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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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Well last year I did a couple of bi-weekly cuts but only as they were beside or across from a weekly cut, Plus I charged them a premium for the Bi-weekly cut.
I would not take a bi-weekly were I had to go out of my way.
Yes I think its easy to get caught up in the having to make the rent no matter what syndrome but you also have to take all the work you can get so if you can lay it out right a bi-weekly can make you some money.

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Mr Smith has a 3500 Sq Ft lot I charge $45.00 for a weekly mow. Mr Jones next door has a 2500 sq ft yard no fences or hedges in the way so I take him on as a bi-weekly mow for $45.00 I do both jobs one shot no stopping or extra travel and I get $90.00 for a 6000 sq ft mow. What I normally charge for a 6000 is $75.00 so you can see how you can make profit with Bi-weekly mows but its not easy because it dose not always work out like this example.

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