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Does your wife help with the biz?

eslawns

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Portsmouth, VA
My wife just quit her 30k a year job. She's been talking about it for months. I wanted her to wait until next year, but she said she couldn't take it any more. Now she is supposed to take over the admin side of my biz. I was wondering how many of you do the same thing. It's only been a little over a week, what kind of problems can I expect? What do your wives do?
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
My wife has her own career, with no direct involvement in the business whatsoever other than host at company outings.
 

MJB

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Wa
My wife didn't like her job either, so I bought her a Walker
and she has increased our income substancially, after the first 2 weeks of training. Now she runs the Lazer and the Walker better than any employees I have hired in the last few years. Great investment, I still do all the bids, etc, she does the billing.
 

John DiMartino

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Walden,NY
Mine plows,she is excellent.Very fast yet never misses a detail.She also does billing and stops at the accounts-everyone likes her and i swear i get more work when she is with me.She is a police officer too,so i have to share her with them.Her schedule and snow storms usually colide and that hurts.She mows once in a while if im behind or my back is hurting real bad,but she needs more practice on the DC still.
 

IRISH

LawnSite Member
Location
greenville mi.
My wife is a big help she trims most of the bushes spreads fert answers the phone when not working same thing here i think she gets me work Actual labor from her is about 20-30 hrs. a week
lots of help i am glad to have her

IRISH
 

MOW ED

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
N.E. Wisconsin
My wife has been doing the billing and phones for 4 years now and wants to help in the field. Next year she will start slow while our youngest goes to 1/2 day kindergarten then the year after we well expand.It helps out tremendously.
 

parkwest

LawnSite Senior Member
Behind every successful man is a good woman.
 

Mowman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northwest Ohio
NO, wife does not help mow. She answers the phone and takes messages. She has allgeries and grass and weeds do not agree with her. Since I've got my Walker when I do get behind it doesn't take long to get caught back up. I helped a friend last week get caught up. He was behind 12 lawns and I had him caught up in one day. He uses a Simplcity Lawn tractor. He and his customers were totaly impressed with the Walker cut. Now some of his customers want me to start cutting their lawns. If your wife's does go out and help on the job site you guys are very LUCKY.
Mowman
 


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