Time for a raise!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowtown Mike, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Mowtown Mike

    Mowtown Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    My employee told me that we need more mowing accounts for next year. I said that we have all we can handle. Then he said 'drop all the tough lawns and get more easy one for more money. Now we can pick and choose our accounts.' I thought that was brilliant. He is a company man.
  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    getting your customers to pay more for mowing might be problem like it is everywhere else. Lowballers are driving prices so low and customers know this and its making it very hard to make a decent living in this business everywhere. I would instead offer services that the blow and go lowballer doesn't do to make up for the loss in lawn mowing.
  3. fergman

    fergman LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 286

    keep the tough ones if they pay really good. dont forget that the time you spend at one big tough yard you might land (lets just say) 2 yards that you can wow easier and make just as much or more money in that amount of time
  4. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,962

    Now that's a good employee!

    Go ahead and give him the raise.

  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    what do you mean tough lawns? Dude not to be a wize a-ss you should be makeing MORE MONEY on the tough lawns, I can tell you do not have a business plan. Write a business plan that you can follow and charge accordingly

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