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Unsuccessful Businesses

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Brian B, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Ok, I get it... Yeah, I don't suppose I would be putting up pictures of those times I flew over the handlebars on my Web site (with some caption to the effect of 'when I mow your grass, I mean it...')

    I am thinking of putting up a gallery thou, and unfortunately some of the pictures are of equipment torn to pieces as it's being rebuilt...
    Still, it's being fixed, not destroyed.

    Makes sense.

    Those were general things, nothing to do with that company.

    I did miss their gallery the first time, thou.
    I can kinda see why all the rest of the guys were laughing ...
    The bit with the edging snakes, that was too much.
  2. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    ROFLMAO! :laugh: :laugh:
  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Not for nothing, but we all have times on the job when it gets goofy and fun. You have to when youre working in the heat all day.

    Those pics would be funny to have back at the shop but not on a website.

    Think about a condo manager looking at that site. The first thing he would be able to think are the calls he would be getting from owners with those guys on the property.
  4. Krehling's Prop. Maint.

    Krehling's Prop. Maint. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    i know of a business in my area that is going through some rough times, they bought too much new equipment and over exteneded themselves and they ended up with all kinds of problems like not being able to pay their crew supervisors. they cant even make it through the winter without a credit line. i dont know if they are going to go under soon or if thy're going to try to hang on to it as long as they can
  5. Krehling's Prop. Maint.

    Krehling's Prop. Maint. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    oops posted the same thing twice
  6. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 646

    LOL just a joke. i know of one that is falling apart by me would be clean cuts
  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    How about that flag on the trailer... really patriotic.:laugh: :usflag: :usflag:
  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Excellent point!

    This is a business folks. You need to think like a business owner. Doesn't matter if you are a 1 person operation or have several crews.
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    too bad bobby gedd is not here anymore, you could ask him... he's a good example of how NOT to run a business....
  10. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    Most the time its because people think just cause you can cut grass or lay some brick you know how to run a profitable business

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