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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-02-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jgontarek
yes I did ask for deposit upon winning the...

yes I did ask for deposit upon winning the contract, I asked for 50% of the cost, or direct billing from the supplier b/c i dont upcharge for material.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-28-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,558
Posted By jgontarek
I do the snow plowing for them, and I had sent a...

I do the snow plowing for them, and I had sent a little sales kit with my new flyer for 2011, along with a letter stating my interest in bidding on their work. I got a phone call about 2 weeks later...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-27-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,558
Posted By jgontarek
Right now I am figuring $275.00 a week is a fair...

Right now I am figuring $275.00 a week is a fair rate for everything they are asking for the bid is for 4 locations so I was thinking about lowering it to 250.00 per week per location, so i can get...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,831
Posted By jgontarek
i like the last one of yours, however coming from...

i like the last one of yours, however coming from a marketing background the images should represent what your company is about and i dont get that with yours.

here is what i designed for my...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-24-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,558
Posted By jgontarek
Commercial Bid Question

Guys:

I have really good marketing idea's and a good sense on how RFPs work as I come from a corporate background,however this is the first year I am doing this for my own business.

As some of you...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-07-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,292
Posted By jgontarek
Steve, Dealing with it is hard, who in there...

Steve,

Dealing with it is hard, who in there right mind can justify turning business away in this economy.

What i have been doing is taking the name address and phone number of the new potential...
Forum: General Talk 01-07-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,781
Posted By jgontarek
Steve, Freebies all depend on the client, in my...

Steve,

Freebies all depend on the client, in my other life lol, we did hats,t-shirts,mouse pads, tote bags, flashlights, note books, calenders, and those sticky mats you use in your car for cell...
Forum: Community Assistance 01-06-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,877
Posted By jgontarek
matt, you hit the nail on the head lol,...

matt,

you hit the nail on the head lol, unfortunetly for me keeping up will come with time, like i said i have been open less than a year and haven't started spring/summer services, so far I have...
Forum: Community Assistance 01-06-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,877
Posted By jgontarek
Steve, Thanks for the feedback. I was a Senior...

Steve,

Thanks for the feedback. I was a Senior Vice President of Operations for a Real Estate Management Company that specialized in Property Preservation and Appraisal Management.

my plan is as...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-06-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,292
Posted By jgontarek
Im right there with you, I recently started...

Im right there with you, I recently started building a groundup,and totally maxed myself with good long term contract clients and clients that pay on time and I hate turning away work, I thought...
Forum: Community Assistance 01-06-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,877
Posted By jgontarek
feedback for my 2011 Flyer

Guys/Girls:

I am looking for some feedback for my 2011 flyer, I do a lot of commercial work at some high end banks, and Medical buildings. I am building a Property Management Services company from...
Forum: General Talk 01-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,781
Posted By jgontarek
I always start around this time of year. I start...

I always start around this time of year. I start to target my big contracts, Banks, commerical properties etc. I try to lock them in by February/March. I also find that most of them are excited to...
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