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    Default What's your year been like, business wise?

    The end of the year provides an opportunity to look back on a year's trading, assess and plan for 2018, sooo...

    I've had a pretty good one, 20% up on last year, solid employee seems happy, new loader paid for in full, consolidated my French clientele.

    From what I can garner a few others have invested over the last 12 months.

    For 2018 I'd like a spider lift or to find a decent young climber.

    Non tree workers are welcome as well obvs, it's all interesting.
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    After last years disaster ending, we entered 2017 with some trepidation and a deficit to make up for.

    It has been a great year.
    Lots of work all year, even had to pass some on to some of our arbo friends in the last 2 months.

    Economically it has been very fine, too.

    Weather has been shit, of course.

    With two new state forest districts as clients, it looks promising for 2018 as well.Only thing is, they are far from our home base, so we'll be spending a lot of time on the road.

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    I'd go with the spider lift!

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    Yeah, spider lift is prolly next (fingers crossed)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    I'd go with the spider lift!
    +1
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    Up by 9.5% gross. More on the net side. 42% close rate on estimate by dollars bid vs dollars closed.
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    Money bid versus money secured, good stats, I had never thought of recording that.
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    First half of the year was crap. Second half has made up for the past 3 years. Not all tree work. I managed to acquire a newer truck, a new 461, a good handfull of used saws 260 to 066, chipper, a bunch of gear and equipment, managed to do repairs to a good portion of my equipment. Motor shop has picked up nicely at the end.
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    Excellent!!!

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    S’right, we seem to be in a period that we will look back on in a few years (whilst eating our own pets) with some nostalgia.

    Or maybe not.
    Mick, you could feck up a fine day.



    Mick

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