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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,422
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Keep going on that path! You'll do well. Who...

Keep going on that path! You'll do well. Who cares what others are doing....what matters is PROFIT! This past year I parked my trailer and big mower, and went back to push mowers. I got some...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-13-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,422
Posted By LawnBoy0311
This is the internet. There are some on here who...

This is the internet. There are some on here who want to bang their chest and tell everyone how great their equipment is. There are others who don't really tell the whole truth about their business....
Forum: Money, Finances, Stocks, Bonds, & Investments. 01-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,664
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Coinstar hasn't made it to Canada yet???

Coinstar hasn't made it to Canada yet???
Forum: General Talk 01-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Mailers have about a .5% return rate by...

Mailers have about a .5% return rate by themselves. Now imagine going in with 29 other companies and your return rate would be less.

Good thought, but I don't think it would be worth my money. Keep...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 01-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,869
Posted By LawnBoy0311
I've done this a few times, so I'm no expert. ...

I've done this a few times, so I'm no expert. But this is how I did it.

I went on Google Earth and found target areas. I would count the houses and put the flyers into stacks according to my...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-10-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,089
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Bingo. Im sure they understood. They just...

Bingo.

Im sure they understood. They just wanted to get as much out of you as possible. Like asking for a "to go" plate at the all you can eat buffet.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,212
Posted By LawnBoy0311
There are too many extreme's!!!!!!!!! I'm...

There are too many extreme's!!!!!!!!! I'm confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: General Talk 01-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Best of luck! Work hard, make some money! Being...

Best of luck! Work hard, make some money! Being a mechanic is good money.
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 01-09-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,869
Posted By LawnBoy0311
I do .10 a card too. It turns out to about $10...

I do .10 a card too. It turns out to about $10 an hour.

As for knocking and talking, I don't do that. I find it VERY annoying when people do it to me, so I don't do it to them.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Why not start sooner rather than later?

Why not start sooner rather than later?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-09-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By LawnBoy0311
This is a lawn business forum. For lawn mowing,...

This is a lawn business forum. For lawn mowing, landscaping, etc. Maybe SECT traps gophers, ask him if he has any ideas. :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-09-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By LawnBoy0311
What were you doing up at 4:15am?! :eek: What...

What were you doing up at 4:15am?! :eek:

What is gopher extraction? Whats the concept of your business? Steve has some great templates to go off of, or doing a quick search will show tons of...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 01-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Steve- I was wondering what happened to him! ...

Steve- I was wondering what happened to him! That's crazy he had it too. He's right, it feels like a shotgun blast to your stomach. I had fought the pain off a few other times, but the final time...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 01-08-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By LawnBoy0311
The doctor said when I have to go to the...

The doctor said when I have to go to the bathroom, it'll come faster. Great. Now I'll be 29 and crapping my pants on the mower.

You know I was thinking of renaming myself. Weekendlawnboywarrior,...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 01-08-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By LawnBoy0311
I told my wife I bet between the nasty MRE's and...

I told my wife I bet between the nasty MRE's and open air burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq probably helped my cause along. Its a shame I may never find out, but hopefully the problem is done!

Glad...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 01-08-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By LawnBoy0311
I know what you mean about feeling like a...

I know what you mean about feeling like a bum!

It was a bad infection in my c0L0n, where an air sack burst and got infected. They said its normal for men over 50, and it sometimes causes surgery. ...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 01-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By LawnBoy0311
What a great 2014!

HA! Just kidding!

Haven't been on in a few weeks. Had a bit of a scare...

12/30 went to the ER with stomach pains, ended up having surgery for diverticulitus. I was released from the hospital...
Forum: General Talk 12-23-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Where are you located? The reason I ask is its...

Where are you located?

The reason I ask is its winter where I'm from and too cold to aerate. :D
Forum: General Talk 12-20-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,805
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Or crashing and burning.....:o Anyone else have...

Or crashing and burning.....:o


Anyone else have any big plans? Any changes your making after this past year?
Forum: General Talk 12-19-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,805
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Going all year would drive me nuts! I need time...

Going all year would drive me nuts! I need time off to regroup and figure out my next game plan.


Steve- when I started 2 years ago, I did it by myself. I realized within the first few months you...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-19-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Welcome! Fire away with the questions....a lot...

Welcome! Fire away with the questions....a lot of guys/gals here do commercial work.
Forum: General Talk 12-18-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,805
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Advertise and get a full time crew. I'll be...

Advertise and get a full time crew. I'll be getting a new truck the first of the year for them. Then off to the races!!!! I hope to grow a lot, I don't want to be a solo guy. We'll see how it...
Forum: General Talk 12-18-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,805
Posted By LawnBoy0311
My season is over!

Finished up my last job last night! It was a small leaf job. Now I have a few weeks to relax, and gear up for next year!!!! Its been one heck of a year, but I can't be happier. I hit every goal I...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-17-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Thats how I feel too. That and I don't like the...

Thats how I feel too. That and I don't like the fact they are always quick to rush you, but want you to wait to be paid.

I dealt with 2 before and I will never deal with one again.
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-17-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By LawnBoy0311
Here is my attempt at answering this, anyone...

Here is my attempt at answering this, anyone please correct me if I'm wrong because I'm not 100% knowledgable on this.

Once the house becomes bank owned, larger banks hire property preservation...
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