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zima
03-30-2006, 07:57 PM
hey guys just quit my full time job today,start going full time solo on my bus. doing maintenance and irrigation repair, small installs , have 20 accounts hope to get 20 more, have my bus. plan set up, this is my current equipment, 48 lazer z 21hp kawi, 48 bobcat floating 17 hp kawi,36 exmark hydro turf tracer 15 hp kawi ,whit e-z rider, 21 toro comercial push mower,stihl fs130 weed eater, stihl chain saw, sthil hedge trimmer,redmax edger, 2 redmax 8000 blowers,94 gmc 1500 pick up truck,6 x 12 0pen trailer and a lot of hand tools, will start heavy advertisment next week have 1000 door hangers, 500 bus cards, hope to do ok whit that .what do you think. any input be great for the new guy.

LwnmwrMan22
03-30-2006, 08:01 PM
hey guys just quit my full time job today,start going full time solo on my bus. doing maintenance and irrigation repair, small installs , have 20 accounts hope to get 20 more, have my bus. plan set up, this is my current equipment, 48 lazer z 21hp kawi, 48 bobcat floating 17 hp kawi,36 exmark hydro turf tracer 15 hp kawi ,whit e-z rider, 21 toro comercial push mower,stihl fs130 weed eater, stihl chain saw, sthil hedge trimmer,redmax edger, 2 redmax 8000 blowers,94 gmc 1500 pick up truck,6 x 12 0pen trailer and a lot of hand tools, will start heavy advertisment next week have 1000 door hangers, 500 bus cards, hope to do ok whit that .what do you think. any input be great for the new gay

Is this a typo???

If so, oops....

Is this a troll??

If so, we really don't need that here....

Is this you stating your orientation???

If so, I guess I'm happy for you.

As far as quitting your full time job, good for you.

Just don't ever look back, especially the first 3-4 years.

If you've already got equipment, even if it's paid for, make sure about 20% of each yard you do goes into an account for new equipment.

This way you'll always have money to pay for it.

It's not so bad now, since most companies are offering 0% interest for 2-3 years, but it's still nice to write that check for something.

Mr Budget
03-30-2006, 08:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by zima



Is this a typo???

If so, oops....

What typo

LwnmwrMan22
03-30-2006, 08:20 PM
what I highlighted....

at the end...

"any input be great for the new gay"

Full throttle lawn care
03-30-2006, 08:22 PM
I don't get it?:confused:

Green-Pro
03-30-2006, 08:44 PM
LwnmwrMan22 must be pretty quick on the draw. Could've been a typo and LwnmwrMan22 saw it before it got edited. Just a guess.

LwnmwrMan22
03-30-2006, 08:59 PM
My bad... you're right... it was edited....

Anyways, good luck to you Zima...

It's always a different feeling to go out on your own.

The worst part is going to be year to year, wondering if you'll get everyone back, especially if you've gone and bought stuff on credit, so your life is on the line.

Again, sorry for being quick :hammerhead: .... good luck....

dcondon
03-30-2006, 09:06 PM
Good luck this year:waving:

dKoester
03-30-2006, 10:38 PM
You could of kept your job and still been able to cut those lawns.

mcwlandscaping
03-30-2006, 10:53 PM
More Doorhangers!!!!!!!

Trinity Lawn Care, LLC
03-30-2006, 10:55 PM
Good luck Zima

dtelawncare
03-30-2006, 11:44 PM
I dream everyday about the day I can type n what you did today. Good luck.

work hard, be patient, and pray hard. You can make it.

zima
03-31-2006, 09:02 AM
Lwnmwrman22 that was pretty quick, there is no typo here(married have a family 2 little grils 7 and 2) yea equipment is pay for,can't keep my other job any longer and grow at the same time,last year turn down so much work cos no time to do it,do not want to work 6 or 7 days a week my family needs me , yea i'm licenced and insured, so from now on i only have 1 job my bus.sorry for the spelling i'm not a desk person, wife is, she will keep up whit the books .Thanks to all this is a great site have learned tons of info.

zima
03-31-2006, 09:15 AM
Lwnmwrman22 that was pretty quick, there is no typo here(married have a family 2 little grils 7 and 2) yea equipment is pay for,can't keep my other job any longer and grow at the same time,last year turn down so much work cos no time to do it,do not want to work 6 or 7 days a week my family needs me , yea i'm licenced and insured, so from now on i only have 1 job my bus.sorry for the spelling i'm not a desk person, wife is, she will keep up whit the books .Thanks to all this is a great site have learned tons of info.

Splicer
03-31-2006, 09:49 AM
Again, sorry for being quick :hammerhead:
Thats what she said about you:laugh: :laugh: :drinkup:

LwnmwrMan22
03-31-2006, 10:29 AM
Thats what she said about you:laugh: :laugh: :drinkup:

No, once you're married, you'll realize it quickly shifts the other way.

My wife is thankful and just says "no problem", and then..... :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping: :laugh:

topsites
03-31-2006, 10:40 AM
More Doorhangers!!!!!!!

Amen, TEN times more !
1000 doorhangers will get you 3-4 calls at the most.
To get 20 customers, I need about 200 calls if I want to prevent myself from doing either pita work, or work for less than intended.
But 30-40 calls would be a good start, I wouldn't knock that.

Gnyus
03-31-2006, 03:46 PM
You need to target up scale / new neighbourhood if you want to get good response with doorhangers. I had 1000 doorhangers and got 25 calls, and I still receive calls from those doorhangers I passed last week.
Out of those 1000 doorhangers I got
-for 800$ worth of aeration
-4 mowing customers (3X27,50 /week and 1X30/week)
-800$ worth of spring clean up
-200$ of fert
and I did 5 estimates for mulch/sod/overseeding ranging from 300$ to 2000$, still waiting on customers to call back, but hey, it's still pretty early!