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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Brothers-One, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Brothers-One

    Brothers-One LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Just wondering if anyone knows if I can put flyers in mailboxes?How to charge for cutting and trimming?Bagging? Hauling away?Charge by the hour or footage?How much is a fair price?
  2. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    dont do it.....mailboxes are off limits.:nono:
  3. Brothers-One

    Brothers-One LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Thanks,Jason.What is a good starting rate?
  4. nephilim0167

    nephilim0167 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    You need to calculate things like your wage (how much is your work worth?) Then calculate in your overhead insurance depreciation ANYTHING that is required to RUN your business. Though I don't own my own business, I have found through a ton of number crunching that I would have to charge 43.50/hr to make what I would want and cover all my business stuff. Though, my numbers should mean nothing at all to you. Good luck!:drinkup:

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