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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-13-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By AkersLawn
Hiring a secretary is in no way cheaper than a...

Hiring a secretary is in no way cheaper than a computer and or smart phone. Technology has come a long ways in keeping the headaches away when trying to stay modern. All of these tools are consumed...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By AkersLawn
I'm trying to get away from biweekly clients as...

I'm trying to get away from biweekly clients as well. It means for each client you have biweekly one week you need the alternate week spot filled on your schedule. When you show up to do the work it...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-05-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By AkersLawn
I am planning on distributing them by hand. Maybe...

I am planning on distributing them by hand. Maybe recruit the help of my girlfriends little brother. Two of the three of my target neighborhoods have the type of mailboxes that sit right out on the...
Forum: General Talk 04-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By AkersLawn
Yea I recall this steve. Said that the buyer...

Yea I recall this steve. Said that the buyer didn't believe the shipping cost X dollars. The forum member was pretty upset with ebay. Invested a lot of time and effort only to have ebay turn him...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-03-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By AkersLawn
Steve-(doing this on my phone hard to use the...

Steve-(doing this on my phone hard to use the quote feature)
I never had too hard of a time getting work. I am a good salesman and there is a good market for our work where I am. The biggest problem...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-29-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By AkersLawn
My Plan for this year.

Hi guys,
I've been out of the business for a while now. This year I'm going at it full bore. I'm trying to create a new easier way to purchase my services, which will be flat rate mowing. Now i've...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10-11-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,415
Posted By AkersLawn
If you are seriously considering doing this...

If you are seriously considering doing this job.... You need to make enough in contract to at least by a larger heavy duty skid steer or a back hoe. There is no way around it... Im unfamiliar with...
Forum: General Talk 10-10-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,517
Posted By AkersLawn
Haha I love it, this sh*t makes me feel like I...

Haha I love it, this sh*t makes me feel like I may in fact not be crazy, and you guys have the same miserable existence as myself!! hahahaa
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 10-10-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,674
Posted By AkersLawn
Ya ive had similar experiences. If you arent in...

Ya ive had similar experiences. If you arent in an area to do snow removal, honestly I dont know how you could do it. Ive found that this winter I'll make about 5 times what I did this summer. Im...
Forum: General Talk 10-09-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,517
Posted By AkersLawn
When you sit on gopherforum all day at the...

When you sit on gopherforum all day at the community college because getting a degree for the business you already own just seems silly.

Telling potential customers vague terms such as "we do it...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 10-09-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,674
Posted By AkersLawn
Gosh man I feel for ya. Thats a bad deal and...

Gosh man I feel for ya. Thats a bad deal and hopefully you can at least not lose money, just time. When you own a business you get paid anything but an hourly wage. It is unfortunate he jerked you...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,025
Posted By AkersLawn
Obviously there are two sides to this issue. One...

Obviously there are two sides to this issue. One being, it is best business practice to charge for every service, and the other being to charge for a service, and go above and beyond that service for...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-05-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,976
Posted By AkersLawn
This seems like a good idea to include edging...

This seems like a good idea to include edging ...
I have a landlord that has quite a few properties around town that i manage. Really good client as far as always havving work, and we have a great...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-05-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,032
Posted By AkersLawn
You fellers think there is any money in this?

You fellers think there is any money in this?
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-05-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By AkersLawn
Hahaha Hell if i know, just trying to make a...

Hahaha Hell if i know, just trying to make a point ! :)

I wonder how most companies in my area charge, for the season or per visit. I have a hard time getting people to pay me in advance, and it...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-03-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By AkersLawn
Yes i've found that the only way to take plastic...

Yes i've found that the only way to take plastic is to charge it every time. The thing that gets me the most is people looking at me like im some sort of A-Hole for requesting payment at or before...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-03-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By AkersLawn
Scott, I love your post dated checks. That is...

Scott, I love your post dated checks. That is surely the way to go, I'm finally finding out. Next year will be different, I'd rather have my headache be more along the lines of... gosh i'm so...
Forum: General Talk 08-23-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,369
Posted By AkersLawn
The Flyer I used is attached. Im not sure if this...

The Flyer I used is attached. Im not sure if this is the exact one i downloaded from here or if it is the exact one I used, either way All i did was change the phone numbers, business names, change3d...
Forum: General Talk 08-15-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,369
Posted By AkersLawn
It's just a generic flyer.... WE"RE HERE !!! Got...

It's just a generic flyer....

WE"RE HERE !!! Got it on this site actually. This was early season though, since then I've been getting about 13 to 16 percent. I guess I just lucked out on being in...
Forum: General Talk 08-13-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,369
Posted By AkersLawn
This Spring I went door to door with flyers, and...

This Spring I went door to door with flyers, and in a couple weeks only talked face to face while I was out with maybe 8 or 9 people. Of those I closed on 3 one time jobs that paid very well. The...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-09-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By AkersLawn
I've already dug up the line. Its about fourteen...

I've already dug up the line. Its about fourteen inches deep and just a small crack. I just don't have a clue what the dollar amount would be. I found there is a very large sinkhole under the line...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-08-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,359
Posted By AkersLawn
commercial replacement and sprinkler bid

I have a few commercial accounts and need to replace some shrubs. I plan on marking up the materials 200% but also need to include the removal and replacement fees. I'm guessing there Is around ,30...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-21-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,435
Posted By AkersLawn
Definitely listen to cheese here. Those are the...

Definitely listen to cheese here.
Those are the same rules I have always went by, and if im good at anything related to this business at all it is trimming.
Always use the correct amount of power...
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-31-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,554
Posted By AkersLawn
Talking Well I started in the middle of march, two large...

Well I started in the middle of march, two large commercial properties and I'm making 100$ a week on one, and 50 a week on the other. The small one is minimal work until today.. and the large one is...
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,554
Posted By AkersLawn
Ya I'm working a few commercial clients, and it...

Ya I'm working a few commercial clients, and it is the end of may, and they still owe me for two weeks in march, the whole of april, and now the whole of may. Should I send a payment request letter?...
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