I'm new to the site and first want to express my appreciation for the plethera of information and hard work put into this community forum. Great Job Everyone. My question is: To all you LCO owners out there, Do any of you send out your employees representing the company to put in bids on commerical properties? If so, is it a dedicated employee for sales and/or marketing or one of your lawn guys? Also, how would you compensate that person without busting your bank? Commision? Salary? Hourly? It seems that the return rate for these bids is between 20-40% and the time and effort involved in making these connections is emmense. I myself am an employee who is on over half the 120+ lawn accounts we have and have in the past year personaly picked up a dozen or so new residential clients for the business without compensation. Thats almost a 10% growth. I know inherently by simply being out there new costumers will come to us but to me, it seems a little above and beyond the resposibility of an average employee to put in hundreds of thousands of dollars in bids only to mow them for $10hr. Any light shed on this subject would be much appreciated!!