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How to Get the Most Out of Employee Evaluations

Many business owners dread giving out end-of-the-year employee performance evaluations – so much so that, oftentimes, employers will eschew the process all together. It’s easy to understand why – not only do some find it uncomfortable to have to…

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Graham Taylor replied to John F's discussion Stihl KM 94 rc starting problem
"Sounds drastic but sometimes the simplest solution is to just fit another carb which you can pick up for £10-£20 on ebay from China...... pretty sure that'll sort the problem out.  The only snag is can take a couple of weeks to arrive."
8 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to John F's discussion Stihl KM 94 rc starting problem
"Mine had the same problem and the dealer replaced the carb and that sorted it, but it cost over £100 as out of warranty a cheap chinese one from ebay is only £10.00 and they also work fine."
8 hours ago
John F posted a discussion
My Stihl kombi km 94 rc has developed a frustrating starting problem . Initially it starts first time from cold and runs great until i switch it off then it refuses to start again until it cools down it doesn't matter how long i have being using it…
9 hours ago
Richard Parkinson replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Fence Aftercare
"6 and 12 months"
9 hours ago
Richard Parkinson posted a discussion
Hi, everyoneI've been in business now just over 3 years and in that time I've been concentrating on working towards building on clearance and weed control . I've done all the relevenat tickets including pesticides and machinery but struggling to sor…
10 hours ago
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"I had a Kaaz 21" roller. I got a hi lift from L&S for it, and collection was superb... had two of these machines over 4-5 years. BUT I wouldn't buy another. Drive/shaft/gearbox problems cost a fortune, after just a year they started. 
I agree, the W…"
11 hours ago
PGM replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"Thanks for that Nick. That's the second bad report i've had about them so likely to give it a miss. Thanks."
12 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Green Girl Garden Care's discussion Wave accounting ditching the uk
"I have been using QB Self employed for years. However I use wave for all of my invoices. I assume that part will still function? I didnt get an email from them?"
12 hours ago
dickyjim replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"My partner is a dog behaviourist so I've picked up a bit down the years. The problem with shock collers on dogs is it's what they see when they get the shock that can have unwanted effects on the dog. 
As a for instance, I know someone who used one…"
15 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"Apparently the dogs learn pretty quickly not to go near the perimeter so it's not as though they're constantly getting a shock which is something like the static shock you can get sometimes when you touch certain things.  Not saying I agree with the…"
16 hours ago
Dave @ Eastleigh Garden Services replied to Rob's discussion ideal fencing protection to keep large dog in garden.
"Appalling to use shock therapy on pets:
https://news.rspca.org.uk/2018/08/17/rspca-highlight-importance-of-...
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16 hours ago
Green Girl Garden Care posted a discussion
I've used the free accounting software of wave to do all my accounting and invoicing for many years but just had an email saying in September they will cease to provide the connection to uk banks due to changes to banking regulations here. What a pa…
17 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to PGM's discussion Lawnflite 448SJR
"We paid around £600  (thought the price was excellent and worth a punt) for ours (19" Lawnflite with Subaru Engine) and it lasted around a season. Difficult to start with the autochoke and the drive was incredibly slow. We have now reverted back to…"
17 hours ago
Robbie replied to Ian Kenyon's discussion Pricing hedge work
"A lot of hedge cutting jobs I look at is 1 hour / half day / full day"
20 hours ago
Colin Anson replied to Ian Kenyon's discussion Pricing hedge work
"Morning Ian
Pricing a large hedgecutting job is a bit of an art form, I regularly underestimated how long it would take when I first started out. Personally I have never bothered with square metreage to price a job as I find factors such as access t…"
20 hours ago
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Pricing hedge work

Folks I dont normally do a lot of headge work but have a customer with many meters needing late summer tidy trim, not into old wood at all. I have the meterage and height, if anyone can gibe me an indication of how they price jobs like this I would…

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