who makes 6 figures? walk before you run

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by georgialawn88, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    So who has a 6 figure net company? I'm curious about the dynamics as well.

    What services do you offer?

    How long in business?

    What is your role in the company?

    These are a few questions I've always wondered about larger LCO's

    Maybe we can bring this thread back to where it was :clapping:
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Also how long did you stay in that mid zone before deciding to go big? I currently have the maximum amount of work part time help can handle. Im hiring fulltime this year as my marketing has been in place for years and produces steady leads. I expect to have over 100 fulltime clients this year and 60 seasonal clients. I have been adding 25-30 fulltime clients per year steadily. I had to turn away a lot of work last season so I could grow faster but I dont feel Im ready.
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  3. dllawson

    dllawson LawnSite Member
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    You make a good point about not feeling ready. One of the best tools to help you know how much growth you can handle is a good profit & loss report. You can estimate how much work you can handle without adding additional employees/equipment, and have a pretty good idea of your profit at that level.

    More importantly, you will also have a pretty good idea of how tight your bottom line will be when you do have to add new employees/equipment, and how much your sales will have to increase to overcome the additional expense.

    This will help you spend as much time as possible in the sweet spot where you have maximized the production of your current assets.
  4. SydneyLawnCare

    SydneyLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Not gonna reply back to 205mx for the sake of everyone on this thread so I'll be the better man and not respond.

    I will prove you wrong dnc, I'll do everything in my power to. Thanks!

    I'll leave this thread now.

    APLUS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from North Missouri
    Posts: 587

    How are things going for you Sydney?
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  6. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,094

    Yeah Sydney how are things?
  7. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    he hasnt been on lawnsite since march 16th. but i do wonder myself
  8. dnc19694339

    dnc19694339 LawnSite Member
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    Vanilla Ice
  9. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,717

    He has a TV show now :laugh:

    I'm curious as well, who knows maybe he's too swamped with work to respond :clapping:
  10. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,094

    Lets give Sydney a chance guys. I read an old thread about TJ Justice (Just Mowing) and a lot of people chided him...turned out he knew what he was talking about.

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