READER'S POLL

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

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

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

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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