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Starting a lawn care business.

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At what point do you find lawn care business owners get away from this or should they always keep this in mind?
I have been doing this full time for about three months, my prices have been slowly creeping up as I learn. They still need to get higher, underbidding a few jobs makes you learn your value real quick.
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I think I make that decision based on how big the yard is. If the yard is big enough where it would take me more than an hour with a push mower than I rent one. I hate not having money lol. More advice guys please. What do I say to people when I do door to door?
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I think I make that decision based on how big the yard is. If the yard is big enough where it would take me more than an hour with a push mower than I rent one. I hate not having money lol. More advice guys please. What do I say to people when I do door to door?
Maybe if you do find yourself in a situation where you have to rent one try to line up 4-5 "big" lawns in one day and knock them out. then your making a better profit instead of renting it for one lawn and only making a few dollars...
maybe you already do this i dont know.
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yeah honestly just be careful with those low prices dont be a lowballer. Im 15 and the cheapest yard i do is 25 with i plan to ask for 30 next year.
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