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changes in 2008

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by bobcatnj, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    what changes do you plan for 2008? i plan to change my wording on some points on my maintenance contract, especially for the leaves, as this year went into december. usually i give a fall cleanup price which i make out good with and we clean the leaves up every visit, usually until the end of nov, but this year we are into december. so i made out ok with the leaves but not like in the past. so my plan is to reword that part of the contract.
     
  2. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    Dump the low ball late paying customers!
     
  3. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    I hope to add 15 weekly accounts. get rid of the ones I don't want anymore (biweekly). And hope it rains every 5th day or so.
     
  4. tierralawn

    tierralawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    raise the prices, cut the volume
     
  5. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    I want to find one good employee that is legal, has a driver's license, has experience pulling a trailer, and can do lawn and landscape work without me having to hold his/her hand all day. Then I could actually grow and add many new accounts by having much of the work load shifted away from me. Wishful thinking.
    I want to focus a little more on landscaping in 2008 also. That is where the profit is. But in the summer, I am too deep in grass to do any landscape installs.
     
  6. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    08 i hope to get off my a$$ , and do what i say and think i'm going to do. get more accounts and do a better job on the ones we have now .hopefully pull a profit and get my name out their more and GROW................................
     
  7. Greatdane522003

    Greatdane522003 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Don't drink :drinkup:during the work week!:drinkup:
     

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