It feels like prices are always going up. Housing is getting more expensive, your employees are asking for more money, and that new mower you just bought almost costs double what you paid for the last one. You know you need to start managing your budget better.

So, you browse the internet, and you type in "what's the best free lawn care software?"

A dozen software companies pop up, all advertising as free software for running your service business. It feels like you've struck gold. Only this gold is cursed.

Here are 4 reasons why free service software will cost you money: