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Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 11-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By ringahding1
Does this client have other family members in the...

Does this client have other family members in the home? If so, here is what I DO:

Physically bring the invoice to the home in an envelope with only the customers last name on it.
Chances are, a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-31-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,771
Posted By ringahding1
Don't buy everything brand new. Get A: Company...

Don't buy everything brand new.
Get A:

Company Name
Company Logo
Company Website Built
File your business with the state
Forum: General Business Discussions 10-31-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By ringahding1
Are you solely focusing on one service? If so,...

Are you solely focusing on one service? If so, use that in your name. Plus, "Landscaping" & "Lawn Care" are major keywords all search engines look for.
Forum: General Talk 10-31-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By ringahding1
We get these types of calls every week. We have...

We get these types of calls every week. We have "FRIENDS" in 5 different counties (so add up all the cities and towns).

Instead of getting played, we actually work together to get the jobs at our...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 10-31-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,610
Posted By ringahding1
I use BlueHost (http://bluehost.com/) to host my...

I use BlueHost (http://bluehost.com/) to host my WordPress websites.

I am not certain how HostGator integrates with WP. But I have heard great things about their hosting.

PLEASE, PLEASE for your...
Forum: General Talk 10-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By ringahding1
Definitely...but you need to get a trailer to...

Definitely...but you need to get a trailer to haul the compost away. This type of set up may help you when you do get a trailer.

<object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie"...
Forum: General Talk 10-23-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Pda
Views: 1,108
Posted By ringahding1
Do you know how to make a spreadsheet in Excel?...

Do you know how to make a spreadsheet in Excel? Well then you should give this a look Google Drive (https://drive.google.com/)

This is the 1st year I have implemented this into our routes.

All of...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10-23-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By ringahding1
At this point we have not tested the removal of...

At this point we have not tested the removal of the leaf box. But the "PLAN" is to lift it out of the truck and have the truck roll away.

Using a chain hoist between two trees with a cable or chain...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 10-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,610
Posted By ringahding1
WordPress, no question. The capabilities dominate...

WordPress, no question. The capabilities dominate SP. Think about the major blogs & website that use WP...Mashable, NY Times, etc.

All sites I have built our run on the WP frame, plus they are the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-22-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,144
Posted By ringahding1
Do you have: Company Website Company name ...

Do you have:


Company Website
Company name
Logo
Business Listed w/Google, Yahoo & Bing
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By ringahding1
Really do not know yet. For sure a paint job next...

Really do not know yet. For sure a paint job next year, but for now this thing is built really solid.

Maybe another vent, just do not know yet. I only used it once thus far & it worked great...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10-21-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By ringahding1
Leaf Box & Loader Set Up

Well after seven years the old 10 x 6 trailer has been retired for leaf clean up. Old Leaf Trailer (http://gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=17626&page=2)

Just purchased this 2012 Dodge 4500 Diesel...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,024
Posted By ringahding1
A 60" ZT should be mowing an acre per hour - So...

A 60" ZT should be mowing an acre per hour - So what is your worth per hour? $40, $50, $60 per hour?

Snow - Same

Shoveling - $25-$40/hr
Plowing - $60-$100/hr
Salting Lots - $150 Per Ton...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 08-06-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,378
Posted By ringahding1
If you are continuously gaining more accounts...

If you are continuously gaining more accounts this should not be too difficult to figure out.

Pay for experience, loyalty & dedication. Minimum wage is for those who have never done this before....
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-03-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By ringahding1
You must know your prices before a customer...

You must know your prices before a customer contacts you. What will it take for you to:
Do the job?
Pay your Employees
Cover your over-head...Fuel, Insurance, etc.


Prices should not be given over...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By ringahding1
Hey I started a new company strictly for...

Hey I started a new company strictly for fertilization and weed control & right away we get a notoce from the city stating we need to pay $100 for their license. I know our competitors called or they...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-12-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By ringahding1
Reflecting back to last season we had 3 employees...

Reflecting back to last season we had 3 employees (I am included) - Now we Have 4 full time employees (not including me) that have completely rocked our mowing route.

We basically doubled our...
Forum: General Talk 07-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By ringahding1
If there were not LOW BALLERS, none of the...

If there were not LOW BALLERS, none of the customers I have would ever pay
Forum: General Talk 06-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By ringahding1
We had a similar occurrence this year. Customer...

We had a similar occurrence this year. Customer requested only back yard be mowed @ 2". We were cross-eyed about the request, but delivered. Long story short, she calls as if she has some sort of...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-23-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,293
Posted By ringahding1
I can tell you with your business experience, you...

I can tell you with your business experience, you already know what battles you will face.
But it really does not matter what business your in, it has its ups and downs. Plus you are still young...
Forum: General Talk 09-23-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,887
Posted By ringahding1
I do...there is his 3 - Plow Trucks & there are...

I do...there is his 3 - Plow Trucks & there are my 2 & Bobcat

<img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/9864917363_c08c3f3ca6.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Residential and Commercial Snow...
Forum: General Talk 09-23-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,406
Posted By ringahding1
Would have built my company website my first year...

Would have built my company website my first year (Did not know it would be this successful)

Learn the word "NO" earlier

Take no iiiiiissssshhhh from anyone....lol

Probably would have a restaurant
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-31-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,989
Posted By ringahding1
Yes......It is an invitation to actually use your...

Yes......It is an invitation to actually use your best QUITE FRANK PERSONALITY....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-31-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,807
Posted By ringahding1
So u r right around the corner from me...we...

So u r right around the corner from me...we should meet....I have huge connections all around the metro & one very close to you in Forest Lake....
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-28-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,778
Posted By ringahding1
Do not be cheap when you want to get the job...

Do not be cheap when you want to get the job right.

Now for an inexpensive back pack blower Bang for the Buck**PB-500T Echo from the home depot...I think they are now $300....spend the extra for...
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