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Old 10-08-2012, 09:21 PM
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Location: des moines ia
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Hello From Iowa

This is my second season in business and first year finding this site, what a help it would have been last season, haha. I started out buying a brand new chevy new trailer and slightly used but still expensive ZTR. i have since sold the truck and ztr and gotten a older dodge and 36" metro used. Last season i was barely making it by due to making payments on everything. Since selling i have been a lot better off this season and actually making good solid profits. I currently run

36" metro walk behind 500hrs
21" troy built push
Stihl fs 76 weedeater
Echo blower
Echo multi system with trimmer head and edger
26" lesco aerator
36" troy built snow blower

I am willing to take any and all advice i can get to grow my business. I currently run about 20 customers but since buying the aerator it opened up my base a lot. Aerated about 50 yards this season and got about 5 more clients out of that. I put out about 1000 door hangers every spring. Any other ideas for growing business. What should be next piece of equipment i should buy keeping in mind 19 of my clients have gates that only a 36" can get through?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:23 PM
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Location: Venice, FL. USA
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Greetings and welcome from the Sunshine state.
easy-lift guy
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:27 PM
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Location: Ragland Al
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Sounds like your doing good.

I got alot of accounts by leaving business cards at our local nursury, fortuniatley I know everyone that works there.
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