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

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

0-5% 5%
5-10% 16%
10-15% 25%
15-20% 18%
20-25% 13%
25-30% 9%
More than 30% 15%

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Given the economic sluggishness, what's the No. 1 step you've taken to reduce expenses?

A. Delay/eliminate equipment purchases

B. Reduce on-hand stocks of chemicals/fertilizer

C. Cut back on pay raises/benefits

D. Cut back number of employees

E. Other

F. None — Have not needed to reduce expenses

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