lawn care billing

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Curcioslawn, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Curcioslawn

    Curcioslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    My question is I would like to bill my customers every 3 cuts with net 10. Last year I billed every 4 with net 10, doing this will improve cash flow I feel any input?
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  2. CLS_Birmingham

    CLS_Birmingham LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Bill per cut if your going to do things this way. It will improve your cash flow significantly
  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    I would never do every 3 cuts. I cut mostly weekly, and it just makes billing so simple. Oh its the first of the month, I have to sit down and do all the bills today. I certainly wouldnt like getting a bill every week from somebody, and monthly billing(still per cut) is a much better system. Atleast I think so
  4. oiboy626

    oiboy626 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I agree with LandFakers. I would go billing the first of the month, once a month.
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    This is the problem when you start out and cash flow is not working the way it should. However if you bill monthly and push extras and professional service your worries will be short lived. If you don't have enough clients to keep the cash flow going for now I suggest a part time job to make ends meet where you get paid every 2 weeks.
    I can tell you once you get enough and if you plan and not spend more than you are making you won't have a problem with only getting paid once a month from each customer. Heck they don't all pay at the same time any ways.
    Keep up the hard work and take up an extra job till it gets to where you need to be. Sometimes sacrifice in the early years saves a lot of heart ache later!
  6. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    I personally bill after every cut the balance on the invoice is low and there is no sticker shock.
  7. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393

    Holy sh!t.

    I can't even imagine doing that.
  8. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    How many accounts do you have?
  9. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393


    I'm not talking about billing time though.

    I'm talking about my customers. They'd be mad if they got a bill every week.
  10. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    Oh I see, luckily I haven't had an issue with it.

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