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Old 05-01-2008, 11:11 PM
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back after 4 yrs off. hello all!

Hello all!

after 4 long years , I decided to start my biz up again. I had started it in 2001, and shut it down in 2004. I had 40 accounts at the time, along with a full time job. I have missed having my own business, and selling myself, building it.
With my kids grown and gone, I have quit a job I had for 17yrs , took a yr off,
drove a semi around the country for awhile,and now I'm back!
I am Glad to see Sean Adams has done well with this site, and I remember some off you guys when I first started.(Glad to see your still here too!)
I bought two trailers, Two new mowers, and now I have 6 customers. 2nd week cutting. I am dropping a 1000 fliers a week(sunday mornings) advertised in 8 little papers ( not a good idea!) and phone book( not a bad idea) costly though!
anyway, I love it! I'll see ya around, thanks Tim..( Premiere Lawn care and Party
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:43 PM
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Good luck, post up some pics of the new mowers
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:54 PM
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Flyers in local papers are a bad idea, just as you said, little more than 15000 and one call.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:00 PM
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So what's your goal for customers by the end of this year?
Hope you do well in your business - good luck.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:14 PM
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Couldn't stay away huh?? Me neither. I had 1,2,3---- almost 9 years off. Not quite sure what I did during those 9 year either.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:24 PM
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Couldn't stay away huh?? Me neither. I had 1,2,3---- almost 9 years off. Not quite sure what I did during those 9 year either.
Maybe charter fishin, surfboards, and hangin out on the strip?????
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:08 AM
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Thanks everyone!
I drove semi over the road last year , put on 15 to twenty pounds.
I have Ex-mark 23 horse Kaw, and 1 walk behind 48" ( <---this one will get me back in shape) .
How many account am I shooting for this yr?? hmm.Well, the first yr I started(2001) I had 10 by the end of summer.The second yr I had 40,and kept it there,due to full time job & family. This time I want to go full time, Monday thru Thursday, and set up party tents on weekends. I would like to get 40 to start with, but who knows in this biz. and why is this post in pic you ask..
I don't know, I did the same thing when I first visited this site in 2001. Just glad to be back!! Thanks! Tim
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:17 AM
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Hey SoccerLawn ,I see your from Brighton. I went to Brighton High yrs ago.
I have a son that lives in Howell,with his Family. I loved that town,but sure has changed.. you must be pretty busy there. Well thanks for support! tim..
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:26 AM
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Maybe charter fishin, surfboards, and hangin out on the strip?????
actually, I tried the corp. thing (mortgages) for a year.... hated it AND the 5 sqt. cubical they put me in.
Then I worked for a landscaper for year. Hated that even more.
Then I installed highend audio/video and home theaters. That was cool, but company was very unorganized.... hurt em', downsized, got laid off. Then got back into the biz down here.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:31 AM
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Hey Carolina Cuts,
After 20 some yrs in retail sales, and a married for 18 or 19 yrs, Wife took off,
Left me with kids & dog. Kids finally moved on and have there families, and I still
have this great dumb ole dog. and just decided I really like being my own boss, being outside,enjoy meeting new people, and with no one to look after ,I thought I'd see if I could build it bigger than the last biz. I think it's harder this time around though,people here in Michigan are really hurting for jobs.
I guess I'll have to be more creative.
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