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As an owner/operator what are your biggest frustrations and how do you handle them?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pilgrims' Pride, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Messages: 481

    I started this over in the fert forum and got no replies.
    Kind'a surpised by that.
    So I figured I'd try here too.
  2. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433


    I make sure i have extras in the truck such as belts, filters and sharp blades. I maintain the mowers every night and make sure they are ready for the next day.

    Either that or weather but i cant change that.
  3. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 497


    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Working solo, I find, doesn't leave enough time for me to really focus on the business side of the company as I would like. Too busy doing the actual work. I log on here and stumble across some nice ideas that I would like to experiment with, but it's hard to work outside for 10-12 hours a day and then come home and be able to focus on the other stuff.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Being paid promptly. Answer...full time bookkeeper and collections as of 01/03/05
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    good man, i love it. collection agency, or 2 am door kicking in?
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Actually, I am seriously considering hiring a new outfit by the name of "BG & Associates". Their moto on their front door reads, "Have Shovel, Will Travel". Catchy, don't ya think?
  8. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    Thats got to be one of the funnest things I have read here in a while.
    But my question is how far will they travel?
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    We haven't discussed mileage compensation yet. I just hope they show up with one of those big, older Lincolns with the VERY deep trunks...for money AND bodies.
  10. Summertime Lawn

    Summertime Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    As for collections, I had guy that had been ducking me for quite some time. So, on New Years Eve, I went to his house with a summary of his account and how much he owed me in plain sight. When he was not home I gave it to his 13 year old daughter and said "have your dad call me." Check in hand two days later.

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