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 > Business > Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

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.

Need some help on my encounter today!


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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
thegroundscrew's Avatar
thegroundscrew thegroundscrew is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bellevue, WA (425) - 15 minutes from Seattle (206, my city's filthy)
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 3
thegroundscrew is on a distinguished road
Default Need some help on my encounter today!

I had three Christmas lights jobs today and ended at around three oclock. So, I decided to go door to door and do some marketing. I passed out about one hundred door hangers and talked to a dozen people.

As I was doing this a guy in his truck rolled up next to me and said that he saw my ambition going door to door marketing and my young age. He then asked what I was marketing and I told him my landscape services business and I handed him a business card.

He then said that he owns a business development company and gave me he his card. We talked about my company for awhile and he asked me if I wanted to meet with him and talk about how he can grow my companys' profit by $80,000 to $150,000 in one year.

I am of course interested but not quite sure what to think of it. So we set up a time for Tullys in Bellevue, WA on Monday. I thought to myself that it wont hurt to give it a try.

I was taking a look at his business card and it was one of the 250 free ones you get from vistaprints which might say something about his company. I tried looking him up but could not find much information.

So basically I am just wondering what your guy's opinions are on this matter. Should I follow through with the meeting or not? I feel that he owns a fairly new company and thought to give me a try because of the ambition he saw in me. Is it a scam possibly or what? Please give me your thoughts and if you can find any information about him and his company please let me know. Thanks anything helps.

His name was Jack Nelson and his company name was JNJ Marketing Group is cell is 206-391-1711 and his fax is 866-240-7276 and email is jnj@katewwdb.com.

Suggestions and thought are much appreciated.
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 12-08-2011, 08:57 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 6
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
It's probably AMWAY. lol
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-08-2011, 09:11 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
It's probably AMWAY. lol
I actually laughed out loud...hard haha
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-08-2011, 09:20 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I would at least meet with the guy to see what he has to say, you can always leave. Use the time before to write down any and all questions you want to ask about him and his company. Then you can research some more.

Could be a scam or he could be like you, starting up a business and he's being ambitious as you are and sees how a landscaping company can help him while he helps you.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-08-2011, 09:23 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

dont give him any money !!!! at least untill you have thoroughly checked him out .
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-08-2011, 10:23 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Vistaprint cards?

Yeah, ummm... he's looking to make money from YOU so he can eventually buy REAL business cards and scam even MORE people!




If it sounds too good to be true...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-09-2011, 03:25 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,729
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I hate these bs business development consultants. I am calling bull****.

I wouldn't even go. I wouldn't waste my time.

If he had ANYTHING to offer you, he would have said it right there on the spot.

Steer clear of crap like this. You got your own business and you are doing fine. You don't need anyone else's 'business development' crap.

Keep us posted though on what you decide to do.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg i_call_bull****_hat-p148513187171443477z8v3v_400.jpg (29.3 KB, 4 views)
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-09-2011, 03:40 PM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 3
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default My thoughts

Hey guys, I haven't been around in quite a while, so I thought that I would join up with the forum again and help some of you guys out.

In regards to this topic, I totally agree with Steve on this. In fact, a lot of times you can find out information just from someones email address. I pulled up his domain name on his email address and this is what I basically found out

http://www.katewwdb.com/retail/

So be prepared that he will try to sell you this product, in which he will make money each month you use it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-09-2011, 06:16 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 947
Rep Power: 4
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, or quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck.
This sounds like a scam. I would bet it is a scam.
Toss the card and forget him.
Now when someone comes up to you and says ' I like the way you work, would you like some more?' then you got a good thing.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-09-2011, 09:08 PM
eMCeeW eMCeeW is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 3
eMCeeW is on a distinguished road
Default

