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Old 09-18-2014, 03:51 PM
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I'm 20 as well! Yeah I'm going to be a 1 1/2 years in by the end of this semester and I am in over $20,000 (Not even half way through)
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:02 PM
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I just couldn't see spending that much so I'm at the community college, plus I like landscaping enough and have always wanted to run my own business. I've actually been looking to start my own company after working with my grandfather a few years in his company so it works for me.
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:04 PM
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If your in Connecticut we should trade our bad customers between each other lol
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:10 PM
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The worst ones I get are the college students renting for the semester, I just require payment before I mow it and I don't have many problems.

Sadly I'm way down in VA, so I don't think we will be doing much sharing
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:56 PM
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VA probably stays warmer down there for a little bit longer
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:40 PM
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Yeah, depending on weather I potentially have almost a whole month left in the season.
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:11 AM
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Hey SawCat,
Something I have noticed is that when I meet a new customer or am quoting someone, when I am telling them the price and what is going to be done and how it is going to be done. They always break eye contact and stare at the logo on my t shirt. I don't know what that means but its what I have noticed lately.

I haven't had a no work day for a couple weeks now. Bidding at $35 an hour and landing the job.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:34 PM
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Hey everyone, just wanted to keep you updated...

Business was getting very slow, so we bought a commercial leaf vac a few weeks ago. It will be paid off by the end of this week. It has picked up business by a mile stone. Printed up a fall clean up flyer and put it out to all my customers and people I did work for over the months. Got enough fall-clean up jobs.

We got the truck lettered (went with vinyl) coming in mail by this week.
Buying a 5 x 8 trailer tonight
Renting out a garage soon

We have two helpers now for large projects.

This last week has been all that I can ask for honestly. I'm going to continue to advertise.

I have been giving my customers who keep giving us continues work a slight deal. (Cheaper hourly rate, with a profit still being made)

We installed a fence for a client. I bought a new Echo hedge trimming and a shovel (Cost $324 in total).

Last night the crew and I did a moving job for a client who lives by himself. He tipped the employees and gave us all pizza and then we did the second project for the day. Unfortunately we didn't complete that one. It turned it into a two day project.

We also got a new fertilizer spreader and an external hard drive of 320gb to keep track of all expenses and late payment notices for customers. (So far we have two customers on the late payment list, we just started it)... We allow 7 days to receive payment. We also keep the flyers on it and all other pieces of the businesses data.

How is everyone else's season going?
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:35 PM
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Jeremy Kuhn, you do any big projects lately? Any bigger lawns?
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:17 AM
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