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Forum: General Talk Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Chilehead
They are ruined.

They are ruined.
Forum: General Business Discussions Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Chilehead
Nuclear question there, Steve.:D The "average"...

Nuclear question there, Steve.:D The "average" LCO clearly takes over 3 years because the trend here for the last dozen years I've been in business is for newbies to go out of business by year 2. You...
Forum: General Business Discussions Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Chilehead
I tried everything short of small claims. Taking...

I tried everything short of small claims. Taking the USPS to court is like telling them that they (court) have to punish themselves (USPS). It's just not going to go my way. I am confident that I...
Forum: General Talk Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Poll: Just Quit?
Views: 146
Posted By Chilehead
My experience has taught me that as long as you...

My experience has taught me that as long as you are competent and dependable, most clients will cut you slack if you're late mowing due to illness. Just call them ahead of time, and that will smooth...
Forum: General Talk Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Poll: Just Quit?
Views: 146
Posted By Chilehead
I'm sure everyone has thought about quitting at...

I'm sure everyone has thought about quitting at one time or another. The reasons you list are as common to your enterprise as they are to every business in existence or out of existence.....they just...
Forum: General Business Discussions Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Chilehead
The contract was originally for several local...

The contract was originally for several local post offices. Payment terms were net 30. Before after pics were required for each/every job session. Upon submitting pics and invoice for first month's...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-29-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Chilehead
Crunch time 2015!

So here I am, stuck inside on a beautiful winter day with the flu. Thus, I chose today to wrap up all the administrative mathematical calculations that will make it possible for me to be on my A-game...
Forum: General Talk 01-29-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Chilehead
Landscapers from hell!!

Don't know if this has been posted or not, but should be viewed regardless. This video is a prime example of how NOT to behave, and also an example of how bad behavior can tarnish the professional...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-28-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Chilehead
I have only gotten burned doing government...

I have only gotten burned doing government contracts.....not getting payed. Also, under no circumstance would I ditch 100 residential clients. Instead, I would treat my residentials like gold. You'll...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-28-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By Chilehead
Let me tell you one of the great things about...

Let me tell you one of the great things about Gary P....he is a patriot. His mowers were 100% American. American steel manufactured in American steel mills, assembled in North Carolina. You don't see...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 01-28-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,094
Posted By Chilehead
Try your local medium-duty truck dealers.

Try your local medium-duty truck dealers.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-26-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By Chilehead
I don't know the particulars, but I recall one of...

I don't know the particulars, but I recall one of their investors went under and that caused a cash crunch.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 01-24-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,094
Posted By Chilehead
I am assuming you live in a northern state. When...

I am assuming you live in a northern state. When I lived in Ohio, I never saw a truck like the one you have pictured. In Georgia, they are everywhere. The body is generally referred to as a...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By Chilehead
I actually corresponded with Gary Partridge of...

I actually corresponded with Gary Partridge of BOP (owner/founder) a few times....real nice guy. BOP's story is a sad one for everybody. Several years ago, BOP had hit a snag with production. Gary...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-23-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Chilehead
I'll second that!

I'll second that!
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-23-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By Chilehead
There's no way DC is going to sell any of these...

There's no way DC is going to sell any of these units. BOP's original MSRP selling online (no middle man) for their first Quick 36" was $1695.00 if my memory serves me right. It had a B&S consumer...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-22-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By Chilehead
**NEWS FLASH** Dixie Chopper purchased the design...

**NEWS FLASH** Dixie Chopper purchased the design from Better Outdoor Products and has repackaged the mower as the Pursuit for 2015. They are currently for sale. Check out Dixie Chopper's website for...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-21-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Chilehead
Increasing your route density is probably the...

Increasing your route density is probably the number one thing you can do as a solo operator. Other smart moves would be using more productive equipment, upselling your clients add-on services,...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-15-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Chilehead
It's great you use sharp blades....doesn't damage...

It's great you use sharp blades....doesn't damage the turf. What I do is carry an extra 3 sets on my trailer and rotate them out in the field as needed. I only have to sharpen once a week, and my...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 01-14-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By Chilehead
SnapperPro is almost the same as Ferris. The...

SnapperPro is almost the same as Ferris. The factory where they are built is in McDonough, GA...about 15 minutes from my house. They are good machines, but dealer support has been sketchy, at least...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-14-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Chilehead
So here we have different points of view, but...

So here we have different points of view, but both worthy of merit. Here's my two cents:
First, you have to know how many minutes it takes you on average to complete a property from the time you turn...
Forum: General Talk 01-13-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Chilehead
I have not done the research to verifiably answer...

I have not done the research to verifiably answer that question, but I will say that overall visual presentation and clear, concise delivery of information is crucial. My current page is optimized...
Forum: General Talk 01-09-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Chilehead
Personally, my website has been very successful....

Personally, my website has been very successful. I decided to learn HTML/XML code and put that knowledge to good use.
A proper method of marketing would be one that brings in leads. If I was...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-09-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Chilehead
I'll tell ya right now that even if you took them...

I'll tell ya right now that even if you took them to court, you would lose without verifiable proof that you did the work. Your only hope is to handle them CHICAGO STYLE. Go to their front door when...
Forum: General Talk 01-08-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Chilehead
I really don't know. I don't concern myself with...

I really don't know. I don't concern myself with the ins and outs of my competitors, but rather the benchmarks of my local market. Anyone in this industry who is doing it on the fly will be evident...
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