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Old 03-31-2012, 09:23 PM
Set Apart Lawn Care Set Apart Lawn Care is offline
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Just to clear a few things up, I am talking about your net income, after taxes, expenses, etc. how much money do you bring home. My average yard is $38 per cut, out of 120 yards we probably mow 80-90 a week in the growing season + landscaping. In Memphis we have a 7 month season that I may gross $84,000, but I dont just make $84,000 (dont get caught up in the math, these are rough numbers) minus the cost of gas and employee wages, there is a lot of other overhead to keep this going year after year. I have thousands of dollars worth of equipment that has to be replaced every few years, truck note, gas, insurance, workers comp, cell phone, equipment maintenance, ADP payroll fees, unemployement tax, etc.

So again if anyone is making $50,000 net, what does your business look like? how hard did you work and how long did it take to get there? Same questions if you do this part time and make $24,000 a year like I've been taking that last couple years, or you make $200,000 and have multiple crews. I am wanting to know where I need to be in 10 years business wise and if that lines up with the life I want to provide for my family in 10 years.

Hopefully that was clarifying
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