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Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-05-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By fieroboi
I started out with a 4 stroke, and while a friend...

I started out with a 4 stroke, and while a friend told me to go with a two stroke I didn't. Currently we are using two strokes, they hold up much better.


Lloyd
Blue's Yard FX
Camrose, AB
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-03-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By fieroboi
LOL I did pick up on that, thanks for rubbing it...

LOL

I did pick up on that, thanks for rubbing it in. We got 6 inches of wet sticky snow last night and I was out cleaning all day, will finish everyone off tomorrow. Sadly we are well over a month...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-03-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By fieroboi
Let me know how it works out. I'd be interested...

Let me know how it works out. I'd be interested in knowing if there was any issues that arrived.


Lloyd
Blue's Yard FX
Camrose, AB
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-23-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,462
Posted By fieroboi
This is an interesting question. I believe that...

This is an interesting question. I believe that if one wants continued growth, we do need to invest a portion of profit back into business. It is a good business practice to do that. As for the...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-22-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,260
Posted By fieroboi
Missed answering your question in last post. ...

Missed answering your question in last post. Yes, while i didn't do a raffle or anything, we did get some clients names, address and phone numbers for estimates.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-22-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,863
Posted By fieroboi
I have to disagree here, we have had great...

I have to disagree here, we have had great success with offering this as one of our services. While it is a one time deal, it has added to our profile and i've gained some lawn contracts because of...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-22-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,260
Posted By fieroboi
We had a tremendous amount of interest in our...

We had a tremendous amount of interest in our services. With some of our services, we are the only company in town that offers them and my goal was to promote what we do. These services range from...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-21-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,553
Posted By fieroboi
I get mix of both fall and spring. I have spent...

I get mix of both fall and spring. I have spent considerable time educating my clients and getting them to aerate in the fall, that tends to leave my spring open to take on one time areation...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-20-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,109
Posted By fieroboi
Notice the ECHO in this thread. I really can't...

Notice the ECHO in this thread. I really can't add anything new here. This is something you will see every year. Since I've been in business, there are always three or four new guys out in the...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-19-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,216
Posted By fieroboi
Thanks. I'm really looking forward to this year....

Thanks.

I'm really looking forward to this year. From how it has gone thus far, it should exceed my expectations.
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-19-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,260
Posted By fieroboi
Due to the size of the city here, it wasn't any...

Due to the size of the city here, it wasn't any specific kind, had everything from home stuff to ATV's and everything in between. I'm certain that if it was a home and garden one or a home...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-19-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,260
Posted By fieroboi
Trade Shows !!!

We just went through our first ever trade show, this past weekend. I have to admit, I was shocked at the interest we got.

There was lots of exposure, and we got to see many existing clients. My...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-18-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,216
Posted By fieroboi
I started this business because of my love for...

I started this business because of my love for yardwork and being proud of what I can do with a yard. It is something that I find great joy in. I have a sense of great pride when my yard looks...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-18-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By fieroboi
Thanks. That was exactly what the client asked...

Thanks.

That was exactly what the client asked for, I personally would have added a little more as well. She added some potters in a few places for annuals, maybe explained why she only wanted so...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-18-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By fieroboi
We slowly dug around them with a shovel until we...

We slowly dug around them with a shovel until we could loosen up the roots enough to pull them out. Which is why I miscalculated the time, took longer than I expected as we ran into some tough...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-17-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,216
Posted By fieroboi
That is so very true Steve. Everyone deals with...

That is so very true Steve. Everyone deals with things at different paces, but in the end its communication that can really move us forward.

Lloyd
Blue's Yard FX
Camrose, AB
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-15-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By fieroboi
I was very happy with the job, went according to...

I was very happy with the job, went according to plan. Spent half a day longer than I thought, but that was just bad time scheduling in my head for shrub removal.

I did learn that I schedule bigger...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-15-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,398
Posted By fieroboi
Couldn't agree with you more. Your on the right...

Couldn't agree with you more. Your on the right track, took me three years to get to a stage of hiring an employee. Financing equipment is foolish in my books. There is such a thing as renting...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-15-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By fieroboi
Thanks. We removed the stone, old landscape...

Thanks.

We removed the stone, old landscape fabric and shrubs, then installed the curbing, new landscape fabric, shrubs and bark chips. Was a three day project for me and another guy. If I recall...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-15-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By fieroboi
Railway ties?

Railway ties?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-14-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,876
Posted By fieroboi
Thumbs up I don't profess to be an expert, but I can share...

I don't profess to be an expert, but I can share some of my thoughts. I think your on the right track Where I live the website is not of great value to me, so many clients in the demographics here...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-14-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By fieroboi
Cool befores and after

Just a couple of before and after pics. Client hated the trees and bed area, as they were done by ex-wife. Really enjoyed this short project, and she has been one of my best promoters. Her son is...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-14-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,216
Posted By fieroboi
Thanks Steve, It's great to get back here. It's...

Thanks Steve,

It's great to get back here.

It's interesting you asked that. I can't say that the increase of business contributed to any marriage issues. There was a huge correlation to losing my...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-13-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,216
Posted By fieroboi
Not really new, but back again!

Hey all,

I missed this site, it has been a wild ride since my last log in, ten months ago. I had to take a small break as things got very hectic on the homefront here and business was roaring...
Forum: General Talk 02-27-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,372
Posted By fieroboi
I've missed being on here for a while, but this...

I've missed being on here for a while, but this topic is interesting.

I'm running a two man crew plus myself. We are currently looking after approximately 70 yards. This year has been less...
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