No way dude, waste of time. I would politely call and cancel.
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
Look what I dug out today! HPI_Savage25 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 7 12-10-2011 01:34 PM
Today CHEESE2009 General Talk 4 08-25-2011 07:49 PM
Look at what I got today Ducke Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 8 06-09-2011 08:29 AM
Today CHEESE2009 General Talk 2 04-16-2011 11:46 AM
took this pic today. kdvandco Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10 03-31-2011 01:50 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
leaf removal
tlf59263
Today 10:00 PM
Today 10:00 PM
by tlf59263
0 1
Trimec
acrajchel
Today 08:24 PM
Today 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 19
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Today 08:27 PM
by acrajchel
4 172
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
Today 05:21 PM
Today 08:25 PM
by Dan Tanner
1 49
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Today 06:58 PM
by Tekeda1
10 181
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
Yesterday 12:59 PM
Today 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 117
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
Today 02:31 PM
by kslawn
8 192
hello
NFrailey
Today 01:39 PM
Today 01:39 PM
by NFrailey
0 29
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 12:40 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
24 819
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
Today 11:21 AM
Today 11:55 AM
by GoGreenerKS
2 63
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
Today 09:10 AM
Today 11:32 AM
by Steve
2 77
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
Today 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 261
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
Yesterday 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 151
Power Broom
acrajchel
Yesterday 07:46 AM
Yesterday 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 71
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
Yesterday 11:37 AM
by Steve
7 161
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 283,848
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
Yesterday 11:32 AM
by Steve
20 485
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
Yesterday 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 341
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
Yesterday 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 250
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
Yesterday 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 355
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
Yesterday 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 125
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
Yesterday 10:03 AM
by Steve
5 142
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
Yesterday 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 342
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
Yesterday 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 78
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
Yesterday 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 192
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
Yesterday 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 83
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
Yesterday 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 146
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
Yesterday 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,510
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-13-2014 10:31 PM
by AkersLawn
12 611
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 271
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 265
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 118
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 97
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 105
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 244
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 969
Hello....
SWFloridaLawns
04-10-2014 06:15 PM
04-11-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
2 103
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
04-10-2014 10:33 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 24,919
Trading Accounts
goodtimez
04-09-2014 05:42 PM
04-10-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
2 126
Grass that has...
erock289
04-09-2014 10:21 AM
04-10-2014 01:52 PM
by Steve
3 145
Prowrap Trimmer Engine...
Steve
05-24-2006 07:05 PM
04-10-2014 01:09 PM
by Steve
10 2,181
1st annual Easter egg...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 06:58 AM
04-10-2014 01:07 PM
by Steve
1 93
Hello everyone
aceslawnandgarden
04-03-2014 06:54 PM
04-10-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
9 328
Weed control programs
Mallard91
04-02-2014 12:25 PM
04-10-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
6 309
homeowner vs...
GoGreenerKS
04-07-2014 10:54 AM
04-10-2014 12:52 PM
by Steve
8 244
Hello
smgibson
04-07-2014 10:06 PM
04-10-2014 12:39 PM
by Steve
2 101
33" Cub Cadet Walk...
Dan Tanner
04-07-2014 08:49 AM
04-10-2014 12:35 PM
by Steve
5 168
They may never even see...
Darksteel
04-05-2014 11:40 AM
04-09-2014 05:13 PM
by goodtimez
7 302
$300 and counting
acrajchel
04-04-2014 10:03 AM
04-07-2014 10:34 PM
by Steve
12 473
Hello From North Texas
stanleylawncare
04-07-2014 01:14 PM
04-07-2014 10:15 PM
by Steve
1 95
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 advertisement article marketing birdscaping blower care charge christmas light service collections subcontractor customers echo ecosymbiosis exmark fall ferris financing flower bed for sale four wheel drive franchise fs90r gopherhaul gravely gravely 34" zero turn holiday holiday decorating how much to charge installation invoice labor cost late lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business show lawn clarksville lawn service lawn service clarksville tn leaf cleanup lesco llc marketing monthly mowing mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business oil podcast promotion scag seo snow sole proprietorship starting a business steve stihl story subcontractor taxes theft of services tips turfgrass consulting walker winter yard clarksville zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.

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