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Old 01-26-2013, 09:34 PM
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Absolutly! I just didn't have that option.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:41 PM
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so heres what im thinking 30% taxes, 10% fuel, 10% repair/maintenance, and 50% for the bank. i know fuel will go up and so will repair/maintenance with bigger mowers and such. My insurance will be paid for the year withing two weeks so im good there. I got service agreements, i got flyers to be made up, and i got will power, now its just end of feb, go out and bid some commercial jobs to get me going. will someone look at my flyer, and contract to see if they need any tweaking.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:37 PM
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Commercial maint or installs?
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:58 PM
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well both, when end of feb get here it will be bidding mowing/maintance and i can get a hold of some gc to bid installs for jobs they might be doing. if not id be happy with bidding mowing, mulching, spring, fall cleanups. fertilizing, and over seeding jobs.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:32 AM
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i started my biz last year at 18 yrs old mainly focused on maintenance. all i had was my f150, pushmower, weedeater and handheld blower. all equipment borrowed from dad. tried flyers but only yielded like...3 biweekly clients. started using craigslist and got a wealth of biweeklys and 2 weeklys. end of the year i ended up with around 50 accounts. i have 3 commercial mowers(exmark pushmower,toro walkbehind, and toro grandstand) all sitting in my brand new 2013 enclosed trailer. I only used craigslist! And yes, i am licensed.

Give craigslist a try if your looking to build your maintenance up a bit. No, you wont get the higher end clients, but you gotta start somewhere. Eventually you'll look into new ways to advertise to the specific market your trying to service.

As for landscaping... im not the guy to ask about getting that kind of work. And i know you have a full time job and cant put alot of time into maintenance because of that, but if you need to make some cash, you gotta take what the Lord will give you.

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:40 AM
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i started my biz last year at 18 yrs old mainly focused on maintenance. all i had was my f150, pushmower, weedeater and handheld blower. all equipment borrowed from dad. tried flyers but only yielded like...3 biweekly clients. started using craigslist and got a wealth of biweeklys and 2 weeklys. end of the year i ended up with around 50 accounts. i have 3 commercial mowers(exmark pushmower,toro walkbehind, and toro grandstand) all sitting in my brand new 2013 enclosed trailer. I only used craigslist! And yes, i am licensed.

Give craigslist a try if your looking to build your maintenance up a bit. No, you wont get the higher end clients, but you gotta start somewhere. Eventually you'll look into new ways to advertise to the specific market your trying to service.

As for landscaping... im not the guy to ask about getting that kind of work. And i know you have a full time job and cant put alot of time into maintenance because of that, but if you need to make some cash, you gotta take what the Lord will give you.

Best of luck to you!
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:22 AM
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with craigslist i havnt tried it because most everyone on here says that you get pita customers. but i see the point of starting somewhere. whens a good time to start advertising on there. We still have a month or two of snow left here.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:25 AM
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For maintenance in va I will starting focusing on it in march. They aren't all pita customers. Some people just don't no where to look.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:29 AM
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ok thanks ill look in to it. like i said i got insurance, my contracts, flyers, checklist so when i ask customers the type of service they want i can check it all off.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:45 AM
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with craigslist i havnt tried it because most everyone on here says that you get pita customers. but i see the point of starting somewhere. whens a good time to start advertising on there. We still have a month or two of snow left here.
You can post the ad on CL every 48 hours or so. You just hit the resubmit button is all. It's simple as heck. Why not start it now? You don't have 10 minutes to type out an ad on CL? Of course you do. Do it now. What's the harm?
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