Archive for the 'Word Of Mouth' Category

Lawn care advertising woes.

It can be so frustrating early on with your business when you are ready to work and work hard, but your phones aren’t ringing. What can you do to make the phones ring? How can you attract new business? That is what one entrepreneur wanted to know on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum when [...]

How to get new lawn care customers near a golf course.

When it comes to finding new mowing customers, your marketing strategies should be altered to help you focus your advertising dollars on the exact group of people you want to hire you. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who came up with a great way to [...]

Should I be looking for a marketing company to promote my lawn care service?

When it comes to lawn care marketing, everyone has an opinion on what works best. Some marketing may work well in one area while other methods work better in others. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one entrepreneur questions which marketing methods would work best for him and if he should [...]

Third year lawn care business plan.

Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that talks about business growth. Some entrepreneurs look for hyper growth, where each year their company grows by leaps and bounds. But as we will see from some veterans of the industry, slower growth can give you time to build a longer lasting [...]

How your driving can effect your business.

Here is something to think about when you are out driving around in your company vehicle. Every action you take on the public roads can be recorded. The good things you do may be forgotten but the bad things can be remembered for a long time and have a negative effect on your business. As [...]

Got my first lawn care customers from word of mouth.

Having a large local social network can be a real asset when it comes to starting up a new business. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, a new entrepreneur was pleasantly surprised when his first few customers came to him through word of mouth, even before he [...]

Marketing ideas for lawn care business owners who are teachers.

No matter what your full time career is or was as you start your own lawn care business, there are always marketing ideas you can harness that will work well with your specific situation. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum where one new entrepreneur still works as [...]

How to fix this brick patio job?

Have you ever been in a situation where a mowing customer wanted you to perform some hardscaping services yet you were unsure of what to do? Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum on how to repair a brick patio that has been installed improperly. Hopefully this information will broaden [...]

Someone took the lawn care business name I wanted to use.

Before you get your lawn care company started, you need to do a little research. If you come up with a business name you like, you need to search around and see if anyone else is using that name or if anyone else has that internet domain name. There is no sense [...]

Getting back at a former employer.

We all have crazy situations we find ourselves in from time to time. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum where one member discusses how he wants to take his revenge on a former employer by stealing his accounts. Should you ever do this? Should it ever be [...]

Is my lawn care business plan practical?

Having goals to shoot for in your first year of business can really be helpful. In fact, the more preparation and planning you do, the better your chances are for success. Without goals to strive for, we all have a tendency not to push ourselves to get to where we want to be. Here is [...]

The pros and cons of using Facebook to promote your lawn care business.

There are many ways to promote your lawn care business. Most of them you can control the message and design it specifically for your targeted audience. But what happens when you utilize a marketing tool that allows for the injection of other outside variables into your marketing message, like facebook? How do you take a [...]

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 [...]

Knocking on doors to promote snow removal services works.

No matter what time of year it is, there is always a service you can sell to home owners as maintaining a property can be quite overwhelming for many. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who was able to build up his snow removal [...]

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 [...]

Getting in good with people to sell more lawn care services.

You don’t need money to market yourself and gain new lawn care customers if you have spare time. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, harnessing your time to go out and meet people, attend meetings, and become known in your area can be as beneficial and spending [...]

Harnessing your free time for lawn care marketing.

There are many ways to promote your lawn care business. You can go door to door. You can buy ads in the phone book, newspaper, or on search engines. But if you have more time than money, you might want to consider what this entrepreneur suggested in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. He uses [...]

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 [...]

Should you use the phone book to market your lawn care business?

With a limited marketing budget, a small business owner really needs to spend their money wisely. You need the biggest return for your investment. Every ad salesperson out there is going to think their marketing method is the best so it’s up to you to decide which to choose. In this discussion from the Gopher [...]

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 [...]

Fall tilling service ideas.

How often are you able to take a scrap that you would normally have to pay to dispose of and turn around and sell it to make a profit? I would bet it doesn’t happen too often. Well here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that details how you can [...]

What excites you about your business?

One of the benefits of being an entrepreneur is that you get something out of what you do. You should love what you do, after all this is a business you created! You could have created anything you wanted and you created this.
Your benefit can’t just be about money. Doing anything just [...]

Harnessing the ‘old lady network’ to grow your lawn care business.

We say it often here that people buy from people they know. So if you want to sell more, whether it be cars, soup, or lawn care services, you need to go out and meet people. In this great example from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who’s mother created [...]

Promoting your lawn care services through an auction.

In most communities there are various social groups that raise money throughout the year for local projects. Some of these groups charge a monthly fee to be involved with. Those fees may be within the budget of some entrepreneurs, but what if they are out of your reach and you still would like to get [...]

How to find and get high end lawn care and landscaping customers.

Are you looking to attract more high end lawn care customers? Have you had a tough time figuring out how to do it? Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that looks into this process. You should be able to gain at least a few new sales techniques from these [...]

Sometimes it seems relaxing just isn’t possible.

Running a business can be very difficult for many reasons. It’s tough to figure out your trade and perform it to the best of your abilities. But it can be even tougher trying to satisfied customers you simply don’t mesh with. In this discussion, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, an entrepreneur talks about [...]

How to market your lawn care services to gated communities.

Marketing to the average community is not that big of a deal. You can go door to door, put flyers in doors, send mailers, or a slew of other methods. But what about when you want to market your lawn care services to gated communities? How does one go about doing that? Such a question [...]

Ways my lawn care business made more money in my 2nd year.

As you go through life, the list of things you wish you had done earlier, tends to grow and grow. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One entrepreneur talks about how he wished he had offered additional services earlier when he had started up his business. The [...]

Door to door tips for the lawn care business owner.

The thought of going door to door to sell your mowing services can strike fear into the hearts of many entrepreneurs. The vast majority of business owners cringe at the idea and simply won’t do it. Here though is a great story, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, on how you can find success [...]

Does putting flyers on doors constitute soliciting?

We have all seen signs that say no soliciting before but have you ever stopped and thought about what such a sign means to you? Especially when you are out distributing your lawn care door hangers, going door to door with them. Can you simply ignore such a sign if you see one on a [...]