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Forum: General Business Discussions 12-19-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By cruzgardening
Talking Hey steve looks like ur advise is wise

Hey steve looks like ur advise is wise
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-21-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,617
Posted By cruzgardening
im going on my 3rd year and i got to tell you i...

im going on my 3rd year and i got to tell you i started very similar push mower and no helper, moved up to get a helper. best advice i can give u is very simple.



Pay yourself for the first year an...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-21-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,179
Posted By cruzgardening
hey there yeah i was showing u how to send u...

hey there yeah i was showing u how to send u directly to a site hope it worked hows busines going so far?
Forum: General Talk 04-16-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,773
Posted By cruzgardening
when i started i was getting up late started...

when i started i was getting up late started around 11am finish around 4-5pm then i got more accounts so i started at 8am finished around 6-7pm during summer and around 5-6 during winter then i got...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-16-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By cruzgardening
if he is selling all the eqipment with what u...

if he is selling all the eqipment with what u mentioned that's a fair price...
now did he Net that 100k? or was it gross? also did he do extra jobs or does he get the 100k from the route itself?...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 04-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,388
Posted By cruzgardening
got a call from a client he is way off our route...

got a call from a client he is way off our route but he was willing to pay $50/cut for his 100/sqft of a lawn in the back when i got to the property i noticed there was no side access, there was a 3...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-09-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,240
Posted By cruzgardening
thats what i do for craigslist and i get lots of...

thats what i do for craigslist and i get lots of calls from the areas i want and 1 or 2 calls from areas i do not service, also i come up on google for my area ranked #3 and #1 through thumbstack and...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-08-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,240
Posted By cruzgardening
i jsut did a quick search in our area and it...

i jsut did a quick search in our area and it appears that we are ranked #1 with the thumbstack service and redbeacon which we used last year, they still have us as number one among their recommended...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-08-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,240
Posted By cruzgardening
im not sure wix ranks on google at all, i have a...

im not sure wix ranks on google at all, i have a wix website might look into developing a different kind of site but for now im worried about growing within our area and even if we target our area...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-08-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,240
Posted By cruzgardening
i will scout around and instead of wasting my...

i will scout around and instead of wasting my advertising dollars for SEO and other marketing im going to keep on sending out fliers and will either save or get a small loan to buy a small route.

i...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-04-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,240
Posted By cruzgardening
I think 10% is a super optimistic number wish i...

I think 10% is a super optimistic number wish i was able to get this haha i currently get .5% o think lol

last time i bought my route from someone i had to fight some of the clients to get what i...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-01-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,832
Posted By cruzgardening
hello are u only tilling or do u have to do some...

hello are u only tilling or do u have to do some clean up before you till? usually only tilling takes about and hour with our slow machine yes its quite slow haha but i know there are other machines...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-01-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,103
Posted By cruzgardening
Hello i am currently expanding this year huge...

Hello i am currently expanding this year huge goal to achive, but we have never really done door hangers the company who i use to work a while back did do doorhangers but they use to complain of how...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 04-01-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,388
Posted By cruzgardening
was the trimming included? and she was probably...

was the trimming included? and she was probably not mad at how expensive it was she probably was mad that she was not going to find anyone else that cheap :P


people who do not want to pay for the...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-01-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,985
Posted By cruzgardening
hey there just make sure that cold weather...

hey there just make sure that cold weather grasses get racked horizontal and vertical the same day but warm weather grasses can get killed using this process so only rake warm season grasses on their...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-01-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,590
Posted By cruzgardening
how bout having a broom included in the rake...

how bout having a broom included in the rake rack? I learned the hard way had a client who had lots of dirt u guys can imagine, so we have brooms and landscape brushes to clean off the grass clipings...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-31-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,977
Posted By cruzgardening
I live in Los Angeles County it is a huge county,...

I live in Los Angeles County it is a huge county, so since the beginning i decided that i was only going to work on the east side of the county once i started to get more properties i decided i...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-30-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,240
Posted By cruzgardening
Ok so stay away from lead generating companies...

Ok so stay away from lead generating companies and facebook pay per click. Got It. So the best method u guys think is flyers? even though i am not growing at the speed i want to be growing? right now...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-28-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,271
Posted By cruzgardening
haha you are right we dont want, even our allies,...

haha you are right we dont want, even our allies, to be known to have better quality work then us ;)
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-28-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,240
Posted By cruzgardening
We do flyers already we get about 2-3 calls daily...

We do flyers already we get about 2-3 calls daily out of every 10 clients we visit we get 1 for service and one for other types of work so its working but i want something that brings more clients...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-28-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,240
Posted By cruzgardening
Whats a good Marketing Service?

Hey guys Craigslist has worked fantastic but now i have no time during 3 days out of the week to post my ads when they are the most efficient and we are looking into using a good marketing company to...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-28-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,271
Posted By cruzgardening
Hey Cheese hope u remember me, I havent been...

Hey Cheese hope u remember me, I havent been around for a while, work has been busy. Anyhow i think your aproach is the right one but i would charge, instead of $100, $120 and see if the client is...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-28-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,271
Posted By cruzgardening
Let me know if you would like me to write the...

Let me know if you would like me to write the receipt makes it more credible :) i hate the low ballers :P I've been weeding them off from about 3 streets in 2 different towns slowly :)
Forum: General Talk 01-13-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,368
Posted By cruzgardening
Hey how are you? well craigslist is an amazing...

Hey how are you? well craigslist is an amazing service despite what anyone tells you. It has real legitimate services and yes you encounter lots of cheap people looking for the cheapest service but...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-01-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,938
Posted By cruzgardening
Our company is growing fast the first months i...

Our company is growing fast the first months i only wanted to service my immediate community but i got lots of calls from all over the county and i could not say no so the ones from far away i...
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