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Forum: General Talk 04-03-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By Ducke
No mowing here still have foot or so of snow to...

No mowing here still have foot or so of snow to go yet.
:D
Forum: General Talk 03-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ducke
I will post it via Hootsuite to all my social...

I will post it via Hootsuite to all my social Media accounts
Forum: General Talk 02-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,622
Posted By Ducke
I have an rock quarry close by that is doing back...

I have an rock quarry close by that is doing back fill in some of their old pits.
I haul my 7x 12 trailer full and dump it for $25.00 once a week sometimes twice
cost me $400.00 last year in dumping...
Forum: General Talk 02-23-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By Ducke
You need to hook up with a Bank or foreclosure...

You need to hook up with a Bank or foreclosure type business to get lots of this kind of work.
Then you need to get smart at recycling, I did a few of theses got paid to haul the junk but made even...
Forum: General Talk 02-23-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Ducke
Avarage for me is 4500 sqft.

Avarage for me is 4500 sqft.
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ducke
I like that what a great way to think out of the...

I like that what a great way to think out of the box.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 02-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By Ducke
The only problem I had with Google Ads was I was...

The only problem I had with Google Ads was I was getting hits from people that didn't live anywhere near me and each one cost me.
I did it for $100.00 which I got for free from Google but didn't...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,416
Posted By Ducke
well it all ready has . The guy with the coffee...

well it all ready has . The guy with the coffee shops has already asked me to quote him for his shop mantenance and one other home owner has asked me to quote their lawn
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,717
Posted By Ducke
65 trucks ?... Lots of talk but no proof to back...

65 trucks ?... Lots of talk but no proof to back it up.

(Don't take this the wrong way Steve I love the forum and 99% of the members but I have to say this to this guy)

If you have a company that...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-06-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,416
Posted By Ducke
I am going to go with the window sign and card...

I am going to go with the window sign and card display at the stores next season. I only just got my business cards today lol it all just flew together this year. I got a call on Friday morning and...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ducke
Online business. Maybe parts distribution or...

Online business. Maybe parts distribution or wholesale landscape supplies. Not really sure yet. I have been talking to a couple of manufactures but it two years off and anything can happen. Hey I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-06-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,717
Posted By Ducke
the problem with $25.00 mows is the next dim with...

the problem with $25.00 mows is the next dim with redneck with a car and a mower will charge $15.00 and so on and so on.
I re read the thread and I don't see Insurance or licensing mentioned or...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,515
Posted By Ducke
I started my company with a rebuilt Sears mower...

I started my company with a rebuilt Sears mower that I got at the curb, It lasted a season with lots of TLC and duct tape LOL .
I still have it in the shop somewhere.
But I would never go back to a...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-06-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,717
Posted By Ducke
Tennessee Figures.

Tennessee Figures.
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-06-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,440
Posted By Ducke
Well if you have no work you can't grow your...

Well if you have no work you can't grow your company any simpleton should know that.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket your asking for troubleyou learn that in Business 101, first day, first...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,440
Posted By Ducke
Ronnie that is a real eye opener. I have never...

Ronnie that is a real eye opener.
I have never figured out how the price of raisins in China effect the price of unleaded fuel at the pumps in Nova Scotia Canada.

Steve as for the topic of...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-05-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Ducke
Living in the Geat White North of Canada's East...

Living in the Geat White North of Canada's East Coast.
Unless a roof is flat or near flat you don't need to remove the snow .
But with cold temps I think a pressure or steam washer will just make ice...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-05-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,294
Posted By Ducke
Here is my 5 cents worth. (We don't have pennies...

Here is my 5 cents worth. (We don't have pennies in Canada anymore)

I will not unload my mower for any less then $35.00.
For a job like what your describing I would charge $35.00 a visit Cut Trim...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By Ducke
Wow this is a loaded question. In a word...

Wow this is a loaded question.
In a word "Everything"
I am re looking at the company from the ground up.
I have equipment that collects dust that will be sold.
I need a shop. This working out of a...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ducke
Two more years and I am shutting the whole thing...

Two more years and I am shutting the whole thing down.
When I decided to go out on my own in 2011 I set 5 years as my goal work on and build the company the best I can and then close it or sell it...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,717
Posted By Ducke
Man you live in a pipe dream . All I see in the...

Man you live in a pipe dream . All I see in the above post is crash and burn
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-05-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,717
Posted By Ducke
If you came into this town and started offering...

If you came into this town and started offering $25.00 cuts you wouldn't last a month. You would be run out of town on a rail and I would be leading the way. $25.00 cuts dose noone any good they are...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-05-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,717
Posted By Ducke
$25.00 X60 = $1500 x26 mows (Approx) =$39000.00 a...

$25.00 X60 = $1500 x26 mows (Approx) =$39000.00 a little shy od $60K
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-05-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,416
Posted By Ducke
Steve I started a second company this year...

Steve I started a second company this year "Ducke's Seasonal Decor"
I put the whole thing together in less then a week when the Christmas Decor franchise closed its doors in the middle of Nov I...
Forum: General Talk 01-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,073
Posted By Ducke
plowed 20 hours with a 4 hour nap in the middle....

plowed 20 hours with a 4 hour nap in the middle. so much snow and were just getting started here.
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