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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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I went to go collect some money today from a winter client.

Client invited me into their home. I HATE THAT, then you know you're going to have to sit down and chit chat forever. lol.

Anyways,

Me: So you said you couldn't find our tax number on the invoice? Check the bottom left.

Client: Oh I see, right here. Good.

*20 mins of small talk later*

Client: Can you come by next week and do a cleanup for me?

Me: You already hired another company for spring and summer, didn't you?

Client: Yes.

Me: Aren't they doing your spring cleanup?

Client: Yes, they will do it. But can you come and do it next week?

Me: ... They are going to come after me to do the spring cleanup?

Client: Yes.

Me: So I'm going to do a spring cleanup, and they are going to do the spring cleanup right after me?

Client: Yes, because I don't know when they will start.

Me: We will both be likely to start our spring cleanups sometime in April.

Client: I would like for you to do it next week.

Me: You will have to wait until April, when I have my equipment ready.

Client: Ok.

Me: The other company isn't going to like this.

Client: No, they are going to do the spring cleanup after you.

Me: ... Ok.

Client: So come next week.

Me: April.

Client: Ok.



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OK Scott know you got them thinking were all like you.

"You want your weeds sprayed I'll spray your weeds for ya"
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"Well if I pay you $20.00 and advance you $50.00 you can cut my lawn yesterday so it will look good tomorrow"

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"Please mow my lawn mow it every other day as the other guy mows it on the even days .but remember to mow it clock wise or the grass
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Oh gosh! Why did that client and you initially part ways? Why do they have another lawn care service?
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