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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LakeMurrayLawns, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. LakeMurrayLawns

    LakeMurrayLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Do you recomend using one of the specialty programs (gopher, clip or groundskeeper) or will the basic Quickbooks program manage a business getting started???
  2. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Pretty much you can run a business getting started on paper if you have to. The point is though that these programs are much more efficient, and keep great records of all your work, bills, invoices, etc. They are an investment, which I think you should try to make as soon as you can.
    The record keeping ability will help save you time come tax time, and probably save you money because you won't lose any extra receipts or records!

    We are moving to one of the programs next year, and have been using Excel spreadsheets until now. Looking forward to it!
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,040

    Hi LakeMurrayLawns,

    Thank you for considering us. Remember you can download and try out our software free for a month. If you feel it is helpful you can order, if not you can always delete it.

    You might be amazed how little you time you will spend putting together billing and scheduling when you are using a specialized program.

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