What's up? This is Keith Kalfas with The Untrapped Podcast and The Landscaping Employee Trap.
We're doing a special talk today and also on video. So not only can you catch this on The Untrapped Podcast, but also here on video on YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.
We have a special guest...
We have Brandon Vaughn from the brand Conquer
What's up, Brandon?
What's up, Keith? Good to be here man.
Brandon is a very special person. Here is a guy who owned a window cleaning, soft washing, and pressure washing business. He brought it...
Here's some life advice if you're spinning your wheels and not actively pursuing your life purpose. Whatever you do, don't let negative people hold you back.
#1 Be selfish and obsessed with your own success
#2 Get away from loser friends
#3 Just because you date her doesn't mean you have to move in with her
#4 Get out of bad relationships
#5 Be realistic
What do I mean by Young? I mean if you're in your 20s. Maybe you're in your teens watching this, or maybe you are in your 30s. Maybe you are 30, 40, 50. Young is just a state of mind.
These 5 things I'm going to read you right now I believe are really important.
And why should you listen to me? Some 36-year-old dog? Because I know a little bit about this stuff.
I believe that my heart's in the right place. So I'll name them real quick and then I'll go...
What's up, this is Keith Kalfas, and I've been in business for seven years. I've done over a million dollars in business. I've made a ton of mistakes and I'm still on the journey.
Here are the seven most powerful things that are working in my business that you can try and at the end of the video and blog, I'll give you this list so you can download and have it. I'm going to tell you the 7 Steps real quick and then I'll go through the bullet points in more detail.
I want to share with you the audiobooks I am currently listening to.
You can basically listen to any book that you want. The costs are from FREE to $5.00. Some books I have gotten are like $43.00, but these books have changed my life and I'm gonna go through a share with you.
Click this link to get audible.com.
Through my link, you get a FREE download of the app.
I just started listening to Kosmic Consciousness by Sounds True. It's...
"Only two things in this universe are infinite. One the universe, and two, human stupidity."
I want to call this talk, "Walk the line."
It's about walking the line and having integrity with yourself, with your heart, and with your soul in your life because there's really no other way to go.
Do you ever notice parking lot lines?
Check this out. Your goal in walking the line is to get all the way to the end by that green grass over there. You see all these are all detours.
So you're walking this line, right? You're walking man. I'm walking this tightrope, right? It's so hard. It's so difficult you like a spring chicken. You can't even balance your suffering.
Parking lot lines are a great example showing how you can walk in & out of...
What software are you using to invoice your clients?
In today's blog post, we're going to discuss just that.
And in today's post, we're going to talk about estimates, work orders and Invoices.
And why we use JOBBER to accomplish this in my home service business.
If you're looking for great software to run your service business on, there's a ton of great options out there, and JOBBER is one of them.
Whether your just looking for basic invoicing software, or a full-on comprehensive estimate, booking, scheduling, work order, invoicing, billing, and money collecting software.
But in the post. I want to discuss the difference between an estimate, work order, and invoice, and why all 3 are completely different things.
This was a question...
So if you want to start a landscaping business, but you're broke, exhausted, in debt and frustrated. With no real hope in sight, because you are a stuck prisoner in a dead-end job. And you have no idea how you are going to come up with thousands of dollars to start your own landscaping business, then this blog and video is for you.
Hey, what's up? This is Keith Kalfas, founder of The Landscaping Employee Trap. In this blog post, I'm going to talk about you. This blog post is specifically for the guy who is broke, stuck in a dead-end job, and that wants to get a business off the ground, but you're broke. Now I'm talking to you.
So you're stuck in a dead-end job. You are probably great at it. If you're already doing lawn care and landscaping and you want to get your own business off the ground but you don't even get the money to keep your bills paid, then this is for you.
You're fighting to...
I want to invite you to a very specific emotion of some of the crap I went through my first six months of business.
So, to the brand new guys, I’m going to tell you some stuff that I wish people would have told me. I wish this information was out there during my first six months of business. And here is the way it goes. During my first six months of business, I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know what to charge. I was an expert at being a landscaper but I didn't know anything about business or what to charge. I thought because I knew how to do landscaping that I could run a business. Well, I thought if I charge these people enough so I make $15 an hour, I'll be okay. I was dead wrong because I wasn't figuring in all the other prices and all the other you know, relevant costs.
So, I'm doing these jobs, I'm working my guts out, I had just quit my day job, and I was working...
Anytime you start a company, it can be a struggle to attract business. You have to know how to price your packages correctly as well as advertise to get the word out. Since these two components can make or break your success, this blog is all about helping you find your groove. Here’s what you need to know about what to charge and how to advertise in the gutter cleaning business.
That first customer you receive will be so exciting. Sure, you may do your friend’s and family’s lawn or gutter cleaning as you get started, but the moment that someone treats you as the true professional you are is one you’ll never forget. You can advertise your gutter cleaning business in a number of ways. This is one time that you should think big and wide.
What's up this is Keith with KeithKalfas.com and welcome to another Blog.
If this is your first time here and you would like to learn about how to start and grow a landscaping or window cleaning business and other related Service Business type stuff.
Now if your frustrated or scrambling when trying to collect and remember your customer's contact information, phone number, email address, home address and other related notes to your customers and clients.
In your service-based business.
If you don't have at least and "MVS" that stands for "minimum viable system" in place 2 manage all of your customer data. Then this can spiral into an overwhelming issue really fast.
Not to mention, integrating all of your customer contacts with an invoicing and billing software that allows you to collect payment from customers, collect signatures from customers, create work orders and schedule work, integrate all this into a calendar so you can...