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 > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

accounting challange


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-25-2009, 11:20 AM
rudisfarm rudisfarm is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 7
rudisfarm is on a distinguished road
Default accounting challange

How would you guys approach following situation.

You get a call from a person that lives away but he has that place that is for sale and it needs some good work on the curbappeal. Besides setting up a contract how do you make sure you get your money? Initially there will be charges for $200 with ongoing maintenance after. So this wouldn't be worth hunting him down afterwards with legal steps.

On the phone he mentioned his neighbor will pay for him. Is this another case of trust your guts

Input greatly appreciated.

Rudi
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


  #2  
Old 08-25-2009, 05:06 PM
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 0
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudisfarm View Post
On the phone he mentioned his neighbor will pay for him. Is this another case of trust your guts

Input greatly appreciated.

Rudi
In my experiance.... If it sounds like BS it usually is & you will get screwed.
If they call me from out of town & need something done, unless I get to meet them face to face & look a person in the eye prior to doing the work.... They need to pay 1st or I am not interested. I am not here to finance anyones projects & I don't extend credit to clients I've never met before. At a bare minimum.... Ask for full name, billing address, Then look up that name in that town & make sure they are who they say they are & that they actually live where they say they live. I have been burned twice by out of town azzholes on untrace-able cell phones. NEVER, EVER, EVER AGAIN. CYA
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-25-2009, 06:23 PM
FloridaBoy's Avatar
FloridaBoy FloridaBoy is offline
FloridaBoy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Age: 41
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 7
FloridaBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

I agree with musician/lawnman ( chuck ), get your money upfront, if they are trust worthy , they will pay or in your case the neighbor will pay you. Tell them the truth, you need money upfront, just to cover your butt, if they are honest people, there will be no problem, they say no or well lets see what you do first, ....then RUN, and warn the next sucker you see near that property. ( they may be competition, but we still have to look out for each other) well atleast a little Haha
__________________
Welcome Advise, Incourage comments, and never stop Cutting. Geoff<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1595&d=1253928284">
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-26-2009, 06:16 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Rudi,

Let us know what you decide to do!
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 10-29-2009, 07:23 PM
mowcash
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Pre pay only for stuff like this I say. Have him pay via paypal that way he is protected since he can reverse charges if you fail to do work. That way he has no excuse for not pre paying.
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
Accounting & Bookkeeping Support AccountingSPOT Promote your products or services 14 06-11-2009 04:26 PM
Accounting Software - MYOB Premier c4trash Community Assistance 4 05-06-2009 04:15 AM
Accounting 101 realhuntin Community Assistance 12 03-14-2008 11:25 PM
MS Accounting software grounded General Business Discussions 0 01-28-2007 10:09 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
Yesterday 03:57 PM
Yesterday 07:40 PM
by Bradcook21
4 70
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 02:32 PM
by mattthelawnguy
8 337
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 01:53 PM
by malaboy
1,226 401,122
Hello Everybody
budspop
Yesterday 11:42 AM
Yesterday 11:42 AM
by budspop
0 34
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 123
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 226
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 204
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 210
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 364
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 208
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 744
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,924
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 364
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-27-2015 11:27 AM
by googus
8 555
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,415
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,392
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,461
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 301
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 426
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 320
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 341
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,717
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,669
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,475
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 346
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 295
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 464
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,468
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 392
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,237
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 367
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design equipment dealer equipment rental financials flyers foreman free advertising free lawn care growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how to husqvarna hydro increase customers invoicing landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mulch new business ordinance patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing solo sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.

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