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what % profit are you making?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by kuttr, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. kuttr

    kuttr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    trying to get a better handle on the numbers game of the business and was wondering what a realistic target profit % is to shoot for.
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    How much profit do you like to pay when you by something?

    Do you want to be a Wal-Mart or a Neiman Marcus?

    Also what do you consider profit? Many people work in the company and then don't pay themselves and live off "profit".

    I would say after a fair salary to the working owner(s) you should make 10% to 15%.
  3. EgansCountryGardens

    EgansCountryGardens LawnSite Member
    Male, from Plymouth, MA
    Messages: 165

    We are 27% profit margin on all of our rates
  4. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 511

    i asked this same question and the answers veried so much half the people didn't even understand what I was asking. I think we need to come up with our own number that we feel comfortable with. I would be thrilled to make 20%
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    we're at 22% after everything

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