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Growing your Business

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Mar 25, 2001.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,005

    How many accounts did you handle before you decided to add an employee or two?
     
  2. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    65 was all I could handle alone. Mostly residential.
     
  3. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    i just hired guys last year. the first guy i had i think i was around 30 accounts? and in high school. but they were large accounts. then when i went off to college i had maybe 15 and i hired my guy part time on the books. he wants to go fully on the books this year and do the 40 hour deal. he has a drivers liscence and everything. just depends on what needs you have. i cant be around that much and need somebody to do the general grunt work that i have gotten to hate. i just do the hard to do stuff like tree work and help out every now and again with grass and landscaping.
     
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,913

    soon as I realized .....my business was running me and not me running the business

    which was when ....even with a partner....could not handle all the work which must be perfomed to maintain the properties at the level we had set as a standard
     
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I have to hire another one like yesterday. fun fun. im not looking forward to it, but i have to.
     

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