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Old 07-23-2011, 02:22 AM
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Your Biz Size, Sales, Services, & Yearly $$ Goals

This may have already been done before but I thought I'd give it a try. I thought it would be interesting to start a little business biography thread. You never really know who does what on here. Here's my example.

1. Experience- 11 years in business as a corporation
2. Annual Sales- $275 - $325K
3. Employee's- I have two crew members and a foremen not including myself in the count.
4. Services- Maintenance, landscape design & install, landscape & holiday lighting, and arborist work.
5. Education-Fours of year college including AutoCAD
6. Languages- My Spanish stinks but I'm trying!
7. Yearly Take Home Goal (including benefits like company truck, fuel, insurance, ect.)- $80K
8. Biz Base- Buda, TX
9. State of origin- Maine
10. Licenses & Biz Memberships- CDL, BBB, & TNLA
11. Customer Base- Mostly residential high end accounts.
12. Biz Software- QuickBooks

Let's try to stick with these dozen categories so the thread doesn't get hijacked or run off on a tangent.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:25 PM
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1) 7 years in buisness lawncare, landscaping maint and install snow removal
2) sole proprietar myself and 2 workers
3) $200,000 a year gross
4) high school grad with no college education
5) goals are to be a debt free company in 2 years and to go 100 percent landscaping next year.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:06 PM
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:54 PM
JTVLandscaping JTVLandscaping is offline
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Location: Nassau(Albany), NY
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2 years in lawncare
9 years snowplowing
making money in the winter
breaking even in the summer
sole proprietorship
goal is to make more money in the winter and make money in the summer

I like to keep things simple.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:01 AM
DLONGLANDSCAPING DLONGLANDSCAPING is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Birmingham,MI
Posts: 1,367
1) 2 years in lawn care and design/build
2) 145k-165k annual sales
3) 2 crew members(i am the foreman and everything else)
4) Maintenance, Irrigation, Brick Pavers, (Basically a design/build company) everything but fertilization and arbor work
5) Sophmore in College(one year of Horticulture, now working on my finance degree)
6) English only (took french and spanish throughout early education)
7) Yearly Take home goal: 45,000(still on my parents health care plan thank god)
8) Birmingham,MI
9) Michigan
10) Shoffers, BBB, SIMA, MLCA
11) Residential (medium to high end) Condo Complex's and apartment buildings
12) Quickbooks and AutoCad
13) By the time i graduate college: Goals are to be debt free, have a college education, run 2 crews, Be able to buy a house with no mortgage, find a finance job goodpaying with benifits or either go full time with my business if the economics are right
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:05 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Redmond, OR
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Hey guys new here, just finished our first mowing season in business! ready for winter!
1. 5 years experience, 1st year in business
2. Grossed $75k this summer and still climbing into fall and winter
3. Myself and my business partner
4. Landscape Maintenance, Install, Low voltage lighting
5. HS
6. We speak English.. This is America!!
7. Yearly Take Home Goal (including benefits like company truck, fuel, insurance, ect.)- $80K
8. Central Oregon
9. Oregon
10. State of Oregon Landscapers Board, Bonded
10. Mostly residential high end accounts.
11. Lawn Pro 4
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:03 PM
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I've changed my signature to better reflect what type of business I am. Lots of guys put kind of silly stuff like string trimmers, blowers, and everything but the kitchen sink in their signatures. It'd be nice if there was a format used for signatures to allow people to see what credentials the people posting material have.
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Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:03 PM
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Location: St. Louis
Posts: 46
Biz bio

1. Experience- 6 years in business as a LLC.
2. Annual Sales- $625,000 UP 24% YEAR OVER YEAR
3. Employee's- 2 FOREMAN 6 CREW MEMBERS & I SELL WORK AND EMPTY THE TRASH
4. Services- Maintenance, landscape design & install, landscape & holiday lighting, TREE AN SHRUB, SNOW, DIRECTIONAL DRILLING(NEW THING).
5. Education-HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE & ALL THE CLASSES A LARGE LAWNCARE COMPANY COULD SEND ME TOO
6. Languages- ENGLISH
7. Yearly Take Home Goal (including benefits like company truck, fuel, insurance, ect.)- $135K
8. Biz Base- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
9. State of origin- MISSOURI
10. Licenses & Biz Memberships- CDL, BBB, & ANGIE'S LIST, ELOCAL, GOUPON, SERVICE MAGIC,
11. Customer Base- NOT PICKY IF YOUR IN OUR COVERAGE AREA AND YOU PAY WE WORK
12. Biz Software- REAL GREEN SYSTEMS, QUICK BOOKS, LANDSCAPE AUTO CAD, MAP POINT
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:32 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 196
Experience: 25+ years
Employees: 10 Foreman, 75 Labor
Services: Design, Installation, Irrigation, Site Management and Snow Removal
Education: Some College
License/Certs: RLC, RIC, pesticide applicator and BMP cert.
Sales: $4-5M

www.idealscapenc.com
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:32 PM
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Location: Birmingham , Alabama
Posts: 176
Began full time in 1999 , 35 employees , maintenance ,landscaping , lighting , pools and hardscapes. $3 million
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