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Old 02-28-2005, 02:54 PM
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1. A total number of new customers you feel you can easily attract this season.
15-20 monthly accounts

2. A total number of new customers you feel will be moderately difficult to attract this season.
30-40 monthly accounts.

3. A total number of new customers you feel will be extremely tough to attract this season.
50-60 monthly accounts

4. What date do you want these total customers by? End of October, Beggining of November. Thats when we go to our every other week schedule.
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Hi LightningLawns,

Here is a chart to show your customer goals for this season.

The easy goal is charted to attain the lower level of your easy goal, 15 new customers.

The moderately difficult goal is charted to attain the middle of your moderately difficult goal, 35 new customers.

The extremely tough goal is charted to attain the high end of your extremely tough goal, 60 new customers.

Each month you should report back here and let us know your latest customer count to see where you are at in your goal. You might want to print out this chart and put it somewhere where you will see it each day to inspire you.
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Ok thank you I will definately do that. I have it printed and put in my note book.
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Hi LightningLawns,

We will make an expense chart next to help you with your biddings.

What is the monthly fee to pay off the equipment $2000.00 loan?

How much do you want to make after taxes per hour?


How many billable hours do you plan on working each month of this year?

Jan total billable hours =
Feb =
Mar =
Apr =
May =
Jun =
Jul =
Aug =
Sept =
Oct =
Nov =
Dec =

Yearly total billable hours =
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What is the monthly fee to pay off the equipment $2000.00 loan? I just sold a dirtbike, and when I deposit the check I will mail my final payment and it will be paid off this month. It was 120.00/mth.

How much do you want to make after taxes per hour?
40-60 $/hr.


How many billable hours do you plan on working each month of this year? It all depends on how many accounts I gain each month. But I'll make a projection.

Jan total billable hours = 32
Feb =32
Mar = 32
Apr = 96
May = 96
Jun = 128
Jul = 128
Aug = 160
Sept = 160
Oct = 160
Nov = 80
Dec = 80

Yearly total billable hours = 1184 (Estimated) Probably going to be more, but thats on the low end.
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Here is a chart showing your monthly business expenses without labor.

Note: If you can't read the numbers, right click on the image and then left click on view image. Make sure you are viewing the image at the largest setting your browser allows if it offers you a magnifying glass icon option.
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Thanks for the chart! I noticed a few other expenses that I have on there.
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I also have good news. I have just picked up 3 new yearly accounts this week. One is 70.00/month, one is 65.00/month and another is 200.00/month. These are all year round customers so that is great! This looks like its going to be a great year!
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Hey LightningLawns,

That's great news! Keep it up. Remember your goals and go out there everyday to work towards achieving them!

Do you need any flyers made based on our flyer templates?

How is your logo coming out?

Also, do you have any pictures of you in front or on your equipment that we could use to make you some more personalized marketing material?
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Hey the logo is coming out great, we are just making a few changes and it will be done. I will take some some pictures of my stuff and some of my yards so we could make some nice flyers. When the logo is completed, I'll post it along with some pictures so we can get started. Thanks Team Gopher!
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