Archive for August, 2011

Why isn’t anyone using my lawn care coupons?

So much can go wrong with your lawn care marketing message that it can be difficult to figure out what happened after the fact. When you go door to door with hundreds of lawn care door hangers or mail out thousands of lawn care flyers, the last thing you can imagine happening is nothing. But [...]

How can you get lawn care customers from home health agencies.

This discussion hit on a bunch of important topics. First it talked about how to get going full time in lawn care when you have a full time job elsewhere. Next it talked about how to utilize employees to help you achieve this goal. Lastly, it showed how to gain lawn care customers through home [...]

A newspaper website blog got one lawn care business a lot of customers.

You only have so much time to spend marketing and so much money, so when you do perform different lawn care marketing techniques, you want to make sure they bring you the biggest bang for your buck. The whole point of marketing is to get your message to stand out so that it will be [...]

How to deal with a lawn care customer’s bounced check.

As if running a lawn care business wasn’t tough enough, how should you handle a situation where your lawn care customer pays you with a check and when you go to try and cash the check, it bounces? In such situations, you can get hit with a bounced check fee from the bank, that can [...]

What I have learned in my lawn care business part 4.

Continuing on from part 3 of my previous blog article on lawn care business lessons I have learned, here are more insights one lawn care business owner learned from his experience of getting his lawn care business started. In the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, he shared with us his thoughts on [...]

What I have learned in my lawn care business part 3.

Continuing on from part 2 of my previous blog article on lawn care business lessons I have learned, here are more insights one lawn care business owner learned from his experience of getting his lawn care business started. In the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, he shared with us service, pricing, and employee tips [...]

What I have learned in my lawn care business part 2.

Continuing on from my previous blog article is a further look into what one lawn care business owner learned from his experience of getting his lawn care business started. In the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, he shared with us his list of the top 5 mistakes he found himself and other business owners make [...]

What I have learned in my lawn care business part 1.

There is nothing like learning from those on the front lines of the lawn care industry. They are the ones in the trenches, putting ideas, equipment and know how together to keep their businesses going and growing. Here are some great insight from a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum who is out [...]

A little research can help you find more profitable lawn care work.

A little investigation on your part can really go a long way when it comes to finding a way to make your lawn care business stand out from others. By asking friends and neighbors about their lawn care service provider, you can learn a lot about what they like and don’t like in the service [...]

How a lawn care business implodes.

When you don’t have a full grasp on your business operations, disasters can sneak up on you and cause your business to implode upon itself. If you have never seen how such an event can happen, this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum is a great example of how things can go bad [...]

Will a criminal record effect your ability to start your lawn care business?

There can be a lot of barriers to getting your lawn care business started, especially if you live in an area that is governed by a local home owner’s association. Another issue we will see in this discussion, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, is how having a criminal record can potentially effect your [...]

How to offer weed pulling services and make money at it.

Should you be offering weed pulling in your list of lawn care services? Pulling weeds can be labor intensive but can make a huge difference in how the property appears as a whole. One lawn care business owner was questioning if this service was worth it or not when he wrote us on the Gopher [...]

Should you lock yourself into a multi-year lawn care contract?

Should you lock yourself into a one year or multi-year lawn care contract? What about taking a customer’s money who offers to pre-pays for the entire year? That’s the question one lawn care business owner had on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. There are a bunch of variables you need to consider before you [...]

Making the best out of your first lawn care bids.

Finding your first lawn care job can be tough to do. When you are going from a stand still, it takes a lot of effort to overcome all the friction that is going to try and hold you back. Here in a discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we see a new lawn [...]

How best to handle a lawn care customer who is late to pay?

Do you ever find a lawn care customer is late on paying his bill? How do you handle this? Do you continue to service the property or do you talk to the client about it? Maybe you choose a third option of sending out a few late payment reminder letters in the mail? One member [...]

How my lawn care business has grown by 100% in 3 years.

Everyone is looking for ways to grow their lawn care business and there are many ways to do it. One lawn care business owner shared with us a simple tip on how he has been able to grow his lawn care business over 100% in 3 years. His method is simple, he shows his customers [...]

How to improve your lawn care sales presentations.

Are you trying to figure out how to improve your lawn care sales presentations to residential lawn care customers? Have you tried different techniques and not yet hit on a method that allows you to land 90%+ of the jobs you bid on? Well here is some insight shared with us on the Gopher Lawn [...]

Bidding foreclosed property mowing jobs blind!

Are you finding yourself doing more waiting around for work than working? That’s the spot this one lawn care business owner found himself in before a chance encounter with a realtor friend opened his mind up to a new marketing method that seems to be getting him back out working. He shared with us his [...]

When to switch from a walk behind to a riding lawn mower?

You can waste a lot of time during your day when using the wrong lawn care equipment for the job you are doing. But when should you make the switch and upgrade the equipment you are using for something better? It all comes down to time. If you can save time with an equipment upgrade, [...]

How to improve your door to door lawn care marketing.

Most people tend to have a fear of public speaking and trying to sell to new people is right behind it. So if you have a fear of public speaking and don’t feel comfortable selling, what is the best way for you to utilize door to door marketing in your lawn care business? That is [...]

Snow Plow Bid Estimator For Android Phones

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A big mistake many snow plowing, lawn care, and landscaping business owners make is they may bid smaller jobs [...]

How to keep wet grass from clogging your lawn mower.

There are many simple tricks of the trade you can pick up over time as you are in the lawn care industry longer. Most of these tips would be a lot better to know if you could learn them early on. Here is a great tip from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that should [...]

Should you email market to real estate agents?

Email marketing is a real simple way of reaching out to new potential customers, but is it worthwhile? That is what one business owner questioned on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Interestingly enough, another lawn care business owner who is also a licensed real estate agent, responded with some insight that will surely help [...]