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Old 10-21-2008, 06:50 AM
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Who is making less money

How is the 2008 season for most.I had the work,but my income is less.The cost to operate this year was very high.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:45 AM
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So, what else is new?
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:52 AM
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I didn't grow as much as I wanted to this year, but I have already made more money than I did last year with a couple months left to go.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:00 AM
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:42 AM
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My lawn maintenance numbers are up, my install numbers were horrible this year, very slow on that end. Fuel was a big killer this year, almost double what it was for the same period 2007. Still a decent year, I'm pretty happy. I'm running with very little debt right now, I own everything outright so that has helped me put money elsewhere. I plan to keep it that way.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:20 AM
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Overall we are having a good year. Can't complain.

I thank the Good Lord for the Business.

Ready to take a winter break and Reload for NEXT YEAR!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:23 AM
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Goals

I have reached all of my goals for the 2008 mowing season. Still have a few more mowings and clean-ups. I will start next week on trying to pick up some more commercial accounts for 09. And start a goal list for 09 also.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:38 AM
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Well, I didn't get as many accounts as I wanted to gain, I think I gained about 6 more though. Did alot of one time jobs for people though. I did have a substantial amount of income compared to years past. I think it's because I tried my hardest to manage money and stayed up to date on quick books. I already have the business plan drawn up for the 09' Season. But don't forget about snow removal, it aint over yet
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:38 PM
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Most of our business is fert and spray, we took a huge hit with fertilizer costs doubling, but other than that, it's been about the same as last year.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:26 PM
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i haven't seen much change. i picked up one new commercial contract that helped offset the rising operating cost.
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