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Hiring an employee???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by afftandem, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    running a 52" rider 36" wb... looking to do 1 employee this season targeting $30 - 35$ 3/4 to an acre lawns (lawns are not gated).... does this sound profitable.. is this the norm? should i get a 3rd mower and a 2nd employee for a 3 man crew??? what should i pay the employee/s??

    dayton ohio
     
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Are you saying that you currently have a business in operation, or you are looking to start one?
     
  3. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    ran small business for 2 yrs (just 21" mowers) saw potential.. kept growing.. already have several lined up new and previous lawns.. goin to pass out over 5000 flyers come march and a few other marketing ideas ive got. more afraid of getting too much that i can shuffle... is 35$ a good price on an acre lawn (low amount of trees, if any, no gates, or bigger gates) targeting $300 + homes.
     
  4. Brianj

    Brianj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    i would just start with 1 employee.. and you probably dont need another mower, i have about 60 property's, some pretty good size places, i only have 1 employee, i started him at 7 and after 2 months gave him 50 cents and after 6 months bumped up another 50 cents. best of luck
     

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