Archive for the 'Door hanger' Category

Best methods to market lawn care in the winter.

If you find yourself later in the fall/winter season, where you didn’t have as many mowing customers as you wanted this year and really want to get a jump on next year, what kinds of marketing should you be doing now? That is what one entrepreneur wanted to know when he asked the Gopher Lawn [...]

Marketing tips and lawn care business door hanger design.

Have you done any marketing lately for your lawn care business? Have you found a unique hook to make your message stand out? This entrepreneur shared with us, on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one method he was using to make his door hangers different from the rest. I hope this discussion and graphic [...]

1st year lawn care business plan.

Your first year of business tends to be so full of new experiences and surprises that you don’t have much time for planning. Every step you take forwards is difficult because you don’t have the benefit of years of experience behind you. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from [...]

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. [...]

The truth about lawn care business door hanger marketing.

There is nothing more frustrating than spending a lot of time designing, printing, and distributing your lawn care marketing material only to find later that no one returns your calls from them. When this happens, it makes you question everything. Are you doing the right marketing? Are you in the right business? Should you just [...]

How I got my first lawn aeration job.

Here is a way you can find lawn care aeration customers. This one member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us how he gained his first customer of the season via a newspaper ad. It wasn’t just any old newspaper ad, it was something the newspaper calls Daily Deals. This section allows [...]

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 [...]

What am I doing wrong with my lawn care marketing?

It’s real easy to get frustrated with your lawn care marketing if this is your first season. Sometimes an entrepreneur will be a little too early with their marketing and spend a little too much money. Then they get little to no response and they throw their hands up in the air to quit. Before [...]

Starting a mobile lawn mower repair shop.

Are you the type of entrepreneur that is constantly looking for new opportunities to expand your business empire? If so, here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about how one business owner expanded his services from offering lawn care to offering mobile lawn mower repair services. Maybe these ideas will [...]

When to start your spring lawn care marketing.

There are various theories on when you should start your spring lawn care marketing. Knowing the different concepts can help you create one that works best for you. Here is a discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that gives you some more insight into this topic.

Tips when it comes to printing your own lawn care business doorhangers.

You really don’t need to spend a lot of money on your lawn care business marketing. In fact, it can be very beneficial to you to spend minimal amounts of money on small test runs of your different marketing ideas. Certain ideas or services may sell better than others. The only way to find out [...]

Still trying to get more lawn care customers.

Oh it can be so frustrating when you are ready to work and have all your mowing equipment prepared but the phone isn’t ringing and you have no lawn care customers to service. This frustration can cause you to throw your hands up in the air and quit. But before you do that, realize beginnings [...]

How to charge for hanging outdoor Christmas lights and decorations.

If you are interested in keeping busy with your landscape company all year long there are plenty of services you can offer during the winter months. There is snow removal in the colder climates and there is also holiday outdoor lighting and decoration installs. Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Should I buy this lawn care business?

We all get delusions of grandeur from time to time. Thinking we would be a lot better off if we could snap our fingers and grow our businesses 100% or 200% over night. Maybe if we bought out a company for whatever price, we’d make that money back and in multiples. The higher the cost, [...]

Should I start my own lawn care business?

Taking that step from employee to entrepreneur can be quite frightening, especially when your current boss lives right next door to you. The idea of opening a competing mowing company can seem like open warfare. That is the situation one entrepreneur, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, finds himself in as he contemplates his [...]

A newbie lawn care business owner’s battles.

Every new start up business goes through a lot to get themselves up and running. Some do seem to have an easier time than others though. A lot of that depends on previous experience, their current situation, and the entrepreneur’s ability to adapt to new situations that present themselves. To help you improve your chances, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 part time lawn care business owners got to being full time.

It’s a lot easier to get a lawn care business started part time while you have another income source. That saves you the stress of worrying about how to pay your bill. But there still is quite a step to take from having employment elsewhere to going full time with your own business. If you’re [...]

Having trouble staying busy.

It is tough to get lawn care customers when you are in your first year of operation. There are some steps you can take to speed up the process. A big step is finding a core group of customers that can create a buzz about your services and spread word of mouth advertising for you. [...]

How do I deal with 100’s of lawn care competitors?

There are many business strategies you can utilize when presented with high levels of competition. You can start a price war and see who can last. You can improve your quality and seek out customers who are willing to pay for higher quality. You can find a niche service others aren’t offering or one that [...]

Top 3 early lawn care business mistakes.

There are so many ways you can go wrong when you are first getting your business started. You can run out of money. You can get frustrated on the response from your marketing. Then you can just find yourself giving up because what you perceive as a lack of interest in your business, but before [...]

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 [...]

Lawn care marketing at your local coffee house?

Every lawn care business owner is constantly trying to gain new customers. From a discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we have found yet even more interesting and unique ways to help you reach out to new potential lawn care customers. Can you believe, some successful marketing methods even include a coffee shop? [...]

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 [...]

How to make $450 in a day by offering gutter cleaning services.

There are plenty of services you can offer home owners in your area above and beyond lawn care. Why not also consider offering gutter cleaning services. That is what this one lawn care business owner decided to offer. He spent some time designing a door hanger to promote the service and also created an estimate [...]

Lawn care marketing strategies that have worked and some that haven’t.

Finding lawn care customers can be a lot easier than you would expect and cost a lot less too when you are harnessing the right lawn care marketing methods for your business. The problem is, when you are starting out, you just don’t know which ones to choose from. So in this discussion from the [...]