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Old 02-02-2013, 07:04 PM
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You are young then Your still learning the trade then

You need a Fert License in your state What about a Spraying License
That takes a lot of skill is spraying anybody can pass the test but knowing what and how much to put down is a different story

I been doing this trade since 1981 under my name I do eveything beside sprinklers
I dont how any body just mow and make in this trade I seen serval closed there doors last year due to the drought no mowing no money Myself I went did Lawn landscape Hardscape installs When it to wet do that Im mowing I allways have something to do 6 days a week Winter time plowing snow and no snow Im drawing employment and yes I can draw it My company is Inc. I make a weekly check like everybody else does
I know little to nothing about that side of the business. Never said I did, either. Just said I'm taking the first step which is getting the liscense. I doubt I even mention I have the liscense for a good 2-3 years.

I'm not interested in how much money you make or anything of that sort, though. That's kind of rude to discuss openly IMO. This ain't a pissin contest.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:08 PM
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I dont get it. Its easy to start a sucessful business? Its easy to get more then enough quality customers to keep running your sucessful business? You can train a monkey to cut a lawn...okay? Is one lawn considered a business? Im confused.
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No I get that, people just think it you follow a cookie-cutter business plan they will be successful. There are a million variables to account for.

Not everyone is successful for a reason.
I'm blessed to have been taught the skills that I do have. Thanks, pops!

My fiancee' is also self-employed as well. We bounce things off eachother all the time. We help eachother.

I agree there's more than one way to skin a cat. Managing the financial end of things is the most important skill to have, though.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:09 PM
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I dont get it. Its easy to start a sucessful business? Its easy to get more then enough quality customers to keep running your sucessful business? You can train a monkey to cut a lawn...okay? Is one lawn considered a business? Im confused.
I guess if you have insurance, liscenses, business cards, equipment, shop, website, etc with only one client you're technically a business. You're just a very bad business.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:11 PM
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And what if I told you that our company only works from word of mouth and other general contractors talking and saying we are the people to contact more times than not? We don't put signs up, or have our names on our equipment, or trucks unless its required by the state. Are we just little buys then? Even though most of the time we have more work than we know what to do with?

Reputation is just as important as printing up a pretty flyer and having a Facebook page or a dime-a-dozen website.

I also have friends that have landscaping companies and market the hell out of themselves and aren't busy at all because of no reputation.
I do same thing word of mouth only place I run a ad is in the phone book
I dont have a web site I dont do emails I rather talk to ppl on phone or in person Im busy now with jobs signed up for spring time

There a New Company here they market there self big time They look busy but a 3 day job for me takes them week or 2 to do They only do installs so during spring time when its wet sitting around waiting for dry weather But have seen them do installs in the mud and that has back fired on them few times
They dont own a thing They rent everything to do a job
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:17 PM
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My 75 year old grandmother is on facebook daily.

I have weekly accounts that are with me specifically because I do email invoicing and online payments.

I just don't understand the tone of some of these posts. I really don't. You can be old school while accepting the fact that times are a changin. Personal service is great. I have several people I talk to for 5 minutes if they're home and I'm finished with their work. We laugh. We shoot the sht....whatever. Then at the end of the month I email them their invoice and they pay online.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:23 PM
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I know little to nothing about that side of the business. Never said I did, either. Just said I'm taking the first step which is getting the liscense. I doubt I even mention I have the liscense for a good 2-3 years.

I'm not interested in how much money you make or anything of that sort, though. That's kind of rude to discuss openly IMO. This ain't a pissin contest.
I didnt say one word about $$$ here
You said you getting your Fert License I ask if you need a Fert License
Now you say you have a License for 2-3 years

I want ask you what is the Fert Licence for What are you going use it for

How old are you anyway???
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:29 PM
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I didnt say one word about $$$ here
You said you getting your Fert License I ask if you need a Fert License
Now you say you have a License for 2-3 years

I want ask you what is the Fert Licence for What are you going use it for

How old are you anyway???
How old are you? Too old IMO. Old and cranky. Too old to type out a proper sentence. Too old to punctuate. I'll never be that old. I'll also never be too old and cranky enough to have a pissin match on lawnsite. I'll also never be old enough to not be able to read and comprehend.

Now, you can choose to apologize or you can put me on ignore. I'm fine with either option.
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If this is a pissing contest, i'd probably lose. I have a split stream most of the time.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:30 PM
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If this is a pissing contest, i'd probably lose. I have a split stream most of the time.
Never should have visited that hooker in Nam.
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