The official "What will you do different next year?" Thread

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Howard Roark, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 805

    I know it's a bit early, but it was a tad cooler here in Central Texas yesterday (92), and it made me think of fall, hence the end of the mowing season, and what I will do different next year.

    I came up with a few, in no particular order with more to come I'm sure:

    *Push more credit card sales

    *NOT have a baby!

    *Not let any phone calls go to voice mail if I can help it. Each one missed could be worth $100 a month or more missed.

    *Do less work solo. I've worked hard all my life, now is the time to balance things out.

    Your thoughts guys and gals?

    Best wishes in the off season to all. :waving:
  2. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    jack my rate up
  3. Sir mowsalot

    Sir mowsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    dump the per cut mowing , fert, aerate. going to fixed/flat monthly rates. oh, and thicker toilet paper.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Next year I not hire any morons!
  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    get enough of customers to pay off all company debt. by dec 06
  6. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    replace my dependable white crew with mexicans so I don't stand out as much

    j/k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angel:
  7. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 805

    Bad help is more stressful than people not paying their bill on time. :angry:
  8. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,676

    You mean we have a choice I am always amazed how dumb some of them are and how they are still alive then it amazes me still more what did I do to get them.
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Well, it's sorta wierd for me of all people, but I am not sure yet. Usually I have already devised some planning and I'm starting to work part of it already. In addition, it seems I have a natural 2 year cycle of shifting, and I'm due again for '06.

    But I don't have anything on the table yet and I have resolved not to draft and finalize anything for a while yet. I'm just sorta coasting along with the cruise set right now....
  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Much more advertising. Hardly did any this year.

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