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Forum: Community Assistance 04-01-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,957
Posted By thegroundscrew
It all varies on the size of the yard but all my...

It all varies on the size of the yard but all my accounts pay per month because they are on yearly service contracts. So on average per house for just mow, trim, and blow is $126.00. But this is also...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-29-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,182
Posted By thegroundscrew
You can't trust your buyer that they will tell...

You can't trust your buyer that they will tell you how many clients they obtained and then pay you off of that. Say they obtain 20 of your clients and only tell you they obtained ten. You have to...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-28-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,167
Posted By thegroundscrew
Cheese I have to disagree with online marketing....

Cheese I have to disagree with online marketing. I don't think it is cheap at all unless you physically say you are cheap and inexpensive or have a crappy, unprofessional website. But other than that...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-28-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By thegroundscrew
That's awesome to hear. It is important to have...

That's awesome to hear. It is important to have the lowest possible overhead. I'd like to see your setup attached to your bike. Do you mind posting a picture of it? Also, do plan on going full time?...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-25-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,134
Posted By thegroundscrew
Your young. If I were dont work for someone else...

Your young. If I were dont work for someone else because no one likes bosses. Just take it on as a side thing during highschool and college. You'll enjoy it and learn a lot.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-23-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,133
Posted By thegroundscrew
Great to hear that business is booming for you....

Great to hear that business is booming for you. Scag mowers are the most expensive but they are by far the best. We only run scag mowers and i have two of them that have lasted me for four years and...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-13-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,306
Posted By thegroundscrew
Avets Lawn Care you are really doing well with...

Avets Lawn Care you are really doing well with business it appears. I hope your success continue throughout Spring and Summer. What are your secrets? Any advice to offer us? BTW I like the new truck....
Forum: General Talk 03-12-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,823
Posted By thegroundscrew
I also have a 2005 ford f250 and just went to the...

I also have a 2005 ford f250 and just went to the dealership to get new fuel injectors and transmission which cost me $1,950.00. Before I went to the dealership I wanted to save some money so I...
Forum: General Talk 03-05-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,107
Posted By thegroundscrew
Wow that's excellent work you put together. I...

Wow that's excellent work you put together. I wish I could just snag that from you. My favorite part is the text ok spot and the spot for additional notes. This is a great way to keep track of...
Forum: General Talk 03-02-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By thegroundscrew
Here is what Steve said in an earlier post. Here...

Here is what Steve said in an earlier post. Here is my view on knowing your costs.

The first thing you want to do is figure out how many billable hours you will work in a year.

You could...
Forum: General Talk 03-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,917
Posted By thegroundscrew
I totally agree with you but I am still going to...

I totally agree with you but I am still going to buy their product because (in my opinion) they make the best commercial lawn mowers. It sucks though because I bet if they knew that I have three of...
Forum: General Talk 03-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,917
Posted By thegroundscrew
I just contacted a bunch of dealers and just...

I just contacted a bunch of dealers and just heard back from Echo and they will be sending me something (not sure yet, but excited). But this is what SCAG said when I contacted them "Thank you for...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-29-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,869
Posted By thegroundscrew
Lol lawn mowers

Lol lawn mowers
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 02-27-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,205
Posted By thegroundscrew
I agree with hedgemaster the N is little hard to...

I agree with hedgemaster the N is little hard to see but it kind of looks cool I guess. Did you make the logo
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-24-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,876
Posted By thegroundscrew
Great post so far. It appears that their are...

Great post so far. It appears that their are mixed feelings about diesel powered mowers. I'm still thinking whether I follow through on purchasing a diesel. My uncle runs diesel for his trucks and he...
Forum: General Talk 02-22-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By thegroundscrew
It's kind of funny but not at the same time. He...

It's kind of funny but not at the same time. He is not going to take disciplinary action because he does not want to deal with all the headache. He will go to a community college to get his GED and...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-21-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,876
Posted By thegroundscrew
You sound about right. I was doing some personal...

You sound about right. I was doing some personal research on them and everyone just says they are expensive. However, I do like them for my trucks. I guess it just isn't necessary for a mower. Thanks...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-21-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,876
Posted By thegroundscrew
Diesel Powered Mowers

I have a 2005 diesel truck that has a 140 miles on it and it continues to run like a charm. I also have a 2011 diesel that is just bar none the best diesel truck out there. I love diesel because they...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-21-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,994
Posted By thegroundscrew
JYMIE you are just so creative. I always take a...

JYMIE you are just so creative. I always take a look at your website to get some new ideas and this add is just amazing. Here is the craigslist add I use. It's pretty clean and I just use a free...
Forum: General Talk 02-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By thegroundscrew
I know some credit cards offer up to 5% back on...

I know some credit cards offer up to 5% back on gas. So check out some different credit cards and see which one gives you the most back. Just do some quick research.
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-21-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By thegroundscrew
five to two days would be awesome seems quite...

five to two days would be awesome seems quite dificult. Just get a mower that can take a lot of use like a SCAG and that has at least a 17.5 hp engine. Good luck with that. Keep us updated about how...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-21-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,523
Posted By thegroundscrew
Hydro is a lot more expensive initially and in...

Hydro is a lot more expensive initially and in the long run. It is hard to maintain those yourself if you are not a some what experienced mechanic. Belt drives are excellent when it is not raining...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-21-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By thegroundscrew
If you are serious about selling your business...

If you are serious about selling your business you will only be able to get your money back on equipment. You wont get any money back on the accounts because none of them are on contract so basically...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 02-19-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,623
Posted By thegroundscrew
I like it a lot. It's clean and simple. However,...

I like it a lot. It's clean and simple. However, You said your are also a snow removal company in your logo so you should list that as one of your services. You should also have photos of your work...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,880
Posted By thegroundscrew
It all comes down to how much you wan't to spend...

It all comes down to how much you wan't to spend and what type of commercial mower?
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