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neil garrett replied to Tim Butler's discussion Starting a new business - advice needed please!
"Hi I started up 5 years ago in cheshire,never looked back since,although I did have the week from hell recently...van wheel fell off,traiker electrics blew,my apprentice phoned in sick for the busiest week of the year,ripped a gate and post clean of…"
1 hour ago
Phil Voice replied to Phil Voice's discussion See an example of project photo theft from LJN member website
"Image theft has reared its ugly head again.


@gardendesigner1 isn't that your famous coastal garden in this ad for someone else?! pic.twitter.com/zqkVnep6rK— Andrew Fisher Tomlin (@FisherTomlin) May 26, 2015"
2 hours ago
David Brain @ CGS replied to Tim Butler's discussion Starting a new business - advice needed please!
"Good morning Tim.
I am in the same boat as you regarding taking on a new venture after working for others for 30 odd years, and am relishing the steep learning curve.
There is no set answer to hourly rates/priced jobs as there are so many variants i…"
2 hours ago
Adrian badham is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
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James Brett replied to Richard Gadsby's discussion Breakdowns!!!
"Gearbox is always a pain! A place in Rainham did mine in a day! Did you get a new clutch and slave at the same time?"
2 hours ago
Stuart @ Eco Garden Maintenance replied to Tim Butler's discussion Starting a new business - advice needed please!
"I would try and avoid giving hourly rates out to customers.You need to use one internally to price up work but i would try and give fixed prices right from the outset. You will make much more money. You also should be using a higher hourly rate than…"
3 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Tim Butler's discussion Starting a new business - advice needed please!
"It is difficult to give an answer regarding charges, as everyone's area/living requirements/outgoings are different. I would say that £17.50 is at the lower end of what you need to charge and you will get some here recommending you charge £30 and up…"
3 hours ago
briggsandscrapem replied to Julius Bell's discussion EdFirst Ltd
"Forget it."
10 hours ago
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EdFirst Ltd

Good Morning. I have been contacted by a company called EdFirst.They supply independent schools with contacts to tradesmen and contractors and so on. For a fee of £150 to the contractor. I was wondering if any one had had any experience or work…

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