Need to downsize, but having problems......

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNS AND MOWER, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm at the point where I'm overmaxed. Yes I'm solo and I have no desire to expand and hire help. Been there, done that. My problem is that I don't have any accounts I can drop. I have eliminated all the PITA accts years ago. The accts I'm left with are either easy money and/or the customers are way too nice and I don't have the heart to dump them. They need me more then I need them. Anyone else experiencing this problem?
     
  2. bville_mower

    bville_mower LawnSite Member
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    Throw a few this way...
     
  3. Indiana

    Indiana LawnSite Member
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    How far are you from me? I could come over and help with some maybe. I am in Murphy, NC 20 miles from TN line. Far western corner.

    Could make a day of it and do some. I have lost alot of my customers due to economy and low ballers.

    Let me know. PM or call 828-361-4238

    David Ott
    Spring Meadows
     
  4. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm in the western corner, Northern western corner. Boone to be more exact. Believe it's a 3 hr hike for you. Our economy is booming, thanks to a large college and many seasonal residents.
     
  5. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you bragging or complaining? LOL Help out your competitors or help start a new guy up.
     
  6. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LOL Maybe both!!! I'm stuck with these accts, whether it be gravy train $$, or I'm attached to them. Keep in mind that I have been servicing some of these accts for 18 years.
     
  7. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Who ever you get to help you, take them with you and cut them together a few weeks and let your accounts get to know them. Then back out slow.
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Look at your travel accounts...those that take longer to get there dump them.
     
  9. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wish it was this easy. My route is as tight as a 15 year old Catholic girl!! I have 60 accounts and if I put a pin in the center of em, the radius wouldn't be more then 3 miles to the furthest account.
     
  10. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    " 15 Year old -------- girl" never heard that one ,,Funny-
    Are you accounts priced right? I might be willing to come help for a day to ease the load. Hot on the flat lands now, would be nice to work in the cool air of Boone for a while. Come Aug pick up an ASU guy part time to finish the year out.
    You have a good problem.
     

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