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Full Time next season...How often do you evaluate operating costs?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by C Jovingo Landscaping, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    Did a search & could not find what I'm asking. I am getting all my ducks in a row to go full time next season & was wondering....as you're growing a business

    How often should you re-evaluate operating costs?
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  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,235

    Everyday I guess, its gonna drive you crazy how expensive this business is too operate
     
  3. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    I've been doing it part time for 3 yrs now with 6yrs expierience working for an LCO in my early days. Are you serious with every day? What if you don't gain any new clients daily.
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  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    Quarterly, unless you have major changes. Higher growth or decline in sales, new employees, or gaining a large account. I usually glance over them quarterly and at the end of the season I sit down and try to see what is going well and what needs to be improved on.
     
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Like Larry said, everyday! You'll wonder why in the world did I do this. My advise, keep your other job and keep doing lawn care as a part time gig! Its probably different in areas with a large population but where I live, population of around 100k there must be at least 100 different landscaper and probably another 30-40 no names. If you are hell bent on going f/t, just know your costs and stick to them, search high and low for a good employee and dont get complacent!
     

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