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The Lawn Boy Pro
08-16-2003, 09:03 PM
What do some of your invoices look like? Do you have a bunch printed and then pen-in the information, or do you print them yourselves on computer, or do you print on a DM printer with 2/3 part carbon tractor paper?

Albemarle Lawn
08-16-2003, 09:08 PM
Laser printed on pre-printed forms. Reply envelope included.

Tvov
08-16-2003, 09:13 PM
I just use the "stock" invoices available on QuickBooksPro, with some minor modifications that are easy to do. I usually print out two invoices at a time, send one to the customer, and keep the other.

LawnMower
08-16-2003, 09:42 PM
I have quick books pro, and send out statements ones a month. I like statements because it tells them when Iv been there to cut or do work. Also it tells them when they've payed. By the end of the year most people are getting a two page statement. It keeps a running record of everything iv done, and every received payment. I hit on a button, and it shoots them out. Then I double check them for errors. Next I put them into envelopes with windows. Each statement has the addresses that show through the windows. Good stuff.

grassdaddy
08-16-2003, 10:56 PM
Wal-mart sells 2and 3 copy invoice books pretty cheap.They could be more professional lookin ones,but they will get you paid.:eek:

FosterGroundsMaint
08-16-2003, 11:19 PM
i use clip. easy to use, and they look good

Team Gopher
08-17-2003, 04:11 AM
Hi The Lawn Boy Pro,

You are welcome to download our free 30-day trial program to see how our invoices work for you :)

tiedeman
08-18-2003, 10:19 AM
I abosultely love my Quickbooks. I would never think about switching over to something else

The Lawn Boy Pro
08-18-2003, 10:27 AM
Does anyone use an Access database? If you have access, I'll post my database on L/S (The empty one) so ypu can see how it works

tiedeman
08-18-2003, 10:59 AM
i use access for keeping track of inventory and maintenance logs

walker-talker
08-18-2003, 04:08 PM
I use Lawn Monkey for my scheduling, invoicing, payments and so forth.

MATT

Equipguy
08-18-2003, 05:57 PM
We use Quicken. Nothing fancy but it works well and has a low up front cost.

mtdman
08-19-2003, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by tiedeman
I abosultely love my Quickbooks. I would never think about switching over to something else

Ditto! I pretty much do what LawnMower wrote. I don't use QB Pro, though. What's the difference?

:D

Rob T
08-19-2003, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by The Lawn Boy Pro
Does anyone use an Access database? If you have access, I'll post my database on L/S (The empty one) so ypu can see how it works

I use Access to record all work done and keep customer info. Been trying to make it work for billing also.

I would be intrested in seeing your Database. Maybe we could exchange ideas. Email me a copy

Email (pontiacrob@earthlink.net)

AltaView
08-19-2003, 12:38 PM
I have thought about using my MS ACCESS for something other than taking up space on my computer. I would like to see your db if you don't mind.

Thanks,
Kevin
AltaView

tiedeman
08-19-2003, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by mtdmaster
Ditto! I pretty much do what LawnMower wrote. I don't use QB Pro, though. What's the difference?

:D

Don't worry, I only use BASIC. I had to upgrade my 2000 Quickbooks this past April and I thought that the update costs for Pro were ridiculus so that is why I only went with the basic.

Advanced Lawncare
08-19-2003, 03:42 PM
I use Quickbooks

PPLMike
08-19-2003, 09:14 PM
Hey Lawn Boy Pro,

Could you uplaod your database for me? I've got access. Thanks. Appreciate it mucho.

Tomt
08-27-2003, 11:09 PM
I use Gopher and it works great.
You have a lot of flexibility with the information that is on the invoice and I hear there are going to be changes in the near future to customize them even more.

BSDeality
08-28-2003, 12:55 AM
i use gopher2003 and it's worth its weight in gold. try it out, you won't be disappointed.

EagleLandscape
08-28-2003, 01:00 AM
Team Gopher, I love your program, I will be buying it very soon. I love this 30 day trial.

The Lawn Boy Pro
08-28-2003, 02:34 PM
I can upload my Access Dadabase as soon as I find the blank one. I dono where I saved the original after I got my new laptop:confused:

rodfather
08-28-2003, 07:09 PM
A customized Monthly Statement (invoice template) from QB's Pro 2002.