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Underbid my first lawn mowing bid.

There are a few things most new lawn care business owners do when they get started that really negatively impact their bottom line. The first thing they do is they underestimate the amount of time they will need to complete a job and follow up by underestimating the amount of money they need to charge [...]

Should I take this lawn mowing job in the run down part of town?

Most every town has a nicer area and a rougher area. Nice lawns tend to be owned by people who care about what their property looks like and are willing to pay for lawn service. But what about those lawns in run down areas? Are they worth taking on? That is what one entrepreneur wanted [...]

Scheduled my first mowing customer!

There is a lot of prep work and planning that goes into getting a lawn care business started. It can take quite a bit of time and money to be ready for your first mowing customer. Then all of a sudden, with the proper mixture of preparedness, know how, and equipment, you land your first [...]

Is craigslist helpful for lawn care businesses?

Craigslist has one great benefit for the new start up mowing businesses, it’s free. So with no barrier of entry, the amount of people using it to promote all sorts of things can sky-rocket, depending on your area. So with that said, is it worthwhile for you to post an ad on there? Is there [...]

Beware of this craigslist lawn care business scam.

Do you have a couple of bucks burning a hole in your pocket and are you considering spending that money on a business you found in craiglist? You may want to reconsider that option after reading this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, in which we hear from one entrepreneur who got burned [...]

What do you think of my snow removal postcard design?

Whether you are trying to market your lawn care services, snow removal services, or what ever else, there are a few tips we will learn from this discussion in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that will help you. We will also get a chance to look at and review one entrepreneurs post card design [...]

How I got into home preservation and foreclosure work.

There is no free lunch and this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum reaffirms that. If you are just getting your mowing business started and looking to get busy fast, sure you can sign up and do preservation work on foreclosed properties but as we will see, there are down sides to it. [...]

A lawn care business owner who is starting to panic.

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 [...]

What makes a good craigslist lawn care ad?

Advertising on craigslist is simple and free. Because of this, there are an ocean of ads out there but the vast majority of them are simple, plain, and bland. If you want to advertise your lawn care service on craigslist and get calls from potential customers, you need to do something to stand out a [...]

Advice to take your lawn care business full time.

Oh the things you wish you knew when you got started. If you only did this or if you only did that. Sure we all can look back on anything we started and find ways we could have made growth come easier and faster but what were the real important issues? What steps could we [...]

Sample lawn care business craigslist ad idea.

Some craigslist ads will do well and others won’t. Certain elements of an ad will attract readers while other ads may simply be passed. Different locations may bring better results than others as well. There are many elements involved in whether a craigslist ad will do well or not. As we will see in this [...]

Put the benefit at the top of your lawn care flyer.

Sometimes it can’t take just a little tweaking of your advertisement to really improve response rates. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One entrepreneur was having no luck with his ads that basically consisted of his contact information when another business owner gave him some advice which [...]

How to get more lawn care customers from craigslist.

Each time you put out a new piece of lawn care marketing material, you get a chance to experiment with your variables to see which ones bring you more callers. Over time, you can figure out which variables are more important and deserve more attention. If you don’t have the time to experiment at the [...]

Lawn care business classified ad review.

It can be difficult coming up with a classified ad’s wording. Here are a couple of lawn care classified ads that an entrepreneur put together to promote himself online. He asked the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum to help make it better and got a few constructive points that will help him [...]

What can you do to get more lawn care clients?

There is nothing more frustrating than spending time and money on lawn care marketing and not hearing the phone ring because of it. This can happen for a lot of reasons. Are the services you are marketing in need at the moment? Are potential customers getting your marketing message? Is it too late to start [...]

Lessons learned from the first lawn care business attempt.

Sometimes, the first time you try an idea out, it just doesn’t work and that is it. No second attempt and no second chances for improvement. Then, some times you take some time to think about what went wrong and recharge your batteries to go out and try it again while applying the lessons you [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Are you getting 50% of your new leads from your lawn care business website?

If you are looking for more ways to attract new lawn care customers, you need to ask yourself how effective is your current website? Or do you even have one? When you create a site for your business, it’s worth noting that if you put some effort into it’s creation, you too may find that [...]

How a part time lawn care business owner fills his weekly schedule.

Finding lawn care customers can take up a lot of your time and money. Some business owners seem to really have a knack for striking up conversations and meeting new people where ever they are. Let’s check out a discussion, on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, on how this one part time lawn care [...]

How to get more snow plow customers.

Getting lawn care customers and snow plow customers can be frustrating early on. It might seem that every potential customer you reach out to says no right away. But don’t let that stop you. It’s all a numbers game. The more you talk to, the more you can sell too and things get easier as [...]

Would your lawn care business fall for this scam?

No matter what business you are in, there will always be scams and scammers who spend every waking moment trying to come up with new ways to fool you. Here is yet another interesting craigslist scam that lawn care business owners need to be wary of, as shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

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 [...]

Lawn care marketing through goodwill projects.

If you have been scratching your head trying to come up with more lawn care marketing methods to reach out and gain new customers, why not consider what this lawn service business owner did. He got involved with his community and offered some free lawn care to local residents in need and because of this, [...]

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 [...]

5 simple tips to improve your lawn care business this year.

For every ten lawn care businesses that fail, a few will succeed. Those few successful lawn care business will have persevered and pushed through rough spots other lawn care businesses might not have had the strength, know how, or funding to get past. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear [...]

Getting 80% of your new lawn care customers online.

Have you been finding it difficult to get new lawn care customers? Some members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum have been using online classified ad sites like craiglist to fill up their mowing schedules with fantastic results. One member even showed us how he is getting 80% of his new customers through craigslist. [...]

A craigslist scam that can cost your lawn care business thousands!

There are all sorts of scams being played out there on the internet. As an owner of a lawn care business, you need to know what is going on that is effecting your industry because it may be personally effecting you at some time in the future. If you advertise your lawn care services on [...]

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 [...]