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Which stage of growth do you think was most difficult? Was it going from being a solo operator to getting your first employee? Or was it going from 1 crew to two? Or something else?
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Which stage of growth do you think was most difficult? Was it going from being a solo operator to getting your first employee? Or was it going from 1 crew to two? Or something else?
I never worked solo. I bought an existing route. I would say the hardest was going from 2 jobs to just the lawn biz. It was scary not knowing if you could make it or not.

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I would say the hardest was going from 2 jobs to just the lawn biz. It was scary not knowing if you could make it or not.
I think many people try to make the jump from working a full time job to going full time with their lawn care business.

What suggestions do you have to make that transition successful?

Also, do you offer your employees any incentives to sell more?
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I think many people try to make the jump from working a full time job to going full time with their lawn care business.

What suggestions do you have to make that transition successful?

Also, do you offer your employees any incentives to sell more?
I would guess the biggest thing is to have some money in reserve. I suggest having 4-5 months worth to cover all of your expenses and to give time for your cash flow to start flowing.

My workers are paid percentage, so the more work the get, the more thay make.
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Do you have any suggestions on how a lawn care business owner should structure the percentages? Like should a foreman get 10% of a job and a crew member get 8%. What would work best?
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Do you have any suggestions on how a lawn care business owner should structure the percentages? Like should a foreman get 10% of a job and a crew member get 8%. What would work best?
Foreman 20% Crew 15%
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As an example, say you have a 3 man crew handling a yard that is being charged $35 per cut.

Would the foreman get ($35 x 20%) = $7
and each crew member get ($35 x 15%) = $5.25 each?
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As an example, say you have a 3 man crew handling a yard that is being charged $35 per cut.

Would the foreman get ($35 x 20%) = $7
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