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Forum: General Business Discussions 01-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,533
Posted By jrwalker333
Dealing with non paying customers

First and foremost agree with Steve, in any business there is always people who do not pay either on time or at all. I personally have been in this industry for over 35 years and have had...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-26-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By jrwalker333
Thanks for your response, as far as the % that...

Thanks for your response, as far as the % that TaskEasy takes from the sale I was told it is 14% and Plowz & Mowz is about 30% I do not like giving up any percent of sale, although (we all do this...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By jrwalker333
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz (Questions)

Looking for reviews or experiences with other contractors that have previous work experience with either TaskEasy or Plowz & Mowz Companies.

I have talked with both companies in recent weeks...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-08-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,617
Posted By jrwalker333
Thanks for the responses, as far as checking whom...

Thanks for the responses, as far as checking whom supposedly turned us in of course we already know it is a competitor of ours locally. No fines as we are already licensed by them in numerous other...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,617
Posted By jrwalker333
Landscapers Required Nursery Dealer License

Hello,

I was wanting to know if anybody has been required to obtain a Dealer Nursery License for just planting shrubs or trees? The reason I ask is we are fully state registered, licensed with the...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-09-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By jrwalker333
We just sent out a small direct mail campaign(...

We just sent out a small direct mail campaign( soliciting new clients for lawn fertilize accounts). This was over 5000 pcs all letters. Then it snows over a foot two days later, what a fluke. Then...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-09-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,431
Posted By jrwalker333
We have been using this concept for awhile as...

We have been using this concept for awhile as well. *We have literature in animal hospitals featuring a brochure about us offering flea and tick programs and the back side offers service listing we...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-09-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Musician, Chuck, Thanks for response sorry for...

Musician, Chuck,

Thanks for response sorry for my very late reply. I joined two chambers the first of March they offered me a dual chamber membership at a great rate. I also qualified for using a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-12-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,591
Posted By jrwalker333
Oliver, How much is it for each shirt including...

Oliver, How much is it for each shirt including ther cost of the shirt??

Like the 50/cotton 50 poly. in the (1x and 2x sizes),I just got pricing emailed today from my regular supplier and I thought...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-12-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Chuck, what type of fees did you have to pay ??...

Chuck, what type of fees did you have to pay ?? Here it is based on your business size number of employees (ex) under 3 employees first year would be $440.00 and goes up from there. I think over 100...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-31-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Steve, yes I was working when I was approached by...

Steve, yes I was working when I was approached by Wal-mart management and said that they would really like to discuss opportunities with me, said they had been in a few times and said they were very...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-31-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Steve, about advertising, for hiring or open...

Steve, about advertising, for hiring or open positions. If you have a shop (store front) you could always have a sign up to draw in potential applicants, you could also have a referral program for...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-31-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Steve, to answer your question, I do not really...

Steve, to answer your question, I do not really think that I struggled with either. If I had to pick one I would say it would have been probably , hiring and managing the second crew. Although, even...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-30-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,331
Posted By jrwalker333
Hi Steve, I did some searching today when I had...

Hi Steve,

I did some searching today when I had a chance to and I was suprised to see alot of available domain names that I could use, with (ex) citylawnservice.com etc, a few of those I may try to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-30-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Hi Steve, they did not really focus on that, but...

Hi Steve, they did not really focus on that, but if you listened between the lines so to speak ,you will see that is how this guy in paticular has grown his business with different sectors of key...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-30-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,540
Posted By jrwalker333
I would say that you are correct and more or less...

I would say that you are correct and more or less they want a portfolio of your business, similiar to a resume listing yourself as the owner your experience your credentials, licensing, copies of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-30-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,331
Posted By jrwalker333
Hi Andy, and Steve, good information from both...

Hi Andy, and Steve, good information from both nice to know of someone that has other info. about numbers and response. I was some what interested in possibly obtaining a number like that but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-29-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,331
Posted By jrwalker333
How effective are the vanity phone numbers? Do...

How effective are the vanity phone numbers? Do any of you currently use either of the ones above and if so what are the approximate cost for your zip code?? Was recently at a marketing seminar...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-29-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Hi steve more good thoughts, I am not sure on the...

Hi steve more good thoughts, I am not sure on the first two questions. I would personally think that not to many leaders do the actual service after maybe initial start or idea, and probably dont...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-27-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Steve, more good information, after reading your...

Steve, more good information, after reading your last post I thought of another company that I know of In our area a nursery center as well as landscape contractor and everyone is always talking (...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-27-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
Hi Steve, I am not sure to answer your...

Hi Steve, I am not sure to answer your questions,companies our size probably rarely do community programs, the largest companies in our area, I would say have some involvement. I know about, and they...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-27-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,791
Posted By jrwalker333
Hi Steve, I may have some of the pictures of some...

Hi Steve, I may have some of the pictures of some jobs and some equipment most of the pictures I would of had from first ventur my x would have and I don't talk to her for obvious reasons. Pictures...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-26-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,103
Posted By jrwalker333
Hi Patrick, I have a brother that lives in...

Hi Patrick, I have a brother that lives in Matthews N.C. he has a small business there Walker Lawn Care you might get some local advise from him, if he is even close to you?? I am in the Ohio area...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-26-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,552
Posted By jrwalker333
The BBB did not supply me with information...

The BBB did not supply me with information pertaining to inquiries, just stated we had over 40?

The community involvment question: I think that the small community that I presently just relocated to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-26-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,791
Posted By jrwalker333
Larry and Steve thanks for advice, very good...

Larry and Steve thanks for advice, very good thoughts from both of you.

To answer Steves questions :

First as far as friends that became millionaires, not to my knowledge did any of them have the...
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