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
  #11  
Old 12-09-2011, 11:39 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: 5
thegroundscrew is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the advice guys. It might be a scam or not but I came to the realization of "Who really cares!"

I decided to give it a try and meet him I mean I can't go wrong with a free lattee.

As we get into talking and I sense a scam or am not interested I will tell him what I feel and leave kindly.

I will just have to come into the meeting prepared knowing information before hand and having questions prepared. Any help on advising questions or are you guys still stuck on cancelling and not showing up.

Thanks again boys.
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


  #12  
Old 12-10-2011, 12:28 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
if you aint putting off work it cant hurt. I would be wary of anything he pushes. If he mentions marketing techniques that you have to pay for. Politely mention its easier to find info on your company vs his. Other then that pick his brain like you would with any other business owner.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-10-2011, 07:15 AM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thegroundscrew View Post
Thanks for the advice guys. It might be a scam or not but I came to the realization of "Who really cares!"

I decided to give it a try and meet him I mean I can't go wrong with a free lattee. ...
Friend, take some money with you and order light because the first words he's going to say to the waitress are "separate checks, please". Then he'll probably order something like "just a glass of soda". Just betting there won't be a free latte.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-10-2011, 09:09 AM
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

I have an 85 year old neighbor lady who can latch onto you and keep you in a conversation for an HOUR with no means of escape. I'm betting that if this guy's INCOME is at stake, he's going to be a pretty good BSer and it won't be as easy as you think to get away from him.

Seriosly. What is your annual income at the moment? No need to reply, but think about the numbers he gave you... he didn't say you could make "up to" some magical number - he said you could increase it BY $XX,XXX - meaning ON TOP OF what you already earn.

Bull$hit.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-10-2011, 11:45 AM
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: 5
thegroundscrew is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't like talking about money but The Company's annual income is around$225,000. this is not mine. He said he could increase my earning power by $80,000 to $150,000 just in one year. However, my goal for the next year is to try to double the size of my company so that is whats grabbing me.

I took a look at the website (thanks Tiedman) and if he is trying to sell me that or something similar then NO I am not interested. I am not doing any of the work monday just have an estimate so I do have some time to talk to this guy.

I know he probably wont buy be me a drink I'm just trying to add some humor, but their is always a storng possibility. Well thanks guys I am going to give it a shot anyways but if I feel uncomfortable or not interested in any sort of way I will politely tell him that and then leave.

He can say whatever he wants because ultimately I'm the one with the money.

Thanks guys
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-10-2011, 01:40 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,003
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Keep us posted on how this goes.
__________________
- 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
  #17  
Old 12-14-2011, 01:25 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: 5
thegroundscrew is on a distinguished road
Default

It wasn't a scam but it was actually AMWAY. If your are familiar with that company is all based off selling their products through networking. I have the meeting and there is about 50 other people in suits and a speaker. All they do is talk about the financial possibilities of what this business can get you but rarely talked about how to achieve.

Any comments and thoughts on the AMWAY company?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-14-2011, 02:49 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Amway! I knew it. I hate to say it but... , well, no I don't, Amway is a scam. I'll bet not one of those people have a dime to their name. I'd say more but I'm not going to type a novel on my phone.

Last edited by mark123; 12-14-2011 at 02:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-14-2011, 08:45 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SaberLawnCare View Post
I actually laughed out loud...hard haha
Did you pass out from laughing today?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-16-2011, 04:24 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,003
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I think if you have the choice between putting your time and energy into your own business or spending time doing that stuff, I'd say putting your time and energy into your own business. It will give you greater rewards.
__________________
- 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
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
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 72
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
07-21-2016 04:55 PM
by Steve
21 5,866
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-20-2016 09:09 PM
by Chilehead
8 137
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-19-2016 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 601
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 89
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 41
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 71
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 104
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 201
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 731
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
by Lawnline
0 373
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 247
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 265
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 194
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,722
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,273
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,501
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 235
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,225
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 348
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 838
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,681
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,885
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 664
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 248
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-28-2016 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 440,100
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
06-28-2016 08:36 AM
by Steve
13 485
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,319
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.

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