Making tough decisions in business to maintain profitability

Starting a business can be a rollercoaster of emotions, filled with highs and lows. For one entrepreneur, the journey started with a simple lawn mowing business in 2007. However, as the business evolved and started taking on wall projects, the owner fell in love with the hardscaping aspect of the business. Despite this newfound passion, the business struggled to make a profit with the wall projects. The owner understood maintenance well, but just couldn't seem to make the numbers work.

That's where Amanda stepped in, pushing the business to get rid of the maintenance aspect and focus solely on the hardscaping. This decision came with some hesitation as the business relied heavily on one large commercial contract for grass maintenance, but the owner knew that it was a necessary step to ensure long-term success.

Making this change was not easy, as the business had to give up a significant portion of its income. However, the owner was optimistic about the future and knew that the transition would not be profitable for a while. Despite the tough times, the business persevered and is now finally turning a decent profit. The owner attributes this success to the newfound focus on hardscaping and a better understanding of how to price these projects appropriately.

Starting a business can be challenging, but with persistence and a willingness to make tough decisions, success is achievable. In this case, letting go of a loved aspect of the business was what ultimately led to greater profits and a better future for the company. As the owner notes, "it was ultimately the best thing."

When starting a business, it's important to have a clear understanding of what drives profitability and to be willing to make changes as necessary. The journey may not always be easy, but with determination and a focus on what truly drives success, success can be achieved.

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