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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-11-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By lxarth
This. Just ask. And don't be afraid to turn...

This. Just ask.

And don't be afraid to turn down work that is lower then you want to accept.
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-10-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By lxarth
Many bookkeeping software's offer invoicing. ...

Many bookkeeping software's offer invoicing. They are usually simple, but with an invoice, you want it simple and clean.

The QuickBooks software I use allows them to pay online with a credit card...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-10-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By lxarth
@Chilehead: Were you dealing directly with the...

@Chilehead: Were you dealing directly with the post office or was this more like dealing with a property management company?

I've had dealings with property management company who want before,...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-10-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By lxarth
I've had the opportunity to bid a number of...

I've had the opportunity to bid a number of apartment complexes, and I thought I had a good bid. But I was about double when they currently paid. Granted, they didn't like their current company...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-10-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By lxarth
While this company does offer credit card...

While this company does offer credit card processing, this is specifically just for auto-debiting customers.

I use QuickBooks Pro, which allows me to bill my customers (I choose to bill monthly). ...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-08-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By lxarth
You just have to compare prices. When I...

You just have to compare prices.

When I started out my first trailer was a simple 4x8 with wooden sides. The kind you get from Harbor Freight or Bi-Mart. It was $100, and that's what I could...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-06-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By lxarth
We are saying the same thing. At the end of the...

We are saying the same thing. At the end of the month I will have either a $20 minimum transaction fee (and a $10 service fee)...or a 1.25% transaction fee (and a $10 service fee). And lets ignore...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-06-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By lxarth
I don't have to deal with anything like that in...

I don't have to deal with anything like that in my area. Any septic tanks are buried, so the ground is level.

My advice, if you don't have the right mower for it, is to use the smaller mower on...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-06-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By lxarth
Anyone have experiance with Hustler Trimstar?

I got an email from a dealer today that they will be dropping the line and so have a Hustler Trimstar 54". Last years model with a 23hp Kawasaki engine and electric start.

He said he is selling it...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By lxarth
I haven't looked too hard into this. Just...

I haven't looked too hard into this. Just thought I would see if anyone else is doing this. It would make sense if I just raised my price by $20+ and then tell people that if they sign up they get...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-03-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By lxarth
ACH Debit Package

Does anyone use an ACH Debit process with your customers?

For those who doesn't know what I'm referring to, the process would give you permission, in writing from your customers, to auto-debit their...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-29-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By lxarth
Right, they do take their cut. And less if you...

Right, they do take their cut. And less if you have your own insurance.

Most of the time the customer wants it cut within a couple of days, and if you can't do that they give it to another...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-29-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By lxarth
For some reason a bunch of asterisks popped up...

For some reason a bunch of asterisks popped up from the copy/paste.

For the most part my customers sign back up every year. It's always a gamble with ones I've only had for a single season, but...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-29-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By lxarth
I've used TaskEasy. I'd have to say...I don't...

I've used TaskEasy. I'd have to say...I don't like them. Now for the explanations on why I don't like them.

They are geared towards "Customers Satisfaction" first...not "Contractor Satisfaction". ...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-29-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By lxarth
I’m sending this letter because not so long ago...

I’m sending this letter because not so long ago you we were providing landscape maintenance for you. It is approaching what we like to call the “growing season”, where the lawn, shrubs, and trees are...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-17-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By lxarth
I just installed two Trimmer Traps on my trailer....

I just installed two Trimmer Traps on my trailer. Love the free space and not having to constantly move the blowers out of the way. But I'm always looking in the mirror and worrying that they might...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-17-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By lxarth
The last time I hired a marketing company it was...

The last time I hired a marketing company it was a total ripoff. I'm not trying to riff on Breadcrumb, I'm just very leery outsourcing anything anymore.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By lxarth
Right now a larger mower would only work on the...

Right now a larger mower would only work on the properties I use the 36" on. But even so...a 48" might be overkill on a 1/4-acre of grass. I think the biggest I have right now is about 1/3-acre...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-30-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By lxarth
Geez, that's a lot of loss! I am guilty of not...

Geez, that's a lot of loss!

I am guilty of not checking my equipment. It's the reason I broke one. I hadn't been checking the oil as often as I guess I should have.

I think a simple daily...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 12-30-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By lxarth
I plan to do aggressive door-to-door canvassing...

I plan to do aggressive door-to-door canvassing in late February. And then probably again 6-8 weeks later.

Once people start thinking about having to mow the lawn, then they start thinking they...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By lxarth
I ordered the parts yesterday. It'll probably be...

I ordered the parts yesterday. It'll probably be next week when I get them, so my brother and I will sit down and fix it. I'll take a few pictures of the process so maybe it will help people out if...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-30-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By lxarth
Most of my equipment is bought used. Since I'm...

Most of my equipment is bought used. Since I'm not super busy all the time it allows me to hunt for a good deal.

So right now I have:
36" Scag hydro walk-behind
21" Toro Commercial
21" Honda...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-30-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By lxarth
My original 36" hydro was purchased because it's...

My original 36" hydro was purchased because it's what I found and what I could afford. It was bought used, and was only like $800, and was running fine until user error broke up.

Most of my lots...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By lxarth
I'm not sure why I would sell the old one to buy...

I'm not sure why I would sell the old one to buy a new one, then to save money to buy another backup. Wouldn't it be smarter to just buy a new one and keep the old one as the backup?

So buying new,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-26-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By lxarth
I took a long break from the forum, though I...

I took a long break from the forum, though I still lurked a lot and used the calculators. I'm kinda in and out.

I've been busy which is why I haven't been on as much. I went from a small 4x8 Harbor...
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