Archive for August, 2013

First steps to lawn care business legitimacy.

Starting anything from scratch can be difficult because you don’t know the intricacies of the interest you are exploring. Getting a business going is no different. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur about the steps he took to get his mowing business up and running. Sure [...]

Tips when handing out lawn care flyers door to door.

Experimenting with different lawn care marketing techniques is a sure fire way to find a method that will work well. If it happens to be going door to door with flyers, there are techniques you can harness to improve your sales. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear some interesting [...]

What excites you about your business?

One of the benefits of being an entrepreneur is that you get something out of what you do. You should love what you do, after all this is a business you created! You could have created anything you wanted and you created this.
Your benefit can’t just be about money. Doing anything just [...]

Harnessing the ‘old lady network’ to grow your lawn care business.

We say it often here that people buy from people they know. So if you want to sell more, whether it be cars, soup, or lawn care services, you need to go out and meet people. In this great example from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who’s mother created [...]

A lawn care collection horror story.

You may think it should be fairly easy to collect payment from your lawn care customers. You perform the work, bill the customer, and receive your payment. But what if that one customer represented a large percentage of your income? What if they had previously bounced checks before but had always made you whole in [...]

Lawn trailer modifications.

In general any equipment you buy can be customized and altered to better fit it’s use. Lawn care trailers are no exception to this. There are plenty of bland flat bed trailers out there you can buy but after using them for a bit, you may find options you would like add. That is exactly [...]

How owning landscape equipment can bring you more jobs.

Having a bunch of landscaping equipment within your stable can be helpful in many ways. Sure it will help you get those landscape jobs done, but did you also know you can use it to attract the attention of even more clients? That is exactly what this one landscaper did. He has found his equipment [...]

Collecting lawn care payments the 2nd year has become a lot more challenging.

Every year you are in business, you are going to learn new lessons. Variables and dynamics will change from year to year and with these changes must come responses. Some changes will be small and simple, while others may require you to rethink your standard operating procedures. Here is a great example from the Gopher [...]

Why am I not making money mowing 50 lawns?

Depending on a bunch of variables, you can find yourself plenty busy with lawn care work but producing little profit. This tends to especially be a big issue the first year a new company is in business. If you find this to be the case with your company, consider some of these tips to increase [...]

Apartment complex lawn care bid example.

It’s amazing how we can make concepts so complicated at times. How to find customers? Why does this become such a huge and unobtainable goal? Sometimes it’s as simple as going out and getting them. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, a simple goal to find a [...]