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Old 12-31-2006, 11:17 PM
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What Is Everyone Doing?

This is the close of my first season and I am just sitting around hanging out with the family. I feel like I should be doing something dealing with lawn care. The leaves are up the grass is dormant.
Other then landscaping jobs, what is everyone doing for the business at this time of year?
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:31 PM
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i'm working on equipment/bendin metal for trak vac and restoring a 1971 john deere 70 then a 1920 ford model T.

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Old 01-01-2007, 01:57 AM
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Earlier today I was sharpening blades. Making hoses for the pressure washer. Yesterday put a new floor on a spare trailer. Working on the 4 wheelers. Tomorrow cutting riding trails in the bush. Always something to do.
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Old 01-01-2007, 08:01 AM
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Gaining weight but that changes now that its 2007!

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Old 01-01-2007, 08:03 AM
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looking for snow......shopping for a new trailer.....
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:16 AM
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you should be planning for the new year, looking at properties you want to service, getting a marketing plan together. Brain storm some new ideas.
That way when the weather breaks you can execute the plan
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:42 AM
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Go over every single piece of equipment that you have right down to a pair of pruning shears. Service, lubricate, trouble-shoot and try to improve them all.

You don't want suprises in the spring. Then you should do as they say, come up with a really good business plan. Scout properties, prepare possible bids. Cultivate business deals. Interview employees, etc. Stop at your local dealers and see about stocking up on 2-cycle oil, engine oil, blades, etc. Think about all the maintenance items you changed in 06 and buy them again in 07

Any good dealer should be able to hook you up with a spring order discount that meets or beats the online deals.

Spend time with your family, spend time at the gym (it WILL help your productivity), work for a plow company to make $$$$.
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:44 AM
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Roll up 2006 numbers and work on business plan for 2007
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:45 AM
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Besides all of the business planning, I'm making snow 3-4 days a week and working at a local ski mountain.
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:15 AM
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Finishing all the business stuff from last season and getting ready for next. Alway plannung to make it better than the last one. Hoping to get some snow sometime.
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