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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by miltthemower, May 26, 2005.

  1. miltthemower

    miltthemower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Is it best to get the money before you start work or after the job is done. I have had quite some problems with regular customers mostly neighbors whom I cut their yard and have to wait days for a measly $30.00.
  2. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Its your call, I just bill....I don't depend on that money right away...others might need it right away.....i guess you could go up to the homeowner with your reciept book on hand, write out the bill and collect??
  3. miltthemower

    miltthemower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Thanks, I think I will use that.
  4. Pro - Cut

    Pro - Cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Iam new this year and have been sending out invoices every 30 days and has been working fine. You can usualy tell if the cust is going to pay but you need to use your own judgement. Good luck
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I went to OfficeMax (Staples is good, too) and bought a slew of cheap receipt-things. Works great when they're not home, I got an address-stamp (before that, I'd write my address on there) where it says to 'Please send to:'
    And thank you, have a nice day!

    It still takes a few days, but checks in the mail kicks tail.

    Oh yeah, it does help to have Business Checking so for when you get the checks that are made out to your business, heh, but you can always put on the receipt: Please make check payable to 'Your Name'

    Hope is help.
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,040

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    Hi miltthemower,

    What ever works best for you. Many LCOs bill in advance at the beginning of the month.

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