GopherHaul Lawn Care Marketing & Business Podcast recorded 2/21/08

Hello everyone and welcome to the GopherHaul Lawn Care Marketing & Business Podcast recorded 2/21/08.

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In this podcast we discuss:

How to price a lawn?

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How to make the jump from lawn care to landscaping and then what kind of profit potential will you see when you get into landscaping?

Do you need the lawn cutting customer base to transition to landscaping or can you simply start off as a landscaper? Which way is easier?

Which landscaping projects provide for the best profit margins with the least amount of work?

Or friend and forum member Matt brought up a  question if you should give a % of the profits to a friend/employee. How should this be handled?

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Lawn painting service. This is where you would actually paint a dried up lawn, green to make it look healthy. It could be done during times of drought. $465.00 for a single application. Good idea? Would you offer it?

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Do you use a contract? Is it different from your residential to your commercial clients? How many pages is the contract? Also if you are going to put in your contract a surcharge for cleaning your mower of dog waste, why not offer it as an upsell for $50 per month for 1 dog? Would you offer that?

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Luke asked this great question on the forum.

What’s the best way to introduce to your customers that you are using contracts in the new season? Should you use a letter? If so what would you have the letter say?

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We discuss the lessons to be learned from the book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Why do rich people buy assets while poor and middle class people buy liabilities?

What stops people from succeeding.

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