Archive for the 'Business Card' Category

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 [...]

Cold calling ideas for the lawn care business owner.

Meeting new people and being able to strike up a conversation is very important to sell more services and make more money. But what is the best way to go about doing this? That is what one lawn care business owner was interested in knowing when he wrote us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Christmas lawn care marketing ideas.

Even though the end of the year tends to bring a slow down in the amount of work you may be performing on lawns, it doesn’t mean you should sit back and chill out until next year. This is a great time to create some new holiday lawn care marketing material to send out and [...]

What to do when the cost to mow in a new area is lower than you are used to?

Trying to start up a lawn care business in a new area can be tough because many of the variables you are used to, may be different. The mowing season may be shorter or longer. The socio-economic level may be different than you are used to as well. So what do you do when you [...]

How it’s different starting your lawn care business the 2nd time.

If you could restart your lawn care business again from the ground up, what would you do differently? Do any lessons stand out? They did for this entrepreneur who shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, how his 2nd attempt at getting started, differed a lot from his first attempt. The lessons [...]

How to get fall leaf clean up customers.

When mowing season starts to slow down, leaf clean up services can pick up. There is quite a bit of money to be made in the fall that can help you get through the slower winter month, but how do you go about getting customers for such services? Also is there a most profitable way [...]

45 lawn care customers in your first year can be too much.

Everyone dreams of having more lawn care customers than you can handle. But what happens when that dream comes true? Problems can and will arise because of it. Then you can find yourself swamped, running in every different direction, constantly trying to put out fires. That is what happened to this one lawn care business [...]

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 [...]

How a driveway regrading job led to a lot more work.

There is work out there if you want it. Here is a great example on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum of how one landscaper who was called to regrade a driveway ended up signing 6 more customers on, just by talking to people who were passing by. Imagine how many more new customers you [...]

Lawn care marketing plan and business growth.

The first couple of years after you get your lawn care business started can be a trying time. Sure you can make some money, but with this business as with many other industries, it takes time for you to build your customer base and grow. Here is a great example, from the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

Additional ways to make money on your lawn mowing route.

Sometimes just putting a little more effort into something can bring about big differences between you and others who don’t. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who spends his free time between customers, interacting with property owners in his service area. The way he does it [...]

3 weeks and no new lawn care customers! Why?

Are you struggling with your lawn care marketing? Do you feel that all your energy put into your marketing is just being wasted? The reason why may be in the methods you are choosing to reach out to new customers. Marketing methods tend to work better when they are focused and personalized as we will [...]

Best lawn care marketing methods when you are starting out.

Which lawn care marketing method will work best for a new start up mowing business? More than likely it is going to be one that requires less money and more time. When you get started, you tend to have more time than money so harnessing that time seems to be the key to finding success [...]

Lawn care flyer and business card marketing tips.

With every lawn care marketing method you use, there are going to be variables that when tweaked can make the difference between them being effective or not. There will also be signs that can point to reasons why certain methods turn out to be ineffective. Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

How to use lawn care customer referals to improve your bottom line.

Acquiring lawn care customers can be difficult when you first get started. They can cost money to reach out too. But, if you play your cards right and harness the power of referrals, you might be amazed at the growth you see happening. Here is a great step by step discussion from the Gopher Lawn [...]

Before you say yes to that lawn care job, think for a moment.

There is never a time in your life when you are more hungry for work and are so willing to say yes to a property care job than when you first get your lawn care business started. You have so much energy then. So much enthusiasm and are so eager to please that you may [...]

Lawn care marketing at the local barber shop.

There are great opportunities all around you to market your lawn care business. To be specific, have you ever thought about marketing your business where you get your hair cut? This is something one lawn care business thought of while he sat back in his local barber chair and struck up a conversation with the [...]

New Book - How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers.

I put this new lawn care business book, How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers,  together because I know it can be so very difficult for newer lawn care, landscaping, or snow plow business owners to find out how to gain commercial customers. Do you just go in and knock [...]

How to find brush clearing and tree removal work.

Most every lawn care and landscape business is constantly on the hunt for more customers, but how do you go about getting them? In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum we hear from one lawn care business owner who was able to go through a new development and pick up a lot [...]

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 [...]

Compare your lawn care marketing plan to this one.

Every area is different when it comes to lawn care marketing. What works in one area may not work in another due to many factors. With that being said, if you are looking to hear some general feedback of how one lawn care business owner marketed his business this past year, check out this discussion [...]

Should I lowball my lawn care prices a little?

Is it ever a good idea to lowball your lawn care prices? If so, when is it the best time to do it? Can you perhaps lowball just a little to give yourself a competitive edge over another local lawn care business? That is the question which was asked on the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Depressed beyond reason and can’t find any lawn care jobs.

We can be our own most valuable resource and also our own worst enemy. Depending on our mental state of mind, we can see our business as growing and moving forwards or being doomed. Which path you choose is up to you. If you can realize you control the destiny of your business, you can [...]

Lawn care business cards.

There are many different ways to design your lawn care business cards, so if you are thinking of re-designing your current card or looking to create one from scratch, here are some designs that may inspire you. These cards were shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Click on the link and [...]

A marketing idea that was under my nose.

It’s amazing how we all tend to look for the complex path to get us where we want to be when an easy path is standing there right in front of us. Sometimes is just so obvious that we don’t pay it any mind. That is what happened to this lawn care business owner when [...]

An add on service that brought in more customers.

We are always looking for more services to add, if they will bring us more customers or more money. Sometimes, to offer these services, we need to buy expensive equipment that may take quite a long time to recoup the costs. But here is a great add on service, suggested on the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

Lawn care business start up tips.

Some people plan for years to get their lawn care business started while others simply come across an opportunity and jump on it. Either way is fine as long as you don’t keep putting off the things you really would like to do today. Tomorrow may never come, but you have today to get your [...]

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 [...]

Simple cheap steps to get lawn care customers.

To add more lawn care customers to your client list, you can spend big money and have others handle the marketing for you, or you can harness your creative energy and spend little money. Going the cheap and easy route was what this business owner decided to take and she shared with us her success [...]

Promote your lawn care business at a bank fair.

There are plenty of opportunities around your town to promote yourself. One lawn care business owner was interested in hearing some feedback about taking part in a local business fair, held at his bank. Do any of the banks in your area do this? If so, find out how you can take part in it. [...]