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Gopher Lawn Care Business Software v.4 upgrade now available.

The long awaited upgrade to Gopher Lawn Care Business Software is now available for download.
Download the free trial and give it a run. You will see a lot of new useful updates.

Having problems charging monthly lawn care customers.

Performing lawn care services is one thing but trying to get some customers to pay after the fact is a whole other potentially difficult and time wasting task. The way you get paid and the smoothness of your operation in collecting payment has a lot to do with how you set up your billing policies. [...]

Mow Time Calculator now available on Android.

The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Mow Time Calculator is now available on Android.
Check it out here.
GopherHaul Mow Time Lawn Care Business Calculator.
Enter the variables to learn how much time you will spend mowing a lawn care job
As the host of the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show and the administrator of the Gopher [...]

LawnMail Lawn Care Business Internet Platform available for download.

I got the latest version of LawnMail up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum for you to download. This package of web code is jam packed with problem solving features.
First off, what is LawnMail? Basically it is a website platform that allows your lawn care customers to have more interaction with you.

Topsoil & Mulch Calculator.

Do you find it difficult when looking at a mulch bed to know how mulch mulch you will need to cover the area? Trying to figure out the math for it can be very difficult. Well stop worrying about buying too much mulch / topsoil or not enough and have to go back to the [...]

Get the GopherHaul Business Calculators in a bundle and Save!

There has been a lot of interest in ordering all the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Calculators in a bundle so I put that together. You can now get the same estimators that I offer online for your personal computer without having to be on the internet to use them. A big benefit to this is [...]

Lawn Care Marketing Return on Investment Calculator now available.

The Lawn Care Marketing Return on Investment Calculator is now available for use on your desktop. If you liked using it online, here is your chance to now own it and use it without needing your internet connection. The great thing about this investment calculator is that it will help you figure out if your [...]

Lawn care price estimator now available.

Do you have a hard time figuring out what you should charge to mow a lawn? Are you including your overhead costs when you calculate how much to charge a lawn care customer or are you just winging it? If you want to find profits and find success, you need to be scientific with your [...]

Desktop mow time estimator now available.

A lot of forum members wanted a copy of the mow time estimator to use on their computer in the field so I put together a downloadable version of the mow time estimator. If you would like a copy of it, I’ll email it to you after purchase.
Many times I see newer lawn care business [...]

Compare your lawn care prices and see how you can improve!

How much do you charge to perform lawn care service? This has got to be one of the most common questions I have seen appear on the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum. It is a very important question too. If you don’t know how much the average lawn care business owner is charging for standard [...]

Use your cell phone to access the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Web Tools

You can now use your cell phone to access all the functionality of the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Web Tools. If you haven’t created a user account yet, visit the site and register to create your own account. Then you will be able to unlock the power of the web tools.
Imagine pulling up on site [...]

Emailing your estimates with the online GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Estimator

I added a feature to give you the power to email your lawn care customers their lawn care estimate. The great thing about this feature is how it benefits you, the lawn care business owner. You can potentially pull up to a new lawn care customer’s property and enter the specific information into your computer [...]

Entering your lawn care business overhead costs into the GopherHaul estimator.

With the GopherHaul lawn care business software online estimator, you are empowered. In this discussion I will show you how to enter your overhead costs of running your lawn care business so you can create a lawn care estimate which will provide you with a % of profit you desire.
We often talk about how little [...]

GopherHaul Online Lawn Care Business Estimator.

I have been playing around with improving the online lawn care business estimators and if you would like an account to use it, just send me a message through the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum Here.
This new estimator will save your costs to a database and allow you to effortlessly create consistent lawn care estimates [...]

GopherHaul 20 – Lawn Care Forum Business Entrepreneur Show

Hello and welcome to GopherHaul 20 – Lawn Care Forum Business Entrepreneur Show.
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In this episode we will be talking about

A letter from a viewer. Julian writes us to thank us about GopherHaul and the site. Join the discussion on this post: http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=26;t=6848;

Here is the letter:

“Hello, well after gardening & landscaping for [...]

GopherHaul 19 plus great lawn care marketing ideas.

Hello and welcome to GopherHaul 19 – Lawn Care Entrepreneur Business Show.

In this episode we will be talking about

Please continue to submit your pictures for our outdoor holiday lighting contest. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=8;t=6159;

Our lawn care business forum member of the month is Tim.

