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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 01-21-2007, 08:25 PM
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Ended the 2006 season with 145 accounts....but now have 176 with a goal of 200 by Feb 25th......

I started in 2004, with 45 accounts....cut most at the end of the season...
2005 had 84 accounts at the end of the season....cut a few at the end...
2006 had 145 accounts at the end of the season....only lost a hand full of accounts, but have added alot of people since Dec.....

I have right now thought 176 Mtce accounts and counting
123 Squirt and Fert Programs and counting...will up sell it to more of my yearly accounts once more weeds start popping up...
we also do Landscape installs....averaging about 35 to 40 Jobs yearly (not including basic pine straw and basic mulch installs)
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:08 PM
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It's not always about How Many, but sometime it's how Big! I have one "Account" thats a H.O.A. consisting of 108 single family homes

So, were would I be in the pole?
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:46 AM
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I am 18 and a freshmen in college. 2 years ago we had a drought so I had a measly 5 accounts....great year to start out! This last season I had 12 mowing accounts and did quick cuts for a local realty company, I also did alot of ladscaping for various customers. I built large retaingins walls, alot of planting of bushes trees ect... I worked at a local landscape and garden center a few years back doing all these such things. Anyways I took in close to $700 a week with 12 lawns this last summer...I mow a few large properties(my largest being my church 7 acres) I am currently working on getting 5000 door hangers made, and plan to fill up the areas I already have accounts in. I plan to tack on about 30 more residential accounts for this season, so I can save my money for school...which I am going to be a PE/Health teacher so I can mow in the summers
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:45 PM
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I've been in business for myself since 2004.
I work by myself...and I have 75 mowing accounts (2 commercial)
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:07 AM
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:25 AM
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Guys, the number of accounts you have really is not important, the amount of money you make on those accounts is. Bid your jobs in a cost effective way, and always bid for profit.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:19 AM
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How many accounts do you have?

Also how long have you been in business?
My first year I landed about 45, then last year I got up to 82. If all goes well I should hit about 120 + numerous side jobs.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:01 PM
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Guys, the number of accounts you have really is not important, the amount of money you make on those accounts is. Bid your jobs in a cost effective way, and always bid for profit.
Very good first post!
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:04 PM
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hmm not the #

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It's not the NUMBER of accounts you have. It's how you utilize your recources and make porfit from them!
well that depends; cant make a living on just two accounts; and can still go broke with a hundred accounts; i saw three lawn service companys go out this past year; and one was 150 plus accounts and the other were first timers; you do have a good point but # does matter too
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:47 PM
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My first year I landed about 45, then last year I got up to 82. If all goes well I should hit about 120 + numerous side jobs.
How do you guys get so many accounts?, takes me months to replace the few i lose every year.
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