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Old 02-16-2011, 09:53 PM
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My minimum is $35 and I better be in and out in 20 mins at that price. My equipment is too expensive to got lower.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:56 PM
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i can defiantly see where you are coming from but i have the whole winter to chill will friends (no pun intended) and the way i look at it is "make as much as i can before i have monthly bills" like mortgage, insurance, shop rent, etc... then when im 30 and everything is set up just right and i like where i'm at i can stop growing and start banking all the money coming in. then at 50 i can retire and sell the company
I don't think anybody is set up just right.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:02 PM
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well not if you don't have a plan as to where you want to be in the next 5 years. if you do you can do everything just right so you end up in that spot in 5 years time.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:15 PM
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well not if you don't have a plan as to where you want to be in the next 5 years. if you do you can do everything just right so you end up in that spot in 5 years time.
I had no plan what i would be doing when i was fifteen. i never thought it would be this. it's a pretty good guess that you will be burnt out by the time you are fifty.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:17 PM
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probably and thats fine because then i will be ready to travel and have fun with the money i worked so hard all my life to make.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:19 PM
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How is he in business? Seriously, how?
That is the same question I ask about folks year after year after year after year......................................................................
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:12 PM
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He's not really "in business".

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how is he in business? Seriously, how?
that's the thing about lowballing...they think they're brilliant businessmen until about two or three years into it and their wife tells 'em he isn't making dick and he better come up with a real job. Then he'll realize that all this time he wasn't really a businessman at all...he was a hobbyist, an amateur, a dupe. He mowed for free.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:27 PM
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I don't think anybody is set up just right.
If they are, give it 6 months, things change....
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:35 PM
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what are you mowing, a condo with a 100 units in it?! 16 lawns in 4 hours is impossible in my area with that setup. how big on average are your lawns? sorry if i missed it somewhere.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:41 PM
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they range from 300sqft - 12000sqft (big ones take 15 mins of straight mowing) 90% though are right around 3000sqft and take about 8 minutes
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