Tip for you new guys


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Looking for work?

This will vary with your location of course but in my area there is tons of work out there. Combine this with the fact that there are no employees to be had has created huge demand for landscape services. I have turned down enough work in the last 10 days to set up a new guy well on the path to a successful business. For the whole year I have turned down 100s of request.

Ok, so here is the tip. It doesn't cost anything but time. Get on the phone and contact every landscape service provider in town. Have something prepared and introduce yourself. Make sure your licensed and insuance is in place. Let them know about your new business and ASK for referrals. A guy like me will give you a few to start with to see how things go. If they go well the floodgates will open and you will get so many request you will be thinking about hiring someone to help you out.

Good luck!

Let me know if you try this.


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I’ve been overloaded too but too stupid to turn down work. I wonder what a weekend off looks like.
I work a fulltime 7-4, M-F job and cut in evenings and weekends. I've got even less time than most. But my evening work will turn into weekends pretty soon if we have a warm fall.

Mark Stark

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Rochester, NY
Who is making phone calls today?

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