Archive for the 'Business Card' Category

How to get new lawn care customers near a golf course.

When it comes to finding new mowing customers, your marketing strategies should be altered to help you focus your advertising dollars on the exact group of people you want to hire you. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who came up with a great way to [...]

Review my lawn care flyer and marketing strategy.

It’s difficult to be good at everything. Many times you may have a marketing idea or message you want to convey but you just can’t quite get out what you are envisioning in your head. On the flip side, sometimes you can get an idea and create the perfect message and design right away. In [...]

Getting reviews on contractor review sites.

Have you experienced the power of third party website reviews of your business? Have they been good experiences or bad? In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we learn about the importance of online reputation management. With a simple technique, you can harness mowing customers to leave you great reviews and also [...]

I started my lawn care business, now what?

We tend to make this idea in our heads that starting a business is this huge deal. Like it is some mammoth effort. Then we go through the handful of steps to become a legitimate business and the next thing that happens is nothing. No phones start to miraculously ring because we opened up shop. [...]

What to do with $200 to market your lawn care business.

It sure would be nice to have an unlimited lawn care marketing budget so you could do any idea you wanted. But what should you do when your marketing budget is limited? To be more specific, what should you do if you only had $200 to promote your mowing business? That is what one entrepreneur [...]

Was my landscape bid high or was I lowballed?

If you have estimated more than a few landscape jobs, you have been in a situation where you didn’t get a job because of price. When that happens, you may sometimes reflect on your estimate and wonder if your landscape bid was too high or if you simply got lowballed by a competitor. In this [...]

Lawn care business cards with special offer on them.

Promoting special offers in your lawn care marketing material can be a great way to fill up your mowing schedule. As your route gets filled, you can then bid your jobs higher to improve your profit margin and get rid of lower profitable jobs. Here is a great example of promoting special offers on business [...]

Create your own blinking light lawn care business card holder for your truck.

Wouldn’t it be nice if every time you were out with your truck and you parked somewhere, your truck could help you sell? Sure if you get some signs on it, people may write down your contact information. But what if you had a lawn care business card holder on your truck? Then to make [...]

Thank you cards for lawn care customers.

If you have ever considered sending out thank you cards to your customers at the beginning of the season but then passed on the idea, you may want to reconsider it after hearing what this one entrepreneur has to say about it. He shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum a look [...]

Sample spring lawn care customer letter.

What will you be doing as spring nears to get back in touch with your lawn care customer base? Will you call them? Email them? Simply show up once the lawn starts to grow? Well you might want to consider sending out a spring lawn care customer letter and see if it can generate you [...]

How to estimate a leaf removal job.

Bidding on leaf cleanup jobs can be difficult for the new start up business owner. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we get some insight into the process. There are many questions you may have about performing such work such as how to actually remove the leaves, what to do with [...]

Festival of Christmas Trees marketing idea.

Here is a great way to reach out to your community, build great bonds, and attract new customers. Host a Festival of Trees! This is a great lawn care marketing idea shared on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.

Buy 6 mowings and get one free marketing idea?

Being observant to what other industries are doing to attract new customers can be a great way to get ideas to attract your own customers. Sometimes you can take an idea and use it exactly the same way you saw it used. Other times you can alter the idea a bit to better fit your [...]

Lawn care marketing and making money.

What marketing methods work best? Figuring this out can take a lot of time and energy. A short cut to finding success quicker than spending a lot of time experimenting is to read what works for others and then implement those suggestions. Here we have a great collection of methods, from the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

Promoting your lawn care services through an auction.

In most communities there are various social groups that raise money throughout the year for local projects. Some of these groups charge a monthly fee to be involved with. Those fees may be within the budget of some entrepreneurs, but what if they are out of your reach and you still would like to get [...]

When one problem ends, another seems to begin.

Keeping things fun and fresh is very important if you want to enjoy a long and happy career in your chosen profession. Running a small businesses always has the potential of grinding you down if you let it. One little problem can lead to another and another unless they are addressed early on and dealt [...]

How to find and get high end lawn care and landscaping customers.

Are you looking to attract more high end lawn care customers? Have you had a tough time figuring out how to do it? Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that looks into this process. You should be able to gain at least a few new sales techniques from these [...]

Does putting flyers on doors constitute soliciting?

We have all seen signs that say no soliciting before but have you ever stopped and thought about what such a sign means to you? Especially when you are out distributing your lawn care door hangers, going door to door with them. Can you simply ignore such a sign if you see one on a [...]

Not every lawn care marketing idea is a good one.

If you spend a little time being creative, you can come up with a lot of lawn care marketing ideas that really stand out. After you create a list of ideas, go through them with a friend and see which ones sound like they could work well and which ones would just be a waste [...]

A leaf job that just grew.

Knowledge is power and as we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, the more you know, the better you can sell. In this example, one entrepreneur was able to take a basic leaf cleanup on one yard, and turn it into a 3 yard job worth $469 all completed [...]

Pre-season lawn care marketing door hanger review.

Trying to come up with the right lawn care marketing message, the right manner to communicate that marketing message, and the right time to send it out can be difficult. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we see one door hanger design a landscaper created to promote his message and how [...]

Can’t seem to bring in any new lawn care customers, help!

The first year of starting your lawn care business can be very frustrating, with the biggest frustration likely being the difficulty of adding new customers. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, it is so very important to talk to people. The more people you talk to, the [...]

Lawn care postcards and why they are a good form of marketing.

Which lawn care marketing method would you feel generates more callers, business cards or postcards? After reading this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, you may be surprised to find that postcards tend to win out. But these are not just any general postcard designs. No no. These successful companies are getting up [...]

Should you hand out lawn care business cards on an employers time?

There are a lot of business etiquette lessons we just may not know about until we are exposed to them. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Many a new landscape business owner got their start by working for another mowing company. When you are working for someone [...]

Should I buy some new lawn care equipment or work on my marketing?

As a new business owner, you may be limited on the resources you have, so you need to spend your time and money wisely if you want to grow. But what should you be spending your time and money on? That is what one entrepreneur was interested in knowing on the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

How to harness the power of social networking to gain new lawn care customers.

If you lack money to spend on your lawn care marketing efforts, don’t worry you are not alone. You also have a lot of methods you can utilize that don’t require money, but will require a little of your time. Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum on how you [...]

The power of networking to promote your lawn care business.

There are many lawn care marketing methods you can use to promote your business but none seem to give you as much bang for your buck as networking. Talking to people, letting them know what you are doing with yourself and handing out business cards is very important. In fact you can become very successful [...]

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 [...]

Focusing on small properties brought this lawn care business good profits.

There is always time to improve your lawn care company and focus on a niche. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one middle aged lawn care entrepreneur turned his life around with a focused vision and a desire to improve his presentation. I hope his story inspires [...]

Why isn’t my phone ringing?

It can be very frustrating when you go out and buy a bunch of lawn care equipment, get signs made, and are ready to work but no one calls. There are many reasons as to why this happens and to help shed light on the topic, I’d like to look at a discussion from the [...]