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Old 10-08-2011, 06:49 PM
Frank's Lawn Care Frank's Lawn Care is offline
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There's a thread on here about bagging lawns . One guy that does collect on every lawn charges i think $5 per full bag on his bagger. Then he takes it home to a compost pile. and later in the yr resales it to his accounts at i think $5 a yr. Profit collecting and disposing of it. With no dump fees. There's always a way. This is a great site to learn from others in the business.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:50 PM
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:12 AM
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Hi,
As far as you record keeping is concerned, there seems to be many programs available. But I have to say I think we are going to first try PayPal. If you visit their site they have a merchant section that seems an ideal way to invoice and get paid all via email and a couple of clicks of the mouse. There is no fee to set up your account and you can use them as your business account receiving customer credit card or check payments (your customers donít have to have a PayPal account to send you payments) PayPal can give you a debit card associated with that account which you can make your business expense purchases from, keeping what comes in and what goes out easily determined using their many report options you can run at any time from their site. I donít know if you have a smart phone but if so they have an APP that allows you to keep up with your account on the Go. The way they make their money is by charging a percentage of what you change your customer. I believe the percentage goes from 1.9%-2.9% plus 0.30 cents per transaction. You may find this to expensive but I feel it is worth the convenience and clean automation of the account process. Hope this helps. Have a great day, be safe and God Bless
If you have an iPhone or phone with Android, you can get a free credit card reader from www.squareup.com and they charge a 3% transaction fee. You can download all your transactions as a spreadsheet, as well as send email/text message receipts, with an attached image.

And as far as the licensing, go legal if possible, but call around the different cities, and call the counties, and see what the rules are. Here, in my county, as long as I am operating outside of city limit, I don't need any kind of license. But if I am inside a city limit, technically I am supposed to have a license from that city. But, in the neighboring county, they require a license whether or not you are in city limits or not.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:12 PM
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We started out using our vehicle insurance company for our company insurance. They even gave us a discount for bundling the two. Having insurance also makes selling a new potential customer soooo much easier, especially the ones who are on the fence about using a small operation. We used quickbooks because it made it easier for our accountant.
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