Archive for December, 2008

How to make more money with your pressure washing.

I’d like to first thank our friend Mike from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum for sharing with us some of the pressure washing marketing material he successfully uses. I asked him some questions on the topic of marketing that I want to share with you.
Steve: “What advice do you have for newer lawn care [...]

Snow plow estimate calculator.

Trying to figure out how much to charge for snow plowing can be pretty tough. If you charge too much, you won’t get any jobs. If you charge too little you won’t make any profit. Now it is important to keep in mind what the going rate for snow plowing services is in your area [...]

Lawn Care Marketing Return On Investment Calculator

Before you spend a dime on any landscaping or lawn care marketing make sure you play with the figures before you enact your plan. Use this new Lawn Care Marketing Return On Investment calculator to see how much money your marketing campaign will bring you, before you go through with it. You never know, you [...]

Big money in maintaining foreclosed homes.

As the economy falls deeper into recession, many homeowners are losing their homes for failing to pay their mortgages. As these homes get foreclosed they fall into disrepair. For a lawn care business owner that offers property maintenance services this can mean big bucks! Let’s jump to a post made on the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

16 most common Lawn Care Business Insurance questions answered.

How often have you had questions about business insurance but just didn’t get around to asking your insurance agent. It’s possible you are just starting out and don’t have lawn care business insurance yet. As we have found through our investigation on this topic, no one knows better what your insurance needs are than your [...]

New to lawn care? How to bid.

I had this great question come in from Joe who is just starting his lawn care business. He was curious on how to bid and about what kind of insurance he needs. Joe wrote “I just am starting my own business in landscaping and lawn care and I was just wondering if you had any [...]

Marketing your lawn care business outward from the center.

With the economy taking a down turn, there are going to be many new opportunities for entrepreneurs to get started with their own business. A lot of times people will think about starting their own business but if they have a full time job, the job will most likely take priority over starting a business. [...]

Always follow up after you submit a lawn care estimate.

Once you are contacted by a potential client and meet with them to bid on their property, you aren’t done yet. Remember to always follow up. This applies to both commercial and residential lawn care customers.
Kim asked “I was just wondering after someone calls you for a lawn care estimate and you go out meet [...]