A sensible gardener will not take a strictly capitalist approach . This i find to be mirrored by the fact that some companies are very strict on their
wel paid staff about morals , truth telling , business ethics , respectfulness .
Its very true , you cant do business , real profitable business , on lies . Or no one will trust you anymore .
A lot of the prnciples that work on a small scale , also apply to large scale situations . For example the real deciders in the corporate world are as
rare as hens teeth in reality , and that means they have to operate mentally just about on their own , the same way then as I would in my business .
Taking tips and advice from me has worked in regards to investments that people have made , in many instances.
Good gardening makes life more profitable , in the long run , the goal is abundant resources and satisfied customers , from the breast feeding baby
and mother , right up to the vehicle manufacturers bank accounts .
Where large firms have gone wrong is often in economies of scale , being unmanagable (you need to let people get on with things sometimes , or just
not do things at all) . Large investments always incur large liabilities , every single time too . Yet in the context of toxic debts , governement
bonds , and still banking with barclays , all these things are not obvious always .
Or you wouldnt get mistakes .
And heres an example of a mistake , one which gardeners who are still in business will let you know , as long as you're not setting up next door. And
it is this . DO NOT follow with the veritable _delusion that a lot of people have about 'quoting' for your work . If you want to stay in business ,
you DO NOT QUOTE . You ask for an hourly rate , whereby the client may check your working at any time , and the client must pay , at the end of each
days work . Ideally this would be the case . If the client can be sued for payments , and you have suitable arrangements in place already to do so ,
then consider contracting for exact arrangements. The quote is what you do not give , collecting the money later or by a finishing date is not
acceptable in any shape or form.
There are then 2 protocols you must have to gardening business of any kind . 1 . There is no final bill. All payments must be received on time or work
stops immediately. 2 There is no timescale for completion . No oneration must come from a calendar or clock of any kind.
These recommended terms for business are not strictly capitalist or exploitative , but they protect the client/provider relationship sufficiently to
make it viable , and your business profitable . It is based on respect and evidence , and fair exchange , with liabilities mutually limited. I have
come across many a deluded indivual who has lost all business accumen to the nonsense that comes from the schools of 'know your trade better than you'
kind of folk , the 'anyone can throw concrete about' kind of nonpayers , and the the pretending to be sharks who start demanding there be quotes , or
no work . Seriously - turn away from them.
Someone told me , he was quoted work for his house extension , took the quote he was happy with , and was happy with the result . Now everything has
be a quote to him . How will you make a profit otherwise? he asks .
So so paid this much to get her hedges cut ..
ITS UTTER BUll from someone who doesnt do my books , never worked in construction or gardening , never didnt get paid for labour and materials and his
own he had subbed , in the meantime , to the thickest of people.
If he'd have done his house up the gardeners way , he wouldnt have got quotes from anyone. He have demanded to know the day rate of each contractor
he used , and overseen the job for much less money - minus the profit of the builders which they took from him , not unjustly.
They just know that people are not producers , not consumers of their own products either . Good or bad , they're exploiting one enemy of gardeners ,
the ignorant consumer . As bad as loose cows in an orchard , a gardener learns that some animals have the potential to wreck everything , all his hard
work , in very short order . nb They dont seem to be interested in consuming the end results of work being done , more the work itself is what they
will worry about , or feel they consume, even down to whether the builders play radios or smoke . This is the sort to watch out for .
So the gardener has to learn the rules of gardening , the real things about people plants and animals that are going to matter in life , in cludeing
in the house , the loft , the garage , the kitchen , the bedroom .Theres no bugs under his bed , the bins are changed , the floor swept , just like
that . From gardening you both learn respect and gain respect , if your efforts are effective , your time has been more than worthwhile , as your
physical changes you have made , for the time being , will always reflect well . The gardener leaves the place tidy and everyone's happy . And
actually , some are jealous . The gardeners got a suntan and no debts , none .
But jonnymelad in a suit is off to work again in his posh horsy , miles and miles up the road , well away
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