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Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 02-26-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
A little update on the accounts I purchased. It...

A little update on the accounts I purchased. It was quite frustrating after the first month or two because I had people dropping for various reasons. Some were family members, some didnt pay and some...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-26-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,105
Posted By Rodriguez11
Fusilade II, its a turf and ornamental weed...

Fusilade II, its a turf and ornamental weed killer. kills anything that is a grass type weed. its $80 a bottle for 32oz. if you have a john deere store or any fertilizer store they should have it. I...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 08-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
So far my experience is going well. Customers are...

So far my experience is going well. Customers are all nice and happy about the change going smoothly and I am happy that we are able to take care of the new properties in about 1.5 days each week...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,901
Posted By Rodriguez11
In regards to getting a $250k loan I am actually...

In regards to getting a $250k loan I am actually financially able to pay for everything I have a lot of accounts that are good money and easy work. I am billing out $23k a month right now with these...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-21-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,901
Posted By Rodriguez11
And the "D" word will never ever be in my...

And the "D" word will never ever be in my driveway. We have a 08 f350 that is great (horrible gas mileage) but I think fords are pretty tough I just really like chevy
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-21-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,901
Posted By Rodriguez11
Well 19 of the burger kings are in my city, 12...

Well 19 of the burger kings are in my city, 12 more are in a city 45 minutes away..
I got this opportunity just like with my 20 dollar generals from my parents company which is a Facility...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 08-21-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
Well after week 2 of doing all the new customers...

Well after week 2 of doing all the new customers I met a lot of nice people that were happy to have a good service continue. The old company was doing the properties in 4 days with 2 people and we...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-21-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,901
Posted By Rodriguez11
Just got slammed with new accounts!

So like the title says I just got hit hard with some new accounts, I cant complain because its 31 Burger Kings in my area. I just bought a company two weeks ago and added 58 new accounts to my list...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 07-26-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,187
Posted By Rodriguez11
There is good and bad. Bad being the cost like...

There is good and bad. Bad being the cost like said unless you can get a large quantity or smaller ones so that they do not stand out so much in yards. I have seen some companies around here that use...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-26-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,900
Posted By Rodriguez11
Trying Shindaiwa

I had all my equipment stolen a couple weeks ago and decided to go with Shindaiwa to try them out since my good friend is an accountant at a Shindaiwa dealer and gave me it all at cost! Has anyone...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-26-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
Well, paper work is now being done to transfer...

Well, paper work is now being done to transfer ownership to me! I will be making payments over the next 6 months to ensure that customers are not just going to all leave with me out all that money....
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-23-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
He did say he would let customers know there...

He did say he would let customers know there would be a change in ownership which I was considering keeping the company name since they are pretty established and said all there customers were from...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-21-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
hmm that's good thinking out loud. That would...

hmm that's good thinking out loud. That would definitely give me the opportunity to do the work pay the loan and not have total obligation if it did not work out like planned. I am going to talk to...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-21-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
That's what I was thinking. I always lose at...

That's what I was thinking. I always lose at least a few customers each season which are usually the ones that only call every so often instead of getting on schedule. But I figure there is great...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
Well my thoughts in that was I was going to...

Well my thoughts in that was I was going to figure in that some will just not be happy with the works so I figured 5-6 of the customers leaving. That is a big worry that maybe they don't want my...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
Well I don't know that he would sell me the...

Well I don't know that he would sell me the equipment and give me the list of his clients. That's why he wanted me to sign a confidentiality clause so that I cant just solicit all his customers.
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-21-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
PVMS that's a good point about how they actually...

PVMS that's a good point about how they actually priced everything. After signing a confidentiality sheet I was for sure going to check out all the properties to make sure they are priced...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-21-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
Monthly is definitely a plus since I can make the...

Monthly is definitely a plus since I can make the payments instead of having that much cash up front and it would put me at ease knowing I am not getting screwed because I am doing the work and...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-21-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
In regards to why do I need more? I think anyone...

In regards to why do I need more? I think anyone that is in business should always be looking for opportunity to grow. I can expand with an entire crew for my commercial side and one for the...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-21-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,421
Posted By Rodriguez11
Tball I can tell you I know where I am from there...

Tball I can tell you I know where I am from there is a guy that cuts Mcdonalds and gets $85 a cut and they require it to be push mowed. I think he has about 15 of them in this one area. All ran by...
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 07-21-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,416
Posted By Rodriguez11
Potential to buy accounts and equipment

Hey guys I have an opportunity to purchase a company from a guy that is moving away. I believe he has been in business for around 10 years. I will be getting a lot more details on the company and all...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-15-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,140
Posted By Rodriguez11
Just quick suggestion, when starting off I would...

Just quick suggestion, when starting off I would definitely not try to narrow down what work you do and just specialize in mowing. When I first started I took whatever work I could do that I could...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-15-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,953
Posted By Rodriguez11
Opportunity to buy big contract

My parents who own a contracting company doing facility maintenance for many big companies such as riteaid, cvs, blockbuster, dollar general etc... Here's the deal, They picked up a contract this...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-08-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,810
Posted By Rodriguez11
zero turn rear tires wearing weird

Just went and bought a 2011 tank L60 with an upgraded suspension seat to add to my tank48 setup. While I was there I remembered I needed some new tires for the 48 because it has been slipping all...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-30-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,617
Posted By Rodriguez11
WELL.......... I decided not to say anything...

WELL.......... I decided not to say anything about the guy planting trees. I got a voicemail today saying my services are no longer needed and that the owner decided to take on another bid and give...
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