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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fa fa flo hite, Mar 10, 2004.
what mistakes have you had in the past that,has help you now.
wow, i wrote a novel but ill just give you a sample.
working for people who i knew were going to be problems
buying too much too fast
the list goes on and on. the fact is, you cant plan for every mistake that your going to make in thie business. most of them are part of living and learning. no matter how prepared you think you are, your still going to encounter mistakes. good luck.
Millions, especially as a teenager in the business. To name a few(or at least the lessons I've learned):
Don't give away your hourly rates.
When in doubt, overestimate, NEVER underestimate!
Buy a mower that is bigger than 21" and watch your business flourish.
Make sure you charge extra for pain in the @$$ customers.
In this business, for every customer you lose, you can pick up three more. Bend over backwards for your clients, but not too far.
Here are some of mine:
getting involved in projects that are difficult to finish due to lack of proper tools
letting people pursued me to do more ....they use guilt
Not buying micro soft stock when It was first offered . Forgetting the wifes birthday , and not having enough beer on the fishing trip.
Actually working too much and not taking the time to go out and enjoy life .
Amen...Take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor...
keep clients as clients not friends or els your bill falls to bottom of the stack