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Old 08-11-2013, 04:13 PM
lafayettelawnsplus lafayettelawnsplus is offline
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Started new this past february from zero and have 40 plus accounts by myself. All are basic weedeat mow and blow. Having to turn down work, but want to expand! any advice on next steps, example another trailer and equipment with 2 employees? Any advice will be appreciated!
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:16 PM
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Make damm sure the money is there.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:57 PM
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Stop turning down work and you will expand
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:01 PM
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Put in a seperate account enough money for 2 months of payroll. Bring on one good employee and see how much he brings up your productivity. Then add on all that work you are turning down. If you are making money and feel you can expand do it then. Sudden expansion moves puts a lot of companies that could have been great out of business.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:15 PM
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Expand SLOWLY! Don't look into another whole crew when your working solo now. Hire a trim and edge guy to help you out so you can take on another 10-20 weeklys. Finding one good guy is hard enough let alone a two man crew to go out on their own.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:09 PM
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All you really need at this point is a part time guy, go SLOW don't take on anymore work for now hire your part timer and evaluate. TO MUCH SUCCESS TOO SOON WILL PUT YOU UNDER! Actually! I would reevaluate my accounts and lose some PIA's, slow pays, under bids (We all do it) out of radius and make room for some more profitable accounts, this is the time to do it! forget about the PT'r for now until you do this.
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