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Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-31-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,409
Posted By mmcuttrim
I too have learned by the burn. Everyone is...

I too have learned by the burn. Everyone is correct. You must get these big jobs in writing. I also learned any equipment rental fees must be paid upfront with half of the total labor upfront. ...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-16-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
I'm in the Orlando area. Your idea sounds great....

I'm in the Orlando area. Your idea sounds great. I know a lot of the mobile parks up here use a service for the whole park, but could be something to think about. Just a little
update on the...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 11-22-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,139
Posted By mmcuttrim
Sorry it took so long to reply back, but I did...

Sorry it took so long to reply back, but I did read the post as they came in. It is amazing they need that much sharpening. I am doing about 5 yards a week right now. I guess it just never entered...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 11-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,139
Posted By mmcuttrim
Blade Sharpening Florida Grass and Soil

So I found that my exhaust tube bolts on my zero had come loose. I had lost one and found the other on the ground. I took it in for repair since it is still under warranty. When I went to pick it...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-18-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Yes, when I first started I believe I may have...

Yes, when I first started I believe I may have over thought how to market. I thought it would be good to have different levels of service 1- Standard (basic: Mulch cut, trim, edge, and blow...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-15-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Yes I found out early on what you said to be...

Yes I found out early on what you said to be true. I quickly changed tactics and set up some basic parameters to get prices more in line with the one man operations in my neighborhood. Which covers...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-05-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Steve, Yep I have door magnets on the SUV. I...

Steve,

Yep I have door magnets on the SUV. I also wear a logo t-shirt and hat. I just figure it shows that I am open to new business. I have not hear anything from the prospects as of yet but the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Just another update. Total of 7 accounts all but...

Just another update. Total of 7 accounts all but one want twice a month which is ok right now due to lack of rain / growth. Getting much better with the zero turn, really got the hang of it around...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-28-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Steve and All, I did some quick research before...

Steve and All,

I did some quick research before calling, but could not find anything good or bad about the company so I called. Afterwards, I found the same company using a slightly different name...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-26-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Greetings again all, I just thought I would...

Greetings again all,

I just thought I would update everyone with what has been going on. I now have a total of 5 accounts. 2 that have corner lots. Yep I push cut those a couple of times this...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-11-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Will do! MAKLAWN has been helping out behind the...

Will do! MAKLAWN has been helping out behind the scenes and I am going to put your idea into play about the cloverleafing. I will probably pick up some of your books for downtime reading too. I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-09-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Steve, Usually what happens is that I have...

Steve,

Usually what happens is that I have blanket covered the subdivision with door hangers. All being the same offering the lawn service, a starting price point, and the phone number for a free...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-07-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Steve, The thought of having the equipment "on...

Steve,

The thought of having the equipment "on show" seems to strikes me well. Even though I have the advert on the vehicle while working I don't think it catches the eye as much as having the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-06-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Wow, I didn't even think of Craigslist. I've...

Wow, I didn't even think of Craigslist. I've been a huge ebay'er and craigslist never crossed my mind. That may be huge. My base for up to 5000sq is $20 which is the standard mulch cut, edge,...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-06-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
The advice is well taken LM, as the wife slowed...

The advice is well taken LM, as the wife slowed me down a bit at first. I figured it would look crazy pulling up with a push mower and equipment in the back of an SUV vs. small truck, trailer, and...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By mmcuttrim
Starting New in FL

Greetings All,

I'm starting off very new here in Central Florida. I mean new, currently cutting with a push mower and using my own lawn equipment. I am concerned about buying all the equipment and...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-15-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By mmcuttrim
As long as you are not an "employer" of anyone...

As long as you are not an "employer" of anyone else then it is not required. Already waited on the phone for 20 minutes with the IRS and got that answer. Now on the flip side of that coin you may...
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