Archive for February, 2008

GopherHaul Lawn Care Marketing Business podcast from 2/28/08

This was a great talk on how to use a referral marketing campaign to attract new customers to your lawn care business. Chestin from lawncaremarketingmagic.com joined us and was talking about how to get your customers to sign up more of their friends to your lawn service. He talked about the do’s and [...]

GopherHaul Lawn Care Marketing & Business Podcast recorded 2/21/08

Hello everyone and welcome to the GopherHaul Lawn Care Marketing & Business Podcast recorded 2/21/08.
Listen to the podcast here.
In this podcast we discuss:
How to price a lawn?
Join this topic’s discussion at this link.
How to make the jump from lawn care to landscaping and then what kind of profit potential will you see when you get [...]

Free Lawn Care Proposal Letter

I’d like to thank Justin for posting this Lawn Care Proposal Letter on the forum and sharing it with all of us. I hope you find it useful.
You can download the file here. Make sure you logged into the forum to download all files

Lawn Care Customer credit card authorization letter.

Here is a lawn care customer credit card authorization letter from Mark as well. Thanks Mark!
You can download the file here. Make sure you logged into the forum to download all files

Sample lawn care customer referral letter

Thanks to Mark for this sample lawn care customer referral letter.
Download the file here. Make sure you logged into the forum to download all files

GopherHaul 22 - Lawn Care Software Business Entrepreneur Show

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Hello and welcome to GopherHaul 22 - Lawn Care Software Business Entrepreneur Show

In this episode we will be talking about

GopherHaul breaks the 600,000 view mark! Thank you everyone for watching us!

For a more in depth reading of our show, make sure you download the latest GopherHaul episode guide in pdf [...]

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Marketing Podcast 2-14-08

Hello everyone and welcome to the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Marketing Podcast. This episode was recorded on 2/14/08.
Here is the mp3 file of the podcast.
We recorded this podcast with 6 members of our Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, through Skype. If you are interested in taking part in future podcasts with us, download Skype and [...]

Two free dinners to promote his lawn care business on craigs list!

Our friend Fernando used craiglist.com to promote his lawn care business. In his add he mentioned if you signed up for a year’s worth of lawn care he would give you a dinner for two at the Olive Garden! Quite an interesting marketing inducement.
If you would like to jump into the discussion on this marketing [...]

How to get lawn care customers to prepay for the entire year.

One of our friends, Becca, on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum wrote to us:
“Ok, I’ll ask one more question then leave you guys alone. We have heard that a lot of companies in this area offer their customers a discount if they pay the entire season in full before the season starts. [...]

When to take on your first lawn care employee?

Thanks to Clifford from Sideline Property Management for asking the following question:
Question: At what point did you decide to take on your first employee? Was it determined by revenue, time constraint or did you set a specific profit amount that would determine time to add help?
Answer: Good question Clifford, the decision to take on [...]

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Podcast

Last night Brian, Richard and I had a great discussion on Brian’s new lawn care business site. Brian’s really building up a great collection of lawn care and gardening shows, including our very own GopherHaul show. If you get a chance check out his site and listen in on how you can create your own [...]

Neighborhood spring yard sale marketing idea for your lawn care business.

Here is a marketing idea. Create a spring neighborhood yard sale. Have you house be the main area it starts from and ask other neighbors if they are interested in taking part.
You will be hosting the event and it will give you a great opportunity to meet new potential customers in your area.
You could then [...]