Archive for July, 2009

Lawn care business - pizza menu marketing.

We talk a lot about co-marketing on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and here is a great example of what one business owner did to promote themselves. They hooked up with a local pizzeria.
He wrote to tell us a little about what he did. “Here is something you can do as well. I have [...]

Napkin dispenser lawn care marketing idea.

I just love the creative marketing ideas that get posted on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. There are so many ideas posted, you will never run out of ways to promote yourself. Let’s talk about the latest great idea. One of our members shared with us a story on how he uses napkin dispensers [...]

Should you use lawn care contracts?

New lawn care business owners quite often think about if they should or shouldn’t be using lawn care contracts with their residential clients. What works best? This was a question that was posted on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. A business owner wrote “My thought is to steer away from “paper” contracts with residential [...]

$300 a year lawn care customer upsell idea.

You never know when your next big idea is going to be right around the corner. Take this idea for instance. One of the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum had been at a lawn care customer’s home performing some power washing when a light bulb went on in his head and a [...]

How to beat underpriced lawn care businesses.

Have you noticed more lawn care business owners in your area starting up? Do you find they tend to try and compete solely on price? Is it difficult for you to make a profit on lawn care when others are offering to cut lawns for $15? If so, here is some great insight from the [...]

Making the most of potential lawn care business upsells?

How often are you performing a service on a customer’s property when you see a problem that you feel you could fix? Do you mention this problem to the customer? If not, why not? Offering basic weekly mowing services is a great way to open the lines of communication with a customer that can lead [...]