What do YOU do to save money and reduce expenses?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fiveoboy01, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. oOTurfmanoO

    oOTurfmanoO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Always bring a lunch, no exceptions along with a drink.

    Cut back cell phone minutes, got rid of data plan for emails and no more texting. Save a bunch each month right there.

    Ask for discounts--> trust me, it works!



  2. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    not sure why you'd wanna cut back on some technology items that help run a business so much smoother just to say some nickels and dimes.

    i can see reducing your cell phone to one with less min. IF you don't use all the min. your current plan has. dropping the data plan is a little crazy for me because thats how i communicate with some of my clients on a regular basis. and i know with verizon texting is a FREE thing with your service so i would save money by dropping that.

    i personally couldn't drop or cut back on the techy stuff because it's what helps me run my business paperless which saves time and money.
  3. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    Same here but it is a hayabusa, this cuts down on driving time running 150:laugh:
  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    We do they are called QT or quick trip in tulsa, ok and most of this area.
  5. a_mow_zing

    a_mow_zing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    I just wear adult diapers, saves even more time by not having to go to a trailer to urinate or crap. Just let it go whenever sitting on the mower. :cool2:

    Are we really talking and having a debate about this?
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    oh goodie, we're back to potty talk :)
  7. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I was in a class in business many years ago, and this just stuck. IF you bought a mower for 8 grand, then found that a much better "fit" for your biz was 10 grand, would you use the 8 grand mower to make your money back or scrap it (in this theoretical example you have little resale value, we are trying to think theory here), and immediatelyl buy the 10 grand, putting yourself in at 18 grand when you could have been in at only 10. You will be able to make 900 more a month with the better "fit". The answer is ...........scrap it, go with the money maker. A lot of people feel they need to get their money out of what they have. YOU SAVE MONEY BY MAKING MORE PER HOUR!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    maybe i can't think theory or i missed something in the theory.

    i'd work with the 8 grand mower until i could out right afford the 10 grand mower and then trade in or sell the 8 grand mower and get the 10 grand mower.
  9. hornett22

    hornett22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I buy my cigarettes in New Hampshire and I take my motorcycle because it get 40 MPG.

    I think I'm going to start registering all my vehicles in Maine or Tennessee.

    Actually,I just drive Toyota Trucks.
    saves me a fortune.
  10. rm25x

    rm25x LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Basically, what he is trying to say, is your actually hurting yourself more financially by not using the right tool for the job. His example is showing a $900/month profit using the $10k mower over the $8k mower. So even at $18k (scrapping the $8k mower, not reselling) your payments would be less then the $900/month profit allowing you to make more money even though you have a higher start up cost.... if I am reading it correctly. Makes sense. You have to look at things long term, not just what is it costing you right now.

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