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A man often says his house is his castle. Colin had a problem. His house is on a busy main road. There is lots of traffic, especially big lorries rushing by creating load noise and wind. Another problem is that his existing fence is only about one me

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Tom Greener replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"We operate a Pay As You Go service with 0 days credit and Payment Due On Receipt of Invoice printed on every invoice. Our payment options are BACS, Card via Square and Direct Debit via GoCardless. All work fine. We adopted DD to assist poor paying…"
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Kris Baker replied to Peter sellers's discussion Posthole borer for planting
"I've looked at Power Planter augers. They are USA but have started selling in UK, but they are not (yet?) listing the larger diameter ones in UK. The USA ones go up to 9"
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Peter sellers replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"John,
The unanswered email is a red flag in our experience.
Clients seem to think that if they don't engage in dialogue you or the problem will go away.
As mentioned in my previous response re our 30 k debt this was exactly the client's behaviour.…"
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Steve replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"I would not continue with any work or get any other contractor involved under yourself. If they don't get paid it could come back to bite you and any working relationships you have built up with them.
At this stage I would remain polite but firm…"
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Dylan replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"STOP! Don’t do any more work until the cash flow problem is resolved!
Be respectful you are also experiencing cash flow problems to a degree and really want to finish the garden but you need payment for the first chunk of work.
You may end up not…"
1 hour ago
Stuart Poole replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"Get a card payment machine, it is your money ask for it. If you have installed any items then they are yours to remove. When you arrive on the job tell them you will need payment in full for previous work before you start. If not walk away. If they…"
2 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"I haven't read the thread so apologies if this has been said.
It's one thing for you to be prepared to carry on working if you know/trust the client, but I wouldn't want to get other contractors involved if payment is in doubt. "
16 hours ago
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"You never know John, suddenly payment for those invoices might land in your account if their cash flow resolves itself. Most of my clients past and present have been very good about paying but I had one guy a few years ago who made no end of…"
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John F replied to John F's discussion Customer Cash Flow dilemma .
"Thanks for the feed back , really appreciated it reassures me the right thing to do is to put the job on hold , left to my own devices i would carry on to complete a job i started , i just enjoy doing this work so much its easy to get carried away ,…"
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Andrew Betteridge replied to 1st Garden Maintenance's discussion Glut of Gardeners looking for work
"My house backs onto a playing field with two football pitches, the council have fenced off and reseeded the goal mouths, which currently seems to be extremely optimistic."
yesterday
Andrew Betteridge replied to 1st Garden Maintenance's discussion Glut of Gardeners looking for work
"Could swap to pressure washing, but might get lynched for using a hosepipe!"
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Jim Murray replied to 1st Garden Maintenance's discussion Glut of Gardeners looking for work
"In Northern Ireland im still doing fortnightly mowing "
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Tim Wallach commented on Robbie's blog post This one trick will save you a lot of time trimming hedges
"puts a new twist on 'mow and blow'"
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Marc Mazure replied to Marc Mazure's discussion Landscape Gardening Business Management Software
"Hi Matthew,
Sorry for the late reply and I know we have now spoken but for the benefit of everyone else I will answer here.
You can have one client so a landloard and have multiple seperate jobs within his jobs and you can invoice for each job…"
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