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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,887
Posted By lklandscaping
Good question, I was just going to ask the same...

Good question, I was just going to ask the same...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-09-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,887
Posted By lklandscaping
If you don't mind doing work for local, state, or...

If you don't mind doing work for local, state, or federal governments, then check out: http://www.findrfp.com/rfp/

Now that I'm 17 years old, I plan on keeping an eye on my towns website for bid...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-09-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,388
Posted By lklandscaping
what type of estimator, job sixe, material...

what type of estimator, job sixe, material amount, or billing & estimate programs
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-09-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,338
Posted By lklandscaping
I agree with you 100%. I've lost several bids not...

I agree with you 100%. I've lost several bids not because of my price but because of my age. I have many clients, and the problem is becoming less of an issue, because word-of-mouth advertising is...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 03-09-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,983
Posted By lklandscaping
You better register him as an employee to be safe.

You better register him as an employee to be safe.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,654
Posted By lklandscaping
Not just for new business owners. Espically these...

Not just for new business owners. Espically these times, it is hard as hell to determine what is going to occur "down the road."
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,338
Posted By lklandscaping
I just wanted to revitalize an old post... 1 and...

I just wanted to revitalize an old post...

1 and 4 hit me hard when I first started out.

I think # 5 should be:

Waiting to become legal. So many new landscaping companies fail because of this....
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,227
Posted By lklandscaping
Although I know many people hate the brand, my...

Although I know many people hate the brand, my favorite is my Hustler ZTR Sport.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By lklandscaping
Eventhough it is a $200.00 fine where I work, I...

Eventhough it is a $200.00 fine where I work, I find thatyour favorite granular fertilizer spreader is normally your favorite seeder.

While we are on that topic, do any of you have experience with...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,789
Posted By lklandscaping
Operate out of my home, Own a garage for...

Operate out of my home, Own a garage for equipment storage and repairs.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,244
Posted By lklandscaping
Word of mouth 100% Just make sure your service...

Word of mouth 100%

Just make sure your service is top-notch or it will work against you.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,167
Posted By lklandscaping
Federal Level- Asset Note: In a few states some...

Federal Level- Asset

Note: In a few states some expenses can be filed under multiple listings
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,835
Posted By lklandscaping
Rip Off

Sounds like a complete ripoff. At least you were not paying that much for your service, unless the client has a full estate........
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,728
Posted By lklandscaping
Wrangler work boots. They are comfortable, and...

Wrangler work boots. They are comfortable, and inexpenxive. I have heard great things about Lawn Grips, the main con is the price.

http://www.lawngrips.com/products_subcategory.aspx?SubcategoryID=1
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-07-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,104
Posted By lklandscaping
Only two people called in. I think I'm going to...

Only two people called in. I think I'm going to have to set up an online or some type of free conference. Everyone give me dates and times that work best for you. I was figuring Friday at 7:00pm EST...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-05-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,104
Posted By lklandscaping
Reminder, The Call starts at 6:00pm EST...

Reminder, The Call starts at 6:00pm EST tonight
Details
MUST CALL IN BY 6:15
Dial-in Number: 1-218-936-4700
Participant Access Code: 6727458
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-03-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,104
Posted By lklandscaping
can skype call landlines?

can skype call landlines?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-01-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,104
Posted By lklandscaping
If you have to pay for long-distance calling I...

If you have to pay for long-distance calling I would reccomend either using a cell-phone, or try this: http://www.phonehog.com/registration_b.asp
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-01-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,104
Posted By lklandscaping
How To Connect

I have set it up.....

Just to make it eaisier I have limited the phone line to a max of 25 users. I don't think we will get that high of a call volume but in the event that we do we will work...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-01-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,104
Posted By lklandscaping
Lawn Care Tele-Conference

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a Lawn Care Business tele-conference. I have this program I use on the farm that we could use. I'd be willing to take meeting mins. I gusee if we do...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-27-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,174
Posted By lklandscaping
I'll be sure to keep you updated

I'll be sure to keep you updated
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-27-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,885
Posted By lklandscaping
It depends on how long it's been going on for....

It depends on how long it's been going on for. Everyone has bad periods of business. As for the not enjoying part, consider selling the business. I'm sure you would be suprised how much you could...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-27-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,227
Posted By lklandscaping
Get you business name out there. It is not worth...

Get you business name out there. It is not worth investing in a landscaping company if no one knows about you.

Start out with limited services. As you pickup more clients add to your list of...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-25-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,350
Posted By lklandscaping
Wheel unit with chains is the way to go

Wheel unit with chains is the way to go
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-25-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,396
Posted By lklandscaping
makes sense...

makes sense...
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