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mschultz77
04-13-2004, 05:34 PM
I remember when I was a kid and mowed lawns for all the older people in our church. And how it felt to see the job done and how much better it looked when I was finished. Now I was working for a Grocery retailer and this june would have been 17 years. I was stuck, and not going to be promoted any more (to much expressing opinion when asked) and looking to buy a business. My wife's uncle heard about this and offered his business if I worked his accounts (4) for the rest of the year, last April thru October, for free. Done deal! He took me out and we worked his accounts together twice and then let me go free. May I stepped down from my manager position and took a closing hourly clerk position at another store. I started handing out some homemade door hangers in the areas where I was mowing and got 10 customers of my own. This year I sent out a direct mail advertising and the response was great. Now I only have 2 days left at what was my full time job and I can get back to doing what I love to do!

Mike
'96 Dodge 1500
22 inch Toro
22 inch john Deer
30 inch Dixon
Shindaiwa Trimmer
Homelite trimmer
Echo blower
Echo backpack blower
Echo hedger
Echo vac

capmaint
04-13-2004, 08:40 PM
Welcome! Finally, someone from the Valley! What part of Phoenix do you service?

mschultz77
04-14-2004, 05:53 PM
I'm servicing the North Valley. Bell Rd to Shea and I-17 to just past PV Mall.

capmaint
04-14-2004, 07:08 PM
Cool....Im in the S/E Valley, Gilbert, East Mesa etc......Good luck to you!