View Full Version : Biggest Mistakes Contractors Make

05-24-2003, 10:50 PM
Has anyone read the recent issue of Pro magazine? There is an excellent article talking about the biggest mistakes that landscapers have made. I could relate to every one of them too!

One big mistake mentioned was being afraid to charge what you're worth. That is definitely true.

Another mistake was being afraid to ask for your money. I agree with that too.... I feel the longer you allow a client to hold onto your payment, the less likely you are too get paid.

I wont go on any further, but its a great article and everyone should check it out.

05-25-2003, 12:27 AM
Where can I subscribe to Pro? Couldn't find it on the net.


Did a search in forums and found link, please disregard.


05-25-2003, 11:35 AM
Pro is definitely the best industry rag out there. I also get TURF but find it a little short of useful info, its more of an advertising index.

05-26-2003, 04:25 PM
did a google search and found it a few links down. Is it worth the subscription price? If so i'll sign up.


05-26-2003, 06:24 PM
Its free....I dont pay anything for it.

AL Inc
05-26-2003, 10:13 PM
Haven't read the PRO article yet, but along those lines, check out Michael Gerber's "The E-Myth". I read it this winter, he goes into detail about why most businesses fail, and how to avoid it. It was probably one of the most useful books I have read. Mike

05-26-2003, 10:34 PM
i just signed up for it hell i need all the help i can get lol

05-26-2003, 11:19 PM
hmm, $55 for 9 articles, seems a little pricey :( I'll take a look around to see if i can find it locally to give it a once over before i sign up.

05-27-2003, 06:03 PM

I get mine free. Mabey you should look harder

05-27-2003, 07:48 PM
Yes, as a Green Industry business owner, you should be able to receive Pro for free. Some of the publications I get are......

Lawn and Landscape
Grounds Maintenance
Landscape Management
Irrigation and Green Industry
Landscape Design/ Build

Green in Idaho
05-27-2003, 10:50 PM
My public library carries it and other green trade rags. Maybe yours does too.

Problem with free trade rags, it and others are mostly advertisements. Coverage goes to those you advertise.