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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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So he has an idea, he goes to 10-15 friends & says hey man, I'll pay you / get your lawn cut for free a couple times if you go with me on this.. your my customer & have been on my list for a while ok?
He gives his friend say $60 to pay the new guy a time or 2 then drop em.
You come along & pay him $166 per account. He just made $106 per account (over $1900) & you bought a failing business.
I am really glad you pointed that story out. It should give us all a moment to pause and reflect on it.
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Do you think it would be a good idea if my company worked with his company as an assistant to familiarize the customer's with me, and then take over after they feel comfortable with me being there? I am pretty sure I would impress his customers enough to stick around. He pretty much just cuts their grass, and I am full service. He lacks the experience my company has. My partner has been in the business for 15 years.
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I think it is a good idea to meet all the clients personally absolutely. It will give you a good feel for them and them for you.
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