Archive for December, 2010

Lawn winterization marketing plan.

If you are looking for a lawn winterization marketing plan, here is a suggestion from a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. With a little altering, you might be able to make this plan fit perfectly for you.
He wrote “In an effort to re-design my business and for next year I have been [...]

Half acre clean up, how much to charge?

A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum had a job come up that consisted of a bunch of smaller jobs and he wanted to know what he should charge. He wrote “I have a half acre field (flat) with branches and sticks strewn around it that I need to clean up. I [...]

Help me price this tree topping bid job.

When you come upon a new type of job you have never performed before but need to submit a bid on, a great way to do that is to make a new post on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and ask others who have already done such work.

The little things broke our lawn care business.

You have heard the saying, it’s the little things that mean a lot. That saying can cut both ways. One side of it might mean you should really focus on the little issues if you want to make your lawn care business stand out. But on the flip side, it is the little things that [...]

Best Truck, Shop and marketing material of the year contest.

As 2010 comes to a close, I thought it would be a great time now to look back on the year and have all the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum submit their lawn care truck, shop and marketing material photos. It will give all of us a chance to see what everyone [...]

Need help with first commercial lawn care bid.

Jumping from offering residential lawn care to commercial can seem to be a daunting task at first but nothing helps more than seeing and learning from the examples of others. Here is a great commercial lawn care bid example from a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.

New and discouraged lawn care business owner.

Getting anything started can be a real pain in the butt. For quite some time it may feel like the world is against you. No matter what you do, you are either having a hard time getting new customers or you are hurting because you aren’t making any profits. A member of the Gopher Lawn [...]

A home owner’s association lawn care bid example.

It pays to keep your overhead as low as possible and keep your customers happy. Here is a great example of why from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. A lawn care business owner was looking to bid on a new client. This client was a home owner’s association who had previously hired a large [...]

Volunteer at your local school to get more lawn care customers.

As a lawn care business owner, you are probably always looking for ways to stand out from your competitors. If you have kids in the local school system, maybe by offering to do some volunteer work there, it could be a great way to create a positive buzz about your business and attract new lawn [...]

When should I start my lawn care marketing?

Every year, lawn care business owners wonder when they should start their lawn care marketing. The simple answer to that question is that you should always be marketing in some way shape or form. A new lawn care business owner wanted to know more about this topic on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum when [...]

Why you should go for residential lawns and forget commercial accounts.

Newer lawn care business owners tend to start by mowing residential properties but dream of working on commercial properties. I am not sure why. Maybe it has to do with, when they look around, they see bigger accounts mowing commercial properties but here is a lesson we learned on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum [...]

Lawn care marketing tips to bring you more business.

Trial and error can be a great way to experiment and see what works and what doesn’t in the business world. If you don’t have the time or money to experiment, you need to read and learn what results are working for other lawn care business owners. Here is a great example from the Gopher [...]

How to get that BIG call.

Every lawn care business owner dreams of one day waking up and getting that big call. The call that would change the game for you. The one that would take you from small time and lead you to the big time. But does this ever really happen? If so, how do you set yourself up [...]

What’s the X factor to succeed in the lawn care business?

Trying to find success in the lawn care business? Wondering if you have that X factor to succeed? Plenty of new lawn care business owners question themselves in the early phase of their business. They wonder if they have what it takes. That is what a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum questioned [...]

Lessons I learned from a $15 million dollar a year lawn care business.

Have you ever wonder what secrets the big lawn care business owners know that you don’t? Maybe from time to time you wished you could sit down and talk with such business owners and pick their brains for a little while? Well we may not have talked to the owner of such a large company, [...]

How to price hardscapes by the sq ft.

After a while of running your lawn care business, you may be interested in expanding to offer landscape and hardscape services. Pricing such jobs can be challenging especially when you have no previous work experience. That is the situation one lawn care business owner ran into when he post his hardscape bidding question on the [...]