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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-08-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,188
Posted By kslawn
Thats another thing to, is to ad the cost of a...

Thats another thing to, is to ad the cost of a set of blades for a job like this into your bid. I use the G6 gator blades and there around $70 for a set of 3 for my 60" ZTR. And take in consideration...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-06-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,188
Posted By kslawn
Considering what it looked like before, i'd say...

Considering what it looked like before, i'd say you did a good job. These type of jobs suck, but you now have something to go off of for future jobs.

Figure out your hourly costs and then you know...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-01-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,188
Posted By kslawn
Detroiter's can't afford three times that...

Detroiter's can't afford three times that much!!! Lol!!!
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-01-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By kslawn
IMO I would not change the clause. You have to...

IMO I would not change the clause. You have to look out for yourself, and you are certainly looking out for them! If your doing all that for them, I don't see why they would want to change...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-27-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By kslawn
I made it very clear to the few places that I do...

I made it very clear to the few places that I do shoveling at that if they want me to put salt down as well, they're prices would be a lot higher for cost of salt and more time on the job...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-23-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,250
Posted By kslawn
burtle, Do you know any of the previous Lawn care...

burtle, Do you know any of the previous Lawn care companies who have serviced these properties in the past???

If so, you could approach them and ask what their overall experience was with them....
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-22-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,250
Posted By kslawn
That is crazy...its just as much in their best...

That is crazy...its just as much in their best interest to have a contract as it is ours!!!
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12-19-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,190
Posted By kslawn
How big are these drives that your plowing???...

How big are these drives that your plowing??? Give us an idea of approximate size. Just curious as to what size drives/parking lots are around $65 in your area. I know you are plowing by the inch but...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-19-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,250
Posted By kslawn
I agree...give them a bid so you make money,...

I agree...give them a bid so you make money, don't under bid.

I'm not sure about the not signing a contract on their part. Most commercial places want a contract. I think Chilehead is right on....
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-11-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,623
Posted By kslawn
I do charge a flat rate for some smaller leaf...

I do charge a flat rate for some smaller leaf clean ups but those are ones that I've done now for a long time and do good on those clean ups every season.

If you are looking at a NEW clean up or...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-11-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,253
Posted By kslawn
The plowing money will help out with the start up...

The plowing money will help out with the start up of summer lawn care and the summer lawn care will help out with the snow plowing season coming up.

It all goes into the same account and all aspects...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11-07-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,280
Posted By kslawn
What do you do with the bagged up leaves, leave...

What do you do with the bagged up leaves, leave them by the curb or take them with you? I see a lot of companies say they bag leaves.

I'm lucky I guess to have most of my accounts with wooded or...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-07-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,623
Posted By kslawn
I think an hourly rate is the way to go, for leaf...

I think an hourly rate is the way to go, for leaf clean ups and landscaping etc.

For lawn cutting I charge a flat rate.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-07-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,253
Posted By kslawn
Everything goes into the same account for me. I...

Everything goes into the same account for me.

I don't keep separate books for either, all $$$ goes to the same place.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-29-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,839
Posted By kslawn
906pro...Welcome to the forum!!! What area in...

906pro...Welcome to the forum!!!

What area in the UP are you in??

I work from Strongs to Curtis area and everything in between...

Good luck on your business venture!!! Looking forward to hearing...
Forum: General Talk 10-29-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,594
Posted By kslawn
Cuts...Square has it now to where you can still...

Cuts...Square has it now to where you can still swipe without signal and it will pick it up later when you have a signal.

And I said 2.5% in an earlier post and meant 2.7%...just correcting that!
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,384
Posted By kslawn
Good Luck!!! And let us all know how it turned...

Good Luck!!! And let us all know how it turned out!!
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-26-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,012
Posted By kslawn
I bill out at the end of the month for most...

I bill out at the end of the month for most customers...due on the 15th.

I have some who pay by credit card who I see regularly, so they usually pay for every cut, but will sometimes be a couple...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-20-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,384
Posted By kslawn
I would do it!!! Lol I cut a couple of...

I would do it!!! Lol

I cut a couple of Cemeteries.

If you only have to mow, that is great. The trimming and the blowing for clean up is what takes the time.

Only you know what time you can make...
Forum: General Talk 07-24-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,909
Posted By kslawn
I've been attacked by dogs a few times through...

I've been attacked by dogs a few times through the years, and its nice to have a trimmer in your hands when it happens...lol

When i worked for my previous employer many years ago, we had a couple of...
Forum: General Talk 07-21-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,660
Posted By kslawn
I agree with jrs. If customers aren't on the...

I agree with jrs. If customers aren't on the scheduled cutting route then you are "on call" and therefore they should be charged accordingly....per hour etc!!!

It sounds like they are just trying to...
Forum: General Talk 06-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,116
Posted By kslawn
Did you give her a written quote or just a verbal...

Did you give her a written quote or just a verbal quote?? I always give a written quote now because of the same problems your having now.

Kinda maybe sounds like she's shopping around for quotes and...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-21-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,656
Posted By kslawn
I switched from the high lift blades and went to...

I switched from the high lift blades and went to the G6 Gator blades last fall...21"x3" wide and a 1/4" thick for my 61" Bunton and never looked back. Great for mulching a ton of leaves, makes...
Forum: General Talk 06-21-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,594
Posted By kslawn
I use Square and swipe it on my phone. You can...

I use Square and swipe it on my phone. You can send an email and they can pay that way also. Get my $$$ the next day. 2.5% to swipe, my cost and same if I send email.

I don't charge for swiping...
Forum: General Talk 04-22-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By kslawn
Another thing to think about is potential...

Another thing to think about is potential customers in those areas maybe wanting you to do their lawns to....but if your just mowing and not trimming or anything else, they might look at it as though...
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