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Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By nseraf
This is one area that is totally alien to me. In...

This is one area that is totally alien to me. In my previous business it was a service industry and there were no warranties. So how does warranties work? How does one determine the conditions? How...
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By nseraf
Well as I've mentioned several times already, I...

Well as I've mentioned several times already, I plan on working for someone else for 1-2 years. I understand how being a boss works and all the responsibilities that entail.

Networking is...
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
Profit margin is quite consistent. Prices,...

Profit margin is quite consistent. Prices, however, are not.
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
All good advice. Just worried about getting my...

All good advice. Just worried about getting my foot in the door.
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
Hmm it seems like we are approaching this from...

Hmm it seems like we are approaching this from two different angles here. I am looking to do this fulltime without subs (or being one). Good info though. Also clients don't know how much experience...
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By nseraf
No offense but I don't need to go to the bank....

No offense but I don't need to go to the bank. I've ran a successful business so I kind of get how these things work. What a snarky toxic forum this is.
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
Do you understand how small claims work at all?...

Do you understand how small claims work at all? Didn't think so.
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
My question would be does this really apply when...

My question would be does this really apply when you are starting out with no reputation though? I don't have a problem with selling quality and all that but most people don't put their shoddy work...
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
No subbing. Regarding market costs, I've asked...

No subbing. Regarding market costs, I've asked about this numerous times and only got maybe one good answer on how I can find out what the market rates are. The rest are mainly non answers looking to...
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
Great answer thanks. The reason I asked is...

Great answer thanks. The reason I asked is because from other areas of research people seem to have a system of if I buy bricks for $5 I charge $10 kind of a thing.
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
Because it shows I know what I'm talking about,...

Because it shows I know what I'm talking about, it helps me cost everything out to make sure I'm making profit, and it covers my ass legally.
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
That's actually an excellent strategy to get some...

That's actually an excellent strategy to get some ball park competitor quotes. Nice!
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
This isn't helpful. I'm asking for a general...

This isn't helpful. I'm asking for a general markup/profit over gross. I don't need a book for morons with zero basic business skills who don't know basic accounting.
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
All good advice. As I mentioned in the other...

All good advice. As I mentioned in the other thread, I don't have a house with a yard (nor do I have friends who do) so how would I get bids?
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
Thank you for not answering my question at all. I...

Thank you for not answering my question at all. I know how to calculate profit. I've ran a business before. I just love it when people act like they are educating you making you feel stupid on...
Forum: Landscaping 01-20-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
What % profit should I aim for? For example if a...

What % profit should I aim for? For example if a pallet of sod costs $100 to be delivered to the location, how much should I bill the customer? $150? $175? $200?
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
What % profit margin do you aim for then on a...

What % profit margin do you aim for then on a hardscaping job?
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
Great advice. I understand that. I'm also good at...

Great advice. I understand that. I'm also good at sales (from my previous business experience). However, I still can't be totally out there with my price. So how do I find the ballpark? Or are you...
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
I understand. But prices must be competitive....

I understand. But prices must be competitive. That's one of the things the client cares about. They don't care about your overhead, profit margin, etc. You can itemize all you like but at the end of...
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
Well the clients do. That's the problem. You can...

Well the clients do. That's the problem. You can justify your bill all you like but if it's not competitive, nobody will care. Just like I don't care that the local 7-11 has higher overhead than...
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By nseraf
Finding Competitors' Prices

I live in an apartment. I don't have any family or friends in town (new to town). I say this because I can't pose as a client and get quotes. So how does one find out ballpark figures for various...
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
I've ran a business before so I understand the...

I've ran a business before so I understand the logistics side of running it in terms of licenses and insurance and all that. What I'm mainly interested in today is how to get the first few clients...
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
No I have zero hands on experience. I like to...

No I have zero hands on experience. I like to look far ahead and know exactly what I'm getting into. I don't plan on doing anything self employment wise until at least 2 yrs from now. I don't want to...
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
Thanks. Any ideas on how to break in so to speak?

Thanks. Any ideas on how to break in so to speak?
Forum: Landscaping 01-19-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By nseraf
Do people look/prefer a landscaper that's close or they don't really care?

For example, if you are looking for a grocery store, generally you want the closest one not the one that's across town. There are many businesses like that. Does this rule/preference of proximity...
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