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Old 11-23-2012, 09:41 AM
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I never have luck with other contractors. They either never get back to me or make me look bad to my customer by not showing up or whatever.

So I'm getting trained and licensed this December so I can do it myself.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:39 PM
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I never have luck with other contractors. They either never get back to me or make me look bad to my customer by not showing up or whatever.

So I'm getting trained and licensed this December so I can do it myself.
I agree, you should maintain control of your accounts at ANY cost, I had my best freind sub contract for me when I was first starting out, and he stole my account.
The guy liked that he could do more, and my buddy figured that if he (the HO ) was going to look for someone else, it may as well be him.

Figure out how to do it, and do it!....Legal is better.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:54 PM
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your licensed to do it. take care of it yourself. more money in your pocket.

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If you are just a mow n go business and the customer ask you about weed control do you recommend them to some where else or do you work with some one that does that?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:29 PM
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Started my business this spring and I went ahead and got the license, it helped me convert "pay as you go" clients to "year long accounts" It's kind of like offering them bundling like AT&T.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:56 PM
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I never have luck with other contractors. They either never get back to me or make me look bad to my customer by not showing up or whatever.

So I'm getting trained and licensed this December so I can do it myself.
This. I just took my pesticide applicator class and test earlier this week, just waiting on my test results. In NC, the certification is good for 5 years and you're required to get 10 continuing education credits over that period to re-certify. Definitely worth the expense and effort to give your customers one-stop shopping
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:46 PM
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1. You need to get licensed/certified for fertilizer, herbicide, etc.
2. Re-register your company to add these items.
3. Make sure your insurance covers what you are doing.

Or else get ready for the big Fines.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:36 PM
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I agree, you should maintain control of your accounts at ANY cost, I had my best freind sub contract for me when I was first starting out, and he stole my account.
The guy liked that he could do more, and my buddy figured that if he (the HO ) was going to look for someone else, it may as well be him.

Figure out how to do it, and do it!....Legal is better.
That's why I sub with who I do, he won't touch a mower to save his life LOL
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:20 PM
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This. I just took my pesticide applicator class and test earlier this week, just waiting on my test results. In NC, the certification is good for 5 years and you're required to get 10 continuing education credits over that period to re-certify. Definitely worth the expense and effort to give your customers one-stop shopping
I'm taking the test next week, was it hard??
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:22 PM
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i took it earlier in the year in georgia, it was an easy test. i spent alot of time studying too.

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I'm taking the test next week, was it hard??
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:24 PM
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I'm taking the test next week, was it hard??
NO it's not hard, just be familar with the material in the book. Know your formula's.
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