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Hoody

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Well, congrats, Mike. You're statistically 1 in 5 since roughly only 20% of businesses make it to year 20. From the stats I've looked at, surprisingly more businesses tank or go away around years 21-25. Wonder if that is due from burn out, O/O hanging up the wand, or sale of the business?
 

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Well, congrats, Mike. You're statistically 1 in 5 since roughly only 20% of businesses make it to year 20. From the stats I've looked at, surprisingly more businesses tank or go away around years 21-25. Wonder if that is due from burn out, O/O hanging up the wand, or sale of the business?
Burn out. If ya get off the truck and have employees, you can go much longer. Evergreen looks like it gonna go for the long haul. I think itll be around for 30 years
 

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I remember being in biz for 5 years , taking out a full front page ad in my local money saver mailer and being so proud of our ‘longevity’


that was in 1993 :eekk:
I knew you were getting close to 30. You were a 10-year vet when I entered the industry. I started in 2003 and have been around half my life now even being on a different side of things.
 

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3 weeks, because I still clean my own stuff at times. I chum with some of the local rug scrubbers and be THAT annoying guy.

But a week ago I helped my sister(owns a jani/maid company) scrub some VCT at a new dollar general so they could open.
 
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Well, congrats, Mike. You're statistically 1 in 5 since roughly only 20% of businesses make it to year 20. From the stats I've looked at, surprisingly more businesses tank or go away around years 21-25. Wonder if that is due from burn out, O/O hanging up the wand, or sale of the business?
They Die
 

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That was a very stresful times..

We were just starting the business in 2001, bought a brand new Butler ..only had a handful of die-hard Coit customers that I figured would stay with me and we were in the process of selling our condo and bought the big house in Aptos when the twin towers debacle happened and the condo sale fell through.. I got a brand new business, few customers and two mortgages.. I think I weighed about 165 in that photo
 
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That was a very stresful times..

We were just starting the business in 2001 bought a brand new Butler ..only had a handful of die-hard quite customers that I figured would stay with me and we were in the process of selling our condo and bought the big house in Aptos when the twin towers debacle happened and the condo sale fell through.. I got a brand new business, few customers and two mortgages.. I think I weighed about 165 in that photo
That would definitely be stressful.
Was Paula running a daycare????
 

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