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Old 06-27-2013, 07:18 AM
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Maybe its Sydney?
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:22 AM
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It was a joke.....like your multi million dollar operation....
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Where in NH are ya located? Im out of Amherst
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:26 AM
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Where in NH are ya located? Im out of Amherst
New Boston, we service Amherst, Bedford and New Boston. Small world!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:33 AM
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Got any pics of anything business related? My BS meter is pegged.....
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Yeah i will see what i can do.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:06 AM
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If all you guys think I am full of sh!t, just PM me. I just want to help you if I can, hell you might be more successful than I am and I might learn something from you. I am one of you. I have been beat the hell down my whole life, and I "think" I have found the key. The only reason I reason I mention dollar amounts is that I know you can do it. I am a college drop out(well I was making more money than my professors when they personally demeaned me) I really don't feel comfortable putting my company website or info on the interweb because I have invested 20k on SEO marketing and 20 years of branding my company.
what is your breakdown percentage wise of your work?

hardscape %
landscape %
mowing %

etc..... Just for giggles... I know the big guys around here make the money in hardscapes and designs. There are 3 "big" (15+ guys) in about a 40 mile radius and they are professionals at what they do, and they only do hardscaping and landscaping. What's your breakdown?
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:16 AM
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what is your breakdown percentage wise of your work?

hardscape %
landscape %
mowing %

etc..... Just for giggles... I know the big guys around here make the money in hardscapes and designs. There are 3 "big" (15+ guys) in about a 40 mile radius and they are professionals at what they do, and they only do hardscaping and landscaping. What's your breakdown?
this is just off the top of my head but 40% maintenance, 10% irrigation repair, 3% lighting, landscaping 40%, hardscaping 7%. I really like lawn maintenance because people just want to make one phone call... that means we get the irrigation repair, lighting, landscape renovation etc.

This is who I want to be like in 5 years.

http://alexsmithgardendesign.com/

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Old 06-27-2013, 09:39 AM
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Anyone with a mower trying this LCO stuff out realizes at some point how incredibly hard working and intelligent a large business owner is. But not physical work, no no. Also the realization that a mil$ is a lot of $20 grandmothers needing a cut. Business owners don't give a crap if we are mowing lawns or selling tuperware. Business owners are all in the same business of making money. I am not smart enough for that type of business, I realize this, so I have to do physical work. I don't consider what I do to be business ownership, I tell people "I mow grass for a living" because it's what I do.

This guy is completely full of it. You all have a keen sense of smell! I don't need to read anymore from him to see this. Doesn't have a clue, like me. Difference is I don't want to be someone I am not. I am proud of myself, keep it real.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:20 PM
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I kinda agree with you... but I have worked for 100 million dollar clients with their vacation residence in France. If you get enough money... it really doesn't matter... I am not there yet but I know it is possible. BTW, look up resale value on a land cruiser/lexus lx570. It will get my money back more than any smuck buying a Tahoe, etc.

The funniest thing I have ever encountered is I met a 50 million dollar net worth client on a commercial property he was renovating.... and he was wearing $25 used Goodwill loafers.... but then again he had his own private jet.
You missed the wisdom I spoke of. I bet Mr Goodwill Shoes would of understood.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:00 PM
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The funniest thing I have ever encountered is I met a 50 million dollar net worth client on a commercial property he was renovating.... and he was wearing $25 used Goodwill loafers.... but then again he had his own private jet.
Read a book called " the millionaire next door" You may be surprised at the frugal ways of many folks with money.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:58 PM
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Read a book called " the millionaire next door" You may be surprised at the frugal ways of many folks with money.
I already have read that book and the second one that came out and I am big fan of Dave Ramsey. Most millionaire's drive F150s and live in houses less than 400k. They have no debt. Kind of sounds like me. I drive a 2010 Toyota Tacoma I bought with 20k miles for 12k. My wife drives a used Lexus LX570. I paid 50k cash for it. She will drive it till 300k and then we will import it to Europe through my car dealer friend. They bring good money in Europe bc they avoid taxes if they have a certain amount of mileage... plus the landcruiser is an incredibly cool SUV. I have bought an sold 94-97 land rover defenders in the past, so I have a certain respect for purpose built SUVS. All my **** is paid for. Money in the bank. I have paid half my house off, but struggle with paying it off completely when I have a 3.75% loan... Dave Ramsey wouldn't agree with me... but at times I need to float 300k jobs and my other business needs a lot of capital to buy and sell heavy equipment.
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