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Forum: General Talk 05-09-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By element009
True. Right now I'm trying to diversify my...

True. Right now I'm trying to diversify my clientele. I want to have a good mix of both small and large residential accounts. Ultimately , though, I want to add commercial accounts in the mix. They...
Forum: General Talk 05-08-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,405
Posted By element009
Yeah that's my point, there's got to be a minimum...

Yeah that's my point, there's got to be a minimum price that covers making the trip.
Forum: General Talk 05-04-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,405
Posted By element009
Steve, how can you charge someone 65 for 4 cuts...

Steve, how can you charge someone 65 for 4 cuts and still make money? That's about 16 per cut.
Forum: General Talk 03-25-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,497
Posted By element009
If advertising is you're problem then you're...

If advertising is you're problem then you're solution will air in about ten minutes on AMC in the form of Mad Men
Forum: General Talk 03-22-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,497
Posted By element009
My flyers are simple, black letters, white print....

My flyers are simple, black letters, white print. I'll attach it. No prices or specials, just info. I usually make copies at staples, or even better, I have my mother print them out at her job for...
Forum: General Talk 03-21-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,497
Posted By element009
i've gotten good responses from flyers so far...

i've gotten good responses from flyers so far this year. i don't knock on doors and obviously i only drop off flyers to houses i want. nj is very suburban so it's possible to get 100 flyers out per...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-14-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,557
Posted By element009
how much would a lawyer and an accountant cost...

how much would a lawyer and an accountant cost for a small operation?
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-14-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,557
Posted By element009
Going Legit

Alright so last year I was not fully legit in terms of reporting my income, sales tax, etc. This year (my second), I would like to make the jump. However, I am a little confused over some of the...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-05-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,236
Posted By element009
Based on the situation you describe, your pricing...

Based on the situation you describe, your pricing system seems to make sense. However, the potential issue I see is that you are depending on having multiple clients in close proximity in order to...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-05-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,775
Posted By element009
I know you said you are doing the property for a...

I know you said you are doing the property for a lot less than you normally would....but assuming this wasn't the case, what would you normally be charging for this job?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-04-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,775
Posted By element009
cemetery client? help!

One of my clients is a caretaker at his church and left me a message earlier asking if I had any interest in taking care of the grass of the cemetery. Anybody have any experience with this? I am only...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,442
Posted By element009
LOL are you gonna put that on your website?

LOL are you gonna put that on your website?
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-01-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,597
Posted By element009
these magnets aren't the best, but they work. ...

these magnets aren't the best, but they work. Not sure if you've gotten them before, but they're very thin. And if you're gonna try to clean them off, don't use anything rough or it will completely...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-01-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,804
Posted By element009
Yeah tell me about it. It was tough going through...

Yeah tell me about it. It was tough going through last year with a truck like that, but I've still avoided taking out a loan to finance the business, which I promised myself I wouldn't do until the...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,752
Posted By element009
Slovak Republic may name a bridge for Chuck...

Slovak Republic may name a bridge for Chuck Norris
By Janon Fisher / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10:02 PM

Chuck Norris is in a pitched battle against an 18th-century empress ...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-29-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,804
Posted By element009
I would say both. I think the image/presentation...

I would say both. I think the image/presentation of your business will certainly affect your ability to sell your product/service, regardless of what it is. I can't point to any particular...
Forum: General Talk 02-29-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,822
Posted By element009
Dr. Evil, don't you think we should ask for more...

Dr. Evil, don't you think we should ask for more than a million dollars? I mean, a million dollars isn't exactly a lot of money these days. Virtucon alone makes over nine billion dollars a year.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-29-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,804
Posted By element009
yes it's a dent

yes it's a dent
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-29-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,804
Posted By element009
$1000, 6 days(4 if you didn't count the weekend)

$1000, 6 days(4 if you didn't count the weekend)
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-28-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,804
Posted By element009
I think the pic is attached to the first post....

I think the pic is attached to the first post. Let me know if it's not
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-28-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,804
Posted By element009
Spring Cleaning on Truck

Hey guys,

What a terribly boring, non-lucrative winter it has been here in NJ :-( . One snow storm the whole time. My beautiful plow is still sitting under a tarp. Well, I took it out for a few...
Forum: General Talk 12-06-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,882
Posted By element009
I don't do contracts yet, although I will be...

I don't do contracts yet, although I will be implementing that next season. Basically every estimate i do I make sure to let them know the other major services I provide before I do the job. It works...
Forum: General Talk 12-06-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,901
Posted By element009
Well it's already been a few weeks since this all...

Well it's already been a few weeks since this all happened. Should I decide to pursue this ,would it be better to send him a bill with the balance as I do the rest of my bills or should I call him on...
Forum: General Talk 12-03-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,901
Posted By element009
Honestly if it was anything 10 dollars or more...

Honestly if it was anything 10 dollars or more I'd pursue it but I think like picframer said, it was just an honest mistake. Plus he wants me to cut his lawn next year so I can always tack a few...
Forum: General Talk 12-01-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,901
Posted By element009
Is the principle of the matter worth 5 bucks?

I gave an estimate of $85 to a guy for the clean-up of his front yard. Everything went smoothly and he was very happy with the work, but when I received the check, it was only for $80 bucks. I know...
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