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What got you interested in starting your own lawn care business?
I lost my sales job due to the econ. and was just about to take another sales job when I realized that the only job I was happy doing was working for a guy in fl who owned his own lawn care business. So over the years I have acquired several comm. grade equipment ad wasn't really using it. The only thing I missing is a comm. grade mower and a trailer but those things will come with time. I am lucky to not have to invest a lot up front. Plan to start slow and steady.
Oh that is fascinating! You have a great background there.
What did you think of sales? How will you use those skills with your new business?
Do you have advice for others on how to improve their sales skills?
The best advise on sales is to sell yourself poeple will pay more for something if they really like you. So be yourself and be polite, try to find some common ground with your customer. Be aware of the customers environment look around talk about what you see people like to talk about themselves and there belongings
That is great! What kinds of things have you thought about doing to really help your business stand out?
a side from the obvious like great customer service and quality service, I have come up with a catchy name and slogan. I have also decided not to low ball my bids (this came from reading your advise on this site) instead I am offering five dollars off the 2nd cut as well as every tenth cut for free. I am also offering a free cut with every referral that signs because of this customer.