The above is the way to go....I have the same setup pretty much...except for last paragraph about billing...list all work expected to be perfomed...cuts, shrubs, then divide by 12 and bill at first of month..any extras from previous month are billed at this time...since I predetermine how many cuts/ work to be preformed , I don't have to look each month for what work to bill or subtract
Contracts allow you to plan and grow your business...also allow you to take vacations.
I ditched one off clients years ago, they call last minute and ditch you if you can't get there, even after rain...you commit to be there week to week, for a growing season...seems fair to expect a formal agreement to be signed.
1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
Last edited by Weekend cut easymoney; 07-24-2013 at 08:42 PM.