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Old 03-22-2014, 03:05 PM
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slit seeding

What's a good starting price.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:43 PM
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Cover the cost of the machine. Say it cost $1000 and you intend to use it 1000 hours during the year. You need to charge a dollar per hour. Add your labor say 60 dollars per hour. (If you are highly advertised, skilled labor, experienced, educated, have to sweat--add $20 more). Add the cost of the seed and starter fertilizer (with tax and shipping--be sure to give the customer the option of premium seed or extra heavy seeding rate). Add your overhead. Say your overhead last year was $5000. And you did 500 jobs. You have to charge $10 per job for overhead. Add a fee for potential cost of redos or non-payment.
Now add a substantial markup to compensate you for the risks of running a business.
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