first year accounts

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by hole in one 2, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. hole in one 2

    hole in one 2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Just curious how many accounts did you have your first year.
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    5. One doesn't count though, It was my own yard and I didn't even use my business equipment, and nor do I today. Why? I don't's just something iv'e always done.
  3. hole in one 2

    hole in one 2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    thanks for the info. were these residential or commercial?
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    1st year i was part-time 7 clients, 2nd year went full time by mid may, went to about 65 clients, 90% residential
  5. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    all residential with a proline, a ryobi trimmer, and a homelite blower... check out the site and see where i am now.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    It's been so long, I can hardly remember...I think maybe 8 or 9.
  7. keith826

    keith826 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    15 here, All Residential. Not to big on Commercial accounts.
    We are growing every year...
  8. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    what site.

    oops my bad did not see the link to your home page
  9. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    At the end of year one I had 47 accounts.
  10. Threeponys

    Threeponys LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 25

    Started out last year in May. Had an average of 7 accounts/week. I cut for a no-name real estate company that deals with foreclosures. Lucky and saw a payment like clockwork every Tuesday.
    Spoke with them a few weeks ago and have first pick of all properties this year. Figuring a minimum of 15/week. Also have 3 residential and 1 commercial as of this week. Still a couple weeks away from dropping flyers. All this part-time. Looking for F/T and cutting the corp. safety line in '04 or '05.
    Best advice ..... be prompt, fair and professional.

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