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Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!
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Have just got back from visiting a few of my major customers, its something I do from time time to make sure I don't lose them and have been given a fair bit of advice from them.

Apparently I am not proactive enough, the majority of them are time poor, cash rich people who depend on my expertise to keep their properties looking good. I have their trust but do not go in there and say to them this month I will be doing this, this and this, instead I wait for them to notice things need doing.

Its another fault to deal with in my struggle with getting a profitable lawn care business up and running
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For those that are similar to you in such situations, what should they be doing instead? What is the ideal way to go about this?
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Have taken on board what I have been told and spent the day telling customers what I will do for them. Ten customers, one definite, 2 maybe's and one new one, been a most profitable day, cost my fuel and time but that will be covered by new work. Am learning all the time and slowly getting better.
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It sounds like things are steadily improving! That is great news!
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