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

As you make plans for business in 2005, which of the following concerns you the most?
The economy taking another dip 13%
Finding dependable employees 30%
Adding new business 18%
Competitors who low-ball prices 14%
Replacing equipment 20%
Your billing system 2%

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In your estimation, what is the net profit margin (accounting for ALL expenses, including administrative and overhead costs) you earn on a typical job?

A. 0 — 5%

B. 6 — 10%

C. 11 — 15%

D. 16 — 20%

E. 21 — 25%

F. 25 — 30%

G. More than 30%

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