Attention Rhode Island Landscapers/LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by FerrisDiesel, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Thanksman

    Thanksman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not sure if I would change to much. I like subtle.
     
  2. Thanksman

    Thanksman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not that this means much to ya but.. I looked at it all, had it been fireworks and a lightining shower. I would have left right away. See I try to see it as a senior citi.. I dont want to scare them away.:laugh::laugh:
     
  3. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Haha ok I gotcha. I just want to change the text on some of the pages and maybe the colors, add some more pics. No fireworks, or hurricanes or thunder and lightning lol
     
  4. Thanksman

    Thanksman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Im new to the game. But I see the elderly as constant business, I dont want to scare them:laugh::laugh::laugh:. My web site is being done by yellow book. Within the month.
     
  5. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    Talk to your vendors. I get free tickets every year. You could have got them even cheaper than 45....they sent a letter like two months ago for an even better rate. Even at 65 bucks though it is well worth it. Pick and choose some classes and it's amazing what you can learn. Some of the classes you will wish you brought a pillow but there are some people that bring a wealth of knowledge.

    Bring a notebook and take the classes seriously. Every year I learn stuff that I didn't know or I get new perspectives on things. Also tons of equipment to check out. It really get's me excited for spring.
     
  6. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bill them weekly....you never know what tomorrow will bring or if it will come:laugh:
     
  7. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    NEPatsfan, I gotta be honest I have gone prob 5 times and never taken a class. The guy I used to work for would take us, and it was more to check out the new gear, and trucks and tractors. I always wanted to go to some of the seminars, but he was never into it. How do you expect your business to stay fresh and up to date with the times if you're not constantly learning? That's why when I started my company, I told myself that I would take all the classes that would benefit us, as well as the seminars at the expo!
     
  8. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    I try to get in as many as I can. Most are only about an hour and it's included. I take all the classes I can and fill the down time with roaming around the floor. I try to get my guys to take the more technical stuff and I try to take a mix of that and the business oriented stuff. It's fun to look at the stuff but you aren't gonna get anything out of that.
     
  9. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I love my elderly clients, they pay me cash and they pay me when im done, no waiting! Wish all my other customers were like that, I got some that haven't paid me since OCT!!!
     
  10. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just in case anyone is interested, the next Pesticide Safety Training is Schedule for Feb 2 and the 16th, the March Schedule is 1st and 8th, the cost is $275.00
    Also, the RINLA meeting at the Crowne Plaza is jan. 24th and 25th. Its pricey at $60.00 a day but that includes lunch, tradeshow and seminar. The first day seems beyond my need to know, but the second looks pretty good.
    9:00 gardening with a purpose - dealing with clients with unrealistic expectation, too much too little rain , insects. at 10:30 URI updates lunch at noon, political expectation, 2:30 mammal control and low chemical lawn treatments
     

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