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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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Here is the one I use. Seems to work nice.
That's really nice but I think that one would block 3 driveways in the city.

I am going to have to work out some sort of dual route.
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have you thought of some sort of liftgate mounted on the side of a flatbed truck? I would think a dovetail on the side would be hard to do but liftgates might work for you.
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Yes, I have started bidding higher and losing more than ever. This is good because I'm weeding out the cheap jerks that always turn out to be the worst customers. They want twice the work for half the price.

I only advertised one time last year and it was a waste of money, I got two calls from way outside of my area. I can get that from my web site at a much lower cost. 80% of the estimates I've done came from my web site the other 20% from word of mouth. Of the web site estimates I've probably only sold 20% of them due to my higher prices. Of the word of mouth estimates I've sold 100% this year.
Thats a great return on your website. I like to hear that. Its nice to raise prices and feel real good about the work you are doing because you are getting paid good for it.
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What kind of advertising was it? Do you feel the problem was more the medium or the message?

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Here is the one I use. Seems to work nice.
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If the gates were on the passenger side that would be much better.
The one on the right is my dream setup.I've always anted the Isuzu box and ramp setup.Maybe one day soon.
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