Originally Posted by JustMowIt
It is a big bump in the road, but once you are over it, you will be glad. The spring is definitely the time to do it. If there is any way you could hire 100,000 doorhangers which would cost around $8,000, your time answering the phone & taking orders would be valuable. You should be assured to get 100 new customers (maybe more) in a very short time. You should be on your road to managing a business.
getting the work is one thing, operating and accomplishing the daily grind is what scares me. Did you just take a chance with a small crew at first, and send them on their way? or did you ride along as a foreman, then eventually say " here are the keys", like weening them off you, as well as weening the customers away from your weekly presence? I know i would lose a few for that reason, but could probably pick some up easily if i have the time and energy to get out there and pursue it. I haven't advertised in years. I'm sure i could increase profits from my added extras i could do on my own, but do you get killed in the beginning with payroll of added guys or extended hours of your existing workers?
sorry so many questions.. thanks