Archive for the 'buying customers' Category

Lessons on buying lawn care accounts.

Have you ever considered purchasing an existing lawn care business to increase your customer base? Some do it and it seems to work out well for them while others can never find the right combination to make the deal work. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one landscaper [...]

Beware of this craigslist lawn care business scam.

Do you have a couple of bucks burning a hole in your pocket and are you considering spending that money on a business you found in craiglist? You may want to reconsider that option after reading this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, in which we hear from one entrepreneur who got burned [...]

Gaining lawn care customers with a route sales company.

Here is an interesting look at how route sales companies work, the pros and cons to using them, and if they are worth while. At first glance you may think this concept is insane for many reasons. This company discussed seems to charge a lot per lawn care customer and sells the lawn service for [...]

Should you add this clause to your lawn care contracts?

There are times where a clause in a lawn care contract can really help better explain a process a home owner is agreeing to with a lawn service provider but there are other times where clauses can wildly spin out of control and cause more problems than they solve. Here is a great discussion on [...]

Local competitor asked if I would buy his lawn care business.

Sometimes you need to actively go out searching for new opportunities and other times opportunities come looking for you. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one entrepreneur talks about how he was contacted with an offer to buy out a local competitor. The question he wondered though was should he do [...]

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, [...]

What should you ask the seller of a lawn care business?

As a business owner, there is always a rush to the thought of buying a lot of lawn care customers at once and growing by leaps and bounds. But there is a downside to it too. You never know how long these accounts will stick with you for. You also need to do a lot [...]

Overzealous lawn care customer referral plans.

It’s an fact that most new lawn care businesses owners are going to have a hard to attracting new customers for the simple reason that no one knows they are in business. This changes though, the longer you are in business. But are there shortcuts you can take to induce customers to talk about your [...]

Properly pricing jobs can make the difference between success and failure.

It is amazing how your ability to price lawn care jobs properly can be the single most defining factor in whether your company succeeds or fails. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, pricing your jobs too low can leave you in a panic. But if you raise [...]

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 [...]

Should I give away free lawn care?

Desperate times call for desperate measures, but as we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, you should never feel desperate enough to want to give your lawn care services away for free. There are other, better ways to attract lawn care customers. If you are going to be exerting [...]

Buying a lawn care business from a friend.

Every once in a while, a business opportunity may appear that would make for a perfect fit. In this situation, shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, a would be entrepreneur considered buying an already operating lawn care business from a friend who was moving out of town. He wondered if this [...]

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 [...]

Buying that lawn care business was a shocker!

When you buy an existing lawn care or landscaping business, you can get yourself into a real mess real quickly unless you know what you are looking for and know how to read the warning signs. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, a new lawn care business owner shares with us [...]

Lawn care business tips, tricks, & secrets

If you haven’t started your lawn care business yet, what are you waiting for? If you don’t start your lawn care business this year, you’ll be at least one year older when you do, so get started today!
The vast majority of new lawn care businesses fail. Most of the time they fail [...]

Should I buy this lawn care business?

Buying an already functioning lawn care business is a way to get started with a bang. The upside to it is you should immediately have cash flow and hopefully a positive cash flow at that. But there are plenty of downsides to it as well. You need to weigh the pro’s and con’s before you [...]

The downsides to buying a landscaping business.

Starting a landscaping business can be a real pain in the butt. If you are starting from scratch, it can seem like forever until you get a decent amount of customers. So maybe you have considered buying an existing landscaping business. What could go wrong though? What things do you need to keep an eye [...]

The pitfalls and dirty tricks of buying lawn care accounts.

When times are tough, we all tend to get a little desperate and look for a short cut or a quick way to make things better. There are also those who prey upon others looking to make a quick buck so we need to constantly be on the watch. A prime example of where a [...]

What are YOUR lawn care customer acquisition costs?

When it comes to marketing, we tend to look at how much it is going to cost us to print out 1,000 flyers or door hangers and ask ourselves if we can afford it. After a quick knee jerk reaction we either go or don’t go for it. Not much thought is generally placed on [...]

Think real hard before you decide to sell your lawn care business.

There is nothing like the feeling of running your own business and being an entrepreneur. You are in charge! You are calling the shots! It’s up to you to make it work! But sometimes, the realities of it are that you get burnt out. You take on too many responsibilities. You don’t delegate enough to [...]

Buying a commercial lawn care client, how much are they worth?

If you keep your feelers out there listening to what’s going on in your area, every once in a while you will hear of a lawn care company that wants to sell their customer base for what ever reason. It might sound like a sweet deal at first or maybe the lawn care business owner [...]

The pitfalls of buying an existing lawn care business.

Purchasing an existing lawn care business can seem very tempting for some who want to hit the ground running. There are upsides to it but there are a lot of downsides which you sometimes can’t see at face value. Take for instance this new member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. He shared with [...]

How to get customers for your lawn care business - New Lawn Care Business Book

One of the top questions asked on the Gopher Forum is how to get new customers. Well I wanted to answer this question as best as possible and I put together two new books. If you are looking to gain more lawn care customers this Summer and who isn’t, check out my brand new books [...]

In debt and just getting my lawn care business started. What should I be advertising?

Matt: “I have been in the lawn care business for 6 months. The advertising I am doing is lettering on my truck, sign on back of trailer, business cards, and newspaper ads. So far I have about 20 customers. A family member owns a company in FL and started with a push mower and advanced [...]

One of the easiest yet most often overlooked way to acquire lawn care customers

Suggestions on buying lawn care customer accounts.
When you are trying to get your lawn care business to grow, there are many ways to gain new customers. A very simple yet often over looked method is to simply buy them from another lawn care operator. These ideas came from our Be A Lawn Care business Rebel [...]