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Old 01-08-2013, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by shibby53022 View Post
I agree with all these posts but even if you are not a so called legit business or not you can still get your guaranteed work. I personally have been in business since the 90's and learned the hard way to never touch a property that isn't under contract. You have a contract to specify what and when you will do it. If my company shows up and there driveway has been shoveled, we put a smile on our face, free money! When we send out an invoice sure they get mad and contest it, but we send them a copy of the contract highlighted and show them they are financially liable. Usually we will work with them and tell them that we will take that charge off but this time and this time only. You would be surprised on how many times we see that there driveway is never touched again. We also had a big problem with neighbor's helping neighbor's is what I like to call it. Where our residential market our clients neighbor quick snowblows there driveway in the littler snowfalls. When we show up they laugh and say there neighbor snowblowed it to help them out, we either drop the blade anyway and tell them your under contract or have our office bill them anyway. Then when there neighbor comes to blow it again our customer will stop them and tell them not to that they are going to get charged for it one way or the other. It stops the b.s on both ends, so I can not stress on how important it is not doing work unless your under contract.

So to answer your question do one of two things, A. do as the administration of this site said to do, demand payment when the services are complete or preferably in my opinion do payment in advance to stop your competitor. I would go a step further and offer your neighbor a sweet deal on a seasonal price and get paid in advance that way when your competitor shows up to plow your neighbors driveway you can laugh at him under your breath and say thanks.

B. I don't know your age but if your 18 or above you can be independent as that is all a sole proprietor is doing. A sole proprietor is a business in his first or last name and doing business as(insert name here) My point to this is that you could still draft up a contract in your name to agree to do work for john doe and it would be legal binding as long as your 18 and above. But as you grow I would recommend starting a corporation to help insure you from losing everything personal. This should help you.
I see your new here, Lawncareman is 12. He also thinks he is the best lanscaper on the plante. I personaly do not take anything he says seriously.
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I see your new here, Lawncareman is 12. He also thinks he is the biggest, best and cheapest, landscaper on the planet. I personally do not take anything he says seriously.
I had to edit that for you.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:31 AM
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haha okay thanks for the info, I am new here just signed up yesterday. 12 years old he shouldn't even be in here chatting. Study all you can with your school work and worry about stealing accounts later in life lol.
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Haha....dont work for your neighbors.
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