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Starting a lawn care business.

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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Did you find they would low ball a price initially to gain a foot hold and then raise prices later or do they just really bid low?
From what I got out of the property manager, they had the site for 2 years and during that second year they almost lost the contract mid season so I dont think they raised their prices the second year. Unless they started at 5 grand I dont see that. I do see them just charging very low just to get extra work. When you have all that equip and employees its easy to take a little hit just to keep everyone busy.
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they had the site for 2 years and during that second year they almost lost the contract mid season
Why do you think they almost lost it and what can others do to ensure they don't lose their contracts mid season like that?
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Why do you think they almost lost it and what can others do to ensure they don't lose their contracts mid season like that?
I don't remember exactly what they did, it might have been just alot of little stuff. As far as I could see they did what they were supposed to. The one thing I remember was that they would miss a bed or two for mulch. So other then that there must have been a lot of little things that must have drove them nuts to almost go to the extreme of a contract cancellation.
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Well as you go, I bet you will hear more from new customers on what they didn't like about a previous lawn care provider. You can jot these thoughts down and remember to not repeat them.
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