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...
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...
Has it been your dream to start a landscaping business, but there’s just something holding you back? Time? Money? Doubt about your own abilities? Well, by the end of this blog, you’ll see that it’s not only possible to get started, but it’s possible to thrive. Here’s everything you were missing up until this point on how to start a successful landscaping business.
Use your network. Start by making a list of people you already know. Your friends, family, acquaintances, current coworkers. Whoever you can think of! Start talking to them about your passion and ask them if you can help them out with some of your landscaping services. Sure, not everyone you know will need or want landscaping services or even have a yard, but those people may be able to refer their network to you. It’s all about getting your name out there to the people you know and love so they can do the same for you.
Get prepared. ...
Landscaping Business Startup Struggles
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I Remember, several years ago, when a good friend of mine and I, we were both getting our landscaping businesses off the ground at the same time.
So he told me the story of how he had gone to the ATM that day to get out like a couple of hundred bucks or something. Also, the person before him had forgotten their ATM receipt, and it was just hanging out of the ATM flapping in the wind. So he took it, and he looked at it, and he said it had like 19,900 and something dollars on the checking account, you know, 20 grand. So he called me up, and he sent me, I don't know if he sent me a picture of or something.
So he said, Wow, like Some people have 20 grand in the bank. So what he was saying was he didn't have 20 grand in the bank. Neither did I,
We were lucky to have a couple of grand in the bank,...