Lessons Learned

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EPIC, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. EPIC

    EPIC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    What are some of the things you learned not to do and why ?

    What are some of the things you learned to do and why ?
     
  2. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    I learned to pre-qualify or screen people calling for estimates...I call them all first to get a feel for what they want.

    I remember my first year, I flew out the door to do a simple mowing estimate for some lady that "really needed someone now" only to arrive and discover she wanted just 2 cuts before she moved. Had I called first I wouldn't have bothered...
     
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Contracts! won't work with out one
     
  4. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    Ditto .....I learned that lesson to.
     

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