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Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-31-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,174
Posted By armowing
i started out that way. Brand new ZTR 50 at...

i started out that way. Brand new ZTR 50 at $3500. With just 257 hours on it it blew and Cub basically told to go to hell. Never again. Just like some ppl said since MTD took over its just junk. By a...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 06-30-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,417
Posted By armowing
I have just one of those. I'm still only in 2nd...

I have just one of those. I'm still only in 2nd year but she drives me nuts!
Every time i go to service her she has a complaint. It's not short enough; my weedeating is uneven. I didn't pick up a...
Forum: Promote your products or services 09-01-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,570
Posted By armowing
I haven't thought about offering this to...

I haven't thought about offering this to customers but ran into a situation like this at home. Dryer stopped working found bad heating element. When I got to the store to buy the replacement part,...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-01-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,148
Posted By armowing
NEVER, EVER would I compromise a customer. I...

NEVER, EVER would I compromise a customer. I would break my back if need be to make sure my customer is satisfied.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-28-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,148
Posted By armowing
GOOD GOD, NO!!! I didn't mean for it to come...

GOOD GOD, NO!!! I didn't mean for it to come across like that. Just yesterday I pulled a rather large shrup stump from a customers yard and didn't say a word. He called me today and asked what he...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-27-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,148
Posted By armowing
I love repairing anything! That is what I do for...

I love repairing anything! That is what I do for a living (lawn care is my other job). I have always liked trying to figure out how to make something work again or even make it better.
As far as...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-25-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,148
Posted By armowing
I don't "LOVE" mowing lawns! I love being...

I don't "LOVE" mowing lawns! I love being outdoors. I "like" doing yard work. But most important: "I LOVE MONEY"!!! I am in this to make money. If you claim your not, STOP immediatly. I mean, come...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-10-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,696
Posted By armowing
My 2 cents: If all you do residential and on a...

My 2 cents:
If all you do residential and on a weekly basis, plus the fact you don't mind the pull start, I would say go for it.
Forum: General Talk 08-06-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By armowing
WHAT!?!?!? Thast kind of professionalism and care...

WHAT!?!?!? Thast kind of professionalism and care to get his lawn just right and he barks at $25????
I hope you pick up some biz elsewhere so you can tell him to go where the sun don't shine.
I...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-06-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,713
Posted By armowing
Hmmm.... This would be a huge job for me as well....

Hmmm....
This would be a huge job for me as well. Ok so here is what i would do:
Since your only trimming and mowing the front yard(average size) I would charge $25 each. Now, that's "ONLY" $1075.00...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,830
Posted By armowing
Average size home i get $30. I don't do two...

Average size home i get $30. I don't do two stories. Too high for me.
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-03-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,830
Posted By armowing
Gutter cleaning is soooo easy. Use your blower...

Gutter cleaning is soooo easy. Use your blower and just your hands. Takes 5 min to do an average house(single story). I blow them out before I mow and then clean up is a breeze.
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,464
Posted By armowing
I'm with Steve on this one. I just took RUSH...

I'm with Steve on this one. I just took RUSH delivery for 500 business cards from VISTAPRINT for the low price of $21.85. Cards look good and sometimes you can get a buy one get one free (I did).
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-03-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By armowing
Residential customers are easy enough to draw up...

Residential customers are easy enough to draw up a quick contract. It will protect you as well as the customer and there won't none of this: "I don't need it mowed this week" crap. I have contracts...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-03-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By armowing
I have some friends that have the kawa motors and...

I have some friends that have the kawa motors and one of them has almost1300 hours on his.
Forum: General Talk 08-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By armowing
Well, it was residential Craftsman 42" rider. I...

Well, it was residential Craftsman 42" rider. I had it for years. Now i have a cub cadet that should last me for 800+ hours. It is a 50RZT and I used it today for the first time on 3 of my accounts....
Forum: General Talk 08-02-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By armowing
I've been around the forum for a while now. Just...

I've been around the forum for a while now. Just didn't have time to get on lately. I started my biz at the 1st of july and have 7 contracted and and one on an will call basis. I am very happy with...
Forum: General Talk 08-02-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By armowing
Bee around for a it. Just didn't have time to get...

Bee around for a it. Just didn't have time to get on here. But since you asked your usual question:

Most of my biz is from word of mouth advertising.
I have done the flyer thing and got some...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-02-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By armowing
Don't Do It!

Spend the extra $500 and buy the 50 Cub from Home depot. It a much better machine. 22HP Kaw motor and easier to handle. Trust me I know just got done doing all the research and testing them out.
Forum: General Talk 08-02-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By armowing
Pulled the trigger

Well, after being in biz for just a month my riding mower gave out on me. After looking for ever and everywhere i finally decided to buy the 50" ZRT from cub. Like it alot so far. Took me just a...
Forum: General Talk 06-30-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,727
Posted By armowing
Awsome!!!

MAn i needed that! LMAO
Forum: General Talk 06-30-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,118
Posted By armowing
What an IDIOT!!!

I mean, DAMN! $12.99!?!?!? wow, what money losing deal for poor Brian!!
And yes, it DOES sound like a pizza special.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-25-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,714
Posted By armowing
More Questions from AR

OK, so i found a TON of very, very valuable information here. I mean a contract, a couple of flyers, more info than I can process,but a few questions remain:
1. Do I bill the customer after the month...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-13-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,141
Posted By armowing
Well, start small; try to get customers in my...

Well, start small; try to get customers in my small hometown first; equipment is ok for now; GET INSURANCE (will have to wait a couple of weeks); make business cards; make a flyer; go door to door;...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-11-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,141
Posted By armowing
Complete Noob

Hello all

I'm located in Beebe, AR and have been contemplating about starting my own business. I ran across this site and have found some valuable info. I also have a close friend who does Lawn Care...
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