Archive for June, 2012

Marketing total property cleanups and junk removal.

How many times have you driven by a property that was severely overgrown and didn’t even consider offering your lawn care services to the home owner, only because you thought it would take too much time and the owner would never pay you for it? Well if you have, you may want to reconsider after [...]

A chance at a huge lawn care bid and don’t want to screw it up.

Every lawn care business owner dreams of the day when they are out working on a property and the fairy god mother of lawn care bids comes down from up high to anoint them with good luck, in the form of the largest opportunity they ever had. Even though this is the dream, the reality [...]

Expand your lawn care business with small animal trapping.

Each area of the country has it’s own unique climate, growing period, and challenges that can effect lawn care. Talking with your lawn care customers and finding what their needs are can really expand the potential services you offer. Some services may sell big in certain areas while in others they may not sell at [...]

What’s your lawn mowing schedule like?

When it comes to scheduling your mowing jobs, it seems like each lawn care business owner has their own way of doing things. Some seem to have certain days for certain services, while others are performing as many jobs as they can, 6 days a week. See how your mowing schedule compares with these other [...]

Need help with apartment complex lawn care estimate.

Are you scaling your lawn care business up from mowing residential customers to servicing commercial properties? If so, you might find it helpful to check out this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and see how these lawn care business owners estimated the amount of time it would take to mow and how [...]

What’s better, a big lawn care account or many small ones?

Every lawn care business owner seems to wish for more and more business. But what would you do if you had the chance to take on not just a little, but a lot more business with a single customer? Would you take it or would you pass on the opportunity? That is what one lawn [...]

What to wear to a lawn care estimate?

We’ve all heard the saying you only get one chance to make a first impression, but what should a lawn care business owner be doing to create the best first impression they can? How should they dress when meeting up with a client for a lawn care estimate and how quickly should they respond to [...]

Why lawn care employees leave to start their own company.

If you are a lawn care business owner and have employees, you are lucky to have many minds all working together to achieve a common goal. When you are trying to come up with ways to grow your business or improve your processes, you have a valuable resource right under your fingertips who’s brains you [...]

Lawn care customer service and conflict resolution.

Do you find yourself overwhelmed at times when dealing with your lawn care customers? Are they each pulling and pushing you in different directions? Are you having a hard time keeping it all together and finding a way to grow? If so, consider these suggestions from an entrepreneur who’s family has been in business since [...]

Top 5 reasons why lawn care businesses fail.

Why do most lawn care businesses fail? I see this question posted quite a bit on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Sure there are many answers or reasons why, but I thought this response really nailed some key issues that are very important to keep focused on. As you read it, you may think, [...]

Getting fired by a lawn care customer.

People are emotional creatures. Some times we have good days and some times we have bad ones. As a business owner, we need to keep this in mind when interact with our customers and try to find ways to deflate a situation from exploding, for we have the power to turn a simple problem into [...]

Tips to keep your lawn care website ranked high.

Does your lawn care website rank high in the search engine results for your keywords? What percentage of your new lawn care customers are finding you through search engines? If your site isn’t performing the way you would like it to, consider these tips from a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. He [...]

How to get Walmart lawn care accounts.

Has your lawn care business been growing over the years and you feel like you finally are at the point where you want to take on some commercial lawn care customers? Maybe you have even had your eyes on some of the big box stores in your area but weren’t sure how to go about [...]

Lawn care marketing at your local coffee house?

Every lawn care business owner is constantly trying to gain new customers. From a discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we have found yet even more interesting and unique ways to help you reach out to new potential lawn care customers. Can you believe, some successful marketing methods even include a coffee shop? [...]

Lawn care marketing plan and business growth.

The first couple of years after you get your lawn care business started can be a trying time. Sure you can make some money, but with this business as with many other industries, it takes time for you to build your customer base and grow. Here is a great example, from the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

What kind of line trimmer should I purchase?

Line trimmers come in many sizes and shapes but which type is right for you and your lawn care business? That is what one entrepreneur wanted to know when he wrote on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about starting up his landscaping business and his need to get the right equipment. We got a [...]