Once again....minimum charge...$300.00...that's my price and that should be a minimum for ANYONE to charge!
I think it's more than a bit presumptuous to suggest that everyone should have a similar minimum fee.
You have something that works for you in your market, fine, dandy for you. let's leave it at that shall ,we? telling others how to run their business is awful bureaucratic.
The beauty of being in America is you can do your business your way, I can do my business my way and the next person can do business their way.
Are there any lawyers or doctors that charge $29.95 for their services because of people's age!?!?!?!!?
Actually, yes there are many. You might notice there are many lawyers who normally charge very high rates, will occasionally take on 'Pro Bono' work,
Many law offices and doctors offices adopt what is called a 'sliding scale' fee based on income.
As a matter of fact, why are we comparing bee removals to doctors and lawyers alone? I know of plumbers, electricians, and contractors of all types of work that will offer discounts and services to people based on age and income.
It's called being part of one's community not just taking advantage of the people in it.
If you don't want to offer these types of prices, then don't. I for one and many others will never tell you how to run your business.
It's good to see how other business do things and learn why they do it. It helps build perspective in your own business.
However, you should do what works best for you and the community you run your business in.