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Forum: General Talk 01-27-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By avetslawncare
I never would...was just making a point. I would...

I never would...was just making a point. I would never send more than 2 for residential.
Forum: General Talk 01-27-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,449
Posted By avetslawncare
50+ properties in a day.....nottttt possible. I...

50+ properties in a day.....nottttt possible. I don't care if you aren't taking breaks..eating on the run....especially not possible if you are not even mowing (just weed eating)... now, I have had...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 01-27-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,156
Posted By avetslawncare
I'm actually in the market for a truck somewhat...

I'm actually in the market for a truck somewhat like this..anyone know the best place to look?
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-27-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By avetslawncare
Personally...I refuse to work in my...

Personally...I refuse to work in my neighborhood...old ladies knocking on the door all the time....people wanting deals...can you also do this and that...becomes a nuisance and I just don't like it.
Forum: Promote your products or services 01-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By avetslawncare
My advice...stick to what you're good at.

My advice...stick to what you're good at.
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-27-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By avetslawncare
Can't disagree with you...shouldn't base your...

Can't disagree with you...shouldn't base your whole business on them bc they autoatically go up for rebid...no matter how good you're doing. What websites do you use to find the contracts?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-27-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,528
Posted By avetslawncare
malls/shopping centers is the only thing I can't...

malls/shopping centers is the only thing I can't seem to get in the door with...many shopping centers are owned or managed by a company in another state...anyone have advice on these?

I have been...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-27-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By avetslawncare
Steve....the government does not give any %...

Steve....the government does not give any % towards being a veteran...unfortuantely....being a white man, you get nothing....

In state contractor is 3%...the others are minority (anything other than...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 11-15-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By avetslawncare
....is that English......of course it will show...

....is that English......of course it will show up first for you bc that is what you constantly search, this does not mean you are #1....you will know when you are toward the top when you want your...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By avetslawncare
My advice for new guys

I have been in the business for a few years now... have come a long way (keep in mind... I was in the business for 5+ years before I was in the Army)...my first year...made about 30k....now, about...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,141
Posted By avetslawncare
I do it by month... it is easier for me and the...

I do it by month... it is easier for me and the client.... If I did it weekly... that would be 4 times the amount of invoices I had to do... I don't have time to commit a full day every week to do...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-15-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By avetslawncare
Government contracts

How many of you do government contracts? This is something I have been getting into over the past year. I am actually considering dropping all 100 residential clients but don't want to bc it pays so...
Forum: General Talk 11-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,515
Posted By avetslawncare
I live in South Carolina...so no snow but some...

I live in South Carolina...so no snow but some leaves. My yards that are weekly go to every other week...the yards that have no leaves I push to every other week. The thing that truly keeps me afloat...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 11-15-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,330
Posted By avetslawncare
yea...no offense but it seems like it is your...

yea...no offense but it seems like it is your fault. Were they aware they were "behind" on payments before?

Time is money.. it is simply not worth the time...use the time to find new customers and...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-15-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,146
Posted By avetslawncare
competition

competition
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,541
Posted By avetslawncare
Anyone want to buy a 48 inch Pioneer?

Anyone want to buy a 48 inch Pioneer?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 09-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,191
Posted By avetslawncare
Thats a great idea...I have also thought...

Thats a great idea...I have also thought about:

Having a Christmas party and inviting clients..a drop in kind of thing

Having a BBQ/watch football.....

Renting a box at the minor league baseball...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By avetslawncare
This is the 16 acre property.... I don't make a...

This is the 16 acre property.... I don't make a killing off it but I made a few hundred after paying the guys...more importantly... it gave me the ability to finally hire another full time guy
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By avetslawncare
New contract I picked up a couple weeks ago......

New contract I picked up a couple weeks ago... they had one of the biggest companies doing it (a franchise you have all heard of)... never did anything they were supposed to do and left after 3 guys...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By avetslawncare
My past year in a recap: Residential...

My past year in a recap:

Residential clients....lost about 15 (moved....lot of military around here...picked up about 50)...I have 98 residential clients on a set schedule...lots that call when they...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-31-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By avetslawncare
$75 a piece

$75 a piece
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-31-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,722
Posted By avetslawncare
this may give a better idea

this may give a better idea
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,722
Posted By avetslawncare
Mowing 7 acres

Hey Guys....I have been gone for awhile, just been slammed with new business...
recently picked up two apartment complexes...a 16 acre mobile home manufacturer...still have the church, funeral home...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 09-10-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,231
Posted By avetslawncare
Bought this new ExMark 48 inch cut...

Bought this new ExMark 48 inch cut yesterday...love it so far..I am going to get the bagging attachment for the off season to increase fall clean ups.....probably going to sell the 36 inch ExMark...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-26-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,392
Posted By avetslawncare
Two years ago, I bought: A new Stihl 600 and a...

Two years ago, I bought:

A new Stihl 600 and a used Stihl 550.... they are both pretty awesome....I use both of them everyday, mowing an average of 15 yards a day. The 600 is worth the money....it...
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