Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

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.

signed contract


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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 05-07-2009, 01:50 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I am first going to send him a letter stating that I will go to small claims court. But someone had told me that I might take it to a collections agent. That would ruin his credit. What should I do threaten small claims or a collections agency?
You could ask your lawyer client but I think one way allows YOU to do it and collect the full amount plus expenses incurred, the Collection agency will get THEM to do it for a large % of what they recover.

Keep us posted.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 05-07-2009, 12:57 PM
Scottler
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Would it be worth putting a clause in your future contracts stating that the customer will have a dispute period of 24 hours to dispute satisfactory completion of the job, and if they fail to contact you within that time period, they have forfeited their right to further complaint?

I'm not sure if this would spook people away by putting a "negative" in their mind from the start, but it would solve a bunch of problems, too. Then if they do call you within 24 hours (which they won't, because we're all awesome) you can arrange a time to return, address their concerns, and complete the job to their satisfaction.

Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-07-2009, 03:45 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I think as we go through life, we get burned on occasions and then we are more wary of things and get more cautious. So if I had just gone through a similar problem, I probably would want to experiment and include some kind of wording to deal with this and try to avoid it from happening again.

Would it work? That is another story.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-16-2009, 01:23 PM
tomcat172002
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Thanks

Steve,

Thanks to you and everyone who replied to my thread. I sent the letter and was waiting for 10 days to see what would happen. I just got paid in full so it took about a month but he finally paid me. I guess the lesson here is if you have a signed contract doesn't give you false confidence that you will be paid. I did get a few more jobs and I had the people sign and prepay me. Thanks so much for doing the pod-cast. I was really just going to chuck this one up to experience. It pays to watch GopherHaul.

Thanks

Tom
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Signed Or Verbal Agreement? DENMAN Starting a lawn care business. 5 03-29-2009 03:11 PM
Contract for Job?? rclandscaping General Business Discussions 3 03-16-2009 10:06 AM
What should I pay for this contract? Mr Greenthumb Starting a lawn care business. 11 03-16-2009 05:28 AM
contract moseley creek General Talk 1 10-24-2007 06:26 PM
Contract F.A.Q.'s Steve Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 0 02-23-2004 11:31 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How much do you up sell...
Essex Groundskeeping
Today 07:13 PM
Today 07:55 PM
by jrs.landscaping
1 21
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Today 07:46 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 2,339
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
Today 07:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 217
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
Today 11:56 AM
by achri12
15 3,109
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
Yesterday 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 485
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 118
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 05:56 PM
by AGPS
9 287
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 02:42 PM
by stevef1201
22 6,108
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
11-21-2014 09:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
174 13,970
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-21-2014 09:38 PM
by TRV
6 1,261
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-21-2014 09:33 PM
by TRV
3 148
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
11-21-2014 08:02 PM
by stevef1201
4 310
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-21-2014 07:05 PM
by acrajchel
13 365
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 103
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
11-21-2014 06:32 PM
by Steve
7 206
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-21-2014 06:07 PM
by acrajchel
15 465
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 926
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 475
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,837
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,433
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,179
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 751
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 517
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 457
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 312
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,352
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 243
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 505
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,585
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,697
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,812
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,667
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 413
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 612
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 317
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 374
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,318
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 597
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 499
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
11-10-2014 01:25 PM
by Steve
2 336
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 297
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 311
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 550
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 358
New to the business
jcurr33
11-05-2014 03:21 PM
11-07-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
1 413
Lines
Matther777
11-04-2014 02:19 PM
11-07-2014 12:54 PM
by Steve
1 450
hello, new to this site
tonyorwig
10-31-2014 10:49 PM
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
by tonyorwig
3 641
Aloha from Hawaii.
Gary R
11-02-2014 12:44 AM
11-03-2014 03:02 PM
by Steve
1 552
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 03:49 PM
10-31-2014 01:49 PM
by Steve
6 857
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 02:59 PM
10-31-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
5 1,181
» Popular Tags
2wd apartment complex bark billy goat brushcutter charge christmas collections edging employee problems equipment rental exmark ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul gravely hills holiday how much to charge husqvarna hydraulic jobs kawasaki labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lighting lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch price new business ordinance past due per hour service podcast push versus ride redmax savannah scag v-ride seo shreaded small engine repair starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business sulky toro tractor auger trailer trimmer rack truck new used landscape walk behind walker won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy