All this talk, what is an account?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All this mombo jombo..

    "What is DEFINED as an ACCOUNT."

    I'm curoius, what do you guys suggest is considered an account?
    I, myself woulda thought a per cut basis was considered an account, until I read your guy's post.

    Account is a 1yr contract, 3mos contract?
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    I consider accounts as a 1 year contract.

    But i guess you can call an account a place you work at on a regular basis.
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think I have seen some posts where an account simply referred to a customer.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a lot of "accounts" that I have been doing business with the past 5 - 10 years on a regular basis. If an "account" is strictly a contractual basis or arrangement (1 year, ect.,), then I ain't got s***!
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I call an account, a customer that I maintain through lawn care and/or landscaping maintenance for at least April to November.

    Anything that is only one or two mowings I don't consider them an account
  6. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    1 year at least.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    More like an "acquaintence" may or not ever see them again.
  8. yourlawnguy

    yourlawnguy LawnSite Member
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    Any regular customer is an account as far as I'm concerned.
  9. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Who cares as long as they pay. JMO
    Account or not we are all in it for money and we like to do it. Account or not, 3 months or 12, 1 time never come back, as long as they pay and the check doesn't bounce I could care less!
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Account-Contracted companies / individuals who have signed a one year minimum contract agreement who are billed monthly, and retain full services throughout the year.We have 65 now,hoping to pick up 10-15 more in 2004.

    Anything else is not considered an account IMO, but we still do one timers as well

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