Once in a while, lawn care jobs bigger than you can handle will appear. When they do, you need to think about what it would take to service such properties. Do you have the man power to perform the work? Do you have the mowing equipment? If not, do you have the money to be [...]
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Each day you are operating your business, you will find there are learning lessons to absorb. Some lessons are small, while others can be larger. Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about how it’s so important to follow up on bids you place. Also how it is very important [...]
Are you scaling your lawn care business up from mowing residential customers to servicing commercial properties? If so, you might find it helpful to check out this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and see how these lawn care business owners estimated the amount of time it would take to mow and how [...]
Having the proper commercial liability insurance is an important step in taking on commercial lawn care customers but there is more to it than that if you want to land these contracts and keep everyone happy. It is fairly simple to know what amount of liability insurance you will need, simply ask them. Follow their [...]
Have you had the chance yet to submit a lawn care bid for a local apartment complex? If you haven’t because the job seems like it is overwhelming, why not take a moment and break down the job into simple parts. Compare the smaller parts to the lawn care work you are currently providing for [...]
Is your lawn care business going in a direction you want it to go? Are you enjoying the day to day activities of it or does it cause you continuous stress? That is the question one lawn care business owner contemplated when he found he was being handed the family property management company. He shared [...]
A man’s got to know his limitations. So said Clint Eastwood in the movie Magnum Force. Sure there are plenty of lawn care jobs out there of all shapes and sizes, but when are you bidding beyond your capacity to perform the job or even bid it accurately? As we will see in this discussion [...]
It can be quite a daunting task to put together your first commercial lawn care property management bid. Finding the right wording and comparing how your bid looks with others can difficult to do because your local competitors are probably not going to want to share this information with you. Well thanks to a member [...]
Ever wish you had an extra $1,000 or two in your account each and every month but are unsure how to do it? Here are some great ideas, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum on how to initially contact and work with property managers. Following some simple steps should make it fairly easy for [...]
Jumping from offering residential lawn care to commercial can seem to be a daunting task at first but nothing helps more than seeing and learning from the examples of others. Here is a great commercial lawn care bid example from a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
It pays to keep your overhead as low as possible and keep your customers happy. Here is a great example of why from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. A lawn care business owner was looking to bid on a new client. This client was a home owner’s association who had previously hired a large [...]
Whether you are just looking to get into offering commercial lawn care or you are currently offering it and wanting to see what others are charging for their services, here is a great inside look at one condominium associations commercial lawn care contract. In this example discussed at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, a [...]
If you are looking to provide snow plowing services or property management services to home owners, here is a great sample letter you can send out in fall to line up potential customers. Tom wrote on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum “I provide property care taking and snow removal service during the non [...]
We have a great discussion going on in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that I wanted to share with you.
I asked Brandon how he was able to get it set up so that property management companies send him faxes of the work they want done, daily. He was able to give us a great [...]