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Old 06-17-2015, 09:41 PM
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advice or done differently

knowing what you know now what would you have done differently earlyer on and what might you tell the new guy getting into business
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:47 PM
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I bid my first two accounts a tad low.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:42 AM
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Learn to drive with load.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:41 AM
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Buy a trailer with enough room to expand. It happens quick and you will find yourself buying/needing a bigger trailer. Buy big from the start!
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:28 PM
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Know my operational cost from the beginning, instead of just starting out and saying I can make x amount of $'s and be profitable.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:02 PM
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Buy a trailer with enough room to expand. It happens quick and you will find yourself buying/needing a bigger trailer. Buy big from the start!
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I agree....if I had to do it all again I would have just started out with a 16' tandem axle trailer, commercial ZTR 54", smaller fab deck 42" ZTR, 36" Stander and a couple of good weedeaters and a hell of a backpack blower. As it is now I have a bunch of spare stuff that I rarely use. I did sell both my other trailers. I am about to upgrade again.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:22 PM
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do you have a formal how you calculate operating cost
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:23 PM
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knowing what you know now what would you have done differently earlyer on and what might you tell the new guy getting into business
Never started in this field?
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:33 PM
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Bidding too low to get the job.
Not understanding the "tricks" property managers play and building that into my price (see #1)
Caring too much about my employees.
Caring more about my customers properties than the customer did instead of focusing on making a large enough profit every month.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:58 PM
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Paying employees too much from the start.
Buying a truck that can handle the load.
Getting a web site.
Bidding too low.
Only mowing grass.
Making a better payment method.
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