Archive for February, 2014

If only I had started my lawn care business earlier.

Have you ever found yourself pondering if you should start a lawn care business? If you did take that step, have you found yourself at times thinking of giving up? I am sure every entrepreneur has those thoughts at one time or another, but take it from these two business owners on how important it [...]

A lawn care business owner who is starting to panic.

The early days of starting any business are sure to make you panic. You begin to question yourself. Do you have what it takes? Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? Will you run out of funds before your business begins to pay for itself? That kind of self doubt is what is going [...]

Getting in good with people to sell more lawn care services.

You don’t need money to market yourself and gain new lawn care customers if you have spare time. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, harnessing your time to go out and meet people, attend meetings, and become known in your area can be as beneficial and spending [...]

Is it worthwhile submitting a lawn care bid for cemeteries?

Cemeteries may seem like the perfect customer to perform lawn care services on. They tend to be big areas that don’t have a homeowner looking out the window nagging you about all the little spots you missed. But on the flip side, there are a lot of reasons why you may not want to submit [...]

A lawn care franchise disaster story.

Franchises were created to allow the want to be business owner with a way to maximize their chances of success by selling a proven, winning, money making infrastructure. Sure you normally have to buy into them, but the value you get out of your money invested should be well worth. It should allow you to [...]

Choosing the right lawn care business logo.

Choosing the right lawn care business logo can be difficult. It seems the more options you have, the tougher it becomes to focus on a single design. That is the issue one entrepreneur finds himself running into as he asks the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum for help in narrowing down his [...]

An organic lawn care post card review.

When ever we create our own lawn care marketing material, we tend to think it is a fantastic design that needs no altering. But before you get anything printed you really should ask others what they think of the design. In this organic lawn care postcard review, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we [...]

Should you use a beater truck for your lawn care business?

Look, we all have to start somewhere. If you have a beater truck and want to start a lawn care business, it shouldn’t stop you. In fact, you should feel lucky that you have a truck in the first place. There are plenty of entrepreneurs out there that don’t have access to a truck and [...]

Help! New lawn care business owner with upset wife.

Finding balance in everything we do is important. So how do you handle the balance between a family’s desire to go on vacation with a business owner’s desire to grow his business? Where can a business owner find common ground in that situation to make everyone happy? That is the question asked on the Gopher [...]

What makes a good craigslist lawn care ad?

Advertising on craigslist is simple and free. Because of this, there are an ocean of ads out there but the vast majority of them are simple, plain, and bland. If you want to advertise your lawn care service on craigslist and get calls from potential customers, you need to do something to stand out a [...]

Should you buy that lawn aerator?

Can you make money with your own lawn aerator and power rake? Sure you can, if you have the clients who want those services. If you don’t, you just might find yourself with a shed of equipment you are making payments on that isn’t making you any money. So how should you go about building [...]

Thank you cards for lawn care customers.

If you have ever considered sending out thank you cards to your customers at the beginning of the season but then passed on the idea, you may want to reconsider it after hearing what this one entrepreneur has to say about it. He shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum a look [...]