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Old 12-17-2012, 06:51 PM
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Do you bill for equipment when you are only mowing a lawn? And if so, what is a good starting figure?
I also quoted you and posted this information on my facebook page. I have a few friends that are working hard at their business and I know this information will be both good and informative. It was for me.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:38 PM
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Last week I had a very rare opportunity to travel up to Toronto Canada with two of my friends who own landscape companies here in the states. We spent two days up there touring an incredible high end landscape company and spending a day with their upper management discussing an array of things.
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what company is that? also there is lots of talk of books on this thread what do you feel are the best few you have gained knowledge from?
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:35 PM
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I don't really get into publicly talking about who the companies are that I have personal invites to tour. I make a point in visiting several a year if I can and have formed some incredible relationships with some of the most respected business owners in our green industry. Toronto was no exeption, as I'm sure I'll return in the future and they are welcome at my place anytime.

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Joe Calloway: "Becoming a Category of One"

"The Pumpkin Plan"
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:16 PM
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I don't really get into publicly talking about who the companies are that I have personal invites to tour. I make a point in visiting several a year if I can and have formed some incredible relationships with some of the most respected business owners in our green industry. Toronto was no exeption, as I'm sure I'll return in the future and they are welcome at my place anytime.

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Joe Calloway: "Becoming a Category of One"

"The Pumpkin Plan"
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If you ever make it out to San Francisco id be more than happy to take you on a tour of our business and how we run things around here.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:48 AM
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Great Thread! top notch work!
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:23 PM
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Will you be attending GROW 2013?
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:26 PM
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I don't know yet. My January is packed full of training events, conferences, and a few vacations. I will probably decide in a few weeks.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:32 PM
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Great read! Now I just need to read it again!
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:53 PM
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I don't know yet. My January is packed full of training events, conferences, and a few vacations. I will probably decide in a few weeks.
Im trying to clear up my schedule so I can make it out there. I have never gone before, would you strongly recommend I go?
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:04 PM
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We don't mow grass anymore, and haven't for years. So I could even begin to tell you what the rates should be. Truth be told it all depends on your company, you have to know what you need to charge to cover expenses. Rule #2 of business. Rule 1 is defining your target market.

The pumpkin plan is about being focused on what you do. It's not green industry related, but a lot of it is relative. You can get it on Amazon.
That makes sense. I am kinda all over the place. I mow lawns and do landscaping as well. However, I would much rather mow, blow and go. Life is a lot easier doing so. And I will order both this weekend and will let you know what I think after reading. One more thing, will it be fine to pick your brain from time to time? I started reading your posts yesterday and got confirmation on some of my business decision and gained a ton of helpful information.
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