Based on my current work load and net income for the 1st 1/2 of the season Im reconsidering some advertising/opertating stratgies. Initialy I was targeting lots 1/4- 1 1/2 acre in size, single family homes. Pricing accordingly, between $35-$100 per cut. This has acquired me an ok to fair amount of customers. The down side to this is Im wasting valuable time driving from place to place unloading and loading equipment not to mention gas. Ideally, the more customers in the same neighborhood/block is best. To make this happen Im thinking of drasticaly dropping prices/ Perhaps 50% cut. or atleast until I acquire an equally profitable number of customers. Example1: A $40 cut takes 20min to do + 5min load/unload time + 15 min travel time to next job... given traffic, lights, and misc delays. = $40 for 40 mins labor (-) operating costs of course. Example1a: Same lot size now $20/cut (@20 mins ea), two in same block, eliminates load/unload & travel times, = $40 for 40 mins labor (-) operating costs & gas for drive time. Not much difference when theres only 2 properties involved, $/hr is roughly the same. Now if we expand that to 5 customers. The $/hr significantly increases while the $ for truck gas decreases, lessening operating costs. Your thoughts?