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seperate accounting for snow& land

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by grandview, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    My question is do have seperate accounting for each?
    what i mean is when your doing bids for snowplowing do you figure in any of your mower payments or any other summer equipment.or do you only do summer and only winter expenses? and then whole year.I know everybody has fixed expenses like phone truck office supplies etc.
  2. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    Now thats an interesting question... I am interested in people's replies.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    I do all my plowing and mowing on flat contract fees.

    This way I can set up a budget for the year, including any mower / plow / tractor / truck / house payments.

    So, yes, I include all those in my bids for plowing, because I have the bill in the winter as well.
  4. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I will include plow equipment in my landscape budget. I do not inlcude landscape equipment in my snow budget. The easiest way to explain it is that our winters in New England can vary from one extreme to the other from year to year. I know what my landscape company will make in a season so I do take into consideration new snow equipment into the budget. I do not try to base my snow purchases on past years of plowing. If we have a good winter and I can get a new peice of equipment then it would be something that I would not have really needed but since the extra cash is their I wil purchase it so the gov't doesn'e end up with it.