A customer recently emailed me concerning her lawn (about 20mx20m) , she has a well known lawn care franchise doing there thing but is not overly happy with the results and is considering telling…Continue
Hi people,I've been asked to cut down a couple of small rotten cherry trees (honey fungus) they are about 10ft high and no more than 8" in diameter , I was going to take down the main branches with a…Continue
"I've had about three such enquiries this year alone. Clients are not happy with the services they get from these franchises but when I put in my price they say it's too much. Well, you pays your money and make your choice. Continue paying…"
"The prices the lawn treatment franchises near me charge are unbelievable. Their franchise costs must make the earnings pretty low for the turnover, so no-one wins.
Hollow-tining, without top-dressing, and leaving the plugs so smear over the lawn?…"
"I feel you can compete on price and still be better off than a company that is a franchise You are applying the service not a member of staff /wage saving
You are not VAT registered after claim back you are still approximation 11% better off
"Firstly, don't email back with anything derogatory regarding the ‘well known lawn franchise’ - or any other contractor come to that! It could be that the ‘potential customer’ is just looking to pick your brains for…"
A customer recently emailed me concerning her lawn (about 20mx20m) , she has a well known lawn care franchise doing there thing but is not overly happy with the results and is considering telling them where to go.She has asked me for advice about the lawn which although not in a terrible state the swords are very thin .The thing is I can't compete on their pricing especially the hollitising and scarifying. I could tell her to contact a more dare i say reputable lawn care outfit but I think she…See More
I am sure that everyone - me included - has learned and gained something from this discussion?
Can I just say to everyone (and this isn't aimed at anyone directly) that this thread is a classic example of a quality discussion on…"
"Luckily I purchased a silky saw as recommended by a fellow 'Juicer' and took the tree down with ease as it was riddled with honey fungus and I have just checked my insurance and Gary you're correct I don't think I'm covered…"
"Personally, I've got to the point of saying...just get on it.
All I can say is do what you feel is relevant to your business if people feel they are being lectured, preached at or won't take advice from experienced members (gold…"
After printing in London for 25yrs I decided to do the job I would like to do rather than the job I do, so I started with simple gardening jobs when off shift these jobs gradually grew to a point where I could stop the press (so to speak) and take up gardening full-time. I enrolled on a RHS course in plant selection and maintenance and am now running Dragonfly Garden Care
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