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Old 12-14-2009, 08:59 PM
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What to do

I have ran a lawn & landscape business for a long time. Now I am getting calls to bid on commercial properties. I dont fertilize and never have. I do have a guy that says he can do it for me if I hire him as a independent contractor. Is that true? On the other hand, does anyone have a good formula for pricing?
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:23 PM
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Materials + time, is a good formula. Fertilizing is best done in coordination with water and warmth. If I were you , I would do it myself to be sure the customer is happy.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:29 PM
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Materials + time, is a good formula. Fertilizing is best done in coordination with water and warmth. If I were you , I would do it myself to be sure the customer is happy.
Many unhappy clients of TGCL...
The problem with me doing it myself is im to busy with landscaping
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:45 AM
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Charge whatever the sub needs plus your hassle time.
Problem there is - he wants the competetive price and you are going to require more on top of that. The client is no longer paying a competetive price.
Charge a finder's fee to the sub and have him take care of the client exclusively.
Or let the sub do the pricing and you add 10%.
Its hard to say, because every situation is different, but the idea of working with a sub is much cheaper than employees. So make a deal if you can. Be sure he is not derelict in anyway, as that reflects on you as well.
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