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Old 04-22-2006, 08:02 PM
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Have any of you thought about contracting out services such as lawn maintenance and landscaping maintenance?

What do you think your current customers reactions would be? Would they approve of it, of not like the idea that you are having any company do your work?
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Can you tell me the benefits, as you see them, of contracting out services?
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For example in my case, I could contract out the mowing services and landscaping maintenance services (pruning shrubs), and then I wouldn't have to worry about that in regards to equipment, also I could concentrate more on the application side.

Also, I still have my foot in the door, and am making some money at the same time.
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Well, I contract all my fert work out, and my fert guy has some big contracts that he plans on bidding all the maintenance and contracting the work to me. That way another company who mows and ferts wouldn't get the contract and possibly lose him the account too.
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As I was reading this I was thinking. What if you were able to have a division that did this, where you could find someone to run it and take a % of the profits.

I don't know if it is feasible but what if. Then you could have someone who has a vested interest in the company division as well as someone who who put in the extra effort to make it work.

Many times people just can't or don't know how to run a business but would like to have a part ownership in one. If you already have the understanding on how to run one and the infrastructure to do it. I could work.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:09 AM
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I would rather not have to worry about the maintenance side though TG. I know that I could always hire someone on, and have them do the work, but I really just want to kind of wash my hands with it. I mean, yes sure I would love to sit back and contract the work out, but when it comes to doing equipment maintenance, and having employees again that are directly with my company, I really don't want to do that
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I can understand your view.

When do you think you might start to do this?
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I really don't know. I thought perhaps maybe start right away with only a hand full of accounts just to see what it would feel like and how it would work out.
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You know what would be neat. To make a door hanger for you with this company, where one side is about your company and the other side is about theirs. then you could both use them.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:42 PM
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Well, I already kind of team up with one company in regards to giving each other work and marketing together.

But I am wondering whether my customers will be upset if I subcontract out the work to another company. I have been thinking about talking with a few customers and to see what they think.
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