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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 minutes ago
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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?"
20 minutes 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…"
1 hour 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…"
1 hour ago
briggsandscrapem replied to Julius Bell's discussion EdFirst Ltd
"Forget it."
8 hours ago
David Cox replied to Stuart @ Eco Garden Maintenance's discussion Problem weeds of the week
"True, Noticed a large patch of Arum by the river in Boston Spa the today so its going to move down the valley pretty fast - like a plant motorway really.It could be worse, it could be varrigated Ground elder."
8 hours ago
Tim Butler posted a discussion
Hi All,I am a head gardener at a private estate and have over 20 years of gardening experience.  I am in the process of starting up my own gardening business and would really like some advice..What is the average hourly rate?  I was thinking of £17.…
9 hours ago
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