out there doing estimates? For me, I don't even know what the...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-05-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Billy Goat
I been lucky and will have leaf removal jobs up...

I been lucky and will have leaf removal jobs up to Christmas. I have a few customers that pay all year long so that should help this winter. Last year I got a few leaf removal jobs in January and...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Billy Goat
GPS trackers for equipment

It is hard to keep track of everything when you are working at several locations each day. Someone could easily steal something while you are working in a customer's backyard. Would be nice to keep...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 12-02-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Billy Goat
Hiring Subs over Temps

I read a few past threads on this subject but want to get some up to date opinions on the subject. Being a one man army can be overwhelming at times. My schedule is typically booked day to day. ...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 11-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By Billy Goat
I have one other tip. Check your profile if you...

I have one other tip. Check your profile if you stopped getting requests for estimates. For some reason all my services I had checked, were unchecked.
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,851
Posted By Billy Goat
A valid point... So I guess, I'm stuck between...

A valid point... So I guess, I'm stuck between the throat cutter and the giant.
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-18-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,851
Posted By Billy Goat
What a 180 on this subject, I finally realized,...

What a 180 on this subject, I finally realized, this is a seesaw effect. All of us so-called low ballers out there, underbidding each others accounts doesn't really matter when a lawn care giant...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,851
Posted By Billy Goat
Back in 2009 I was a victim of the economic...

Back in 2009 I was a victim of the economic crisis. I had one of those nice comfortable rut jobs with overtime, paid benefits and 6 weeks of vacation each year. After being laid off for 2 years, I...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,752
Posted By Billy Goat
I'm a fan of the Echo 770T. Retails for $500. ...

I'm a fan of the Echo 770T. Retails for $500. Replacement parts are easy to get also.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Billy Goat
Your website looks professional. Every little...

Your website looks professional. Every little bit helps when getting your name out there but be very careful when you start to advertise over the internet. Having a professional look is great but...
Forum: General Talk 10-30-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By Billy Goat
This is my 2 cents on this subject: Lawn...

This is my 2 cents on this subject:

Lawn Service/Maintenance
Lawn service primary maintains your property by lawn mowing, trimming, edging. Other services may include, triming/pruning of hedges...
Forum: General Talk 10-28-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By Billy Goat
Some do snow removal in the north and some can...

Some do snow removal in the north and some can still do lawn service all year in the south. The rest of us are in the gray area. Not enough snow to justify the added expense for equipment and...
Forum: General Talk 10-25-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,770
Posted By Billy Goat
Just like mowing properties, many factors need to...

Just like mowing properties, many factors need to take into consideration when estimating leaf removal. Leaf removal can be very time-consuming depending how your customer wants the leaves removed...
Forum: General Talk 10-23-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Billy Goat
Hold your ground... Stick to your minimum. If...

Hold your ground... Stick to your minimum. If they find someone cheaper, then so be it. Just stay professional about it, try not to burn any bridges.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By Billy Goat
The 1 million coverage is the best to start with,...

The 1 million coverage is the best to start with, they have a 500k policy but really not that much more to have the 1M. For $500 a year is not bad, that is just over $40 a month. I look at as doing...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By Billy Goat
Starting a legit business is very time consuming,...

Starting a legit business is very time consuming, it will take months to do it by yourself. You can pay lawyers and accountants, to do the leg work to speed things up but like most getting into this...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-13-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,138
Posted By Billy Goat
I use a Trac Vac system.

I use a Trac Vac system.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By Billy Goat
As you grow and get more accounts you will become...

As you grow and get more accounts you will become more strict with your preferred payment policy. For now you feel like some of your customers are taking advantage of you. I tell potential new...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-08-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By Billy Goat
In the beginning, you see the dollar signs in...

In the beginning, you see the dollar signs in your head when you think you can do X amount of lawns in a day/week. Getting the account is one thing but, getting paid is another. Remember, the lawn...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,138
Posted By Billy Goat
Each property is a little different depending on...

Each property is a little different depending on how often the customer wants their yard done and what to do with the leaves after cleanup. I'm very lucky to live in a county where we have weekly...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-04-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,138
Posted By Billy Goat
Leaf removal is a money maker for me. I would do...

Leaf removal is a money maker for me. I would do fall all season long if I could but it only last for 2 months. Get yourself a category 3 hurricane backpack blower and let the money blow in your...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-23-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,195
Posted By Billy Goat
Well its been over a year since I posted this...

Well its been over a year since I posted this thread. I did purchase a time master at home depot and used it the last two summers. I have the pros and cons. As far as the pros, this thing is great...
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