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Forum: General Talk 03-20-2013, 07:35 PM
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Posted By yourscape
I know in Ohio if you are any part of the...

I know in Ohio if you are any part of the transaction you need to be licensed. I don't think you need to have your company licensed or insured. I would check on that.
Forum: General Talk 03-20-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,796
Posted By yourscape
I am want to post an add on Craigslist educating...

I am want to post an add on Craigslist educating people on this here is what I want to post let me know what you think.

READ BEFORE HIRING ANY CONTRACTOR!!!!!

One thing to understand if you hire...
Forum: General Talk 03-19-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,796
Posted By yourscape
I would love that if they did that here, which!!!

I would love that if they did that here, which!!!
Forum: General Talk 03-19-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,796
Posted By yourscape
I was fine after I left the estimate since I was...

I was fine after I left the estimate since I was able to educate the customer but tonight I ordered my weekly pizza and guess what was on the box there same advertisement I found on Craigslist from...
Forum: General Talk 03-19-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,796
Posted By yourscape
Sick of being ledgit!!!!!!!!

With the season just around the corner and estimates starting I have come across one of the competitors that is offering lowballer prices and services that I know for a fact are not insured and even...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-13-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,736
Posted By yourscape
This year I am going through it already. I have...

This year I am going through it already. I have done 3 quotes and 2 of them already told me that the previous guy has quoted them 1/2 of what I did. ($20 for 2/3 of an acre). I am in no way wanting...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-25-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,746
Posted By yourscape
I agree about showing you are legit. I always...

I agree about showing you are legit. I always show it on my invoices on a separate line. Most customers understand since it is a taxable service in Ohio.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-25-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,358
Posted By yourscape
I use an 18' enclosed and an considering by a...

I use an 18' enclosed and an considering by a small one due to troubles of parking at properties and also the gas it uses to tow around. Don't get me wrong it is nice to have everything with you and...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-18-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,289
Posted By yourscape
I think they are great a little education with a...

I think they are great a little education with a customer goes along ways. It helps, the more they understand the more cost effecitive the service is. As I try to remember when talking with customers...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-18-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
I totally understand what you mean on this one. ...

I totally understand what you mean on this one. I have 2 customers that are dragging me down with the season just right around the corner. I am actually send out a letter tonight to one of them.

I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-14-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
I have been reading a lot of books this winter. I...

I have been reading a lot of books this winter. I am on the bubble on going to get my fertilizer license, just not sure if it will be worth it since according to Ohio there is a lot of extra...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-14-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
So far it has been good, the people are a lot...

So far it has been good, the people are a lot different here.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-06-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,145
Posted By yourscape
Payment is the #1 thing I am changing this year....

Payment is the #1 thing I am changing this year. Last year I sent out invoices out the first of the month due by the 15th for the previous month. On the 15th I always had 2 or 3 customers that were...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-17-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
To start out I advertized by door hanger (about...

To start out I advertized by door hanger (about 300), Craigslist, add in our rural paper and tear offs.

The winner was the news paper then craigslist, tear offs, and last door hangers. As the season...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,233
Posted By yourscape
This is a perfect reason to convince the wife to...

This is a perfect reason to convince the wife to get a new truck!!!!

It is a safety concern Dear:D
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-17-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
I would guess off hand I landed about 75%. I had...

I would guess off hand I landed about 75%. I had 3-4 bids were higher than there last contractor. I won them because either there last contractor was unreliable or went out of business. They told me...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-16-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
When I was biding last year I was more then less...

When I was biding last year I was more then less looking at lot sizes and edging amount. The things I forgot was areas where my rider would not fit or go and would have to either weed wack it or...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-16-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,929
Posted By yourscape
Keep it low or the wind from driving will do...

Keep it low or the wind from driving will do justice to it.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-15-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
As far a marketing goes I am going to start off...

As far a marketing goes I am going to start off with the same approach as I did last year. But as of now I want to cut back on paid advertizing early mid season.

I feel my approach will be a lot...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-15-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,052
Posted By yourscape
I know how you feel last year I moved 3 states...

I know how you feel last year I moved 3 states away and quit my job of 12 1/2 years making around what you are. This past year was my first year in business. It was a challenge but because I was...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-14-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
It will give me more flexibility with scheduling...

It will give me more flexibility with scheduling conflicts. Beside doing lawn care I also manage a couple of rental properties so flexibility is a nice thing to have. I caught myself throwing out...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
The only excuse I have received is that I total...

The only excuse I have received is that I total forgot along with an apology, but that is after 2 invoices and a couple of phone calls.
Forum: General Talk 01-14-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,313
Posted By yourscape
I use square and have not had anyproblems with...

I use square and have not had anyproblems with it. There is a max deposits of $2k per week without having to wait for your money with square without a 7 day wait. That has been the only down fall I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-13-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
Over all i was pretty happy but at the end of the...

Over all i was pretty happy but at the end of the year it seemed like customers didn't want to pay. I did end up getting paid from everyone but I felt like crap hounding them down.

Next year I am...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-11-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,802
Posted By yourscape
I am west of Cleveland, in Elyria. Is there a...

I am west of Cleveland, in Elyria.

Is there a soil difference from where you moved? That has been a challenge for me.
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