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Forum: General Business Discussions 11-09-2010, 11:26 PM
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Posted By larson lawn care
If they are calling me to give them an estimate,...

If they are calling me to give them an estimate, something must have been wrong. So I will ask... "who was taking care of your lawn before?" and usually they will tell me what they didn't like...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-08-2010, 11:49 PM
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Posted By larson lawn care
To get out of a potential bad deal, I will often...

To get out of a potential bad deal, I will often either tell them that the lawn is in too bad of shape for me to handle (which is usually the case if the person is unorganized) If they do not have a...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-07-2010, 08:20 PM
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Posted By larson lawn care
I've gotten pretty good at reading people and...

I've gotten pretty good at reading people and knowing if they are responsible, organized, and honest. I have on numerous occasions declined work due to fear of not getting paid. Obviously I don't...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By larson lawn care
This is a shot in the dark, but issues small...

This is a shot in the dark, but issues small LCO's may not plan for are:

-Drought: It is good to have money stored away for situations where your expected income may be affected.

-Unexpected...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-05-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By larson lawn care
You should always have at least 6 months to a...

You should always have at least 6 months to a year of "emergency fund" stashed away.

By back up plan I meant I will be prepared if my income is or will be effected. But I have a back up plan for...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-04-2010, 11:43 AM
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Posted By larson lawn care
Luckily I had about 35 customers of my own on top...

Luckily I had about 35 customers of my own on top of the investment company so I had something to fall back on the next year but drought hit that year so income was down drastically and I didn't have...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-03-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,220
Posted By larson lawn care
I started my lawn maintenance business in 2003...

I started my lawn maintenance business in 2003 with about 20 clients. The next year I began mowing a lawn for a guy that worked for an investment company. Eventually he asked me if I could mow the...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-02-2010, 11:09 AM
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Posted By larson lawn care
Although it is not fair to the people that pay on...

Although it is not fair to the people that pay on time or even ahead of time, I think it is time to add a small $1.50 fee or so to make up for the one or two people that screw me every year for...
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