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Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-31-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By djm2013
It has, I got a new mowing account on an acre,...

It has, I got a new mowing account on an acre, and then he wanted a mulch install for the pines on his front yard, made over 1k in 1 day of advertising that cost me nothing, but the cards, signs and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-31-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Well I sent the estimate to her and have not had...

Well I sent the estimate to her and have not had a response at all. Nothing. I priced it where I felt it was worth it to me to take up two slots for a week and that there was a lot of trimming, more...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-23-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Yeah gonna email her now an estimate and see what...

Yeah gonna email her now an estimate and see what they say, being locked into a place every 7 days can be rough, it takes out a block of time to do another site. but I guess if its what they want...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-21-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Not really, not sure if thats cost effective or...

Not really, not sure if thats cost effective or not. If the website is on there, they will know all we do. If they call and ask, I got them on the phone and can close the deal. with signs being 200 a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
No issues with the town on yard signs, I just...

No issues with the town on yard signs, I just place them before entrances into fancy developments, they really have paid off, I have hoped for a 20-30 percent increase in customers and wound up more...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-14-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Well as of now, the signs seem to be paying off...

Well as of now, the signs seem to be paying off nicely, a few placed into the entrances of nicer developments has fielded many calls, the news paper ad came in second, I wanted to increase my sales...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-29-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,178
Posted By djm2013
calling

A new customer calling must be answered, hence, always answer the phone, if you dont, they keep calling other numbers till they get a human, an appt to look at the property and a price. when you call...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-29-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Tracking

When they call and I speak to them, at a good moment in the conversation I will simply ask them, oh by the way, how did you hear of me.

and they will either say, ad in paper, sign, truck magnets,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-29-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
yard signs

both, st corners to housing developments and on customers yards.

some newer pics, lawn ornaments were not my idea lol.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
new tool for the biz

Grabbed a stihl bed redefiner attachement, its for the combi unit but if you just buy the attachement and remove the shaft the gear head fits on my fs130 and 130r stihl trimmers, saved like 380...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-18-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
I thought I would here from him after leaving him...

I thought I would here from him after leaving him a nice, and open and educated email, but he never called me or emailed me back. sometimes that happens, and you just move on. I look at it as 3 days...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-17-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,179
Posted By djm2013
Having a triple bagger on my ferrisz3100 helps a...

Having a triple bagger on my ferrisz3100 helps a lot, but because the thatch has so much volume and wont pack itself down, it takes about 30 seconds for it to fill 10 bushels.

another method I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-17-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
sticker shock

He had a dream of improving his property and ask for a lot of work and detail and i put it all on paper and he freaked out, the price for the trees are even cheaper then the internet. the labor is...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-16-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
My Bid was to high ????

Amazing how a conversation between two people can change when its all on paper. I covered everything he spoke about and explained all that we do. when I sent the quote I didnt hear from him for 2...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-14-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Thank You. Looking forward to the task and taking...

Thank You. Looking forward to the task and taking many pics to add to the portfolio... Just need some warm dry weather, its been wet and cold here for too long
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-14-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Just from a posting on facebook of a rental I got this install

Description Qty Rate Total
Mini Skid with Auger to make holes - per day 2 300.00 600.00T
Mini Skid operator labor 16 27.50 440.00T
Labor for installing trees. 90 27.50 2,475.00T
Green Giant...
Forum: General Talk 04-12-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,626
Posted By djm2013
Ice on my Mulch

I looked outside and theres ice pellets on the mulch beds, yesterday I put pre emergent on turf at 5 sites and today its raining and sleeting. got to love this Upstate NY weather.

Called a few...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Lots of Evergreens

Here is the property, the trees that are there have been almost thinned out to nothing due to road work and a water drain basin installed.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-12-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Picture of the Dingo paid off

So I had some pics up of a new dingo I could rent and someone saw it on the facebook page and called me and asked if could make holes with an auger attachement to plant a green giant arborvitae and I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-05-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Credit Cards

Decided today to accept cards as payment, or pre pay.

intuit has a gopayment program, called them and got signed up

1.75 a swipe if you do the monthly charge of 12.95, I will take in more then the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-05-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
One example is letting someone know that I didn't...

One example is letting someone know that I didn't want to steal from them. They looked at me funny and I explained why they need a de thatch service

I can put down fertilizer, and charge you 400...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-03-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
All the above, on the site we have a menu page...

All the above, on the site we have a menu page with pictures of products that we use and below each picture is an explanation of what each one does.

People I have seen over the years for the most...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 04-02-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By djm2013
More Power

I can try using a real extension cord, not the walmart special to have less resistance to the outlet, the garages only provide 15amps, this takes 14.5 to run, probably 18-20 to kick on with burst.

I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-02-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,953
Posted By djm2013
Morning, well the dingo is just a new tool that...

Morning, well the dingo is just a new tool that the local true value store had and they wanted to show it to me, I asked them if I could take pics and put it on my facebook page to promote services I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-02-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,503
Posted By djm2013
Yes I did come across harsh, I apologize. I was...

Yes I did come across harsh, I apologize. I was too thinking that she made a business and has been in for a while which is a huge accomplishment. So I have respect for that.
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