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Old 06-30-2010, 10:47 PM
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Hey Fellas im starting a new lco in Arizona in light of the new immigration law. Any advice is welcomed!
Go somewhere grass grows
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:59 PM
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Like Michigan!!!!!! Woooohoooooooo
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:22 PM
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Ya go take business from him.. ann arbors a *****
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:24 PM
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:44 PM
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I can tell you guys one thing I learned in the years, you don't have to listen to me,
most folks don't, maybe they think they know it better or maybe they really do know
everything and maybe not, but whichever the reason it's your business so not only is
it your call but you can do whatever you want.

But the one thing I have learned that really counts down the road is to set yourself up a system,
a method with steps that like 1-2-3 this is how you do things, first time, every time.

With everything, starting with how you load and unload the mower, do it a certain way always,
I realize these things won't come automatically all at once from the first day,
but I highly recommend working on it one thing at a time, here and there, as you get the chance,
remember to work on developing a systematic method on how to do something.

How you start the engine, how you exit the truck, do the keys come out of the ignition first or does the seat belt come off now,
why, should the keys come out, is it important, why?

Some of the answers to these questions might come to you one day, hopefully in a flash of insight rather than a moment of hindsight,
I'll spoil this one by telling you that the reason why the keys need to come out of the ignition is both so that it forces you to put
the transmission lever in park thus preventing a roll-off (don't laugh, all it takes is one time in 20 years) and to keep some thief
from jumping in your truck and driving away with your whole load so they can take it someplace where they can unload what they
were after to begin with and without being disturbed.
So there does exist reason behind the madness, it should, but as important are the benefits from doing things a certain way.

The benefits come in many ways, efficiency is one of them, less room for error
is another, last but not least you just might come off as someone who looks like
they know what they are doing, but most important is that a systematic method
lends itself to a smooth running business.

Good luck.

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Old 07-01-2010, 12:00 PM
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Youd be surprised!

Plenty of people here with $! Grass and irrigation work all over the city! 6th biggest in the nation btw! Illegals too afraid to come outside let alone work. Cash cow baby! All 4 seasons well represented here and plenty of turf work as well and I cant forget the power washing $ from the dust storms!
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:50 PM
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Wish NC had your immigration law!
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:52 PM
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[QUOTE=ajslands;3624998]Like Michigan!!!!!! Woooohoooooooo
Posted via Mobile Device[/QU How much should i be charging for 8000sq ft to 15000sq ft i live in michigan
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:50 PM
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I have been caught. I had to play it off like i was inspecting the trees
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:40 PM
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DO: Buy the best equipment that you possibly can, and the biggest trailer that you can afford.

DON'T: Overextend yourself so that you have to work 20 hrs a day.
i love to see guys like you pull up with a 24 foot trailer loaded with every thing but the kitchen sink. owing the bank out the A. then not use half of what you carry all day and charge 20 bucks to mow. good advice keep spreading you stupidity.at 3.50 per gal for gas you want last see you in the classified i will be the one call to buy your eq at half price.
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