Can I pick your brains for some numbers??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Organic a go go, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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    I've been running an organic fert and weed business on
    the side for a couple of seasons now that has gone well
    enough to consider making the jump into a full service
    company. As I mull it over though I find that my experience
    doesn't necessarily make for the best template. I
    need better info.

    I'd be curious to hear from some long time pros what
    your weekly/monthly/whatever operating expenses
    come to. My fuel, labor, insurance etc. costs aren't
    at all the same as a full service and I don't want to
    just make blind guesses.

    That said you can just ballpark it and since Im new
    to the business I'll add another 15% on top for stupid
    tax or tuition or whatever you want to call it.

    Just for the record Im shooting for 40-50 accounts
    for the first year which shouldn't be much of a stretch
    considering my current customer base. I'll have
    all the start up costs that come with the territory of
    course buy I can estimate those a little more closely.

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