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Old 01-08-2014, 05:48 PM
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LCO s can be your friend!

im friendly with a lot of other guys in my area. long story short, this guy that works across from one of my customers approached me a few months back cause he saw my Tru-cut. was asking questions and told me he was bidding on a property that the client was going to install sports turf in the back. he didnt want to buy one for just one house so i told him i could do the back and he could do the rest of the property. well, thats whats happening. $400/mo to cut a backyard of zoysia.

moral of the story, network with other lcos....
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:02 PM
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LCOs can be your enema...















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Old 01-08-2014, 06:50 PM
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$400 a month, how much sq ft and how often? Just wondering. Might have to get a reel mower one of these days.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:51 PM
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I agree. I'm friends with a few other guys who have companies on the same scale as mine. It helps to be friends with some of your competition. We will pass work off to one another if we are too busy. We each also have different equipment so we will sub things out to each other and team up to handle larger projects. For example I am set up to handle fertilization/ weed control and plant health care, so I provide these services for some other contractors. In exchange, I will pass off things like tree work or hardscapes to someone who handles more of that type of work.

Your never going to be able to have the whole market to yourself so I would rather work with some of my competitors than be enemies. Also it helps because we tend to stay away from each others accounts. If something is up for bid its fair game but we don't try to steal each others accounts.
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$400 a month, how much sq ft and how often? Just wondering. Might have to get a reel mower one of these days.
I didn't measure it but if I had to guess probably around 3500 sq ft. Once per week cutting from May-Oct, EOW the rest of the time.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:05 PM
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I'm friends with a few guys in my area, I plow snow from some during the winter.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:20 PM
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I didn't measure it but if I had to guess probably around 3500 sq ft. Once per week cutting from May-Oct, EOW the rest of the time.
That's darn good money!!
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