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How to get your biggest landscape job just by showing up - GopherHaul 76 Lawn Care Blog Show

How to get your biggest landscape job just by showing up - GopherHaul 76 Lawn Care Business Blog Show.
You might think there is a big trick to landing those larger landscape jobs. But as we will see here in this discussion, a big part of success comes from showing up. If you can get yourself [...]

Got the biggest landscape job yet all because I showed up.

You might think in order to win larger mowing accounts than you are used to, it would take some kind of skill only larger companies possess. That couldn’t be any further from the truth. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, sometimes that secret skill is simply being [...]

How the lawn care business can effect your health.

Think your current physical conditioning may be keeping you from performing lawn care services? Well here are a couple of great insights shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about how all the activities running a lawn care business requires can really get you into great shape.

What are overhead costs and how do they effect a lawn care business?

Have you ever heard of the term overhead costs? If so, could you name three of your overhead costs? When was the last time you created an income statement to check on your profitability? Do you create one after each job you bid on? Some business owners do that often and have a great understanding [...]

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 [...]

Be a part of my lawn care business documentary.

I am putting together a lawn care business documentary as you can read more about on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. The ideal goal is to make it a real reflection of what is going on right now. As far as video quality goes, we will just make due with what we [...]

Lawn Care Marketing and why you need to always be doing it - GopherHaul 72 Lawn Care Blog Show

Lawn Care Marketing and why you need to always be doing it - GopherHaul 72 Lawn Care Blog Show
Here is the latet GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Sow episode #72 available online in video format also in podcast format. In this episode I discuss why it’s important to always be doing some sort of lawn care [...]

Lawn care marketing allows you to replace bad customers.

One of the many benefits of always doing some sort of lawn care marketing is you gain new customers. Now that is a good thing, but there is an even better benefit than that. You can get to the point where you don’t have to take every customer that calls. Instead you can be picky [...]

Lawn Care Business Tips, Tricks, & Secrets book ranked #1 best seller on Amazon.

If you are looking for ways to better improve your lawn care business operations, order my book Lawn Care Business Tips, Tricks, & Secrets From The Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum & The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show. It’s available in paperback and has an electronic version for the kindle reader.
This book was ranked #1 [...]

New Book - How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers.

I put this new lawn care business book, How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers,  together because I know it can be so very difficult for newer lawn care, landscaping, or snow plow business owners to find out how to gain commercial customers. Do you just go in and knock [...]

GopherHaul Extreme Lawn Care Business Tips hits #1 on Amazon.

GopherHaul Extreme Lawn Care Business Tips hits #1 on Amazon. If you have a kindle, check out the book and utilize the information in it to grow your lawn care business. I also have other books on their site which cover various important topics in the lawn care and landscaping industry too. If your finding [...]

Is your problem your lawn care marketing material or your methods?

Lawn care marketing can seem like this unknown black box to the uninformed or new lawn care business owner. This mystical box is one that you pour your hard earned money into in hopes that new customers come out of it. Many times new lawn care business owners try marketing once or twice and find [...]

How to make more money with your lawn care business.

Hot off the presses, get your copy of How to Make More Money with your lawn care or landscaping business. From The Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum & The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show.
The price is discounted for it’s new release so jump on this offer now.
Learn how to make more money with your lawn [...]

Lawn Care Marketing ROI Calculator On Android

Lawn Care Marketing ROI Calculator now available on Android.
One of the biggest expenses lawn care business owners lose money on is with ineffective lawn care marketing techniques. The average lawn care or landscape business owner has no way of projecting what kind of results will be created from a lawn care marketing [...]

Mow Time Calculator now available on Android.

The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Mow Time Calculator is now available on Android.
Check it out here.
GopherHaul Mow Time Lawn Care Business Calculator.
Enter the variables to learn how much time you will spend mowing a lawn care job
As the host of the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show and the administrator of the Gopher [...]

How you may be getting paid and still losing money.

