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Formula for factoring in operating expense

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jay9437, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. Jay9437

    Jay9437 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Is there a formula for factoring in your operating expenses, i.e. insurance, gas/supplies and wear and tear on equipment when bidding landscaping jobs. Right now i just shoot from the hip based on past experience. Thanks:confused:
  2. llama

    llama LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    keep shooting for about one year and you will have some history to base the percentages. Everyone's situation is different.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    no. too many unexpected things. if your expence % to income keeps going up something is wrong.

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