Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout June on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com.
|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 www.grounds-mag.com.
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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