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Old 03-24-2003, 12:35 PM
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I like the challenge of a business. When the money is raking in...I love it and it motivates me to push harder. When money is tight it motivates me to push harder. I just like running,planning and developing a business into a money making machine.

I am new to lawn service but hopefully I will do good like I have on my other businesses.

I was in Medical School and I stopped going about 10 years ago. I cherished my freedom too much to be tied down with 24 hour hospital work. Now I make way more than a doctor and my time is really my time. I have absolutely no regrets. I still receive letters from the Medical school for me to go back but no way.

Just my thoughts.


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Old 03-24-2003, 10:10 PM
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"ran one advertisement in the newspaper for one day,"
Try running a 30 day add. In my area (NJ) we run 30 day ads. I find that I pick up about 30-40 new accounts in the spring from our ad. And about another 20-30 in the fall. I have found that its all about timing and consistency. Flyer's don't hurt either. I have had much success with them as well. With the flyer's you just have to hit the right areas. You might have to hit those same areas again at a latter time. Also offer your current customers discounts for referral's. That my friend will boost up your sales.
Good luck. Travis
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Old 03-24-2003, 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by jsr2741
Knowing that after playing social worker/human trash removal for 8 hours or so, I don't have to go spend another 4 to 6 hours in my uniform sitting in a bank or some convenience store making $18 per hour making sure they don't get held up.

If that won't motivate someone, nothing will.
Stevo, they have lot of human trash over in st. chuck?

That's about the same reasons many of the other boys in blue I know found other ways and means of employment, both full and part time.
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Old 03-25-2003, 11:49 AM
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First I remember what it was like working for a butthorn and making him all the money.
I look at my wife and three kids. Thats an incredible motovator.
If I need extra help, I buy some bologna and remember what it was like eating that **** every day.
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Old 03-25-2003, 12:34 PM
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There is a lot of what makes most of us tick in this thread. This winter was quite harsh and I ended up doing more snow work then the previous two years combined. I motivate myself by going out into the shop and working on some piece of equipment. I like playing with tools but even more I love the smell of fresh cut grass the ability to look at the lawn when I am done and see my accomplishment. Spring is here and going in a hurry. Take some time and reflect and ideas will come. You have been doing long enough that you clearly know what you are doing and you will figure it out. Best of luck to you.


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Old 03-25-2003, 04:31 PM
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Old 03-25-2003, 04:39 PM
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Hey nelbuts,
I like your signature....did it use to say:
"Never argue with an idiot....they will bring you down to their level and beat over the head with experience."


if not then I saw it somewhere else.



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Old 03-25-2003, 04:43 PM
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Old 03-25-2003, 06:03 PM
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Well, This year has been a tough one emotionally. I actualy applied for a city job. Thankfully I did not get it.
I want to turn it around. I like the idea of posting past numbers to motivate... I will do that.
I feel hot days coming and that will bring in the $$$$
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