Expanding dont know if I can at this point ?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Thomas Grundy, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    another thing you can consider is hiring a young school kid in the enenings and all that spring work you have would begin to be scheduled over weeks instead of everyting being rushed and it would keep him busy longer then it would you and hire them with a truck and make him use it , his insurance and truck cost. you can also consider this if you dont pay over XXX $ a year on general labor you dont have to file him at all . we use that alot .i think its like $7-12 k not sure my tax lady tells me who qualifies. So we pay cash to those guys and when the work slows down their pay does to.

    working a kid after school 3 days a week helps alot .pay him on pay plus tips( like a resturant) you can pay $5.00 an hour and then when his afternoon is completed on time and to your standard you give him a tip . you can find good help at $50 a day and not be in trouble with the IRS because they hired in the company that way and agreed to it ... you cant help they dont make alot on tips lol( like a ugly hostess)
     
  2. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No English,no Green card, no work....
     
  3. Thomas Grundy

    Thomas Grundy LawnSite Member
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    Thanks I like your input. never really thought of doing that. I guess is would be a matter of finding the rite kind of kid whos able to cut. Ive had a few didnt make it the first day. cnt even run a trimmer in a strate line lol . Thanks I mite try it though.
     
  4. Thomas Grundy

    Thomas Grundy LawnSite Member
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    HaHa everybody around here doesnt see it that way. They look at cheap labor and more money not to mention they wont even take a lunch break if you offered and would cut in the dark if you let them. I think one may tanslate to the crew. Not sure how it works. :waving:
     
  5. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am not risking the INS showing up and shutting my business down.
     
  6. dgoshilla

    dgoshilla LawnSite Member
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    Do you want to be a business guy or a worker? I'm a business guy. At some point you need to manage and grow the business. You can't do that if you're on the road mowing lawns 7 hours a day. Take the hit on profits and find a good crew of skilled gardeners. Otherwise you'll be three years out making $40,000 / year instead of $100,000. Growing a business is long-term. You don't get rich quick in the service industry.
     
  7. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree with dgoshilla manage your business dont work the day you step out of the field work you lose money with in a month you will start growing and make it back 10 fold by the years end.
     
  8. Thomas Grundy

    Thomas Grundy LawnSite Member
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    Yea i know it. It makes sense. Im 23 years old I gota lot of learning to do outside of working to much. I got the work in me i need the business part to start piecing together. Thanks all input is going to be processed.
     

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