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Discussion in 'Lets talk Business!' started by Mikey P, May 19, 2018.

  1. Askal
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    Really great reading about people that are happy with where they are.
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  2. Mikey P
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    I always assumed you were too
  3. Ron K
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    How much was that I need a laugh
  4. steve_64
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    I was ready to build a pole barn to grow into but yesterday I told Genny I don't want to grow anymore. I'm happy where we are and if anything we will raise prices and scale back to keep ourselves from stressing out.

    But I know things change so I try not to close the door on anything the future maybring.
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  5. Radar Foster
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    Marty Sutley and I are both extremely happy in our businesses...


    Isn't it obvious in our posting styles and general attitudes here?
  6. Askal
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    Yes I am. Semi retired for 13 years now. Carpet cleaning is a very nice gig. Restoration is great.
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    Looks like a lot of folks with different visions of what success looks like. I'm happy as a one man show. I work at a leisurely pace most days, except when I forget I'm almost half a century old and schedule too many jobs. To me, managing employees would add too much stress to my laid back lifestyle. I may hire my nephew as a helper at some point but have no desire to really grow this business any more. My favorite part of the job is getting out and talking to customers every day. I wouldn't be happy any other way.
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    Slowly growing to 3-4 trucks and dont want to go beyond there. Dog training and Amazon business will be getting most of my focus as specialty cleaning is starting to run itself.

    I love the business but I dont want to be the one with the shovel in my hand, I would rather make less pay someone well and focus on other businesses that are much more passive income.

    Carpet cleaning specifically is a highly saturated market and I dont have any desire to be a huge operation, but if I can pull 10k/month in my pocket letting others mostly run it then Im happy
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    Until recently, Undertaker. I went and got my Funeral Arranger license.
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    That is a super misleading comment about Howard. In Texas you have to pay min wage. You can’t be 100% commission. He also pays commission to his techs on top of the min wage. His guys make solid money. I have seen his compensation plan first hand. He pays for production.
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  12. Bob Pruitt
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    Stop projecting Tom. I'm not misleading anyone.
    He does pay commission after Training. I never said he didn't. I said his business model is similar to the old Sears business model...which it is. I believe training was between 3 and six weeks. That's a long time to go at minimum wage if you have bills to pay.
    Maybe I should have said Of course he couldn't take it...That was my only point.
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    I am a proud o/o subchapter s Corp. Not envious of anyone, guru or not. God blesses each in their own calling. He has given us what we needed little by little until there were enough of us to take possession of the land. We worked hard as o/o with a few employees, but continued to be blessed and continued to grow to where I’m “off the truck” and run the business. I love being a diversified building service contractor.
  14. TomKing
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    Is it any different than ramping up to sell insurance or a 100% commission sales job with a min wage level draw? Granted not my way to make a living but defiantly not unfair.

    I am not a fan of how HP sells his consulting services. I have been in his business and sat with him in his conference room with 12 people and can tell you there is nothing shady about how his service company operates.
    It was top notch. He has 4 department mangers and lots of employees who seemed super happy to be a part of what was happening. I really gained an appreciation for HP.
    He is great in a small group. In my opinion he is the only verifiable rags to riches consultant in this industry.
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  15. Bob Pruitt
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    Never said it was unfair. But someone has to pay the bills during the ramp up. My Son wasn't in that position... 4 kids.
    I agree with most of that. Never said he was shady...I bought his book and thought it was good.

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