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Old 01-05-2014, 07:32 PM
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:09 PM
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You're gonna gain 200 customers from flyers? The enthusiasm is great but your goals are unrealistic. Laughable at best. I hope you're not charging $20 per cut. I'm in your market area. I'm in my 2nd year as well and I can tell you, it's about the quality of customers, not quantity. KC metro is a huge area with lots of competition. You're not gonna pick up that many new customers.

Also, did you know there is a All Around Guys handyman service based out of KC already?
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:49 PM
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I'm on board as well.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:54 PM
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Its possible. Volume work works. Someone on here added 700+ customers last year

It can be done. Youre just going to have to invest in your advertising
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:11 PM
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Right ON!!!!!

Be sure to keep your blades Sharp! Good LUCK.

Actually 250 small lot homes can be done weekly with one crew.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:59 PM
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I have not heard of another in kc. i know there is a handyman somewhere in ks with our name. we came up with it in 2009. We did mowing that season until the end. tried to start a car dealership on 40 hwy and had all our equipment stolen. trailer 48" Encore push mower and handhelds. really sucked but learned about securing our stuff the hard way.
it may or may not happen but we will spend 2-3 months doing heavy advertising. everyone wants our service we just have to give them our number. (My theory) we won't kill ourselves if we don't hit 250 but it's our goal. We went from nothing to almost 50 in a few short weeks. there's 2 million people in my metro area. 250 isn't even 1%. I feel it's extremely possible. i have business ocd and focus most my day every day working on my business.
we definitely Dont do $20 yards. we are on average for our area. I've never attempted to be the cheapest. can't make real money that way.
i think getting to 250 in our area is easy. taking that 250 and trying to get 1000 would be much harder then 50 to 250.
Also again i also know 1 crew cannot do 250 in one week. 180-190 would be tops for our mowing style.
many ways to skin a cat. i plan on keeping everyone updated once a week during season that way i have something to look back and reflect on my past season. i like to do this so i can analyze my performance and look how i can approve. My passion is my business. my hobbies are my business. reinvesting in my business is key as well.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:05 PM
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Its possible. Volume work works. Someone on here added 700+ customers last year

It can be done. Youre just going to have to invest in your advertising
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Do you remember who it was on hear that added that 700?
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:38 PM
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Do you remember who it was on hear that added that 700?
Yeah but he doesn't now I think just apps. Hes easy to find
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:22 PM
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I just finished my 3rd year and I had 54 mowing clients weekly. Congrats on first year success, but I would expect to add 200+ accounts. That's ludicrous, and I wouldn't want to have one crew handle that many accounts.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:04 PM
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I gained 857 yards last year!!!!
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