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Old 05-08-2013, 01:55 PM
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100% sarcasm!
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:25 PM
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yeah I picked up on it a bit late
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:24 PM
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thanks to this thread I was out cutting this afternoon and thinking of why my business model stinks. I don't charge enough.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:26 AM
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sorry I am monopolizing this thread, but this is one of those threads that has changed my outlook on what I am doing. A yard I cut last night is a case in point: I charge 35 for a lawn that should be 45ish because they have built beds and whatnot that is really making the yard a pain. On top of that they want to do an every other week cut, while having a fert service that is making the grass explode. Then on top of that they have a poorly drained back yard that keeps me from using my large mower because I would tear it up in a few spots, so I cut it with a 21".

Im at a cross roads of taking this seriously or not as this may be my main source of income soon. I need to tell them to up the price, go every week, or find someone else. Im realizing it would be best to lose them even though my portfolio is minuscule. The yard looks like crap one week out of every two, no one in the neighborhood will be calling me with that as an advertisement. It makes me look bad. This is the beginning of my second season as well and equipment maintenance is starting to hit me. Im starting to think it would be best to lose all of these accounts and know where I truly stand than keeping them just because I have them.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:04 AM
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My 14 day accounts have to look me in the eye, with a hand on the Bible, while I'm holding a taser -> telling me they do NOT fertilize.

Frankly, 7 days is too often too many days b/tw cuttings this time of year for fertilized lawns...but I've NEVER convinced a customer to allow me to mow every 4-5 days.
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