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Old 08-28-2013, 07:57 PM
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I started my Business of June of last year and August is the first month I Invoiced over $20,000 in one month. $20,150!!!!!!! Next goal $25,000. Hard work pays off. When I started out I didn't want more than 1 employee now I have 4.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:04 PM
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:30 PM
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Are you working in the field along with the other 4? Just curious. Mostly maintenance or installs? That's growing pretty fast if you just started last year!
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:42 PM
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I work with them everyday, I will take a few afternoons to do new bids and paper work, I have been lucky to land a few accounts that pay very well. I am 100% maxed out with one crew right now and have enough to start another crew. my website and facebook page is all I use to get business and keep in touch with my customers
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:46 PM
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thats great! but its profit that matters not invoicing. I know they go side by side but a lot of companys grow then think why am i not making $$$$? low profit margin. congrats again
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:54 PM
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Oh, you're about 60 miles away from me, send some business my way, please.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:11 PM
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:01 PM
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Congrats, Ben!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:44 PM
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:21 PM
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I started my Business of June of last year and August is the first month I Invoiced over $20,000 in one month. $20,150!!!!!!! Next goal $25,000. Hard work pays off. When I started out I didn't want more than 1 employee now I have 4.
How much was COGS? if it was all labor, you did alright. averaged 5k per guy for the month or 1250 per week. Just slightly better than $30 per man hour. not great but at least you covered you costs. Bad news is not likely more than your costs.
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