Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Scheduling? Best way to do it?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-17-2010, 06:19 PM
Fresh Cut's Avatar
Fresh Cut Fresh Cut is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 235
Rep Power: 8
Fresh Cut is on a distinguished road
Default Scheduling? Best way to do it?

I don't have the money to shuck out to steve for the gopher software, but I need a method of scheduling that is efficient as possible.

I have a Blackberry Storm and the calendar on it isn't the best as far as recurring appointments. I set it to recur every 2 weeks during the growing season, but when it was time to change it to every 3 weeks for the off season it goofed on me. It set it to every 3 weeks from the initial start date which in turn threw off my calendar record of when I had done all my yards as well as messed up going forward from the date that I wanted to change my cut intervals.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-17-2010, 07:22 PM
ProCut TM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I use iCal on my MAC it is a calendar you could use a google or yahoo calendar the same way.

also optimize your route for free with this link

Have fun
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-17-2010, 10:19 PM
adamsmowing88 adamsmowing88 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Michigan
Age: 30
Posts: 61
Rep Power: 7
adamsmowing88 is on a distinguished road
Default

I usually go to office max and get one of those desk size calendars for 5 bucks and write all the appointments down for the season in the boxes on there. A lot of people down me for not keeping everything on a computer, but I am the one laughing in the end when their computer crashes and then OOPS! There went all my income and expenses for the year. Hell I even write in ledgers still. To hell with technology, I refuse to make to make all these cell phone and palm pilot guys richer. That works for me tho, you do whatever works for youl.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-17-2010, 10:28 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 7
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Ill second on adams point of view
i do the same
I write it all down on one of those jumbo calenders under my keyboard.
I create a file on my external and internal hard drive so in case one crashes i can use the other for my quickbooks account.

In the beginning though when i didnt have quickbooks i simply made a folder..and ill try showing how i did it like this..

> is a new folder
.. is whats inside that folder
__________________________________________________ _______
>(your Name) Lawn Care
..
>Customer Care and Concerns
..
>Customer Questions
>customer Requests
..
>Service Agreements
..
>commercial
>residential
..
>Customer info and dues
..
>Information
>invoices
..
(ill just tell you the main folders from here..you can add on more or delete some and add subfolders however fits you..)
Employee Logging and Applications,Flyers & Advertisement,Letters,Ideas,Scheduled Dates,Work orders and recipts


I back everything up on the external and internal as i said before as well as by hand in a notebook and on the calender

hope this helps..
sorry i go into so much detail on all my posts..i cant help it..
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scheduling LemkeLawns Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 2 03-13-2007 10:48 PM
Scheduling Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 03-29-2005 08:58 AM
Scheduling larrystropicals Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 12-13-2004 08:13 AM
scheduling jobs 1manCrew Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 06-12-2003 05:58 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
Today 07:16 AM
by Chilehead
2 58
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-26-2016 05:43 PM
by Steve
4 376
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 51
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 144
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 151
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 169
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 624
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,335
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 524
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,413
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 293
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 927
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 797
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 628
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 754
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 724
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-06-2016 05:25 PM
by Steve
1,255 443,847
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 3,284
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-30-2016 07:47 PM
by SC93
11 2,139
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,136
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy