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Old 03-16-2005, 02:50 AM
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Hey Matt, do you travel to blow mulch?

let me know, 150+ yards, cash

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Old 03-16-2005, 03:38 AM
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Nate,
Depends on how far and if there are any other blower companies closer. I would try going through www.mulchblowing.com I don't want to take any work from my fellow EB guys. Pluse we get booked up fast this time of year so I don't know if it would be profitable to do so. Let me know if you can't find anyone by you and I will see what I can do.
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Old 03-16-2005, 05:31 PM
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Hey guys i live in oakland county specifically birmingham and am just starting up my business, how much can i get a 36 inch mower for or should i jsut start with a 21...I am planning to get around 15 customers with my flyers which I am going door to door with this saturday.I figure just to knock on the door and ask the person face to face and if know one is home leave a flyer...I have 3 other guys helping me so if you got any ideas just tell me...thanks .
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Old 03-16-2005, 05:33 PM
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wow , UUH this sat wouldn't work 4 me but that is o.k. , got a Robotics competition at wayne state ! I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm real! It sounds really cool ... listen CJ's Lawn Service LLC !!!!!!! thanks everyone for the help! have fun and tell me what you talked about later . -chris-
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Old 03-16-2005, 05:34 PM
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Hey guys i have some hw to do in need to conduct a company interview for my Ornamental Horticulture class. I need one form two different companies on snow plowing or Bark Blowing. if u can answer these few questions it would be a great help. thanks.

1. Company Name and Location
2. How long have you been in business
3. What services do you offer
4. Do you plan to explore new ares of the business
5. If so what areas.
6. How did you get started in the industry
7. What type of work do you do and how long have you been doing it
8. What is the starting pay that someone could expect to earn with a degree in Landscape Design/ Horticulture.
9. What would be the potential earnings in 5 years
10. What types of problems do u run into doing this work
11. What is the hardest thing getting started in this business
12. If you did it again what would you do differently
13. What is the equipment cost to get started
14. What type of equipment do you need to get started/use for your type of work
15. What is the best advice that you could give someone that is just getting started in this type of work

Sorry theres so many questions THANKS AGAIN
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:28 PM
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Hey guys i have some hw to do in need to conduct a company interview for my Ornamental Horticulture class. I need one form two different companies on snow plowing or Bark Blowing. if u can answer these few questions it would be a great help. thanks.
jeremy, i dont know if anyone would answer all of these questions on here...i'd guess you best bet is to PM matt or someone else. not that they are too personal, but maybe they dont want everyone to see them on here. especially #9.

that's just my take on this. hope you get it done. i sometimes made things up in school when i could not get in touch with the people i needed to talk to.

i remember one time i called Wal*Mart and K*Mart and i was asking them for the square footage of their stores. the managers thought i was crazy. hehe

wal*mart was about 144K, Kmart was 10K less.
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:33 PM
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ya, I agree with George on the questions.

where is your class through by the way?
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:16 PM
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Had a good day today, had 6 est. to give and ended the day with 1 new lawn customer, and 3 for "other" services, 1 NO...that said "Its to much $" and 1 that i have to go back in 2 weeks (some one died in their fam. yesterday so they were not in the mood)...

and i cleaned my drive way, it was dark brown from all the dirt!

all in all it was a good day, and the weather was nice too!

hope you all enjoyed the weather..
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:38 PM
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today stunk for me. Actually it started last night, I had to fast for approx 10 hours because a lady was coming to the house at 9am to draw blood from me for my life insurance policy. After she left, I went back to bed because I had no energy from not eating and slept in until like 12:30pm.

And then it snowed the entire day, nothing stuck at all. I was hoping that maybe I could do some saltings, but no luck.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:36 PM
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ok, i found out that i will be at the dentist until 1pm on saturday....

so here is the plan....i am thinking about going to lucky's at 3pm. that will give us a chance to talk and leave early if we have to.

Also, if you want Snookers instead, i am cool with it. they have wings, beer, pool tables, games, etc....let me know.

But as of now, it's 3pm on saturday....Location can be changed depending on your input. I was not too impressed with the Service at Lucki's last time.
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