A big mistake new lawn care business owners make early on is not knowing what their hourly operating costs are. You need to know this figure to accurately bid jobs and make a profit on each and every job. To calculate this figure, you need to add up all your operating costs for the year [...]

New lawn care business e-books available.

I just got two of my lawn care business books available online as e-books which you can read on your portable devices and with the kindle book reader.
Check them out. They are full of great lawn care marketing tips.
How To Get Customers For Your Landscaping And Lawn Care Business All Year Long. Vol 1.

Paperback version.
eBook [...]

How to get lawn care customers vol. 2 ebook now available

How To Get Customers For Your Landscaping And Lawn Care Business All Year Long. Vol. 2
Is now available on amazon’s Kindle reader.
You can get it here at amazon.
Getting your lawn care business started is the easy part. Most get stuck finding customers and they give up on their new venture too quickly. Why struggle trying [...]

When to start your spring lawn care advertising.

If you have been in the lawn care business for a few seasons, you probably have developed your own way to know when it is time to send out your spring marketing material. Time seems to be pretty crucial when it comes to sending this marketing material out. If you send it out too early, [...]

What’s the quickest ways to pick up leaves?

As soon as early September, leaves start to fall from the trees. When this happens, customers start getting itchy to have these leaves removed. As a lawn care business owner, your job should be to find ways to minimize the time spent picking up these leaves in order for you to spend the least time [...]

Excited, unsure, too much, not ready, all mixed together!!!

What would you do if you received a phone call from a local landscaping company and they offered to give you all their lawn care customers? Would you find this to be a curse or a blessing? At first glance it may seem like a fantastic opportunity to jump on, however there are many issues [...]

How a few calls landed some big jobs.

A great way to get jobs is to keep your eyes open when you are out driving around town. If you see a site that seems like it could use your services, don’t wait for the land owner to come to you, go to them. That is exactly what this lawn care business owner did [...]

I thought because I was a great landscaper people would call. I thought wrong.

It’s fascinating the lessons learned by new lawn care business owners who leave their full time jobs to go off on their own and start their own business. A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us some of the issues he ran into when he got started. He wrote “It’s one [...]

Pricing lawn care and yard cleanups.

How to price lawn mowing or a yard cleanup seems to be one of the more popular questions asked on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Many new lawn care business owners tend to be lost with this and understandably so, it can be very difficult to wrap your mind around proper bidding concepts.
To help [...]

What should you do with your tax refund?

If you paid more taxes last year than you owed, you will be getting a refund. Sometimes it’s a little and sometimes it’s a lot. What should you do with this money? Is there anything you can do to help your lawn care business grow from it? That’s a question a member of the Gopher [...]

Worst lawn care customer.

Everyone who runs a business has customers. Sometimes those customers are a delight to work with while other times they can be nightmares. Everyone seems to do alright handling the happy customers but it can be a serious challenge to handle a difficult customer. Depending on the choices you make, such situations can be turned [...]

The biggest mistakes made by lawn care contractors.

Have you ever sat back and wondered what it is that is keeping your lawn care business from growing? Do you find it difficult to talk with new people? Do you have a difficult time trying to sell yourself and your services? If you do, you are not alone. I had a discussion on the [...]

Lawn care packages help you sell more.

We all like to know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to lawn care marketing. By reading such stories on the topic, we hope to cut out those marketing ideas that are ineffective. What amazes me about all the stories we see on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, it’s amazing how one [...]

Two simple keys to success in the lawn care industry.

How do I get new lawn care customers? How can I find more success in the lawn care industry? These are two of the big questions we often see on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. What amazes me is that all too often, business owners are looking for some secret to doing this when [...]

Telling lawn care customers your hourly rate.

When you are bidding jobs for lawn care or landscaping projects, should you let your customer know how much you are charging them per hour or should this be something you keep to yourself and simply bid on the job as a whole? That is a question that was brought up on the Gopher Lawn [...]