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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-03-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Steve
What is the cost of a new model? I would ask him...

What is the cost of a new model?

I would ask him why he is selling it. It looks to be in good shape.
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-03-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Steve
Do you feel there has been an upside to as far as...

Do you feel there has been an upside to as far as there being more work?
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Steve
Unemployment rates drop, good or bad?

CNN has written that Unemployment falls to lowest level in 7 years (http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/02/news/economy/us-jobs-report-june-223000/index.html).

That can be good for the lawn care business...
Forum: General Talk 07-01-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,932
Posted By Steve
What are you going to do next with that customer...

What are you going to do next with that customer to try and resolve the issue or are you dropping them?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-01-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By Steve
I think it is really important to keep costs down...

I think it is really important to keep costs down in your first year and save money so you can spend it when needed. If you can get up and running with what you have now, you are ahead of the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-01-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Steve
Welcome to our forum! What lessons do you feel...

Welcome to our forum!

What lessons do you feel you learned from the forum that really helped you propel your business?

What should other new business owners be aware of and try to avoid?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-30-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,761
Posted By Steve
Welcome to our forum. How many visits are you...

Welcome to our forum.



How many visits are you estimating it would take you to perform this work throughout the year?

How long would each visit take?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-30-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By Steve
If you are going to be starting up on smaller...

If you are going to be starting up on smaller residential properties, you could get yourself a small trailer at first and tow that with an Xterra. Then as you need to scale up your equipment, you...
Forum: General Talk 06-30-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,932
Posted By Steve
I'd say talk to the owner. If he can't keep the...

I'd say talk to the owner. If he can't keep the dog from coming outside when you are there, simply drop him. There is no point in servicing such a property. You don't want to be injured any further....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-29-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By Steve
Welcome to our forum! Being that you have been...

Welcome to our forum!

Being that you have been in the industry for a while, what kind of vehicles did you use that you felt were the most functional? Do either you or your partner have a pickup?...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-29-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By Steve
If a customer asks about rubber mulch, do you try...

If a customer asks about rubber mulch, do you try to steer them towards wood? If so, what reasons would you say to them to go with wood?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-26-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By Steve
Do you prefer to use rubber or wood mulch? If a...

Do you prefer to use rubber or wood mulch? If a customer asks you for your opinion, which one do you turn them to and why?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-25-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By Steve
We just haven't seen much discussion on rubber...

We just haven't seen much discussion on rubber mulch here. I am not sure if it the higher cost, or the fact that it can't be mixed into the ground, or that there are no nutrients for the soil that...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,402
Posted By Steve
Nice work! What did you have to rent to get that...

Nice work! What did you have to rent to get that job done? Is that a backhoe in the picture you rented?
Forum: General Talk 06-25-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By Steve
Everyone is quiet so I am guessing there is a lot...

Everyone is quiet so I am guessing there is a lot of working going on!
Forum: General Talk 06-25-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By Steve
That is a great learning experience. Do you ever...

That is a great learning experience.

Do you ever have customers come back to you with an estimate you gave 6 months ago or longer and want you to do the project for the same price? Or do you put a...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 06-24-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,821
Posted By Steve
One cleanup time saver that we have talked about...

One cleanup time saver that we have talked about in the past on here when it comes to hedges is, laying out a tarp below the area you are trimming will allow you to quickly cleanup all the clippings....
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-24-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,823
Posted By Steve
Hi Mike, Welcome to our forum! Have you looked...

Hi Mike,

Welcome to our forum!

Have you looked through our free lawn care business templates (http://www.gopherforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34) here?

There are letters. contracts, flyers, a whole...
Forum: General Talk 06-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By Steve
Did you ever have any problems with customers...

Did you ever have any problems with customers that got you to handle your quotes like this?
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 06-22-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,139
Posted By Steve
That was a fantastic and insightful post! Great...

That was a fantastic and insightful post! Great lesson to be learned.
Forum: General Talk 06-22-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By Steve
Brad why not write down the quote and then drop...

Brad why not write down the quote and then drop it off when she is available to talk and pay you for what ever services she still owes you for?

Then you can keep record of the quotes and show her...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 06-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,797
Posted By Steve
When did you send them out during the year? When...

When did you send them out during the year?

When you send out one mailer, your timing has to be perfect and it is difficult to do that. You can improve your chances of success by targeting a smaller...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 06-22-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,848
Posted By Steve
Maybe it is simply the offer and the offer is not...

Maybe it is simply the offer and the offer is not working.

Why not try another one, like one free mowing after your first monthly bill is paid.

Or buy 4 weekly mowings and get the 5th one...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 06-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,915
Posted By Steve
Did they tell you what services they wanted? I...

Did they tell you what services they wanted?

I have an entire section on commercial lawn care customers (http://lawnchat.com/category/lawn-care-customers/commercial-customers) here.

I also have a...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-22-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,878
Posted By Steve
I'd get that plywood out. As it absorbs moisture,...

I'd get that plywood out. As it absorbs moisture, all the layers start to peal away and rot.

Replace the wood with some pressure treated lumber. You could use 2x4s or 2x6, 2x8, 2x10. Space them...
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