"the way I look at it is that those introductions are Leads, rather than Sales, there is a difference, the previous gardener has been paid for the work they have done,there is still on going hard work left to do rather than scooping up some kind of…"
Your right about the not getting paid and just becoming a credit service. I used to be a manager for a few of the national GM compainies and getting the money from firms was the hardest part of the job. 60 days often used to get streched to…"
I currently have a very good gardening round in N.Wilts but may be relocating further west and want to diversify a bit so it's interesting to know the sort of charges for that Lind of work.
I appreciate you sharing.
"Commercial grass cutting is between £60 and £80 p/h.
Occasionally a little more.
But that is only time actually on site. It doesn’t include travel, time taken at the fuel station, loading and unloading at each end of the day or nipping back to…"
"I don’t know what £5m of PL costs, but my £1m of PL which includes sub-contractor cover as well costs me £68 per year. I reckon if Chatsworth and the local council think that £1m is enough then it probably is."
"With great respect 5mil of pl is quite cheap do you might as well have then you would be eligible for other contracts and quite frankly if your not turning over at 100 k pa then it's not worth doing
you do learn through mistakes and many years you…"
"The Goodwill element that is sold has very little value at the time, in fact I would consider it a bit rude to my customers to sell their details to somebody else, who I have no idea whether they are capable or not, these days there are things like…"
"I don’t disagree with that, but just be wary that if you are operating as a small business which collects payment upon completion of the job you will need a different mindset and cash reserves to move into a market where customers assume they can…"
"Actually, you don’t need five million public liability insurance and you don’t need to be VAT registered to do commercial work. I operate with one million PL and I am not VAT registered.
Chatsworth Estate usually requires £5m PL as a minimum, but…"
"Further to my previous msg
wuth great respect to Andrew regarding commercial work
don't be out of by his experience there is good work out there but don't be to ambitious build up slowly and get used to your clients and get to know the accounts…"
"The carvery pub is now permanently closed, the lad who did the regular grounds maintenance charged £300 to go once a fortnight throughout the year, he maintained the beer garden, outdoor play area and car park with big hedges all around them, it was…"