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Old 03-30-2015, 09:26 AM
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Its looking like it could be a good year.

I've contacted all my customers and thankfully have 100% retention. I'm even keeping 2 that I started on a temporary basis last fall. Ive also added one account that I think will be a good one.

I have a pretty full schedule and thankfully I didn't have to advertise.

I hope it all goes good, as last year wasn't all that great.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:36 AM
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Can I get a loan Larry?
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:49 AM
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Can I get a loan Larry?
I didn't do all that good last year, it wasn't real bad, just hoping this year goes a little more green so to speak.

A lot of fellers quit last year, in my aera as well as on these boards.

Im hoping to keep this little gig going till I retire/expire.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:56 AM
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Looking to be a good year for me too! I haven't heard from 3 of last years customers so I'm just calling them gone (2 of which I dreaded doing anyways) and then 1 more will be starting to mow their own yard sometime this year making it 4. Thankfully I've already replaced them and am already busier than I've ever been! Money making season is finally here!
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:15 AM
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I noticed a lot of names disappeared from here.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:58 PM
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i can see why people quit this business. i'm often tempted to quit and go get a regular job but i know i would hate it.

i lost 4 from last year but gained 6-7 new ones. each year i get more so i'm moving in the right direction. as long as that keeps happening i guess i'll keep doing it.

let's just face it. every job out there sucks in some way.

i think this year will be pretty good though. a big help will be when i get my truck paid off in the next few months.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:12 PM
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i can see why people quit this business. i'm often tempted to quit and go get a regular job but i know i would hate it.

i lost 4 from last year but gained 6-7 new ones. each year i get more so i'm moving in the right direction. as long as that keeps happening i guess i'll keep doing it.

let's just face it. every job out there sucks in some way.

i think this year will be pretty good though. a big help will be when i get my truck paid off in the next few months.
I would be hard to go back to working for the man after doing this for so long.

Funny thing is,,,,,,I went off to work after posting this and it was too wet to work.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:49 PM
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Awesome year 1 day before April still have ice and snow everywhere. In fact woke up to snow this morning. 2 full weeks behind and now we get to do the entire month of April with 0 revenue from March to carry us. Haven't had a year start this bad since 2005.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:22 PM
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Awesome year 1 day before April still have ice and snow everywhere. In fact woke up to snow this morning. 2 full weeks behind and now we get to do the entire month of April with 0 revenue from March to carry us. Haven't had a year start this bad since 2005.
That's a tough start.

I actually had a good Jan. but pretty much got killed by the weather in Feb.

This month will wind up about average. Just hoping the rest of the year goes good.

The problem with this business is that it can be unpredictable.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:24 PM
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Awesome year 1 day before April still have ice and snow everywhere. In fact woke up to snow this morning. 2 full weeks behind and now we get to do the entire month of April with 0 revenue from March to carry us. Haven't had a year start this bad since 2005.
That's what I'm most worried about with the season starting. I've saved a decent amount of money, but mulch season will drain my account. I've never had a month to month account with a supplier before, I'm going to have to start looking at my options.
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