Archive for the 'Lawn Care Truck & Trailer Signs' Category

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 [...]

How to improve your lawn care business this year.

The first year you start your lawn care business can be pretty rough. You spend quite a bit of money on equipment and marketing in the hopes of maybe breaking even that year. But once you get into your second year, you really want to start to hunker down and make some profits. You want [...]

Trying to stand out by price is a bad move.

Every lawn care business owner wants to find a way to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The goal is, if you can differentiate yourself, you will increase your value and can ultimately charge more because of it. People will pay a premium for lawn care if you meet their needs. If you do good work. [...]

How to market at a home show on the cheap.

Most new lawn care business owners don’t have much money to spend when they are initially getting their lawn care business started so any lawn care marketing tips or tricks they learn can really come in handy. Here is a great tip on how to market your lawn care business on the cheap at your [...]

My lawn care business is blowing up!

It’s amazing the difference a year can make for a business owner. Especially when that year is your first year in business. The first year can be so extremely tough in many ways. Let’s take a look at some of the lessons one lawn care business owner learned over his first year that helped him [...]

Warning, your lawn care business insurance company is watching you.

If you have been thinking the interaction between you and your lawn care business insurance company ends, the minute you hang up the phone with them and send them their check, you had better think again. As we will see in this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, the internet has changed many [...]

Snow plow marketing tips & tricks.

Are you looking to promote your snow plowing services for the winter? Maybe you are considering a bunch of different marketing options but are unsure which option to go with? Here are some snow plow marketing methods that were discussed on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. I hope they will help inspire you in [...]

Top Of Mind Awareness for your lawn care business.

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 [...]

8,000 lawn care customers and want more, but how? Pt.2

To continue on with our discussion on direct mail marketing from the post on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum a member wrote about her attempts to help push her lawn care business past the 8,000 customer number.
She wrote “The 300K mailings we send out per year is not 100% targeted. I would say [...]

How to land restaurants and hotels as lawn care clients.

Any time I hear about how a great story on how a lawn care business owner landed some commercial accounts, I like to share the story with everyone to help you see how others do it. We all need to hear stories and experiences from others in order to broaden our horizons. This story came [...]

Lawn truck signs can make a big difference!

Looking like a lawn care business versus looking like someone towing a trailer of lawn equipment can make a big difference when it comes to success. If you are operating a lawn care business and sitting there scratching your head, trying to figure out why you aren’t as busy as you want to be, consider [...]

What’s better, a direct mailer pack or newspaper marketing.

If you haven’t gotten the phone call yet, you will. Soon your phone will ring and on the other end will be a salesman telling you about the wonderful marketing opportunities to be had with their mail-pak style mailers. You will hear these grand figures, reach 10,000 families in your area. It will only cost [...]

Two simple keys to success in the lawn care industry.

How do I get new lawn care customers? How can I find more success in the lawn care industry? These are two of the big questions we often see on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. What amazes me is that all too often, business owners are looking for some secret to doing this when [...]

How to use and market tractor services for your lawn care business.

When you are looking to scale up your equipment and expand the services your lawn care business offers, instead of simply buying the next larger sized ZTR mower, why not consider a tractor? A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum did and it has opened the doors to many new services that make [...]

Tips for promoting your lawn care business at trade shows.

Have you been trying to find ways to reach out further in your service area and attract more lawn care customers? Local home & garden trade shows can be a great way to meet and talk with home owners in your area. Here are some suggestions members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum offered [...]

How to get wealthy lawn care customers.

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 [...]

When your ads don’t work, strong customer relations will.

Finding which lawn care marketing strategy works seems to be a topic of never ending fascination. Everyone seems to be looking for that magic key. Is it flyers? Is it door hangers? If not those two, what else could it be? That is a topic raised at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum when one [...]

Turn your truck and trailer into a force multiplier.

In the military they use terms like force multipliers. This term means with a given number of soldiers using certain equipment, they are able to project a larger amount of force than if they didn’t have it. The same term can be applied to the lawn care business. In this discussion we will see how [...]

The importance of vinyl signs on your landscape trailer.

Are you using your lawn care truck or landscaping trailer to attract attention? Sure your vehicle and trailer need to be functional first but it’s quite amazing how this simple step can really change the image of your lawn care business and bring you more customers. Getting vinyl signs and lettering on your truck and [...]

Lawn care customer sales funnel.

Have you spent much time thinking about your lawn care customer sales funnel? Many newer lawn care businesses don’t think about this so I thought it would be a good idea to bring it to their attention.
What is a sales funnel? Well think of it as a big scoop. You want to go out there [...]

Your lawn care business image is everything.

A new lawn care business owner on the Gopher Lawn Care Business forum is trying to get his business off the ground. He is stationed at a military base and ran into a few problems which he was looking for help on. He wrote “Well I had this feeling I would run into issues and [...]

Would you go with the name B.S. Lawn Care?

Here is a really interesting question that was posted on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One of our friends wrote in and he had this idea for his new lawn care business name. His name is Brian S. and he was asking “What do you guys think about naming the business B.S. Lawn Care???? [...]

How important are signs on your lawn care truck and trailer?

How important is it to have signs and marketing material on your landscaping truck and trailer? This is a very good question that was asked on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. A member wrote “things are really taking off here this Spring and it has has been crazy in a good way. My question [...]

Recession marketing ideas for your lawn care business.

We had a great conversation on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that I wanted to share with you. Feel free to jump on it and offer your views as well.
Luna joined up on the forum and wrote “Hello! Just joined here and was looking to get opinions on a couple of truck magnets I [...]

Marketing your lawn care business outward from the center.

With the economy taking a down turn, there are going to be many new opportunities for entrepreneurs to get started with their own business. A lot of times people will think about starting their own business but if they have a full time job, the job will most likely take priority over starting a business. [...]

Lawn care business advice from a 15 year old entrepreneur.

I know there are a lot of teenagers who are avid readers of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and I am sure they are constantly looking for inspiration. One of our forum members who is 15 years old has given us some great insight after ending his first full season running his lawn care [...]

What will make your lawn care business look professional and make you more money.

When you are starting and running a lawn care business, you might think you have an idea what your customers want and what they don’t care about. From what I have read on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, it seems like the difference between what your lawn care customers want and what you think [...]

What’s better, an open or enclosed landscape trailer?

When most landscapers start up their business, they tend to start with a truck only. Then later they may add an open trailer. At a certain point you may be asking yourself what’s better to have, an open or enclosed trailer and why?
That’s the question one of our new forum members asked and he quite [...]

Who would you hire to cut your lawn?

When you are showing up to meet a new potential customer, how would you rate the first impression you make?
Rob asked this great question on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
“What do you guys drive when you give bids. I am not a huge company so a lot of the time I take my personal [...]

Halloween lawn care business marketing idea.

Halloween lawn care business - pumpkin mug marketing.
Here is an idea for your lawn care business fall clean up marketing. Why not order something like a box of these mugs and tape a doorhanger to them and place them on the front steps of homes in your area? Or maybe insert a flyer into the [...]