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Old 09-01-2013, 02:54 PM
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IT guy new to lawn care business - tell me your pain points!

Hi all,

I help out couple of acquaintances with IT problems in their lawn care business. I thought I'd learn more about the problems that other businesses in the industry are facing. So I am here to learn what prevents your business from being more profitable and productive?

Happy to help anyone out with tech problems too! PM me or reply to this thread. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:43 PM
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Droughts.
Insurance.
Gas.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:35 PM
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TruSomethingOrOther, what specifically about those things is a pain point?
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:02 AM
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TruSomethingOrOther, what specifically about those things is a pain point?
Droughts : Lawns with no irrigation burn up, meaning you can't work.
Insurance : Can get expensive and become a hassle.
Gas : Expensive. Expensive and goes too fast.


On an IT side of things it's going to be only a few things you'll find trouble some. Quite a few guys would like mobile apps to help with bidding & estimating jobs, a few guys want making documents easier.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:42 PM
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ronp, where in cali are you?
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:58 PM
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ronp, assuming you're good at searching, you'll find answers provided to previous tech guys who came here looking for similar information. there have been quite a few.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:55 PM
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tonygreek: yeah i've searched the forums and found that folks have problems such as generating estimates from the field (as stars and stripes mentioned), keeping records required by law, etc. The challenge is to find what are the most pressing problems that software can fix?

jallal: I am from around north of LA. You?
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:09 PM
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Is creating estimates from the fields a problem that your business having? What does your workflow of creating an estimate and (proposal?) documents look like?

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On an IT side of things it's going to be only a few things you'll find trouble some. Quite a few guys would like mobile apps to help with bidding & estimating jobs, a few guys want making documents easier.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:38 PM
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Orange County, just south of Disneyland. Give a holler if you're down this way, we'll have a pint!
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:41 AM
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tThe challenge is to find what are the most pressing problems that software can fix?
Call it an educated hunch, but I think the biggest challenge is not that, as the wants are easy to identify. Finding something that LCOs are willing to pay for, and at a sum that makes it worth your while, is the real challenge.
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