Archive for the 'Insurance' Category

Should your lawn care business be bonded?

Trying to run a legitimate lawn care business? There are many steps you must take to comply with laws that govern the lawn care industry. From time to time, one thing we see some new lawn care business owners interested in, is becoming ‘bonded.’ Most times new business owners who inquire about about becoming bonded, [...]

I risked not having lawn care business insurance and lost.

We often talk, on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, about the importance of having insurance for your lawn care business. As with all kinds of insurance, everything is fine without it, until you have an accident and need it. Then after your accident, you kick yourself for not previously buying it. Here is a [...]

How to compete with illegal lawn care businesses.

The lawn care industry is relatively easy to get started in. Because of the low barrier of entry, many new business owners get started without being licensed or insured. Such unlicensed or uninsured businesses can operate with a competitive advantage due to their lower overhead costs. This then presents a problem to those business owners [...]

Classifying lawn care employees as subcontractors = big problems.

As we operate our businesses over time, we should implement procedures that make our operations work smoother and more efficient. We shouldn’t be looking for a quick short cut but instead create a system that works and is repeatable over time. As important as this is, there will always be those business owners who would [...]

Answers to newbie lawn care business owner questions.

Any new lawn care business owner is most certainly going to have a lot of questions about running their business. Here are a few questions that came up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum from a new lawn care business owner who was having some difficulties getting started. Below each question are some answers [...]

Warning, your lawn care business insurance company is watching you.

If you have been thinking the interaction between you and your lawn care business insurance company ends, the minute you hang up the phone with them and send them their check, you had better think again. As we will see in this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, the internet has changed many [...]

How my landscape trailer was stolen.

We learn a lot of great lessons about business and life on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Some of these lessons stand out more than others. This specific lesson I felt was real important for everyone to read in order to have a head’s up about theft of lawn care equipment. The more you [...]

How a slight lawn care job injury ended in a bankruptcy filing.

We all know you need liability insurance when you are driving around in your car. You also need liability insurance when you are running a lawn care business just in case you injury someone. But what happens if you are out on a job site working on a lawn and you get injured? Things can [...]

Lawn Care Business Insurance Basics.

Understanding what insurance you need when you are just starting your lawn care business can be quite overwhelming. I have been able to have a few discussions on landscape contractor insurance over the years to help you understand the topic better. In this most recent discussion I had an opportunity to talk with an insurance [...]

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School Now Open!

The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School is now online.
If you look above along the brown bar header on the Gopher Forum, you will see a new section added to the forum. Our FREE online lawn care business school.
This FREE course the “Class 1 - Lawn Care Business Operator’s Certificate” is designed to give the new [...]

16 most common Lawn Care Business Insurance questions answered.

How often have you had questions about business insurance but just didn’t get around to asking your insurance agent. It’s possible you are just starting out and don’t have lawn care business insurance yet. As we have found through our investigation on this topic, no one knows better what your insurance needs are than your [...]