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Forum: General Talk 08-25-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,902
Posted By NewLeafca
The plain text ones that I have posted under farm...

The plain text ones that I have posted under farm & garden haven't gotten a lot of response. The HTML ones under farm & garden have made me busy. I also have posted 2 ads under labor section. These...
Forum: Community Assistance 08-25-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,108
Posted By NewLeafca
I had somewhat of the same problem I think when I...

I had somewhat of the same problem I think when I started. The welcome email I got though sent me to a place where I could customize settings and it let me change the way I few threads. So this may...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,743
Posted By NewLeafca
Replacing a head gasket is not all that hard I...

Replacing a head gasket is not all that hard I agree. However it was leaking antifreeze through plugs 1 and 3. This usually means that there is machine work to be done and possibly valve problems...
Forum: General Talk 08-23-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,902
Posted By NewLeafca
For anyone interested you can go to...

For anyone interested you can go to http://www.deliverysuccess.com/ and create a free HTML ad for Craigslist. They do have costume ads available also for $30 but there free ones work just as well....
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-21-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,743
Posted By NewLeafca
The Saga continues

Well got the news on my truck today. It is as I feared, a blown head gasket. It will cost around $2100.00 to fix it. My old truck is a 1992 Ford Ranger. It is not a bad truck but I think the towing...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-19-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,254
Posted By NewLeafca
I am assuming that you are not giving up your...

I am assuming that you are not giving up your full time job. It's just that the government is now cutting back and you are looking for a few extra bucks. If this is correct then I would just start...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-19-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,134
Posted By NewLeafca
Checked with the insurance company today about...

Checked with the insurance company today about the policy. The good news is that because I found the trailer and have a police report for a recovered stolen vehicle that speeds things up. So will be...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-19-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,134
Posted By NewLeafca
I have a Trailerguard ELS alarm system on it. It...

I have a Trailerguard ELS alarm system on it. It is solar powered with a backup backup battery. There is a control box on the inside of the trailer that looks like...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-19-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,134
Posted By NewLeafca
The towing company said they could tow it for...

The towing company said they could tow it for $55.00 hook up fee and $5.00 a mile. So it would have come out to around $130.00 for them to tow it. I thought I would save money by just renting and...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-18-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,134
Posted By NewLeafca
Yes I do have insurance however I don't have the...

Yes I do have insurance however I don't have the coverage I thought I was getting. Lesson #1 if you don't understand all the legalize in the insurance forms get someone who does.

So basically the...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-18-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,134
Posted By NewLeafca
Angry It's all gone

I was doing great and my week was full. Had just gotten 2 new commercial clients. Updated all my equipment and had a new enclosed trailer. Life was good until....

Driving back home my truck broke...
Forum: General Talk 08-11-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,402
Posted By NewLeafca
The center is on a main road that is very busy. I...

The center is on a main road that is very busy. I am hopping that as people drive buy and see the transformation they will like it. I always park my truck and trailer where my name and logo can be...
Forum: General Talk 08-11-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,402
Posted By NewLeafca
Sorry pics didn't come out in first one. All the...

Sorry pics didn't come out in first one. All the red fan palms are coming out and will be replaced with other more colorful plants.
Forum: General Talk 08-10-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,402
Posted By NewLeafca
New Project hopping to bring in more buisness

I have been slammed lately which is a good thing. I recently got a call from a non profit group here in town. They have a fender museum and offer discount and free music lessons to kids in need....
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-06-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Poll: LLC or DBA?
Views: 2,871
Posted By NewLeafca
Forget LLC just go as DBA. There is no real...

Forget LLC just go as DBA. There is no real advantage to being an LLC if you are on your own. The only advantage of an LLC is if you have partners in your company. So go with DBA and insurance and...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-24-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,196
Posted By NewLeafca
I have a Trailerguard ELS alarm. It is nice...

I have a Trailerguard ELS alarm. It is nice because it is solar-powered. The alarm is in a steel enclosure to make it weather proof. It has an adjustable vibration sensor and it also has hardwired...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,058
Posted By NewLeafca
Here in CA you do not charge sales tax on...

Here in CA you do not charge sales tax on services. You do have to charge sales tax on everything else. So if you are doing a mulching job and "sell" the mulch to the client you have to charge sales...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-24-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,196
Posted By NewLeafca
It all depends on what you have. I have an...

It all depends on what you have. I have an enclosed trailer now also. We have a carport and I have a large work shed at the end of the carport. At night when I am done I back the trailer into the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-10-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,837
Posted By NewLeafca
It could be several things. Do you know what...

It could be several things. Do you know what model it is? Is it a manual lever clutch or a electronic clutch?
Forum: General Talk 07-06-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,753
Posted By NewLeafca
We had a great 4th. My brother and his family...

We had a great 4th. My brother and his family came over and I cooked all morning. I love to cook but I really love to cook outdoors. I have built my own barbecue and smoker complete with side burners...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-06-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,043
Posted By NewLeafca
Yes how high and also will it cut palm trees? My...

Yes how high and also will it cut palm trees? My first pruner extended out far but was not tough enough for palms
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-06-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,012
Posted By NewLeafca
Might not be professional buy you might get a lot...

Might not be professional buy you might get a lot of cougars calling you :eek:. Sorry Steve I know this is a family show.

Any way my slogan is We'll make your neighbors green with envy.

Some that...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-06-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,367
Posted By NewLeafca
I am also wondering about this. I am looking to...

I am also wondering about this. I am looking to maybe buy some used commercial equipment but have doubts and questions. Usually commercial equipment are like rental cars and have been used long and...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-06-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,038
Posted By NewLeafca
If you have an adjustable carburetor and turning...

If you have an adjustable carburetor and turning the "H" needle out 1/4-1/2 turn has no effect you will need to remove the carb and soak and service it. If the riching of the needle does have...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,910
Posted By NewLeafca
Well first off yes for some small lawns I only...

Well first off yes for some small lawns I only charge $40.00. However, I have received 5 new clients from my ad and they all are paying $70.00 a month for service. I know some think I am underbidding...
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