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Old 12-26-2013, 07:09 PM
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What are the differences between wanna be success and SUCCESS. what do you see?

I was scoping out some communities today and ran up on a fertilizer and weed control company that had 350 yards. He has been in business for 6 years. He was knoledgable and seemed to know his stuff. BUT he only had 350 yards. On the spraying and fert side thats not many for 6 yrs in my opinion. Around here theres one company been in business for 11, they have 4500. another 6 yrs 5500 yards. another 20 yrs (yes lotta yrs) 22,000 yards. Just got me thinking. What do some companies to right and others not? I saw this dudes yards they looked great. intact looked better then some of the huge companies around. Nothing wrong with 350 yards I'm sure he makes a great living but he said he's been doing everything he can to grow last 6 yrs. so what gives? what do you all see. prices are on par with everyone else. so i guess the question is what does those huge companies vs that guy that just can't grow? Works same or better from the small guy, price same but how does one go to 18,000 and the other can't get past 350?
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:12 PM
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Is he solo or does he have employees?
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:32 PM
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it could be several things

either poor marketing or not enough, most likely not enough

350 lawns sounds like not even 1 full route most likely marketing or just flat out does not know how to talk to people

I have been increasing my marketing budget every year but it has taken me quite a while to realize how much you actually have to spend to grow

Those guys with those huge companies probably spend $50k to $100k or more on marketing each year. Those are numbers most people cant wrap their head around or just dont have the balls to spend it hoping to get the returns.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:34 PM
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Is he solo or does he have employees?
i don't know….
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