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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By stevef1201
TRUE> When I started this business I was told...

TRUE> When I started this business I was told that no matter what, charge 50 to 75 per hour. when I asked why, was told you will get paid for at most 20 hours a week to break even, it is only after...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,072
Posted By stevef1201
J somewhat agree, however; the biggest mistake is...

J somewhat agree, however; the biggest mistake is thinking I have to charge less to get business. Charge the same as everybody else, if you don't get the job you probably did not want it. Don't go...
Forum: General Talk 11-21-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By stevef1201
Talking A buddy of mine lives / works western New York,...

A buddy of mine lives / works western New York, said at 8 pm Friday night said he was 23 hours into his first (and unending ) push at his biggest account a shopping mall. He was told that he was to...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 11-21-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By stevef1201
The truth is I hire ONLY US MILITARY VETS, my...

The truth is I hire ONLY US MILITARY VETS, my target is those who separated at the rank of Sargent, E-5. they know how to take orders, give instructions, and GET THE JOB DONE. They also speak...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 11-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By stevef1201
King Obama just made it easier to hire those non...

King Obama just made it easier to hire those non English speakers too.
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 11-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By stevef1201
And three who can't

And three who can't
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By stevef1201
Oh that is absolutely right. The nicer areas...

Oh that is absolutely right. The nicer areas want more work, want nicer looks, and expect better tan average work. The good part is they pay for it.
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-17-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 905
Posted By stevef1201
I work areas. This area has 5 lawns, drive time...

I work areas. This area has 5 lawns, drive time is 30 minutes total. I make 110 bucks and it takes about 2 hours total. that's 55 per hour, less 15 per our expenses less 12 SEtaxes that's 28 per...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11-16-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,568
Posted By stevef1201
I have various ways to bill. Some are monthly on...

I have various ways to bill. Some are monthly on yearly contract, some are monthly, some are per service. Usually my occasional winter cuts are per service, then got to monthly in the summer. The...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-15-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 905
Posted By stevef1201
Arrow I will sit at home and go broke before I work for...

I will sit at home and go broke before I work for nothing.
I see guys all the time here driving their little hatchback with a trailer just barely big enough for the lawn tractor out mowing. I know...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 11-12-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By stevef1201
sue him for defamation of character, for...

sue him for defamation of character, for millions, then settle out of court for about 250K plus lawyer fees. That will teach him to run his mouth
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By stevef1201
This is very important. READ the book Gorilla...

This is very important.
READ the book Gorilla Marketing, 5 times. Make notes.
Read EVERYTHING on this forum, even the old posts, there is lots of information there.
GO out and LOOK at what people...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11-12-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By stevef1201
That's when I say " I'm sure he did, he was going...

That's when I say " I'm sure he did, he was going broke at that rate. He probably found a better paying customer and now spends his time making money."
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By stevef1201
Even IF they told you what some one else was...

Even IF they told you what some one else was charging, they are probably lying. If I tell you 'the last' guy was charging 100 then I am hoping you will come in at 75. I also tell them my price take...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 11-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By stevef1201
I know the guy who sent me that photo. Now I...

I know the guy who sent me that photo. Now I question his truthfulness. Never knew of those other photos. I assumed it was real because he lives in Alaska and that is an Alaskan tag on that...
Forum: General Talk 11-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By stevef1201
Talking I wont get out of bed for 25 bucks an hour

I wont get out of bed for 25 bucks an hour
Forum: General Talk 11-11-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By stevef1201
Talking Hi to you NOTHERNERS

Here in central Florida the high today was 79 degrees, with just a light wind. All in all a beautiful day.
Spent today changing a freeze plug under the motor mount in the truck. Got a call back for...
Forum: General Talk 11-10-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By stevef1201
I just did a 3 hour pressure washing job, only...

I just did a 3 hour pressure washing job, only 200 bucks but what the heck.
Got a call for a clean up-bid 200 dollars, wait and see.
Also got a call do a 1 acre mow with a three hundred foot 10 high...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By stevef1201
Just remember this, its a piece of junk if you...

Just remember this, its a piece of junk if you cannot easily get ir repaired. Buy one from the closest dealer that will meet your needs. It does no good to badazz company's 15million cfm at 700 psi...
Forum: General Talk 11-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By stevef1201
There is no such thing as 'did not to do...

There is no such thing as 'did not to do anything'. Even if all you do is walk around, pick up some trash, a few leaves-DO SOMETHING. I have some that the only thing I do is edge 10 feet of...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 11-09-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By stevef1201
Chalk this one up to you got ****ed. I have over...

Chalk this one up to you got ****ed. I have over $1,000 owed that I will never see. It hurts but if you have enough customers you hardly feel the hit. don't get depressed, or overly pissed, and...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 11-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By stevef1201
Business cards are important. Usually they are...

Business cards are important. Usually they are the first contact with a potential customer. If they look like they were put together by a 6 year old, then you look inexperienced. Your card should...
Forum: General Talk 11-09-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By stevef1201
RUUUUUUN! It sounds like a Ponzi scheme. :D

RUUUUUUN! It sounds like a Ponzi scheme. :D
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 11-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By stevef1201
A little hang up in snow plowing

I was sent this picture from a friend, he said he was getting ready to plow his drive when there was this little hang up:D
Forum: General Talk 11-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By stevef1201
TWO WEEK? I have yards that have not been cut in...

TWO WEEK? I have yards that have not been cut in three going on 4! Oh it sucks be in the driest month of the year.
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