Originally Posted by Above Par Lawns
Yeah I saw that. And I meant to type 160 work hours per month, not week.
I think I'm on the right track. I just don't really know how to figure in how much i'll spend on gas/oil/repairs/etc since it's my first year in the business as well.After adding everything up I'm getting close to the 60-65.00 per hour rate so I'll just stick with that for now and see how it goes. I'll be taking some classes on accounting next semester so that will help.
That seems to be the number most solos come up with.
The productivity factor gets more important when you have workers. You also spread out the overhead cost to more workers and can actually survive on a lower man hour rate but you need to watch these figure closely.