i know there was a time when we were all new at this, and did work very cheap, and didnt do a real good job....etc. well, when i started about 7 yrs ago i didnt know the going rate for everything, and i still have a couple of customers left from those days. i have been able to raise prices on them a little, but not nearly to what the work is worth. for example, one customer i still work for was given a price of $50 for trimming of shrubs, well when i wised up a bit i knew it was worth much more than that. its about 3-4 hrs of trimming, and some real pain in the a** stuff( pom poms, spirals). i did manage to raise it up to $85, but it should be more like $200. i couldnt just go from $50 to $200, so each year i take it on the chin and do the work, but its one of these dreaded days when i have to do it. what would u guys do?