Archive for June, 2013

How to market your lawn care services to gated communities.

Marketing to the average community is not that big of a deal. You can go door to door, put flyers in doors, send mailers, or a slew of other methods. But what about when you want to market your lawn care services to gated communities? How does one go about doing that? Such a question [...]

Which lawn care business upsells are most profitable?

Providing weekly lawn mowing is a great way to generate solid income, but as we will see in this discussion, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, it’s the upsells that really make the profits. Which upsells you offer depend on a lot of factors, such as which equipment you have to perform the work, [...]

Ways my lawn care business made more money in my 2nd year.

As you go through life, the list of things you wish you had done earlier, tends to grow and grow. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One entrepreneur talks about how he wished he had offered additional services earlier when he had started up his business. The [...]

Be careful and learn from my mistakes.

Anything can happen in life and sometimes that ‘anything’ turns out being an injury which keeps you from working. What would you do if you were injured or sick in some manner and had to take a week off from running your business? Would you be able to keep your business going? That is the [...]

Dealing with a late start in the year to get a lawn care business going.

No matter what time of year it is, new entrepreneurs are always concerned they may have missed out on some magical window of opportunity. As if once this opportunity is passed, they may not be able to get any customers at all. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Door to door tips for the lawn care business owner.

The thought of going door to door to sell your mowing services can strike fear into the hearts of many entrepreneurs. The vast majority of business owners cringe at the idea and simply won’t do it. Here though is a great story, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, on how you can find success [...]

Lawn edging tools and which to use.

You can use quite a few tools to edge a lawn. There are stick edgers, walk behind units, and you can even turn your line trimmer on it’s side to trim a lawn. But what is the best method to use for the different lawns and situations you will run into? That is the question [...]

Lawn care business classified ad review.

It can be difficult coming up with a classified ad’s wording. Here are a couple of lawn care classified ads that an entrepreneur put together to promote himself online. He asked the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum to help make it better and got a few constructive points that will help him [...]

In one month a new lawn care business owner is too busy.

Some entrepreneurs will hit the ground running a lot faster than others. A lot of it has to do with variables outside their control. Certain areas are underserved when it comes to lawn care while other areas are highly competitive. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, it’s [...]

Tips on hedge trimming jobs.

If you are looking to bid on some hedge trimming jobs, there are a few tricks to the trade you need to know before you get started. Here are some bidding, trimming, and cleanup tips from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that should help you get started.

What drove one entrepreneur to quit the lawn care business.

Nothing can be more frustrating than trying to start a business. If you do decide to take that step, you need to be prepared to stay the course. Giving up too soon will not only take away any chance you have at finding success, it can also effect your chances at success in any other [...]

Losing your temper with a lawn care customer.

Some lawn care customers are just going through a rough time in their life and are looking for others to take their anger out on. There is no winning with them. The more you engage them, the more fuel you give them to be angrier. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher [...]

What should you ask the seller of a lawn care business?

As a business owner, there is always a rush to the thought of buying a lot of lawn care customers at once and growing by leaps and bounds. But there is a downside to it too. You never know how long these accounts will stick with you for. You also need to do a lot [...]

Does putting flyers on doors constitute soliciting?

We have all seen signs that say no soliciting before but have you ever stopped and thought about what such a sign means to you? Especially when you are out distributing your lawn care door hangers, going door to door with them. Can you simply ignore such a sign if you see one on a [...]

Not every lawn care marketing idea is a good one.

If you spend a little time being creative, you can come up with a lot of lawn care marketing ideas that really stand out. After you create a list of ideas, go through them with a friend and see which ones sound like they could work well and which ones would just be a waste [...]

Twelve lawn care business rules to live by.

It can be difficult to create rules or guidelines your lawn care business should follow. Sometimes you just don’t have a single moment to sit down, take a break, and reflect on lessons learned that past day, past month, or past year. Here in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one entrepreneur [...]

A leaf job that just grew.

Knowledge is power and as we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, the more you know, the better you can sell. In this example, one entrepreneur was able to take a basic leaf cleanup on one yard, and turn it into a 3 yard job worth $469 all completed [...]