Anyone have a office?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lamonicaslawnservice, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Does it help make estimates, billing, etc. Does it help to concintrate and get things orginized? :confused:
     
  2. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    are you asking if paperwork helps with this biz??

    if so, then yea.
     
  3. I'm sorry I worded that wrong but I was just wondering if having a office helps you get orginized. Like being at a desk helps you plan your days and stuff. I was thinking about using one room as a office but really wasnt sure if it would help
     
  4. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
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    Yeah- the passenger seat of my truck most days. I have an office at home, and yes it helps immensely to have everything you need in one place. I had one in the shop, but I'd rather do most of my work after dinner and my daughter goes to bed.
     
  5. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, I set a bedroom up as an office.... but I'm not a good 'paperwork' person. So it did me no justice. I'm looking into getting a maid/billing girl 2 days a week. Cause the house is a mess and so are my books. Hopefully one that doesn't speak the greatest english, but is really cute to look at.
     
  6. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 623

    Who gonna be billing who there. Sounds like a great idea, just get references and a doctors note.
     
  7. haha. thanks for the help guys. I might try it out and give it a shot. I kind of think with the way I am that if im sitting at a desk I might not get distracted
     
  8. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well, it's true, I hate hate hate billing. And cleaning the house. I'ma single guy, with a dog living like a typical bachelor, BUT... the last thing I have time for, especially this time of year is keeping the house in order... hell, I eat out 5 nights a week, the other two, I visit my mother. It was actually her idea to bring someone in once or twice a week to get more organized.
     
  9. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, at the very least, you have to have SOME kind of organization. I have Lawn Pro software... it's ok. Gettin' a little confusing, but it works. The internet kills me, even right now, I should be entering in todays cuts and preparing tomorrows commercial billing, but instead I'm giving advice to my local competition... go figure.
     
  10. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Can't imagine NOT having an office. Keeps my paperwork organized, my routes, my media supplies, my bulliten board, my marker board, etc,etc.

    Don't think I could function with less.

    Same as others, converted a bedroom in the house.
     

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