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Old 11-12-2006, 03:51 PM
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First Year Goals (2007)

Here are my 2007 first year goals.. I spend 2006 buying equipment and saving cash to start for 2007. I'm ready to hit the advertising hard in 2007. Here are my goals for 2007.

(20) Residential Customer - Already have (2) so 18 to go...
(1) Commercial Account
(15K Net Income) - Before expenses...

Does this sound resonable?


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Old 11-12-2006, 04:09 PM
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Here are my 2007 first year goals.. I spend 2006 buying equipment and saving cash to start for 2007. I'm ready to hit the advertising hard in 2007. Here are my goals for 2007.

(20) Residential Customer - Already have (2) so 18 to go...
(1) Commercial Account
(15K Net Income) - Before expenses...

Does this sound resonable?


Steve


You have the commercial already?? If so, then you can even set your sights alittle hight. 25-30 res is not impossible.
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:20 PM
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No commercial client yet. This is what I want for next year...
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Old 11-12-2006, 05:19 PM
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It should be doable.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:37 PM
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if you flood neighboorhoods with flyers and doorhanger, im told expect 1-2% return, so put out 5000 flyers and you should be able to secure more accounts then 20 residential.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:38 PM
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Here are my 2007 first year goals.. I spend 2006 buying equipment and saving cash to start for 2007. I'm ready to hit the advertising hard in 2007. Here are my goals for 2007.

(20) Residential Customer - Already have (2) so 18 to go...
(1) Commercial Account
(15K Net Income) - Before expenses...

Does this sound resonable?


Steve
- your income before expenses should be gross, what you take after expenses is net income, and how much are you charging per lawn, you should be able to gross more than 15gs for a season.
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:40 PM
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i would think 15K would be no problem whatsoever....
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:53 PM
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I don't know what your plans are but if you are serious about getting into this business fulltime then your goals are way too small.

100-150 customers in your first season is reasonable if you have the market and the personal drive to get there.

Net income? 100K sounds reasonable.

I am talking mowing only here. If you are doing landscape installs then you should be able to gross significantly higher - but your expenses will be higher as well.
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:58 PM
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i'm starting out too in 07...i'm planning on no more than 20 accounts at min of $35 each = $700 week @ 36 weeks =25K gross...probably mow more than 36 weeks and will definitely get cleanups, aerating and a lot of extras...15K net is probably right after all the expenses...
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:07 PM
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I don't know what your plans are but if you are serious about getting into this business fulltime then your goals are way too small.

100-150 customers in your first season is reasonable if you have the market and the personal drive to get there.

Net income? 100K sounds reasonable.

I am talking mowing only here. If you are doing landscape installs then you should be able to gross significantly higher - but your expenses will be higher as well.
That was supposed to be gross income @ 100K
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