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Old 04-16-2006, 02:13 PM
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"let me pay you THREE MONTHS in advance!"

thought about you gentlemen yesterday, as i was signing up 2 new clients. we were going over the service agreement, and i was explaining to him every detail. when we got to the payment guidelines, i pointed out that PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ON TIME. being april 15th, he would have to give me a check today representing his first payment, then by may 1st, his second payment is due. he looks me square in the eye and goes, "well, how bout i just give you the first 3 months payments right now, to be sure i'm not late." i said, "yup, that'll work." then i thought of you guys as i folded my check, stuffed it in my pocket, and thanked him for his business, "wow, that was easy. how on earth, can those guys not do this "
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:23 PM
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We have a collection of hundred dollar bills.
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:46 PM
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I have one res. client that pays me for the entire year in advance. Too bad they all dont do that. And my largest com. client ($180,000) per year is on a 12 month pay schedule , so I get 4 months in advance before we ever set foot on the property.
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:36 PM
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I have had a majority of clients pay up front for this year already. Great to have that cash on hand.
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Old 04-16-2006, 07:45 PM
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I have one res. client that pays me for the entire year in advance. Too bad they all dont do that. And my largest com. client ($180,000) per year is on a 12 month pay schedule , so I get 4 months in advance before we ever set foot on the property.
From one client you get $180,000? I just can't compehend how much work that would be. Really makes me feel like one of the little guys!
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Old 04-16-2006, 07:54 PM
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From one client you get $180,000? I just can't compehend how much work that would be. Really makes me feel like one of the little guys!

That one job would be all the work i need
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:08 PM
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thought about you gentlemen yesterday...then i thought of you guys as i folded my check "
I think you're always thinking of us.
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:54 PM
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One residential that pays you 180k a season jeez man we grew a tater last season that was so big we cut it open and it had three little ones inside.
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:15 PM
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I have one res. client that pays me for the entire year in advance. Too bad they all don't do that. And my largest com. client ($180,000) per year is on a 12 month pay schedule , so I get 4 months in advance before we ever set foot on the property.
What kind of account would this be???? I'm sure everyone would like to know!!!
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:52 PM
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how on earth, can those guys not do this "
the answer is a simple one and YOU have said it a million times. Lawnboys fold up like accordions when "asking" for payment. Its a fear of breaking the deal, i guess.
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