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How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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hi there how are you figuring up your cost on marketing? are you doing the printing and design stuff yourself?
I am not sure on everything, the only thing that i was actually considering on printing myself were the introductory letters. everything else is about an estimate for having it printed for me

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I just noticed this post you might want to check the stats of that mower again. from my knowledge it does not have a fab deck on it, or even close to a commercial deck. If you want that you will be looking at a Hustler Sport or a Badboy MZ.
I am going to check, where i checked didn't have a picture, I wanted to stick with Husqvarna because i have a local dealer but if it comes down to it I will probably get the troy built from Lowe's, it was like a 50" and 25hp and has a fabricated deck in the picture. and is priced at $2899 but for the $300 extra I get the convienance of local dealer, 4" extra deck width, and .5mph faster, and it can mow in reverse...
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I am going to check, where i checked didn't have a picture, I wanted to stick with Husqvarna because i have a local dealer but if it comes down to it I will probably get the troy built from Lowe's, it was like a 50" and 25hp and has a fabricated deck in the picture. and is priced at $2899 but for the $300 extra I get the convienance of local dealer, 4" extra deck width, and .5mph faster, and it can mow in reverse...
Troy Built also does not have a fab deck nor does the toro timecutter, and the ability to mow in reverse is a nice perk it will stop you from blowing out your electric clutch as soon. I would check with the dealer before you buy elsewhere as he might be able to match the price, it will benifit you to buy from him if you ever need his help.
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Personally, I'd rather use software that helps me cut down on office work and work more efficiently. Have you used the demo? Have you tried Gopher?
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Troy Built also does not have a fab deck nor does the toro timecutter, and the ability to mow in reverse is a nice perk it will stop you from blowing out your electric clutch as soon. I would check with the dealer before you buy elsewhere as he might be able to match the price, it will benifit you to buy from him if you ever need his help.
Oh yeah, that's why i wanted to buy a husqvarna, because he is a dealer. I am pretty sure I can get one from him for not too much above cost, although profit margin's on new mowers are not very high.

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Personally, I'd rather use software that helps me cut down on office work and work more efficiently. Have you used the demo? Have you tried Gopher?
Yeah I have downloaded the demo for gopher played with it. It overall seems a more thorough of a program.
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You may want to look through the Gopher manual. It does all those things you mentioned. Unless I misunderstood what you were saying.

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hey there you have a website for dcl graphics?
You may also want to consider printing your own. You can get card stock with the perforations already in the card stock, hole included.

http://www.blank-doorhangers.com/doo...files/dk3p.htm
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You may also want to consider printing your own. You can get card stock with the perforations already in the card stock, hole included.

http://www.blank-doorhangers.com/doo...files/dk3p.htm
Have you used this? If so, what paper stock? I want something somewhat glossy but not thin like printer paper. Also how many were you printing out of a single ink cartridge?
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You may also want to consider printing your own. You can get card stock with the perforations already in the card stock, hole included.

http://www.blank-doorhangers.com/doo...files/dk3p.htm
I saw their site, looks like they have some great products! would a lot of companies print something on those if you actually brought that paper to them? I don't see why they wouldn't though. Thanks for sharing that, that is something i will definitely be looking into.

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Have you used this? If so, what paper stock? I want something somewhat glossy but not thin like printer paper. Also how many were you printing out of a single ink cartridge?
they have pretty good descriptions of the paper on the side
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