Long time reader, first time poster here. My name is Jeff and I run a parttime lawn care business in the Pittsburgh area. My question, what is the best way to approach clients that their weekly cut rate is going up. Also there is no room for negotiation, they either accept the rate hike or there gone. The rate is going up about 10%. I hate to do it as these customers helped me start out and they appreciate the personal service I give them as opposed to some of very large LCOS in the area. But my expenses have gone up and I am finally upgrading some equipment that is long overdue since I have the some cash leftover from last year.