Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout June on the Grounds Maintenance Web site,

Have you ever considered becoming a part of a franchised landscape contracting company? Yes, and I joined a franchise. 2%
Yes, I am currently considering it. 16%
Yes, I considered it but decided to remain an independant company. 24%
No, I have never considered becoming a part of a franchise. 55%

Look for this new reader poll question at

Are you charging clients more this year to offset higher gas prices?

A. No, I have to honor existing contracts.

B. No, I have to honor existing contracts, but plan a price increase upon contract renewal.

C. No, fuel isn't an important component to my overall pricing structure.

D. Yes, as an amendment to my existing contracts.

E. Yes, because I wrote my contracts this year to reflect the potential for a price increase in fuel.

F. Yes, because I charge per job and can fluctuate my prices.

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