Think about it before you turn down a small landscape job.

A lot of time, energy, and money is spent trying to get the attention of new potential customers. To get the opportunity to present a landscape bid, however small, is a great first step towards plugging into a new persons network. Much money can be made over time from that one customer as well as through their referrals. So think twice before you turn down a small job. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, big things can come from small projects.

One lawn care business owner wrote “I got a call from one of my customer’s neighbors today. She wanted garden maintenance. I told her lawn maintenance clients get a special price for garden maintenance and she said she wasn’t interested in lawn maintenance.

I could have taken her up to maintain her garden without providing lawn maintenance, but being my customer’s neighbor - I didn’t just want her for garden maintenance alone.

I told her my offer and she said, ‘I’m not interested, goodbye.’ *click* That really made me mad. She has a really small garden. Honestly it’d take me 20 minutes to do. Why would I even bother though? That’s peanuts. If she won’t hire me for lawn maintenance, it’s not like what I’d charge her will be of any interest to her.

For the 20 minutes of work, I’d charge her about $45.00. Though, I would have done it for $15.00 if she was a lawn maintenance client. So she lost a good offer and a fair discount for monthly garden maintenance. It is her loss.”

A second lawn care business owner shared “I would have taken the job simply because it’s a neighbor of a client. Granted it’s a small job but you have to look at the bigger picture. This neighbor has a network you haven’t accessed yet. I am also a big believer in not burning bridges. Who knows if you did a good job on the gardens it could and probably would lead to other work from this customer and through referrals.

I have had many customers that came to me with small projects first which later led to bigger and bigger projects. If your lawn mowing schedule is already full and you don’t want to expand any further, that’s one thing, but if you are still looking to grow, don’t blow off these golden opportunities to service a new customer.”

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