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Who To Do Business With.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SnoFarmer, Oct 11, 2007.



  1. knowlege and experienc

    8 vote(s)
  2. becuse you like them

    2 vote(s)
  3. neather.

    3 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    How do you decide to do business with someone?
    Do you go with someone who is knowalage and has experience or Do you go with them just becuse you like them.
  2. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    neither . and both.
    primarily a drive to succeed and trust.
  3. MB3

    MB3 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I agree with you, it is so had to find GOOD workers in the summer, let alone during the winter, when it is all hours of the day and cold as He77, mostly during the night. I do the ones that WANT to work, and pay them so they stay with me. I can make more money with a happy worker makeing a few extra bucks, than one that is just there to put in his time.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    By doing business with them do you mean a partnership?

    A contract to plow for a person?

    Taking your business like repairs and shop work to a certain mechanic or place of business?

    Buying supplies from someone?

    All tasks involve different approaches and even still each item could be broken down again depending on who what and when you are dealing with someone and about what.

    A good level head of your own and good judgment most times proves to be your best tools.

    Say I have a friend but I know his personal life is messed up and he is basically a dead beat who complains about paying child support.
    No I would not do biz with a guy like that unless it was him paying me cash in-hand.

    Say you bid a large contract that could pay half of your total expenses for the year. You do so knowing it is a reputable establishment maybe long standing so you decide to go with it because of that.

    Many factors on many levels.

    One thing I do know is I wont do business with a place a friend has had a bad experience at or if I have in the past.
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    ............................ thanks........
  6. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Business is Business and dollars are dollars but each day as I am in business it becomes clearer and clearer to me that we are all in the business of making friends and meeting people.

    I guess what I am saying is that to the people I want to do business with.....liking me is a very important part of the equation.

    It's a marriage of sorts.

    A love affair.
  7. gqnine44

    gqnine44 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Always do business with someone smarter than you.