Tim has shared with us three new contracts including a lawn cutting contract, a full [...]

GopherHaul 17 - Winter Lawn Care Business Marketing Ideas - now online

In this episode of GopherHaul we discuss winter lawn care business marketing ideas.
Hello everyone and welcome to Gopherhaul!
If you haven’t started your business yet, what are you waiting for. If you don’t start your business this year, you’ll be at least 1 year older when you do so get started today!
GopherHaul is a show for [...]

GopherHaul 16 Lawn Care Entrepreneur Business Show Released

GopherHaul 16 is now online.
In this episode we will be talking about some new free downloads we have added to our lawn care business forum.

One is a flyer and the other is a lawn care business bid proposal template.

Next we will be talking about a new section we have added to the lawn care business [...]

Free Lawn Care Business Proposal Template

I’d like to thank Brandon for posting this lawn care business proposal contract. It is in Microsoft Word format. If you don’ have that program, download the free version from openoffice.org.
You can download this template in our lawn care business forum here.

What a great lawn care flyer

Our friend Ozzy had posted this flyer he had gotten made for his lawn care business. I really thought this flyer was visually stunning. It just stands out and grabs your attention.
You can read more about this flyer here on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.

New lawn care flyer to market to home sellers

Would you like to sign up new customers for a year’s worth of lawn care service? Why not market your lawn care service to those trying to sell their homes!
I think the homeowners would be more willing to spend on something like this if it helped them get their home sold. The best part about [...]

How your lawn care business should price a fall leaf cleanup

Leaves are already beginning to turn and fall in some parts of the country. So, this article might be of interest to you.
Leaf raking can be a very profitable job for a lawn care business. However, be aware of some common traps in raking a customer’s lawn.
As Autumn draws on and the green [...]

Lawn Mower repair service marketing flyer

Thanks to Patrick for this great idea.
Lawn Mower Repair Flyer
You can put together a flyer you can use to find more work in the fall and winter. Consider included a coupon for a fall clean up with a mower maintenance. While you are fixing their mower, you might as well offer them a fall yard [...]

How to pre-qualify lawn care customers over the phone for your lawn care business.

How to pre-qualify lawn care customers over the phone for your lawn care business.
When you operate a lawn care business and market your business, you will gain new customers. Sifting through these potential lawn care customers to find which ones are right for your lawn care business is a very important process many new lawn [...]

GopherHaul 14 - Lawn Care Business Entrepreneur Show is online

GopherHaul 14 Lawn Care Business Show Part 1.

GopherHaul 14 Lawn Care Business Show Part 2.

Hello everyone and welcome to Gopherhaul!
If you don’t start your business this year, you’ll be at least 1 year older when you do so get started today!
Thanks for watching.
Our forum has just been jam packed with amazing business and marketing ideas [...]

One of the easiest yet most often overlooked way to acquire lawn care customers

Suggestions on buying lawn care customer accounts.
When you are trying to get your lawn care business to grow, there are many ways to gain new customers. A very simple yet often over looked method is to simply buy them from another lawn care operator. These ideas came from our Be A Lawn Care business Rebel [...]

Would you offer a free 1 time lawn mowing, check this out.

I think this is the first time I have seen a lawn care business website that offers a free trial mowing.
http://www.wrightlawncare.com/Free_Lawn_Mowing.html
“At Wright Lawn Care we are confident that you’ll love our services. In fact we’ll mow your lawn for free, just to prove it. The bottom line is that if you like the level of [...]

Now is the time to think Halloween Decorations to Boost your Lawn Care Business Sales

Halloween is a great time to get out there and be creatinve if you run your own lawn care business.
I added a new photo section in my Gopher Lawn Care Business forum of halloween decorations other lawn care business owners have done in hopes of inspiring you to go out, create and sell your own [...]

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show - 12 has just been released

GopherHaul 12 has just been released
Watch it here.

Hello everyone and welcome to GopherHaul. GopherHaul is a show for entrepreneurs and new business owners. In it we discuss business tips and tricks we have learned over the years and share with you some real world experiences on how to help your lawn care business or any [...]

What’s next for Bikini Lawn Care? Pitching Products.

Lee Cathey and his bikini clad lawn care staff of Tiger Time Lawn Care have set the globe on fire. Newspapers from nations as far away as India and China have written about his company. “People seem to have become entranced by Lee” said Kevin Parker, marketing director of Gopher Lawn Care Software, “They just [...]