Archive for July, 2011

Cutting tall grass at dangerous intersections is a great way to market.

Looking for more ways to attract lawn care business in your area and do a good deed at the same time? Consider this lawn care marketing idea from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
A lot of state budgets are hurting right now due to the current economy. Because of this, the visibility at many [...]

Should you take on more debt to make more money?

No one likes debt. We all know that having too much debt can really get you into trouble. But what about debt that brings a return over time? If you had the opportunity to scale up your business and take on larger, more profitable jobs, would you? Even if they required you buying larger lawn [...]

Is it better to learn landscaping from others or to experiment?

So you offer lawn care services now that focuses on mowing and maybe fertilization, but you have been considering getting into landscaping. What is the best way to go about crossing over from offering lawn care services to landscaping? Should you work as an apprentice first? Or maybe you feel like you should jump into [...]

How boost your lawn care revenues another $1,000 per month.

Ever wish you had an extra $1,000 or two in your account each and every month but are unsure how to do it? Here are some great ideas, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum on how to initially contact and work with property managers. Following some simple steps should make it fairly easy for [...]

Topsoil & Mulch Calculator For Android

Make more consistent profits on your topsoil and mulch jobs with this estimator.
Get perfect topsoil & mulch bid prices every time, regardless of the area size with this Topsoil & Mulch Estimator.
A big mistake many lawn care and landscaping business owners make is they may bid smaller jobs with a healthy profit, but as [...]

Commercial lawn care customer won’t sign a contract?

Think before you act. That is one lesson you should pull from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Here a lawn care business owner is given the opportunity to perform lawn care services for a large warehouse. The downside to the job is that the customer won’t sign any contracts. As you [...]

How I dread waiting for lawn care bid call backs.

You may be the greatest landscaper or lawn care business operator of all time, but if you can’t sell, then your business is going to be in trouble. But how can you improve your sales technique? By learning from those who are doing better than you. Here is a great lawn care sales technique discussion [...]

How to make more money with your lawn care business.

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Learn how to make more money with your lawn [...]

Should I be giving lawn care estimates in person or over the phone?

To have a finely tuned lawn care business that generates consistent profits, you may be required to look at your lawn care operation as a whole. When you take a step back and compare your business to other successful ones, you may find that there isn’t just one element you need to change but instead, [...]

Pressure washing calculator available on Android

Get perfect pressure washing bid prices every time, regardless of the area size with this Pressure Washing Estimator, now available on Android .
A big mistake many power washing and pressure washing business owners make is they may bid smaller jobs with a healthy profit, but as the jobs get larger, they [...]

Should I steal customers from other lawn care businesses?

Is it a good idea to steal lawn care customers from other lawn care companies? If you are looking to gain customers mid-season and it seems like every homeowner already has a service provider, should you go out of your way to undercut and underbid the current lawn care provider? That is the question asked [...]

What 21″ lawn mower features should you be looking for?

The right equipment can make or break your lawn care business. If you think it can’t, ask yourself, how long will your customers put up with you not showing up because your mower broke down and died again? Most likely not very long. Furthermore, the amount of time and money you can waste by using [...]

Tattoos and the lawn care business.

There are a lot of different interests people have out there. Some are more well accepted than others. Having an interest in baseball, and creating a lawn care business around a baseball theme, probably won’t offend, scare, or turn any potential customers off. But what about an interest in tattoos? Could you take an interest [...]

Lawn care services to offer all year long.

If you aren’t keeping your lawn care business busy all year long and you want to, consider some of these service suggestions that came from a discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Compare the list of services suggested here, to your annual services and you may find there are quite a few more [...]

Lawn Care Marketing ROI Calculator On Android

Lawn Care Marketing ROI Calculator now available on Android.
One of the biggest expenses lawn care business owners lose money on is with ineffective lawn care marketing techniques. The average lawn care or landscape business owner has no way of projecting what kind of results will be created from a lawn care marketing [...]

How to begin creating a financial reserve.

Saving money is not something the newer lawn care business owner tends to focus on. Usually there are so many things going on that cost money to get the business up and running, saving it, is the last thing on their list. At a certain point though, you need to rethink your priorities and start [...]

How to bid leaf cleanup jobs on a steep incline.

A steep incline can really effect the amount of time it takes to mow a property or even collect leaves off of it. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, there are easy ways to perform steep jobs as well as difficult ways. Easier ways allow you to [...]

Should you give your mowing price per sq. ft. to a customer?

Lawn care customers come up with the craziest of requests at times. This seems to happen more so when the economy is down. Then they want to come up with their own methods to fine a way to lower their costs while increase the amount of work you are putting into their property. As we [...]

Mow Price Estimator now available on Android.

Get perfect lawn mowing bid prices every time, regardless of the property size with this GopherHaul Mow Price Lawn Care Mowing Estimator. Now available on Android.
A big mistake many lawn care business owners make is they don’t know their operating costs and don’t understand how those costs should be factored into [...]

Have you considered offering top dressing lawn care services?

Have you ever considered offering top dressing services to your current lawn care customers? It might be a great way to provide them with another annual service to profit from while helping improve the look of their lawns. One member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum decided to test market this service and found [...]

Mow Time Calculator now available on Android.

The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Mow Time Calculator is now available on Android.
Check it out here.
GopherHaul Mow Time Lawn Care Business Calculator.
Enter the variables to learn how much time you will spend mowing a lawn care job
As the host of the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show and the administrator of the Gopher [...]

Make big money with driveway leveling services.

Do you have a list of jobs you need to get done around your own home yet you have yet to do them? Have you gotten to the point where you considered hiring some0ne else to do them. Maybe you don’t have the right equipment or the knowledge to perform the job. But what if [...]