Three Choices

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Green in Idaho, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    Three choices:

    1) Work solo.
    Bill rate is $60/hr. Billing 70% of the time, work 44 weeks a year and 5 days a week, 10 hour days= 1,540 hrs billable (1,500). Less operating costs and taxes you get income of $36,000.

    2) Manage 4 crews (2 per crew).
    Bill rate is $50/man hour. Billing 80% of the time, work 44 weeks, 5 days a week, 8 hour days = 14,080 hrs billable 14,000. With net profit margin 10% for the owner (you) of = $70,000.

    3) Sell a widget to every user on Lawnsite.com. and every year here after.
    You get $20 commission for every sale = $217,620.


    Which one would you choose?
     
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    I'd prefer to be the manufacturer of the widget, not the saleswoman. ;)
     
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    What in the H#&^ in a Widget?
     
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    A small mechanical device or control; a gadget.
    An unnamed or hypothetical manufactured article.
     
  5. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Like a doohicky or thingamajig?
     
  6. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,596

    Personally I think the thingamajig has a much better cut than the doohicky but in wet grass the doohicky is a better mulcher.
     
  7. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,596

    BTW, I don't know about dealer support but I hear the widget is built like a tank.
     
  8. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    Yes, the widget is great but it's not great in leaves.

    Also, Bushhogboy is building a knock-off of the widget for 20% of the cost, so you're gonna have competition soon! He's just making sure it's compatible with every lawn mower made from 1993 or older...<G> :) :p

    Also look for Flex-Deck to have pictures available soon of the Widget mounted on a TTHP to save an additional 30% of your time!

    Man, I love lawnsite. <G>

    Gary
     

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