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1st year

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsfrk, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    Is it pretty hard to acquire 50 to 70 accounts your first year? Especially if I am solo.
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Yes I think so, especially if you want to get a paid a premium price for them.
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    DUDE!! You jus ask this SAME EXACT QUESTION LAST WEEK and it was answred over and over!! You are beginning to be as bad as some of the PITA Customers.:angry:
  4. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    50-70 first year? I agree with Jodi, unless you are Low ballin' I'd say that may be a pretty tall order to fill....I believe a lot of it depends on your area's demographics/population though....
  5. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    JSFRK, Why don't you just quit ASKING about it and get out and try and get them!

    Of course YOU have to buy some equipment first since you don't have any, right?:blob2:

    I'd say it will take you 2 probably 3 years to get 70 accts unless you do $15 lawns.
  6. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    MMLAWN, how's life treating you? It's good to hear from you.

    How's the business running?
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I would say that its hard to get your name out and get that many for your 1st year
  8. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Looks like it's alot better than yours since you don't have any
  9. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    MMLawn your not too friendly. Why do you have such bitterness?
  10. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    I think it is do-able...

    I got a semi-late start this season, came up with a good advertising campaign, fair-if not higher pricing than some, and still managed at last count 49 accounts. We have signed probably 60 contracts, but dead-beats, and cheap-o's have slimmed the account number down to 49.

    Anything is doable if you put your mind to it. The two cities I work in consist of a 62k people with the average family income of something like 70k.


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