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Old 01-22-2010, 07:38 PM
CalgaryLawnSalon CalgaryLawnSalon is offline
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Advice On Lawn Mowing High Scale Client Business

I have a snow removal/lawn care business in calgary alberta canada and need some advice on how much work I can really fit in per day. Last summer I used hand mowers and did small city lots but this summer I am gettin two ride mowers roughly 10 feet cutting width total, and well as one hand mower. My crew will include two others and myself. A employee and I will be on the two big ride mowers while another uses the hand mower and trimmer. I plan on getting 50 clients with 3 acres each at 1 mow/trim per week = 10 clients a day = 30 acres a day with three people working 2 ride mowers, a hand mower, and a trimmer. Is this possible? Or will I have to cut back on the amount of clients? Or hopefully, have room for more clients? I am looking to work 8 - 10 hour days 5 days a week. Loading, unloading, and going from job to job is relativly quick as I have a low trailer, and two other people to help move things along.

As well I am wondering are 50 rich clients hard to get? I have a good marketing idea to send two pretty girls door to door with panflits talking about the Calgary Lawn Salon and why they should either change thier servicer, or stop doing it themselves. I was thinking of usiing a reverse contract brekaing agreement stateing that if my work is not good, and they are unhappy and would like to break the contract, rather then them owing me a mow or two, I will owe them a free mow. As well I will be around 10% lower then the compitiion, and will be able to state that the owner is on every job site insuring satisfation and quality. Also I will be stating that all my equiptment is brand new. Do you think I will be able to get clients quickly? As well most companies like to start a month earlier then needed in calgary to get more money and I am going to tell peoplethat I want to start in June ratehr then May to save them more money. Im looking for people with 3 acres and want to charge them $150.00 per time and come once a week for $600.00 a month each client. I need 50 clients.
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