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Forum: General Talk 04-04-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By devuono311
I point out what types of vegitation they have...

I point out what types of vegitation they have that may hinder firefighting capabilities, whether they have a Low ignition point and burns easily, or hard to put out effectively.

I can offer it as...
Forum: General Talk 04-03-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By devuono311
LOL, nice.... I didnt think about the dragon...

LOL, nice.... I didnt think about the dragon safety aspect too!!! :D
Forum: General Talk 04-02-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By devuono311
Wildfire Safety, New Sales Pitch

As a Firefighter, I'm selling a new pitch, Its Called " Home Ignition Zone Safety" . I can come to your property and inspect it lettting you know what plants and yard features can protect you from...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 04-02-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,829
Posted By devuono311
I've thought A LOT lately, I mean A LOT. Not just...

I've thought A LOT lately, I mean A LOT. Not just "eh, I think I might get out of this line of work before I'm too deep. " But, things like, " Should I get out now before I'm really invested, " or "...
Forum: General Talk 04-02-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,137
Posted By devuono311
Thanks for the feedback and positive attitudes...

Thanks for the feedback and positive attitudes guys. Its greatly appreciated.
I've needed to hear some of this.:)
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,258
Posted By devuono311
Interesting .... Im in west Michigan and was...

Interesting .... Im in west Michigan and was contacted today by a company for the same deal.... I filled out their app. and tax info. we'll see what goes.
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,137
Posted By devuono311
Please explain deeper if you dont mind. So I can...

Please explain deeper if you dont mind. So I can understand, maybe if I understand better, I can see it reasonable to stay. I WANT this sooo bad, but if I cant see making it 5 years down the road, I...
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,137
Posted By devuono311
Think I'm being pushed out (Mowed Over)

So, I'm in a tough spot. I think I'm being lierally pushed out of the market and "mowed over" so to speak. I've placed a few bids recently and I've based every bid at the lowest I could possibly go...
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 03-29-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,316
Posted By devuono311
Need A Logo!!!!! Please Help....

Hi Everybody,
I am entering my secong year in Business and believe it or not I do NOT have a logo yet. I'm usually pretty artistic and good at designing, however, I cannot come up with a logo I...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,010
Posted By devuono311
Hydro static driven are better in the long run,...

Hydro static driven are better in the long run, however, I might suggest taking on a belt driven to start out with. Easier to fix most problems yourself and easier to replace belts than the more...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-28-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,010
Posted By devuono311
Check out Craigslist, lots of goood mowers for...

Check out Craigslist, lots of goood mowers for someone starting out. Few things to check for:

If it has an hour meter, check the hours on it.
Oil check
Air filter ( take it apart and get a good look...
Forum: General Talk 03-17-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,516
Posted By devuono311
Thumbs up Keep the motion! Congats, keep it up!

Keep the motion! Congats, keep it up!
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-17-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,605
Posted By devuono311
I REALLY like the cyclone rake, however, it's up...

I REALLY like the cyclone rake, however, it's up there in price. I've used the Swisher Lawn Vacuum and it worked great, as well Agri-fab makes a Mow-N-Vac system at a fair price just not sure how...
Forum: Promote your products or services 03-17-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,056
Posted By devuono311
Thumbs up I'll take 679. Good luck to everyone else!!!!

I'll take 679. Good luck to everyone else!!!!
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-16-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,605
Posted By devuono311
I will plan on purchasing one for myself when it...

I will plan on purchasing one for myself when it becomes a common necessity for my business, if I only have a couple jobs each year at which I'll need it then I'd rather rent. However, if I keep...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-16-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,216
Posted By devuono311
Few points: Did you ask them if they wanted...

Few points:

Did you ask them if they wanted weekly or bi-weekly services? Can you find out what they have been receiving prior to this season as far as weekly or bi-weekly?

I submitted a...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-14-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,605
Posted By devuono311
Thumbs down Rent a lawn vac from a local equipment dealer /...

Rent a lawn vac from a local equipment dealer / rental place. Unless you can afford to purchase one. Last year I just rented the unit when needed, passed the cost on to the customer. I've never used...
Forum: General Talk 03-14-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,801
Posted By devuono311
Thumbs up It happened to me, however, Steve was quick to...

It happened to me, however, Steve was quick to fix it! Congradulations on completing the course!!!!:) :D :) :D
Forum: General Talk 03-03-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,131
Posted By devuono311
I prefer to save what I can, for future placement...

I prefer to save what I can, for future placement back into the business. However, I am still new at this. I operated last year but kept it low key.
Forum: General Talk 03-02-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,131
Posted By devuono311
Business percentages

In everyones opinion, whats a good breakdown of percentages for your business income?

What I'm asking here is this: If you take your income at 100% and break it down into categories what goes to...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-28-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,201
Posted By devuono311
The bid proposal package I just picked up for a...

The bid proposal package I just picked up for a local school district requires sanitation of all equip. before use on school property. So I may consider doing this with a 10% bleach to water...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-28-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,721
Posted By devuono311
Well I picked up the package this morning........

Well I picked up the package this morning..... Whew :eek: . What a new world it is to look at this package. Fortunately they have kept it EXTREMELY simple. It's a 3 year contract bid for mowing /...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,721
Posted By devuono311
Some areas are different...

Around here, majority of the time it is a matter of watching the local papers. I mean EVERY week. Check your local Penny saver as well as the public notice sections of your classifieds in any other...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-27-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,721
Posted By devuono311
Bidding a school!?!?!? Need Advice

A Local High School is accepting bids due by the middle of March for their mowing, trimming, and basic groundskeeping services.

To keep it as simple as possible, I'm planning on using an hourly...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-25-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By devuono311
Avg. $3.35- $3.39 for unleaded in West Michigan.

Avg. $3.35- $3.39 for unleaded in West Michigan.
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