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Forum: General Business Discussions 12-19-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Chilehead
Talking Good one, Steve!:D

Good one, Steve!:D
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 12-19-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Chilehead
I train them first on how to mow. This includes...

I train them first on how to mow. This includes knowing the proper height for the type of turf, and they MUST mow pretty stripes that are ARROW STRAIT with MINIMAL OVERLAP. Next comes string...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-18-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Chilehead
Georgia Boys!

Who here is in the state of Georgia?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Chilehead
I have a 2002 Exmark Viking with a Kawasaki...

I have a 2002 Exmark Viking with a Kawasaki FH451V 15HP engine. At 4000 hours, the valves needed replaced. Since then, it has racked up over 12000 hours! The right hydro has just started to leak, and...
Forum: General Talk 12-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,019
Posted By Chilehead
I'd have to say I dislike mowing around dog crap...

I'd have to say I dislike mowing around dog crap as well. What I really hate is mowing in general in August and September due to the large proliferation of yellow jackets. You could be mowing a yard...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 12-17-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Chilehead
Brookline, Here's what I do. All new hires who...

Brookline,
Here's what I do. All new hires who come on board must go through my 2-day training period. Basically, they agree to train with all necessary equipment needed to maintain one's grounds at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-15-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Chilehead
Welcome, Zeke. This is a great forum.

Welcome, Zeke. This is a great forum.
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By Chilehead
The market will bear everything from all price...

The market will bear everything from all price points and everything in between. To say, "charge what the market will bear" is like saying, "drive at a quick safe speed". Okay.......relative to what,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 11-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chilehead
The file is currently stored on my web host's...

The file is currently stored on my web host's servers. It is a separate file from the actual site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 11-23-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chilehead
Using Google Webmaster Tools, I have the option...

Using Google Webmaster Tools, I have the option to request a crawl at will, a fetch, and a fetch and render. I generally edit my html code 30 to 45 days in advance. So far, I have had satisfactory...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 11-22-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chilehead
I currently use PayPal Business Standard. it's...

I currently use PayPal Business Standard. it's free to sign up, and they keep a percentage based upon your sales. As far as keywords go, I try to use long phrases such as "lawn care service in...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 11-20-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By Chilehead
If I was going to rent a billboard, I would...

If I was going to rent a billboard, I would likely pick a spot near a traffic light that gets lots of cars. You want people to have the time to stop and stare at your ad while sitting at a light, day...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 11-20-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chilehead
New website

Comments, concerns, and opinions. Please see my signature. Thanks.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,150
Posted By Chilehead
Big rookie mistake: not marketing correctly. Your...

Big rookie mistake: not marketing correctly. Your advertising campaigns can not look like they are homemade when up against some slick competitor's campaign. Read up on how to market, and view as...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,850
Posted By Chilehead
If LCOs had to be certified like most other...

If LCOs had to be certified like most other technical trades, there would be a big drop in fly-by-nighters, and a boost to the public image of our trade. Statements like, "plumbers just fix pipes",...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 11-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Chilehead
Sites like Citysearch or Foursquare.

Sites like Citysearch or Foursquare.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 11-14-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Chilehead
That's a nice site. You may want to get yourself...

That's a nice site. You may want to get yourself listed on some 3RD party review sites.
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 11-12-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By Chilehead
Checks have sensitive personal information on...

Checks have sensitive personal information on them including contact info for the owner of the account as well as bank contact info and account number/routing number. The court's view was that the...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 11-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By Chilehead
Nothing but trouble. I had to call the...

Nothing but trouble. I had to call the institutions that had issued me credit & debit cards, my commercial pesticide applicator's license, and others to cancel all accounts and start fresh. The worst...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 11-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By Chilehead
I had just put all my equipment back on the...

I had just put all my equipment back on the trailer after completing a mow for a customer. This guy comes walking down the street and asks me for a business card. As I reached for my wallet and...
Forum: General Talk 11-07-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By Chilehead
It sounds to me like your clients want you there...

It sounds to me like your clients want you there weekly, hence your termination. I tend to cater to high-end residential accounts, and my weekly service is 52 WEEKLY VISITS per year. Sometimes,...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 11-04-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By Chilehead
Being held at gunpoint for your wallet. Happened...

Being held at gunpoint for your wallet. Happened to me this year.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 11-04-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By Chilehead
The card holder is fine, but I would not take a...

The card holder is fine, but I would not take a chance with GA law enforcement with strobes...even when parked. Even "ground effects" type lights for street cars are illegal to display unless you are...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11-01-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Chilehead
Add up your material costs (sod, equipment rental...

Add up your material costs (sod, equipment rental fees, gasoline, etc.). Calculate how many man hours it will take to complete the job.
Formula: (Total man hours X hourly rate) + Mat. costs = PRICE...
Forum: General Talk 11-01-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By Chilehead
Likewise, most of my clients are on 12-month...

Likewise, most of my clients are on 12-month contracts: all costs for all services for one year are added together, and divided into 12 equal monthly installments. In Atlanta, leaf cleanups can go on...
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