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Forum: Community Assistance 09-17-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,112
Posted By golfnpreacher
There are several reasons all tied to keeping my...

There are several reasons all tied to keeping my costs down and my rates affordable.

1 - Non paying customers cause price increase for paying customers.
2 - To keep rates low, cash flow must be...
Forum: Community Assistance 09-15-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,112
Posted By golfnpreacher
I have explained to my customers that they don't...

I have explained to my customers that they don't have to pay at time of service, but they must leave a payment before the next service. I will give them "grace" on the second cut, but payment must...
Forum: General Talk 09-08-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By golfnpreacher
As someone with a history in the trucking...

As someone with a history in the trucking industry I can say with a little practice you can pee in a bottle while sitting in the truck. It is a standard practice you must master if you're a truck...
Forum: General Talk 09-05-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,220
Posted By golfnpreacher
As long as we live in a free market, there will...

As long as we live in a free market, there will be a place for competition. Just as some people shun Wally World because it is impersonal, other flock there because of the price. The same would be...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-04-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,370
Posted By golfnpreacher
For me, the best way to obtain new client is to...

For me, the best way to obtain new client is to load the trailer and cut grass... but cut later in the afternoon so I'm their when people start coming home. Then I simply go door to door. Pardon...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-26-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,009
Posted By golfnpreacher
Let me be the first to say there is a difference...

Let me be the first to say there is a difference between buying USED and buying ABUSED equipment.

But I don't have a problem buying used, letting someone else take the hit on the deprecation of a...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 08-18-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,737
Posted By golfnpreacher
I'm a small fish in a big pond when it comes to...

I'm a small fish in a big pond when it comes to lawn care, but for me working in the afternoon and going door to door has met with great success per contact than any other method. Plus it has the...
Forum: General Talk 08-12-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,304
Posted By golfnpreacher
In similar situations to yours, the transition...

In similar situations to yours, the transition from PT to FT a difficult one to make. This business is easy to get into PT, but not so easy to jump to FT.

My recommendation is this... now, the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-11-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,191
Posted By golfnpreacher
There is a difference between what a person...

There is a difference between what a person charges and what a person makes. On the same yard it is possible that one person would charge $35 and make $25 and another person would have to charge $50...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-02-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,240
Posted By golfnpreacher
My thought was if I wasn't getting paid, then to...

My thought was if I wasn't getting paid, then to file the lien, there would be no reason to file a lien if you were expecting to be paid at closing. However, if the option to delay payment until...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-01-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,240
Posted By golfnpreacher
I thought the idea was people were not getting...

I thought the idea was people were not getting paid, so while it might not get paid until closing, it would indeed be paid. I believe it must be paid in order to have a clear title.

Is is less...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-31-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,240
Posted By golfnpreacher
I wonder if a "mechanic's lien" could be placed...

I wonder if a "mechanic's lien" could be placed against the house for services rendered. I don't have any experience in this type of legal arena, so I'm just raising the question.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-30-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,931
Posted By golfnpreacher
I don't want to rain on the parade, but I will...

I don't want to rain on the parade, but I will offer some advice with this disclaimer, you need to check out the laws in CA.

1 - Most insurance companies state that if you advertise a business on...
Forum: General Talk 07-09-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,114
Posted By golfnpreacher
GREAT MOVIE and a good message in it

GREAT MOVIE and a good message in it
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-06-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,450
Posted By golfnpreacher
Just fueling the fire

I'm not buying the breakdown issue. For me that is more a lack of preventive maintenance rather than equipment failure. I worked in a service industry for over 20 years and we scheduled work to...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-05-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,450
Posted By golfnpreacher
Is it me or is it....

Is it me or am I missing something. Reading through the forums it seems like a lot of people are continually replacing or upgrading their equipment. I don't have any built in opposition to that,...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-03-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,034
Posted By golfnpreacher
What would you do...

This past week I was filling up with gas and this lawn service truck pulled up along side. Now, I was in my personal vehicle, so they had no idea I was getting started in the industry.

We started...
Forum: General Talk 07-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,102
Posted By golfnpreacher
Again, I will start with my disclaimer, I'm new...

Again, I will start with my disclaimer, I'm new to this business, but not business in general, so take my comments for what they are worth.

I'm an old fart (55) and I've noticed a change in the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-03-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By golfnpreacher
I did some checking, an e-mail confirming the...

I did some checking, an e-mail confirming the scope of service, the conditions and time or schedule of service and the price of that service is considered a "contract" if you should go to court.

So,...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-03-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By golfnpreacher
Contracts.. written or not

My thought is to steer away from "paper" contracts with residential customers and would like opinions of those that have "been there, done that"

My thought is that when things appear to legal and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-03-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,680
Posted By golfnpreacher
Any discounted services would be limited in...

Any discounted services would be limited in scope. For example a reduced rate on a single service for a successful referral.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-02-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,680
Posted By golfnpreacher
Just an update

As if anyone reads or cares. I changed my billing procedure this week. I went with Quick Books. Anyway I took some time and sent an invoice to the non-profit I do lawns for.

The person that...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,916
Posted By golfnpreacher
String Trimmer

I'm just wondering.... this is for you seasoned vets of the Lawn Care business, do you use the debris shield that comes on the string trimmer or do you take it off? Or perhaps you've lost it over...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-27-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,306
Posted By golfnpreacher
In my opinion

I mentioned in another thread that I too am new to this, so take it for what it is worth. After 30 years in the professional field I discovered I could tell a lot about someone by how they cared for...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-23-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,680
Posted By golfnpreacher
I'm thinking along two lines right now. First...

I'm thinking along two lines right now. First would be mowing the lawns on either side of the properties I am currently doing. (Most likely this would just be the front, since the rears are in a...
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