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Old 06-30-2013, 11:22 AM
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Owner wants to take a step back

Okay fellas, I've got a question. I've been at this for a while and I've been thinking about stepping back a little bite to see how my crew will handle things own there own. Maybe on the lighter days just go out and seek more business, collect money, and of course just back track on the properties my crew have cut that day.

But I'm thinking about hiring a part timer to go on the days I don't go. I also know there's draw backs from that as well. I have a 3 man crew already but the way business is going, I'm in the egde of getting a few contract to do some schools.

What's your take on stepping back a little and maybe in the near furture I can step completely away? And let the crew handle it or I might just deal with the landscaping side of it. My business is really growing by the day!!! Thank you God!!!

Thanks for the feedback guys!!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:11 PM
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Work on the biz not in it. Got to make moves to expand hard when your on the crew everyday
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:16 PM
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Work on the biz not in it. Got to make moves to expand hard when your on the crew everyday
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Yes it is hard to expand when your working in it instead of on it. Thanks
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:07 PM
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Owner wants to take a step back

Probably one of the hardest things you'll have to do as the owner is to trust your guys enough to let them do the job you hired them to do. I think if you're planning on growing your company you don't really have a choice. Ultimately, nobody will do the same job that you will but that's the point of training and performance reviews/bonuses. Good luck, mate!
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:17 PM
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Probably one of the hardest things you'll have to do as the owner is to trust your guys enough to let them do the job you hired them to do. I think if you're planning on growing your company you don't really have a choice. Ultimately, nobody will do the same job that you will but that's the point of training and performance reviews/bonuses. Good luck, mate!
Yes your right. It's all about trust and doing a great job. That's the only way to grow my business. Thanks
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:42 PM
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If I was younger Id start or buy another business. Theres a BBQ place just closed due to owner getting too old, Id love to get that and have the lawn care business. I just don't have the energy anymore.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:58 PM
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If I was younger Id start or buy another business. Theres a BBQ place just closed due to owner getting too old, Id love to get that and have the lawn care business. I just don't have the energy anymore.
If you have kids buy it and let them run everything.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:10 PM
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If you have kids buy it and let them run everything.
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There 5 and 8, so that wont work. If I had the time to run it the place would be a gold mine. Im 48 and just don't want to work the 18 hour days anymore.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:35 PM
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There 5 and 8, so that wont work. If I had the time to run it the place would be a gold mine. Im 48 and just don't want to work the 18 hour days anymore.
I know what you mean.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:48 PM
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If I was younger Id start or buy another business. Theres a BBQ place just closed due to owner getting too old, Id love to get that and have the lawn care business. I just don't have the energy anymore.
That's my next goal, to run/start a country restaurant. I think I've got about 4-6 more years at the lawn care business till I need to sell or hire a manager so I can do something different.
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