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Old 10-07-2012, 08:38 PM
C Jovingo Landscaping C Jovingo Landscaping is offline
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Full Time next season...How often do you evaluate operating costs?

Did a search & could not find what I'm asking. I am getting all my ducks in a row to go full time next season & was you're growing a business

How often should you re-evaluate operating costs?
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:21 PM
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Everyday I guess, its gonna drive you crazy how expensive this business is too operate
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:29 PM
C Jovingo Landscaping C Jovingo Landscaping is offline
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I've been doing it part time for 3 yrs now with 6yrs expierience working for an LCO in my early days. Are you serious with every day? What if you don't gain any new clients daily.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:30 AM
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Quarterly, unless you have major changes. Higher growth or decline in sales, new employees, or gaining a large account. I usually glance over them quarterly and at the end of the season I sit down and try to see what is going well and what needs to be improved on.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:04 AM
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Like Larry said, everyday! You'll wonder why in the world did I do this. My advise, keep your other job and keep doing lawn care as a part time gig! Its probably different in areas with a large population but where I live, population of around 100k there must be at least 100 different landscaper and probably another 30-40 no names. If you are hell bent on going f/t, just know your costs and stick to them, search high and low for a good employee and dont get complacent!
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Ford trucks
Pro Line and GatorMade trailer's
Gravely, Exmark, Honda and Snapper mower's
Echo trimmer's and blower's
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