. . .I don't owe anyone I'm good I own all my equipment and trucks so it's all profit. . .
So when you own a truck and a mower, it's all profit after that?
Who's paying for your fuel, oil, tires, wear & tear on your truck & mower, etc.?
Who's paying for your GL, E&O, auto insurance?
Where does the office money come from? Cell phone, land line, computer, printer, supplies, internet, bookkeeping?
What about other fees? Dumping, permitting, licensing, taxes?
Experience has proven to me that there is an unacceptable bottom dollar for everything. Many things factor into the equation that determines that amount - The list above shows some of them. Add to that others like the value of my knowledge, time and availability, and the desire to spend time with my family - more than just evenings & weekends (Put it into perspective: Explain to your wife/children that you chose "fill in work'" over time with them because you thought you could make a profit even though their price wasn't exactly up to par
No thank you. Experience has tought me that working less for more money is better, and I'm kind of enjoying the fruitage of that wisdom.
Disclaimer: I too own a truck & mower!