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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-22-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,705
Posted By musician/lawnman
Not that I know of other than that obviously you...

Not that I know of other than that obviously you didn't recieve payment on that amount so you don't pay taxes on it.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,705
Posted By musician/lawnman
I am going into my 5th season & business is doing...

I am going into my 5th season & business is doing well but I have more or less come to accept that I will get burned for bettween $300-$800 a year.
It sucks, no doubt but the fact is there isn't a...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-31-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,397
Posted By musician/lawnman
Mowing down here w/ the chute up or off is pretty...

Mowing down here w/ the chute up or off is pretty standard practice if you are not mulching or bagging. The heavy bahaia & st. augustine grasses we deal with are not like the thinner northern fescue...
Forum: General Business Discussions 10-31-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,969
Posted By musician/lawnman
Yeah no kidding, I want to know too.... Steve,...

Yeah no kidding, I want to know too.... Steve, how did they/you go about seizing the property? Nice to here a positive result & that one of us actually won one.
I spoke with a lawyer...
Forum: General Business Discussions 10-26-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,969
Posted By musician/lawnman
Collections & A/R Issues we ALL have....

Riddle me this fellas..... Why the hell is it that if one of us shoplifted a $1 candy bar we'd be put in cuffs, yet clients can default on account balances in the hundreds after signing a binding...
Forum: General Business Discussions 10-17-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,507
Posted By musician/lawnman
I am in primarily Charlotte County (& southern...

I am in primarily Charlotte County (& southern Sarasota county), quite a drive to you. Besides, I tried to arrange a local lawn maintenance association a couple years ago (I am sure there are still...
Forum: General Talk 06-27-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,459
Posted By musician/lawnman
Yeah te shorter the trailer the quicker it snaps...

Yeah te shorter the trailer the quicker it snaps around & makes you look like retard. The long trailers are easy to back into tight spots.... the short ones make you question your own intelligence.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 05-15-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,773
Posted By musician/lawnman
She called because of how well the website was...

She called because of how well the website was presented.
Cool stuff. Hopefully it gives me a little boost for a bit & makes the phone ring more than usual, though I'll be honest.... It's tough to...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 05-14-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,773
Posted By musician/lawnman
I got a featured full page article in local paper/real estate publication!

She (the author) wanted to do this story, found me via my website & then called me. We spoke on the phone for a little while, I emailed her some photos & she picked the ones she liked. She asked...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-18-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,074
Posted By musician/lawnman
Yeah I got a notice in the mail stating it had...

Yeah I got a notice in the mail stating it had been settled & that I may be entitled to (I think) up to $75 per machine purchased during the time span.
I have not done anything about it. I am not...
Forum: General Talk 03-31-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,468
Posted By musician/lawnman
Not sure Steve, I may keep it to the 1 truck/3...

Not sure Steve, I may keep it to the 1 truck/3 guys as I have in years past, I may blow it up. Expanding is a commitment I am having trouble making. Business is still growing & I want to expand...
Forum: General Talk 03-31-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,468
Posted By musician/lawnman
John, Glad to hear you are busy too. It's nice...

John, Glad to hear you are busy too. It's nice ain't it?

Steve, That's great to hear your other ventures (service & product lines) are starting to take off, I know it can be slow at 1st but things...
Forum: General Talk 03-30-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,468
Posted By musician/lawnman
1st time in a while checking back in..... Busy...

1st time in a while checking back in.....
Busy as hell already. It's going to be a long season. We've had a mutant amount of rain for march for this area... some clients wanting weekly service...
Forum: General Talk 03-30-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,108
Posted By musician/lawnman
What do you plan to use the site for Chad? ...

What do you plan to use the site for Chad? (what's it about? etc... Just a separate forum for us Florida boys?)
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-18-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,433
Posted By musician/lawnman
I have seen a few similar trucks in my area & I...

I have seen a few similar trucks in my area & I am considering building one for crew #2
Forum: General Talk 02-18-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,054
Posted By musician/lawnman
Histerical (&Imature) thread on another forum

Hey guys,
I am a member of another forum for musicians, & recording engineers & last night under their "coffee house " section which is kind of like this one here for all the stuff that doesn't...
Forum: General Talk 02-15-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,468
Posted By musician/lawnman
Steve, I am not interested in doing anything at a...

Steve, I am not interested in doing anything at a break even rate. I really don't need the practice at this point. Not everyone will buy the upsell type services & that's ok. No I dot drop...
Forum: General Talk 02-14-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,468
Posted By musician/lawnman
Well I did actively work at upselling these add...

Well I did actively work at upselling these add on services to existing clientel.
Yes, almost anything is more profitable than just mowing, however it is what keeps you in front of your clients all...
Forum: General Talk 02-12-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,468
Posted By musician/lawnman
In 09 I lost a ton of vacant rentals I was...

In 09 I lost a ton of vacant rentals I was maintaining in 08 through a couple property management companies, not because I lost the account but because most of the rentals had tenants. That kinda...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-12-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,801
Posted By musician/lawnman
ProCut, Yeah it's insane to get your own...

ProCut,

Yeah it's insane to get your own worker's comp policy for 1 or 2 employees.
You are (I asume) workers comp exempt as an owner. You can only have an employee be exempt if they are a 10%...
Forum: General Talk 02-10-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,468
Posted By musician/lawnman
Yeah Justin, I found the lawns on mars grow...

Yeah Justin, I found the lawns on mars grow better & the martians pay better :p
How have you been dude?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-10-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,282
Posted By musician/lawnman
I have never used a bad boy before so it's hard...

I have never used a bad boy before so it's hard to say. Seems there is a huge difference in how many hours they have for the same money....?
Is a bad boy mower a POS or something?
Forum: General Talk 02-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,468
Posted By musician/lawnman
Hey Everybody! How Ya Been??

I've been off the forum here for a few months. Business is good & time is pretty limited. All said & done I closed out 09 strong. Was a pretty good year for us. I hope you all did just as well.
Forum: General Business Discussions 10-24-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,706
Posted By musician/lawnman
I think you have to really read the situation &...

I think you have to really read the situation & feel out the potential for future business to make the decision on a case by case basis Steve.

When I 1st started up an investor who had 30 some...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-19-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,445
Posted By musician/lawnman
For one.... Just like in a car, you gotta slow...

For one.... Just like in a car, you gotta slow it down in the corners.
two... Keep both wheels turning at all times, the digg when they pivot. Take the one you have at center & pull back a bit...
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