Archive for September, 2012

How should I deal with a local low baller?

When the economy is slow, there will always be an increase in the amount of low ballers. They may feel their competitive advantage is having low prices, but after a short period of time, if their price is unsustainable, they will close up shop. What should you do though to deal with local low ball [...]

How to stand firm on your prices.

There will always be a certain group of lawn care customers out there who think your estimate price is the price they can start bargaining with you at. At times you may want a job more so than others and because of that, you may be willing to be a little more flexible on the [...]

Suggestions when buying a lawn care business.

Have you been looking to purchase an existing lawn care business? There are many pitfalls to buying a business but some entrepreneurs seem to have great success with it. Before you jump in and try it, consider this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum on how one entrepreneur found success. The suggestions he [...]

Should I promote free lawn mowing to get more attention?

We’ve all heard it before. Keep it simple. This applies not only to business, but to life in general. When you start thinking about complex lawn care marketing concepts, try to find a way to easily explain them in a few sentences. If you can’t do it, there is a very good chance you will [...]

How a 2 hour lawn tilling job made $500.

With the right equipment, your lawn care business can make a lot of money in a short period of time. Performing jobs faster and more efficiently than your competition will most certainly bring you more profits. Let’s see an example of this as discussed in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.

Would your lawn care business fall for this scam?

No matter what business you are in, there will always be scams and scammers who spend every waking moment trying to come up with new ways to fool you. Here is yet another interesting craigslist scam that lawn care business owners need to be wary of, as shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

Top 3 early lawn care business mistakes.

There are so many ways you can go wrong when you are first getting your business started. You can run out of money. You can get frustrated on the response from your marketing. Then you can just find yourself giving up because what you perceive as a lack of interest in your business, but before [...]

Important basic tips when getting into offering power washing services.

A lot of money is wasted on poorly chosen equipment every year by entrepreneurs who don’t spend enough time investigating what they should purchase. If you are looking to provide power washing services, consider these tips shared to us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, before you go out and spend any money. Knowing [...]

Are you creating competitors from within your company?

Here is some great food for thought. If you think there are a lot of competitors in your area providing lawn care services, you may want to do what you can to not make the situation worse. One entrepreneur shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, the events that got him to [...]

Offering tree climbing helps sell more services.

If you do what everyone else is doing, you can pretty much expect to get the same results. If you experiment though with the services you offer and try different things, you can potentially hit on a service that is needed in your area and can make you quite a bit of profit. In this [...]

How to make money at the end of the mowing season.

When is the last time you are going to be able to mow for the season? When that time comes, will there be other ways for you to continue to make money or will you simply pack it in and wait it out until spring? One new landscaper was trying to find out more about [...]

Which lawn mower spare parts should you bring with you?

Mechanical failures can happen at any moment. If you are out mowing lawns during the day, having the right spare parts with you can make the difference between a quick fix and having to end your day early. But with limited space, and budget, which spare parts should you keep on hand? That is what [...]

How it’s different starting your lawn care business the 2nd time.

If you could restart your lawn care business again from the ground up, what would you do differently? Do any lessons stand out? They did for this entrepreneur who shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, how his 2nd attempt at getting started, differed a lot from his first attempt. The lessons [...]

How to negotiate when purchasing lawn care equipment.

There are certain times of the year when it is better for a consumer to purchase a product than other times. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we will see when the best time is to purchase lawn care equipment and also how to go about getting the lowest price you [...]

Marketing yourself with every chance you get.

It is so very important to always be prepared. Whether that means always being prepared to take on new work or as we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, that we are prepared to network and sell when opportunities present themselves. Each and everyday, we are surrounded by many [...]

$2,000 a month is not enough for me, I want more!

With anything in life, there will be some who find more success than others. This applies to the lawn care business as well. Those who are constantly on the hunt to improve their business will more than likely do so while those who get complacent and simply repeat the same steps day in and day [...]

How to get fall leaf clean up customers.

When mowing season starts to slow down, leaf clean up services can pick up. There is quite a bit of money to be made in the fall that can help you get through the slower winter month, but how do you go about getting customers for such services? Also is there a most profitable way [...]