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50 more accounts!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by realtree27, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. realtree27

    realtree27 LawnSite Member
    from harrah
    Posts: 32

    Iam a solo operator with around 30 accounts...I have the oppurtunity to take 50 more accounts. I know I will have to hire help and I already have the equipment. Is that growing to fast or is it just great?
     
  2. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    i would think you could handle 80 accounts solo.
     
  3. acm8705

    acm8705 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    80 accounts solo can be done. Having help will only mean that you won't be burned out all the time. With help I can get about 20-25 yards done in 8 hours. By myself I get about 13-15.
     
  4. realtree27

    realtree27 LawnSite Member
    from harrah
    Posts: 32

    man 80 accounts is alot for one guy!! here where iam at the yards are pretty big!! lots of my yards are 1/2 acres.
     
  5. realtree27

    realtree27 LawnSite Member
    from harrah
    Posts: 32

    oh ya plus when fall starts back up i have to go to college 2 days a week!!
     
  6. aracad

    aracad LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    I am new to the biz and would love to know how to pick up more accounts quickly. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
     
  7. swingset

    swingset LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    80 accounts will kill a solo where I'm at. 1 acre lots are the norm, and most have a bunch of trimming.
     
  8. MeadowsLawnCare

    MeadowsLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    I dont see why if you can manage 30, you cant manage 50 more. Once you get up to more than a few accounts it just becomes the same thing to manage. I say go for it, and good luck! Depending on lot size you might want to find some help or you'll be working a lot :p
     
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501


    that should prove to be interesting...better have lots of reliable help
     
  10. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    I did eighty once solo. But it was in 1983.
     

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