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Scott, do you think you would enjoy it better if you just had a handful of large commercial customers to deal with versus home owners?
It's worth looking into. Competition for commercial is a lot higher though.

My only concern is how many properties each commercial client would expect me to do for them (if they own several buildings), and that most lawns are not close together and often far apart.

I'll look into it this year, forgot all about commercial... lol

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Scott, do you think you would enjoy it better if you just had a handful of large commercial customers to deal with versus home owners?


In WI, i find that the residential (home owners) pay on time rather then the commercial company's. . all the business's are the ones with the money. . and there so tight with it to pay you. .
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In WI, i find that the residential (home owners) pay on time rather then the commercial company's. . all the business's are the ones with the money. . and there so tight with it to pay you. .
Yeah the problem with commercial is you aren't making as much for the job, as you would a residential client. The pricing strategy changes to benefit the client in this case, if not we end up charging over what anyone can afford.

The amount is higher, but the ratio between work and income are changed. Commercial is for 'large money fast'.
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Scott, as we have seen on the forum from other members, there is an ideal customer base for each business owner based on their unique situation, circumstances, and personality. If you keep experimenting with different types of customers, I think you are going to hit on one group that seems to work better for you than others.

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