Archive for the 'Snow plowing' Category

Some mowing customer just suck the life out of me.

Some new callers will really put you to the test. They will try your patience and press every button you have. Some of your current customer base will do this too from time to time. How you handle it can make the difference between making money from them or not as we will see from [...]

I am going to try to be a snow removal subcontractor again this winter.

Offering sub-contractor services for snow removal can be a good source of revenue during the slower months. However as we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, there are a lot of ways things can go wrong. If you want to offer snow removal services, you may want to consider [...]

My lawn care marketing strategy and response rate.

Here is some great insight shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about the lawn care marketing strategies and responses an entrepreneur found. If there is one lesson to be learned from it, you never know what kind of response you will get until you try, and try, and try again. The [...]

Lawn mowing and snow removal start up tips.

When you are new to the lawn care business, you think you can come up with a few angles to get yourself started that no one ever thought of before. Chances are though, it has been thought of, tried, and the results have been noted. So before you experiment with any new strategies, it would [...]

My winter lawn care business budget is not looking too good.

It’s tough enough making it through your first year with your lawn care business during the mowing season, but when winter rolls around, the lack of income can wipe you out. There are steps you can take to improve your odds of getting through your first season or two as we see here in this [...]

How to create a bid for the lawn care of 32 cabins.

When presented with a potential mowing job on an average sized property for one home, the average new lawn care business owner would more than likely go to the property and check it out before bidding. But when presented with the opportunity to bid on a larger lawn mowing job with a limited time to [...]

Knocking on doors to promote snow removal services works.

No matter what time of year it is, there is always a service you can sell to home owners as maintaining a property can be quite overwhelming for many. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who was able to build up his snow removal [...]

Should you be a jack of all trades or a master of one?

Focusing on a few services or even one service is probably not a wise move when you are starting your business. But as you progress with your company and have some time to experiment, you can find which services you like to perform the most and which make you the most money. From there you [...]

Should you give free snow removal to get lawn care customers to sign up?

New business owners tend to come up with the wildest offers for their lawn care marketing. They tend to think the crazier the offer, the more customers they will attract. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. What not to do and why.

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 [...]

How to land your first snow plowing customer.

Getting your first customer can become a monumental task. There are many reasons why it is so difficult. You are new to business, you lack the confidence to sell, and you just haven’t had the experience to know who to make your sales presentation too! As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher [...]

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 [...]

Should I offer snow removal services this year?

There are certain services you will find a joy to perform while others will be a grind. Snow removal services requires tough work, in a cold environment, at odd hours, so it’s no wonder some simply don’t want to get into it. But what would you do if you were presented with the opportunity this [...]

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 jump on marketing opportunities when they present themselves.

Every once in a while, an opportunity will arise that you can jump on and really take advantage of. How quickly you can respond to such a situation can make a big difference in the results you get. If you act fast you may land a lot of customers while if you are slow 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 [...]

Snow Plow Bid Estimator For Android Phones

Make more consistent profits on your snow plowing jobs with this estimator for Android phones.
Get perfect snow plowing bid prices every time, by knowing how your costs effect your pricing with this Snow Plow Bid Estimator.
A big mistake many snow plowing, lawn care, and landscaping business owners make is they may bid smaller jobs [...]

Why a tractor is better at snow plowing than a truck.

Do you live in an area where it snows? Is snow plowing a service you currently or would like to perform in the future? Are you concerned about attaching a snow plow to the front of your truck for fear it will send it to an early grave? Why not then consider a compact utility [...]

Why I am getting out of snow plowing.

Different services will make more money in some areas while less money in others. That is just a simple fact based on the laws of supply and demand. Snow plowing is also effected by weather conditions. Certain areas will get hit with more snow than others and past snow fall rates do not necessarily help [...]

Why I got out of property management and into landscaping.

A new member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us his experience with running a property management company and why he got out of it in order to focus on his landscaping business. This might help you gain some insight if you were thinking about expanding into property management in the future.
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How a free snow plowing can help you sell more.

As we have seen in many discussions on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, the better the network you have, the more you will sell. Getting started though can pose a very tricky problem. How do you develop up a network to sell too?
Well chances are, you already have a network in place, you just [...]

How to take action when a competitor falls?

When a business you have been competing with, stumbles or falls, you can do a lot to position yourself in such a way as to pick up some new customers. A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum had this situation happen to him where a competitor who offered snow plowing, simply shut down [...]

How to land commercial lawn care accounts without a mower.

You might read the title of this article and think to yourself, there is no way one can land a commercial lawn care account without having a mower, but this new lawn care business owner did. How did he do it? He knew the right people. But how did he meet the right people? That’s [...]

How to upsell snow removal services.

Depending on how you present your snow plowing bid can have a direct result on if you get hired or not and what kinds of services your customer will sign up for. I asked a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about his methods for estimating snow removal services and how he gets [...]