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Old 03-01-2007, 12:08 AM
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How long did it take you to establish that price? did you start off small?
Starting out small does not mean selling your services for minimum wage. Small means a $4000 truck, a used commercial WB mower, an 8 ft trailer. Big means multiple crews with all new equipment. Both of these companies will be charging almost the same price to cut the same lawn.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:13 AM
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Good point Thankyou
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:14 AM
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Ya I will do that. How do you handle the customers that u already did work for for 20 an hour?
you bump them up, if they leave, then you dont want them anyways. get more lawns first tho...
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:18 AM
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you have to slowly raise the price on the prior customers if you spike your price all the way up they won't be happy, slowly they won't care so much just explain you have to go up to cover your gas costs because of prices at the pump increasing and most won't say a word.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:20 AM
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I have another quick question....


What type of records do you need to keep for taxes?
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:24 AM
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What type of records do you need to keep for taxes?
You need to keep track of dollar you spend and every dollar you take in. If you use a program like QuickBooks you can bring the data to you accountant. Please speak to one.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:28 AM
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yeah keep track of everything coming in and going out. i use quick books and strongly recommend it
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:32 AM
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agree with both. and mileage.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:36 AM
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Alright sounds good
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