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Growing Pains

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnmedics, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Lawnmedics

    Lawnmedics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Our LCO started officailly in Feb. Since then we have been working non stop to stay on top of things. From isurance and taxes to new equipment. We have purchased another truck and trailer, 60 inch mower, 48 inch mower, and countless other stuff. We are a t about 140 accounts and growing by about 5% a week. Between the sidework and service contracts we can hardly keep up. Does it level off as far spending on equipment, new accounts and sidework. Do you have to priortize based on profit. We are getting tired of working 7 days of the week. Any advice would be helpful?
  2. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    Raise your prices is the first thing I can think of. There is about 8 crews of vietnamese political people here who work all day non stop. They get a lot of work done, but they also are way low. By raising prices you get the same amount of money with less accounts or more money with the same accounts. Just remember dont have the mentality Ill just keep buying equipment and Ill pay it off, because soon you will realize that you are paying off equipment but not making any money. Your bank account stays the same.
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    up your prices. this will also weed out the tire kickers early-on.
  4. shorty7616

    shorty7616 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    Its all about supply and demand.

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