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Old 05-18-2012, 12:20 AM
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The countdown has begun....

till nov 1 lol....its been rainy and humid here this week so summer has officially started. Planning on getting enough work this year to have 2-3 guys working for me....really want to start growing the biz rather than working in the biz....
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:26 AM
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till nov 1 lol....its been rainy and humid here this week so summer has officially started. Planning on getting enough work this year to have 2-3 guys working for me....really want to start growing the biz rather than working in the biz....
Apparently we think in a similar nature as I just had the countdown thought in my head at the start of the week and remember a similar thread I think you started last year.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:06 AM
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till nov 1 lol....its been rainy and humid here this week so summer has officially started. Planning on getting enough work this year to have 2-3 guys working for me....really want to start growing the biz rather than working in the biz....
That is a good goal to work towards. Just remember " the point of diminishing returns". Understand that regardless how many more accounts you have or employees you hirer you or anyone else will only make a certain $$$$ amount and that will be it. Your overhead will consume the balance. Unless your planning on retiring in the near future say 3 to 5 years you will be always working in he "biz".
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[QUOTE=easy-lift guy;4415513]That is a good goal to work towards. Just remember " the point of diminishing returns". Understand that regardless how many more accounts you have or employees you hirer you or anyone else will only make a certain $$$$ amount and that will be it. Your overhead will consume the balance. Unless your planning on retiring in the near future say 3 to 5 years you will be always working in he "biz".
easy-lift guy[/QUOTE I agree...you will always need to be closely involved each and every day...for us at the moment, each person we hire adds about 50-60.00 per day to our net....thats about it...the more you grow the higher the costs and lower the % of net you keep...that said, i would rather make 10% on 1M than 40% on 150k....if you dont grow you wont get to the high sales numbers....just pulling these numbers as an example....if youre not growing youre dying...
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:15 AM
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That is a good goal to work towards. Just remember " the point of diminishing returns". Understand that regardless how many more accounts you have or employees you hirer you or anyone else will only make a certain $$$$ amount and that will be it. Your overhead will consume the balance. Unless your planning on retiring in the near future say 3 to 5 years you will be always working in he "biz".
easy-lift guy[/QUOTE I agree...you will always need to be closely involved each and every day...for us at the moment, each person we hire adds about 50-60.00 per day to our net....thats about it...the more you grow the higher the costs and lower the % of net you keep...that said, i would rather make 10% on 1M than 40% on 150k....if you dont grow you wont get to the high sales numbers....just pulling these numbers as an example....if youre not growing youre dying...
All I meant is I don't want to be running the edger and mower. I know will be involved in the day to day stuff for sure, wouldn't have it any other way
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:28 PM
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All I meant is I don't want to be running the edger and mower. I know will be involved in the day to day stuff for sure, wouldn't have it any other way
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That's what I thought too when I went back to two crews. I stll find myself going behind them and being way OCD about stuff. I still jump on stuff when I can. It's good for the guys morale to see you work too.
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What a difference a year makes. We have already gotten nice rains and lower temps. Last may was bone dry and much hotter.
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What a difference a year makes. We have already gotten nice rains and lower temps. Last may was bone dry and much hotter.
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Still hot and drier here. Dust city.
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never do yourself what you are paying others to do for you...
Then you end up like the guy posting why 7guys, 3 crews cutting 170 lawns adds up to being in the red. I will always be active in the field operations of my company. Leading by example worked for 20 years in the military and works just as well in this business.
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