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I'm on the edge here.

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Hey all, I just started my business this year, I invested I think way more than I should have, $11K, but luckily I have another job to pay for the investment. I've landed a whopping 2 clients so far, almost 3 but I had to turn down a 69 lot new subdivision due to too much re bar and concrete around, but i have been throwing business cards and fliers out like a mad man. I'm wondering if I may be in trouble if I need to pay half of that investment off by the end of the year. My goal for this season is to land 15 or more clients, is that unrealistic for a starting lawn care business? Am I in trouble? What could I do differently to get more clients? This forum has a lot of good info on it and have found it very helpful, and I'm sure there are some pros out there that could help me out. Thanks in advance.
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"Still don't see how you guys get on this forum during the on season, I never had time."

The answer is simple, you are already more successful than some on this forum that are always ready to give advice. Sounds like you have made a great start, keep it up.:waving:
successful doesn't mean you got a lot of cool equipment that you are paying off, so you look good.

And to the OP; If you got 3 accounts that pay on time, you got to say- DANG! I got the best 3 customers on the planet! If you work full time, then you need to do fliers in the evening when you're tired, saturdays after the 3, and after church, and be willing to walk away from your job in the busy season and work your way into the shiny equipment. beg, borrow or steal $400 to $1000 and bill board that truck and rolling wall of a trailer with your busines name (if it includes what you do) and a phone # that can be read for up to 3 blocks away.I'd rather have a 4 foot tall phone # on my rig, than a listof crap that people should assume you do from the words "Lawn services"
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