What is a Professional?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John from OH, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. John from OH

    John from OH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    We've all read the threads on scrubs. I'd like to know what you consider a professional.

    I'll toss out a few in no particular order to start.

    A professional:

    Takes the time to learn and interpret financial statements relevant to their business

    Prices to allow a fair profit, after all costs, including their own salary have been paid

    Presents a neat, clean, and well thought out appearance

    Takes on jobs that they are qualified and trained to do

    Continually improves and expands their knowledge and their employees knowledge through furthur training


    Those are a few of my thoughts, add yours.

    John
     
  2. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    legal operation

    Apearance

    equipment

    being able to tell a customer they are better off using someone elses service if you know they could do better than you. ie. tree service

    High quality product and customer service

    that's all i can think of for now
     
  3. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 695

    You're bike has Chrome pedals and not painted ones :)

    Act like a professional

    The key is to appear as a professional in the eyes of the community/ future customers. There are many people who can go out and buy commercial equipment and not be a professional.
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,952

    I think its a woman who can do it without biting you. OOOuch!
     

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