Weed control/Fertilizer or no account?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by GoldnGreenLandscaper, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Then your costs are out of control or your prices are wrong, or both.


    Whether you have 20 customers that order soup to nuts and you bill them 2 hrs a week ea, or you have 40 customers that just want a ham sandwich at 1 hr a week does not matter because either way you are going to be biling for 40 hrs a week total.
     
  2. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    The big companies are there for profit only, that's probably why you can't pick which channels you want from Dish or Directv.
     
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I would say any company operating without profit in mind is doomed!
     
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Of course any company HAS to have profit in mind because that is why a company is in business. How you go about your business to make that profit is what makes or breaks you. I know I have the edge of personal service to the people who value personal service. If they want to customize an application program I am happy to do that and they are happy to pay. A large national company is in the marketing business and they are very successful. It is a franchise and they have a certain market that likes that arrangement. Knowing your market and giving them what they want makes you valueable to them. You cannot be all things to all people. So I may not have all the business but I have defined my business to attract a certain market and I am more than happy to make a profit from doing what they want.
     
  5. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    some people dont want to use harmful chemicals on their lawns
    and that is a growing realization
     

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