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View Poll Results: How many accounts do you have?
0-25 153 37.23%
26-50 107 26.03%
51-100 82 19.95%
100+ 69 16.79%
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:08 PM
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Number of accounts

How many accounts do you have?

Also how long have you been in business?
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:13 PM
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been in business 6 years and have a 155 accounts and booked to the maximum 1 truck days a week 10 hr. days
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:17 PM
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I have 20 lined up for next yr; had only ten this yr. But I'm only 16 so its not that bad. If I could drive a could easily triple that #.

Dad had about 275 accounts 3yr.s into the business with 2 crews out mowing. Around here its easy to have lots of accounts because of how densely populated this area is. My 20 are only about 1block x 4 blocks deep from going door-to-door & handing out flyers.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:32 PM
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I have 20 lined up for next yr; had only ten this yr. But I'm only 16 so its not that bad. If I could drive a could easily triple that #.

Dad had about 275 accounts 3yr.s into the business with 2 crews out mowing. Around here its easy to have lots of accounts because of how densely populated this area is. My 20 are only about 1block x 4 blocks deep from going door-to-door & handing out flyers.

Good luck to you and getting your license next year.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:55 PM
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I'm only 17

I'm 17 and have 15 accounts right now, all of them are in my neiborhood. I will have my license before next season and plan on doing alot more. I just need that driver's license because I'm all setup and ready to go.
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:39 PM
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i have 12 now and hoping on 30 next season. also a couple commercial. also want to get at leaste 5 major landscape jobs.
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:12 PM
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Started again in mid June. Up to 10 accounts. Was great in june and july. Nothing new since. I want to get about 30 more.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:06 PM
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I only had 5 steady accounts this season becuse I couldnt drive. Ive been writeing estimants sence modany left and right so hopefully Ill have alot next year when I can drive! I'm thinking 25 to start and then 50 once summer rolls around and i get used to the new mower and lawns.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:20 PM
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I only had 5 steady accounts this season becuse I couldnt drive. Ive been writeing estimants sence modany left and right so hopefully Ill have alot next year when I can drive! I'm thinking 25 to start and then 50 once summer rolls around and i get used to the new mower and lawns.
its kinda hard to get 45 accounts just like that im lucky if i get 20 accounts around here thats why i go out of my area like somtimes 20 to 30 and somtimes 50 miles.(if its worth it over 5 acres which hasnt happned yet but maybe).
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:24 PM
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[QUOTE=zim bob the landscaper]its kinda hard to get 45 accounts just like that im lucky if i get 20 accounts around here thats why i go out of my area like somtimes 20 to 30 and somtimes 50 miles.(if its worth it over 5 acres which hasnt happned yet but maybe).[/QUOTE]

With fuel charges still somewhat high, I would only drive 30 miles or more if I had a large commercial lot to do or if there was a group of customers in that area. To travel that far seems kinda pointless because what ever you make, its going right out the window awhen you factor in gas and time. JMO
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