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Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 11-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Billy Goat
I have one other tip. Check your profile if you...

I have one other tip. Check your profile if you stopped getting requests for estimates. For some reason all my services I had checked, were unchecked.
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 897
Posted By Billy Goat
A valid point... So I guess, I'm stuck between...

A valid point... So I guess, I'm stuck between the throat cutter and the giant.
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-18-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 897
Posted By Billy Goat
What a 180 on this subject, I finally realized,...

What a 180 on this subject, I finally realized, this is a seesaw effect. All of us so-called low ballers out there, underbidding each others accounts doesn't really matter when a lawn care giant...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 897
Posted By Billy Goat
Back in 2009 I was a victim of the economic...

Back in 2009 I was a victim of the economic crisis. I had one of those nice comfortable rut jobs with overtime, paid benefits and 6 weeks of vacation each year. After being laid off for 2 years, I...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Billy Goat
I'm a fan of the Echo 770T. Retails for $500. ...

I'm a fan of the Echo 770T. Retails for $500. Replacement parts are easy to get also.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Billy Goat
Your website looks professional. Every little...

Your website looks professional. Every little bit helps when getting your name out there but be very careful when you start to advertise over the internet. Having a professional look is great but...
Forum: General Talk 10-30-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By Billy Goat
This is my 2 cents on this subject: Lawn...

This is my 2 cents on this subject:

Lawn Service/Maintenance
Lawn service primary maintains your property by lawn mowing, trimming, edging. Other services may include, triming/pruning of hedges...
Forum: General Talk 10-28-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By Billy Goat
Some do snow removal in the north and some can...

Some do snow removal in the north and some can still do lawn service all year in the south. The rest of us are in the gray area. Not enough snow to justify the added expense for equipment and...
Forum: General Talk 10-25-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By Billy Goat
Just like mowing properties, many factors need to...

Just like mowing properties, many factors need to take into consideration when estimating leaf removal. Leaf removal can be very time-consuming depending how your customer wants the leaves removed...
Forum: General Talk 10-23-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Billy Goat
Hold your ground... Stick to your minimum. If...

Hold your ground... Stick to your minimum. If they find someone cheaper, then so be it. Just stay professional about it, try not to burn any bridges.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By Billy Goat
The 1 million coverage is the best to start with,...

The 1 million coverage is the best to start with, they have a 500k policy but really not that much more to have the 1M. For $500 a year is not bad, that is just over $40 a month. I look at as doing...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By Billy Goat
Starting a legit business is very time consuming,...

Starting a legit business is very time consuming, it will take months to do it by yourself. You can pay lawyers and accountants, to do the leg work to speed things up but like most getting into this...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-13-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By Billy Goat
I use a Trac Vac system.

I use a Trac Vac system.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By Billy Goat
As you grow and get more accounts you will become...

As you grow and get more accounts you will become more strict with your preferred payment policy. For now you feel like some of your customers are taking advantage of you. I tell potential new...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-08-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By Billy Goat
In the beginning, you see the dollar signs in...

In the beginning, you see the dollar signs in your head when you think you can do X amount of lawns in a day/week. Getting the account is one thing but, getting paid is another. Remember, the lawn...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By Billy Goat
Each property is a little different depending on...

Each property is a little different depending on how often the customer wants their yard done and what to do with the leaves after cleanup. I'm very lucky to live in a county where we have weekly...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-04-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By Billy Goat
Leaf removal is a money maker for me. I would do...

Leaf removal is a money maker for me. I would do fall all season long if I could but it only last for 2 months. Get yourself a category 3 hurricane backpack blower and let the money blow in your...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-23-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,699
Posted By Billy Goat
Well its been over a year since I posted this...

Well its been over a year since I posted this thread. I did purchase a time master at home depot and used it the last two summers. I have the pros and cons. As far as the pros, this thing is great...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-17-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By Billy Goat
It has been an non-stop season for me also. I...

It has been an non-stop season for me also. I worked just about everyday since March even the last 3 holidays just to try to keep up. My biggest down fall is wet grass. I need to figure out how to...
Forum: General Talk 09-14-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,069
Posted By Billy Goat
Normally these kids fly in then out.

Normally these kids fly in then out.
Forum: General Talk 09-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,069
Posted By Billy Goat
Keep us posted over the next several weeks. I'm...

Keep us posted over the next several weeks. I'm sure you will drive by some of these accounts at some point and time. Is their property still being serviced by the owner or someone else? I can...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-26-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By Billy Goat
So far, I have been lucky and have not lost any...

So far, I have been lucky and have not lost any accounts. I currently have no penalty if a customer decides to cancel my service. Having a prepaid policy really helps so if a customer ever did...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-25-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By Billy Goat
I only have a few accounts that pay monthly all...

I only have a few accounts that pay monthly all year long. Since I do not offer snow removal, its nice to get some money coming in over the winter months.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-22-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By Billy Goat
I have the same issue with first year customers. ...

I have the same issue with first year customers. What I do is, which some do bite going into the second year. If a customer paid me $900 over the season (6 payments at $150 per month) to mow their...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Billy Goat
Preparing the soil

Preparing the soil where a pool used to be. I have a customer that had above ground pool removed. I was contracted to prepare the soil so grass can grow. From what I see there is 3 to 4 inches of...
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