I've finally got signed up. John Cavill kept telling me about the forum and information on here. I've owned a lawncare company for 7 years and would love to help with hints and tips to help other…Continue
"I remember a good time ago being given a bit of basic advice re. expanding. 1-4 employees you can work, keep control and keep on top of things. 5-12 employees you still need to work, but there's too much going on to keep control and…"
"We've all been there, a house move, coupled with a bounced cheque from a large job meant I got behind with everything - stressful and a very tight spot, but I will plan ahead now - a weekly back up of everything on USB pen - monthly to a CD,…"
"I had a few months when I was extremely busy and the
computer broke, I had three employees at that time.
The new computer kept on crashing and took five weeks to
get sorted out - It was an Acer, and they were not very helpful,
"Do you employ anyone at the minute then? How are you going to stay small this time? Or do you indeed want to grow again but keep a better control of the figures?
I am employing part time but do see a space for growth especially with the good quality…"
"Mark - I am assuming that you are liquidating the old company and forming a new company to continue trading with goodwill / customers etc to keep going?(Hence the Grounds maintenance company ltd?)
How did you get such a large amount owed to you from…"
"That saying should be repeated everytime anyone quotes for work.
This sounds a little contradictory to my thoughts on not wanting to employ people anymore but just don't try to do everything on your own. It would be so hard for me without my…"
Clearly you've 'been there and got the tee-shirt", so what other controls are you looking to put into place?
It's not trick question, but a desire to learn what not to do.....and what to look out for..
Many of us could…"
"It was mainly residential about 10% of commercial. You're right about productivity with employees. Late payers became a massive problem. We were owed about £20k around July last year. Lack of control is a serious failiure on my part, how…"
"Welcome Mark. Sorry to hear of the liquidation of Just Lawns Ltd. Maybe you will have more success with your three other limited companies - Darcey's garden products ltd, The grounds maintenance company ltd and axholme wood recycling ltd. You…"
"Just as well Tim doesn't think as much of us from North of the Border as he does for the rogue elements in the travelling community ; ) I knew a timber man from near Lochgilphead who had a patch of the 74 turf - after all in the…"
Cashflow is always a problem. I assume this was mainly residential work then ?
There is a tendancy for productivity to fall off when you employ lots of people as they don't always have the same work ethics as the owner but still want…"
"Lmao Mick, would take more than a new Haidrians wall to stop the jocks. We've already put a curse on the new wembley, i got my cousins who helped build it, to bury Scotland tops under your hallowed wembley turf. :-))"
I set the company up. 13 years ago I started a landscaping business as we took on maintenance and completed landscaping work people asked us to treat and cut their lawns. I didn't want to employ anymore people so decided to close it and…"
I am becoming more interested in natural garden care products and new innovative garden tools.
I started in the horticultural industry when I was 14, just for work after school. 20 years later I'm still in the industry enjoying it more than ever and still learning every day.
I have owned a lawncare company for 7 years and after 4 years of research I have just launched our first unique natural lawn fertiliser. I have joined LJN to offer advice on lawncare and look towards developing more natural/organic ways of lawn and garden care. I'm looking forward to making more friends within the industry.