Archive for the 'Snow plow' Category

Can I use a midsize pickup truck for commercial snowplowing?

There are more midsize pickup trucks available on the market now than ever before. Along with all these different sized pickup trucks, there are various grades of snow plows you can purchase to use on them. So the question isn’t so much if these options are available as it is should you use a mid [...]

I need a bigger lawn care business truck.

Everyone wants bigger, better, stronger, faster. This applies to landscape trucks as well. But before you go out and spend thousands of dollars on a new truck, you really need to think about what you need and why you need it. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, [...]

Is it worthwhile trying to sell snow blower services?

Getting into the snow removal business can be cheap if you just start with a shovel, but can get expensive when you look to buy a snow plow truck and a snow plow. So it may make some wonder if there is a middle ground? Maybe buying a snow blower could be an in-between way [...]

Is it too late to get into snow plowing?

There are times when situations present themselves unplanned and you have to react quickly to them. It’s great to be able to plan everything out in advance, but what if winter came and you found yourself needing more money than you had planned on. What if you were into the winter seasons by a few [...]

Wrapping up the end of the lawn care season.

Wrapping up the lawn care season is just one part of a bigger picture. Just because the grass stops growing for winter doesn’t mean you need to wait until next spring to make money with your lawn care business. Let’s check out what one entrepreneur does to keep himself busy and keep making money through [...]

How many snow plow customers can 1 man handle?

If you are just getting your snow plowing business going or maybe you have been doing it part time for a while and are curious as to how many customers you could handle with a one man crew, here is a great discussion that covers that topic from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One [...]

Bright idea for snow removal when you don’t have a truck?

There are a lot of creative people out there and none are more creative than entrepreneurs. Business owners can usually find a great way to get around an obstacle to keep their business moving forwards. But when is a creative idea going a little TOO far? When does an idea go from being plausible to [...]

How to get more snow plow customers.

Getting lawn care customers and snow plow customers can be frustrating early on. It might seem that every potential customer you reach out to says no right away. But don’t let that stop you. It’s all a numbers game. The more you talk to, the more you can sell too and things get easier as [...]

Is your lawn care business overlooking great opportunities?

Have you taken a moment lately to consider if you are missing potential business just because you didn’t see it or were simply looking past it? This happens plenty of times to all of us and it is quite amazing the results we can find when we think about what we are missing. Here is [...]

Tips for pricing and performing residential snow removal.

The thought of making money over the winter is a very pleasant thought for most lawn care business owners, especially when they live in an area that has snow storms. However the way you go about performing the service and the way you price it can make or break your entire winter season. Consider these [...]

Alternate snow plowing services to offer.

What is your lawn care business doing this winter to make additional money? Are you offering snow plowing services? Well, thanks to a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we got some great insight as to how to make your snow plowing season more profitable by offering additional services.

Expanding my services with my new utility work machine.

Most every lawn care business owner is looking for ways to make more money. There are many ways to go about doing this. You can offer more services, hire more employees to perform more work, or if you want to stay small you can look to perform specialized services that bring you a higher profit [...]