Archive for November, 2010

I want to make $150 a day with my lawn care business.

Most everyone has dreams or financial goals they would like to hit with their lawn care business. Some are simply looking to make a few extra bucks in the evenings or the weekends while others really have their sites set high. One lawn care business owner talked with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Lawn care business card design tips.

A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum had put together a new lawn care business card and wanted to hear if we had any design tips for him.
He wrote “I wanted to update my lawn care business for the new year and decided my lawn care marketing needed some sprucing up. Here is [...]

Lawn care business letterhead samples.

Are you looking to update your lawn care business letterhead? Here are some samples that were posted on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. They are available in multiple formats for download.
Download one of these samples and give your lawn care business a fresh new look.

Expanding your lawn care business into offering storage?

Do you ever sit there and day dream about different ways you would like to expand your landscaping or lawn care business? Maybe you have come up with a few additional services you would like to offer in the upcoming years or maybe you thought outside the box. That is exactly what this member of [...]

Lawn customer not home, what should you do?

Have you ever run into a situation with a lawn care customer where they questioned if you had shown up to mow their property? How should you deal with such situations or better yet, what is the best way to avoid them before they become a problem? That is what a lawn care business owner [...]

How a military background can help your lawn care business.

Every one of us has a back story that explains how we got here. Some new business owners have recently been laid off from their job while others might have recently gotten out of the military. What ever your back story is, you can spin it and use it to your advantage in your operations [...]

My lawn care business is blowing up!

It’s amazing the difference a year can make for a business owner. Especially when that year is your first year in business. The first year can be so extremely tough in many ways. Let’s take a look at some of the lessons one lawn care business owner learned over his first year that helped him [...]

Warning, your lawn care business insurance company is watching you.

If you have been thinking the interaction between you and your lawn care business insurance company ends, the minute you hang up the phone with them and send them their check, you had better think again. As we will see in this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, the internet has changed many [...]

How to pay landscape business owner partners.

Say you decided to start your landscape business with a friend of yours, one issue you may find yourself dealing with early on is how do you actually pay each other? That is a great question that came up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. When a new business owner asked “I am a [...]

Lawn care employees and workmans comp.

Are you a sole owner / operator of a lawn care business and finding yourself at the point where you want to hire an employee? You may be quite amazed at all the extra hoops you have to jump through in order to do this legally. Let’s have a look at one lawn care business [...]

Lawn care bid example: Two acres of grass, two feet tall.

A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum was asked to bid on a job that included mowing two acres of property with grass that was two feet high. Such jobs can go from being relatively simple and straight forwards, to absolute disastrous mine fields of unforeseen obstacles, all ready to destroy your brand [...]

How can I compete against so much competition?

When an industry is easy to get started in, like the lawn care business, there can be many competitors. But what is a new lawn care business owner to do in order to stand out? The easiest path most new business owners tend to take is to follow along with what everyone else is doing. [...]

Review my newspaper lawn care marketing advertisiment.

A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum was looking to attract new customers and wanted to place an ad in the local newspaper but before he did, he wanted to get some feedback if the ad wording was good or not.
He wrote “I would like to run an advertisement in my local newspaper [...]

Snow plow marketing tips & tricks.

Are you looking to promote your snow plowing services for the winter? Maybe you are considering a bunch of different marketing options but are unsure which option to go with? Here are some snow plow marketing methods that were discussed on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. I hope they will help inspire you in [...]

Tips I learned going from lawn care employee to owner.

The barrier of entry into the lawn care industry is pretty low. This is good and bad. Good because you can get into the business with little money, but bad because your competitors can get into the business with little money. The more competitors you have in your market, the tougher it is to get [...]

Window cleaning helps gain lawn care customers.

Lawn care business owners are always looking for additional services they can upsell to their current customer base as well as use as an enticement to attract new customers. Coming up with ideas though is not always as easy as you would think. Here is one creative idea that can help you on your way. [...]