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Biggest Mistakes Contractors Make

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Georgiehopper, May 24, 2003.

  1. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Has anyone read the recent issue of Pro magazine? There is an excellent article talking about the biggest mistakes that landscapers have made. I could relate to every one of them too!

    One big mistake mentioned was being afraid to charge what you're worth. That is definitely true.

    Another mistake was being afraid to ask for your money. I agree with that too.... I feel the longer you allow a client to hold onto your payment, the less likely you are too get paid.

    I wont go on any further, but its a great article and everyone should check it out.
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Where can I subscribe to Pro? Couldn't find it on the net.


    Did a search in forums and found link, please disregard.

  3. jocko1104

    jocko1104 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    Pro is definitely the best industry rag out there. I also get TURF but find it a little short of useful info, its more of an advertising index.
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    did a google search and found it a few links down. Is it worth the subscription price? If so i'll sign up.

  5. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Its free....I dont pay anything for it.
  6. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Haven't read the PRO article yet, but along those lines, check out Michael Gerber's "The E-Myth". I read it this winter, he goes into detail about why most businesses fail, and how to avoid it. It was probably one of the most useful books I have read. Mike
  7. wobblez

    wobblez LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 38

    i just signed up for it hell i need all the help i can get lol
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    hmm, $55 for 9 articles, seems a little pricey :( I'll take a look around to see if i can find it locally to give it a once over before i sign up.
  9. jocko1104

    jocko1104 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141


    I get mine free. Mabey you should look harder
  10. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Yes, as a Green Industry business owner, you should be able to receive Pro for free. Some of the publications I get are......

    Lawn and Landscape
    Grounds Maintenance
    Landscape Management
    Irrigation and Green Industry
    Landscape Design/ Build

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