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Old 08-26-2003, 03:52 PM
JohnK JohnK is offline
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Customers or employees?

I saw this quote in a thread from about 3.5 years ago:

In today's market, the competition is for employees, not customers. There is so much work to be had, you can grow at any pace your business plan dictates.
Is that still true today, or has it flipped so it's harder to find customers and grow the business? Based on other more recent threads I suspect it has turned around, but I'd be interested in hearing what those on the front lines think about it.

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Old 08-26-2003, 06:44 PM
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finding reliable help is hard in a service industry. i know a few landscapers that go through laborers every week it seems. the truth is, they're not making the same $/hr that you're making, so they care substantially less.

finding work is easy yet hard at the same time. sometimes you get flooded, other times you're in a dry spell. around here there's more landscapers than i could count. however theres plenty of lazy people that don't want to maintain their yards, so the market is good.
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