Planning out a business and doing the hard work yourself is tough. It is that which filters out the entrepreneurs from those who would be better suited as employees. Thinking you don’t have to take those long hard learning steps other successful entrepreneurs have taken because you know more or feeling that you are prepared [...]
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The early days of starting any business are sure to make you panic. You begin to question yourself. Do you have what it takes? Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? Will you run out of funds before your business begins to pay for itself? That kind of self doubt is what is going [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Early on as you are getting your lawn care business started, you may be willing to take on cheaper lawn care customers with properties that may not be show places. These are the customers, more established lawn care businesses may not want, but the upside is, they may be easier for you to get and [...]
For some lawn care business owners, working with real estate agents can be quite helpful. They can get you more work than most other individual contacts you have. They can introduce you to other realtors they work with. And they can help you to gain access to commercial properties that need lawn care as well. [...]
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 [...]
This discussion hit on a bunch of important topics. First it talked about how to get going full time in lawn care when you have a full time job elsewhere. Next it talked about how to utilize employees to help you achieve this goal. Lastly, it showed how to gain lawn care customers through home [...]
Email marketing is a real simple way of reaching out to new potential customers, but is it worthwhile? That is what one business owner questioned on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Interestingly enough, another lawn care business owner who is also a licensed real estate agent, responded with some insight that will surely help [...]
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 [...]
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.
Top Of Mind Awareness is the main goal of every lawn care business interested in growth. Think about it, if someone called your business and said ‘you were the first people we thought of for this job’ wouldn’t that absolutely make your day? Doesn’t higher customer awareness = higher sales = higher profits? It [...]
A great way to really improve your lawn care business profit margins is to cater to wealthier neighborhoods. Although there will always be some wealthy clients that will nickle and dime you to death, the majority of them want top notch lawn care service and are willing to pay for it. But how do you [...]
Getting the momentum of a new business going can be very difficult. It can feel like you are trying to move mountains. Sometimes an entrepreneur can become overwhelmed with a sense of impending doom when things don’t happen fast enough. But how does one get things going and potentially get them going fast? It takes [...]
As Summer turns to Fall and Fall turns to Winter I am seeing a lot more questions on how to get your snow plowing business started. How do you get customers? What’s better, residential or commercial snow plowing? This is a topic that was brought up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and I [...]