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Old 07-11-2009, 11:21 PM
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Know this sounds silly, but I am just starting out.. I just loaded up good old Excel and read this entire thread, item by item. I'm gonna post it on the garage wall, it's all the stuff to "Load Every Time Out" list. Some stuff, like Wasp Spray, ear plugs and spare trailer tire are 3 things that I don't currently have, but will as of tommorow, that's for sure. Nothing like a quick checklist and a tool caddy to get it all organized to really help out.

Gary
How do you export a thread into Excel? That is a great idea, i've found tons of stuff in this post that i wouldnt have thoughtof. Thx.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:33 PM
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This is very informative and I love your ideas, particularly since I do garden design. Great tips!!
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:51 AM
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a good thread! =)
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:18 PM
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hi everyone,
I'm Jon and i just started a lawn and tree trimming service in vero beach florida i've been doing this for a few months and havn't done bad, the money is in the trees really av. 15 dollars a palm tree and av. of 10-20 trees per lawn. but now i'm trying to get the lawn accounts. However, most people seem to be extremely loyal to there lawn guys i can't get any of my tree customers to switch to me. and my tree bus. is slow right now. im almost ready to get another job and throw in the towel please help.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:16 AM
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disable the safety crap,
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:19 AM
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hi everyone,
I'm Jon and i just started a lawn and tree trimming service in vero beach florida i've been doing this for a few months and havn't done bad, the money is in the trees really av. 15 dollars a palm tree and av. of 10-20 trees per lawn. but now i'm trying to get the lawn accounts. However, most people seem to be extremely loyal to there lawn guys i can't get any of my tree customers to switch to me. and my tree bus. is slow right now. im almost ready to get another job and throw in the towel please help.
I am just starting out and am running into the same problem. I will trim bushes or install mulch and try to pick the lawn up but they say they are loyal to the other guy. I say either one of two things: I can only service full service customers, or certain service services are cheaper to my full service customers. Some fall for it others don't but it does work some times. Just be polite and nice about it.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:37 AM
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As far as democrats raising taxes, I will be more than happy to pay my share today versus, getting $65.00 dollars a year that Bush gives me and leave billions of dollars in a hole, and my children and grand children are born in a hole to pay back. You tell me what is $65.00 dollars is to me? Nothing..Nada...He claims I could have a down payment on the washer and dryer and that is all, a down payment not a whole price. Yet Bush and his administration could spend billions of dollars ($200 billion if not more) for Iraq ($250 billion on Afganistan) for his own OIL FIELDS and for Chaney to grow his personal companies, and for his administration interest. Bush and his administration is really poor, so what the poor folks of the U.S. of America have to say. We are the poor ones and we continue to pay the high cost of Republicans.
seems ironic at this point.

I'd like to add that neighbors are my target market. I'll pick up any yard w/in a certain distance of home base, but if you see the neighbors talk to them, be nice and respectful to them, do a good job on the account and you may pick that neighbor up some day.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:41 AM
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without getting into lavish details....

I am on "probation" for a mortgage. since our industry is seasonal; I'm a contract worker. I need 5 months work history to get a mortgage for a house.

My boss was supposed to be taxing me since feb. 1st since he said he would put me on the books. but apparently he didn't and now I wont qualify for a goddamn mortgage and have lost almost every chance of owning a home since my downpayment willl needed to be spent of rent. and all the "taxes" i paid are lost in the system.

Some things where taxed... somethings were not... he claimed me as a stupid sub-contractor not an employee.

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tell his insurance agent. You can stick it to him there
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:57 AM
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a good thread! =)
Yes, it really is a good thread. The starter of the thread was a great guy who passed away before his time. It's great to see that this thread lives on. Eric went out of his way to help out the "new guy" and I've never seen a lawn that looked better than the ones he serviced.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:08 PM
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tell his insurance agent. You can stick it to him there
I think if he gave you a 1099, then it was up to you. If you are going to start a business, you should have known the difference. If he was not taking out taxes on your pay, you know the goverment is going to get their money from someone.
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