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Old 06-02-2003, 02:36 AM
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Every off season someone like you comes here with monster plans to own the market. No experience, but some number crunching. Funny thing is, they never seem to be back with a success story. I don't know which one fed the line of ****, you or your partner, but this business just isn't as easy as you think to jump to 3 mil.
It usually takes longer than this for the person to learn. Its amazing he hasn't been back with a success story yet.

Number crunching and real life are 2 different things. This business MUST be grounded in reality.
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Old 10-05-2003, 10:50 PM
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Sorry for not responding in a while, been real busy!
250k gross 2 trucks running, looks like I can add 50k worth between the two routes . Should be the middle of march and I get to leave the field and do only sales/admin/quality control.
Now have
120+ cust, adding 5-10 a week
1-61"bunton,
1-48" w/b Bunton
2-36"w/b toro's
1-36" wright stander
3 shinny t-230's
2 fc-75
2 shinny blowers
1 br 340
1 br420
1 fs 80
1 6.5x16 open
1 6.5x12 open
1 5x10 open
And a bunch of other stuff, tired of thinking about it.
One more thing.....Hoss, bite me!
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Old 10-05-2003, 10:50 PM
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Sorry for not responding in a while, been real busy!
250k gross 2 trucks running, looks like I can add 50k worth between the two routes . Should be the middle of march and I get to leave the field and do only sales/admin/quality control.
Now have
120+ cust, adding 5-10 a week
1-61"bunton,
1-48" w/b Bunton
2-36"w/b toro's
1-36" wright stander
3 shinny t-230's
2 fc-75
2 shinny blowers
1 br 340
1 br420
1 fs 80
1 6.5x16 open
1 6.5x12 open
1 5x10 open
And a bunch of other stuff, tired of thinking about it.
One more thing.....Hoss, bite me!
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Old 10-05-2003, 11:10 PM
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One more thing my "postage stamps"
take 8-10min each now that I have a stander for them.

It took about a week to figure out how to do this simple minded mowing thing.
And my "SCRUB BIDDING" is around $72 an hour.
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Old 10-07-2003, 07:00 PM
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Sorry for not responding in a while, been real busy!
250k gross 2 trucks running, looks like I can add 50k worth between the two routes . Should be the middle of march and I get to leave the field and do only sales/admin/quality control.
Now have
120+ cust, adding 5-10 a week
1-61"bunton,
1-48" w/b Bunton
2-36"w/b toro's
1-36" wright stander
3 shinny t-230's
2 fc-75
2 shinny blowers
1 br 340
1 br420
1 fs 80
1 6.5x16 open
1 6.5x12 open
1 5x10 open
And a bunch of other stuff, tired of thinking about it.
One more thing.....Hoss, bite me!
Let me say, if you can prove me wrong I'm all for it. I help for others to make it. BUT, we've had several good liars lately. Some real tall tales. Since March until now many of us will find it real hard to believe you found that much work that quick. Also, as you pick up new customers they are not a full season yet. How can you possibly think we can believe the revenue you are saying? Like I said, if I'm wrong--great. But I'm right more times than I'm wrong. Been around long enough to know that things just are not that simple. I also have a degree in accounting, I know the costs and financial hazards of numbers.
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Old 10-07-2003, 07:00 PM
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Sorry for not responding in a while, been real busy!
250k gross 2 trucks running, looks like I can add 50k worth between the two routes . Should be the middle of march and I get to leave the field and do only sales/admin/quality control.
Now have
120+ cust, adding 5-10 a week
1-61"bunton,
1-48" w/b Bunton
2-36"w/b toro's
1-36" wright stander
3 shinny t-230's
2 fc-75
2 shinny blowers
1 br 340
1 br420
1 fs 80
1 6.5x16 open
1 6.5x12 open
1 5x10 open
And a bunch of other stuff, tired of thinking about it.
One more thing.....Hoss, bite me!
Let me say, if you can prove me wrong I'm all for it. I help for others to make it. BUT, we've had several good liars lately. Some real tall tales. Since March until now many of us will find it real hard to believe you found that much work that quick. Also, as you pick up new customers they are not a full season yet. How can you possibly think we can believe the revenue you are saying? Like I said, if I'm wrong--great. But I'm right more times than I'm wrong. Been around long enough to know that things just are not that simple. I also have a degree in accounting, I know the costs and financial hazards of numbers.
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Old 10-07-2003, 07:01 PM
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Let me say, if you can prove me wrong I'm all for it. I help for others to make it. BUT, we've had several good liars lately. Some real tall tales. Since March until now many of us will find it real hard to believe you found that much work that quick. Also, as you pick up new customers they are not a full season yet. How can you possibly think we can believe the revenue you are saying? Like I said, if I'm wrong--great. But I'm right more times than I'm wrong. Been around long enough to know that things just are not that simple. I also have a degree in accounting, I know the costs and financial hazards of numbers
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Old 10-07-2003, 07:19 PM
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And my "SCRUB BIDDING" is around $72 an hour.

Is that per man hour or as a whole?
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Old 10-07-2003, 08:01 PM
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Hoss

You and I were both born at night. But not last night.
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Old 10-08-2003, 09:08 AM
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Its easy to grow like that in florida if you work hard, and have a good amount of cash on hand.
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