READER POLL

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

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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Look for this new reader poll question at www.grounds-mag.com.

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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