Archive for November, 2013

Keeping your lawn care business from getting to you.

You can’t win a marathon race by sprinting right from the starting line. If you do, you will quickly lose steam and sputter out a short time into your race. If, however, you are able to keep a pace that is balanced with the distance you need to travel, you can make it across the [...]

Should I buy this lawn care business?

We all get delusions of grandeur from time to time. Thinking we would be a lot better off if we could snap our fingers and grow our businesses 100% or 200% over night. Maybe if we bought out a company for whatever price, we’d make that money back and in multiples. The higher the cost, [...]

How a lawn care business name can effect your future growth.

You would think coming up with a business name for your mowing company should be relatively straight forwards, simple, and easy. To some entrepreneurs it is. They just go with the first idea that comes to them. For others though, it is a grueling process where they try to encapsulate everything they want to do [...]

What do you have on your lawn care business website?

When building a lawn care website, there are many elements you can include. With all these choices, you may feel like a kid in a candy store trying to grab as many items as you can. You really need to think each element out before you install them. Some might be ok, some might be [...]

Sample lawn care business craigslist ad idea.

Some craigslist ads will do well and others won’t. Certain elements of an ad will attract readers while other ads may simply be passed. Different locations may bring better results than others as well. There are many elements involved in whether a craigslist ad will do well or not. As we will see in this [...]

Interlocking retaining walls and crushed stone delivery.

The longer your business is around and operating, the more times you are going to find yourself being asked if you would offer this service or that. Before you brush off a request on a service you have yet to offer, consider this story from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One entrepreneur decided to [...]

Gutter cleaning bid example with marketing idea.

Would you be interested in making over $200 for about three hours of work by offering a much needed upsell? You might want to consider offering your clients gutter cleaning. This service is not only a great upsell to current clients but it’s a great way to reach out to other potential customers you can [...]

Should I start my own lawn care business?

Taking that step from employee to entrepreneur can be quite frightening, especially when your current boss lives right next door to you. The idea of opening a competing mowing company can seem like open warfare. That is the situation one entrepreneur, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, finds himself in as he contemplates his [...]

Being pet friendly can help you land more lawn care accounts.

Anyone who tries to sell anything knows how important is it to be friendly. The concept of being friendly really covers many different levels. Sure you might dress up, put a smile on your face, say hello, and think with that you will win over a new customer. But as we will see from this [...]

Getting your lawn care business started can be very frustrating.

It can be very frustrating trying to get your lawn care business started. Unless you are 100% focused on making it work and have the time/funding to support your new business, the small problems can quickly become bigger ones and end up driving you crazy. Here is a story about how things can go wrong [...]

How to price retaining walls.

There are a lot of methods out there one can use to create a price for building a retaining wall however most of them just don’t work. The biggest error done is basing a wall price on it’s total square feet. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we will see why [...]

The Pro Lawn Care Business Playbook.

I am happy to announce the release of my newest lawn care business book. The Pro Lawn Care Business Playbook. You can order it here in both paperback and kindle version.
So many new lawn care business owners pause at the moment when a decision is required of them. Or they fail to plan how [...]

A newbie lawn care business owner’s battles.

Every new start up business goes through a lot to get themselves up and running. Some do seem to have an easier time than others though. A lot of that depends on previous experience, their current situation, and the entrepreneur’s ability to adapt to new situations that present themselves. To help you improve your chances, [...]

Ideas on how to make your own lawn care trailer.

A big part of being successful as an entrepreneur lies in your ability to be creative and experimental. Sometimes you apply that creativity in your marketing, other times you can apply it in the tools and equipment you use. There is nothing like customizing your equipment to perform a function you need it to perform. [...]

How to price mowing for an average sized lawn.

Coming up with a price to mow an average sized lawn can be a difficult process for a new lawn care business. If you are having troubles bidding your mowing jobs, consider this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. As you will see, there are various methods you can employe to get your [...]

Why one entrepreneur may be done with the lawn care business.

At times things can seem real tough. The economy can be bad. Injuries can occur. Customers can leave. But if you keep focused and run as lean an operation as you can, you can make it through. Here is one entrepreneurs story that he shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about [...]