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queenbee
07-21-2008, 06:45 PM
HI everyone! I'm Biz and I just wanted to introduce myself. I just started my company Bizzy Bee's Landscape Maintenance based in Los Angeles. I only have a few clients so far, but things look bright for me. on my off time (if you want to call it off time) I'm a musician. I play bass for a couple of rock bands.

Steve
07-21-2008, 07:21 PM
Hi!

Oh how fantastic! What got you interested in starting your own lawn care business and playing bass?

What are some of your larger goals with each?

By the way, I love the business name. You could really come up with some great marketing material and logo with that name.

justin_time
07-21-2008, 09:23 PM
Hi, Welcome to the forum

I've heard a similar business name up here like that

I think it's called Busy Bee maintenance or something like that.

queenbee
07-22-2008, 06:38 PM
Hi!

Oh how fantastic! What got you interested in starting your own lawn care business and playing bass?

What are some of your larger goals with each?

By the way, I love the business name. You could really come up with some great marketing material and logo with that name.

I'm new at this whole forum thing so I hope I'm replying the right way. I have been gardening professionally for about 8 years and have reached the top of the pay scale as an employee. I also have grown tired of not having creative control and watching my bosses make terrible mistakes. I decided the only thing to do was go out on my own. My goal is to be like WhisperCut and use no/low emissions equipment. I already use only organic fertilizers and pest/disease controls in all my gardens. I'm having a dilemma right now though. All last year I worked under a landscape designer doing specialty maintenance. I decided to start a mow blow service to compliment her specialty service. Four of her clients have now made a complete switch to me and fired her. That is not what I had in mind. I don't know how to handle it as I'm still relying on her for the hours she gives me until my schedule fills up. I don't have the capital to run an effective advertising campaign, nor do I have the low emissions equip. to advertise about! I'm flattered that her clients want to do business with me exclusively, but morally I can't keep taking her business. It' just not cool. Any advice?

queenbee
07-22-2008, 06:40 PM
Hi, Welcome to the forum

I've heard a similar business name up here like that

I think it's called Busy Bee maintenance or something like that.

I had to manipulate the name a lot to avoid infringement. I have a right to use it though because my last name is Bizzy!!;)

justin_time
07-22-2008, 07:58 PM
I had to manipulate the name a lot to avoid infringement. I have a right to use it though because my last name is Bizzy!!;)

Well that's good.. that way you can't get persued haha

Steve
10-28-2008, 02:51 AM
Shannon, just added me on myspace and WOW she has a lot of great photos!

Check out her myspace site (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=36107892) and say hi to her.

http://a173.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/8/l_618d93951ef3e5f04bc90d323fbe98b4.jpg

Here is another great picture. I am imagining Shannon finishing up a day of gardening and taking off to perform at a show.

http://a407.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/55/l_99b856602f1b67b5a71f3b917b271bd6.jpg

Here is a logo idea you could potentially use in such a case.

Why have an average garden, when you could have a Rock-N-Garden.

http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/Rock-n-Garden.jpg