Well I never thought I would need to start one of these threads. It has happened. I have transformed a very blue collar neighborhood into one that relies on me as their lawn company. Well now gas is high and budgets are tight it is starting to reflect. It is not so much that they are dropping me but it is how they are dropping me. Most of the time I send the crew out and they show up and the lawn is cut. Either they cut it or got someone to cut if for $5 or some BS like that. Anyway my crew will ask them what happened and they said oh we where to scared to call and let you know. WTF that cost me money. This is how about 7 accounts have dropped me. I then lost my biggest account with a property manager. 15 accounts gone to his brother because his brother bought some HD lawn mowers and is 36 and needs a job. He just moved her from Minnesota and saw a bunch of lawn company trucks and figured shoot I should do this since Im broke. I bet I get this account back. He looks like casper or at least that is how white he is. Oh well. I guess I have picked up new customers too but rrrrrr it is so frustrating.