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Old 02-22-2013, 09:09 PM
MDLawn MDLawn is offline
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Many are just obsessed with "doing" the actual landscape work. I've done enough in 11 years. I'm not concerned with being the one on the zero turn, driving the dump truck, or using the skid steer. You have to start somewhere but I'm not interested in being the lead guy "in the field" because I like trucks and mowing lawns. I want to figure out the processes and systems to make me money. Not so I can be the lead guy on the zero turn, diggin holes for plants, or driving trucks That's for laborers. I envision soo much more.......
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:09 PM
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Great to hear that you agree.

Hows your business doing?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:15 PM
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Great to hear that you agree.

Hows your business doing?
Ha. It's currently in the planning stages. I've spent time working for people and 5 years part time. I'm lining up a lot of things marketing wise, and penciling out my plan. I've got what I think is a good team to help promote my business. Lots of ideas that i will be implementing. So I really need to tighten the belt and get to work. I can't see this happening full time this year but I'll be going after it like it is. I've made A LOT of mistakes that I cannot continue to do. I've currently changed my business name (so MD will no longer be) to start anew. I have a lot to learn (process and systems wise) and little time to do so. So sorry I'm not some big shot but I'm been reading my tail off and studying the habits of the ones I deem successful.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:06 PM
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Same here man. I wasn't trying to offend you lol. Im in the same stage as you but Im a week away from executing. What are your marketing methods?
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:22 AM
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Great thread. I listened to E-Myth Manager a couple years ago and it had a great effect on my business and my spare time. I work less and my employees enjoy the added responsibility. Your guys are probably smarter than you think. I am typing this from Jamaica "mon".
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:42 AM
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Ha! Sounds great!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:47 AM
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How much is this Emyth?
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:31 PM
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:34 PM
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First thing is this book doesn't give answers where you don't need to use your brain. It gives you the concepts but just like any business you need to plan yours out. Just reading it doesn't mean gauranteed success.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:16 PM
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I dont do any of the actual "work" anymore but I do manage all my people (about 12 at peak season) and do all sales/estimating for the business.

Even at this level, my business can not run without me. The lawn maintenance crews could run without much supervision from me but the landscape crews require alot of estimating to keep them busy.

I think I would have to hire a full time estimator and someone to manage the crews to honestly say my business will run without me being there. And those are tough positions to hire for when your season is only 7 months long.
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