Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

New member and new to the business


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-22-2012, 01:24 PM
rapaport rapaport is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 5
rapaport is on a distinguished road
Smile New member and new to the business

Hello all ive been thinking and kicking around the idea of going into the lawncare/landscape business for last couple of years. I have done some serious thought into it and now in the starting phase of gathering equipment. I will be picking your brains so be prepared for me to ask a lot of naive questions, so be gentle anyway great to be here and oneday hopefully I will be able to help out the rookies in the future.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-22-2012, 01:49 PM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by rapaport View Post
Hello all ive been thinking and kicking around the idea of going into the lawncare/landscape business for last couple of years. I have done some serious thought into it and now in the starting phase of gathering equipment. I will be picking your brains so be prepared for me to ask a lot of naive questions, so be gentle anyway great to be here and oneday hopefully I will be able to help out the rookies in the future.
Welcome! Where are you located? What city do you provide service ?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-22-2012, 03:05 PM
Al Kessinger's Avatar
Al Kessinger Al Kessinger is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west plains missouri
Posts: 80
Rep Power: 5
Al Kessinger is on a distinguished road
Default

Hello Rapaport,
Welcome to the forum, dont hesitate to ask questions and join in on the conversations.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-23-2012, 10:43 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Hello all ive been thinking and kicking around the idea of going into the lawncare/landscape business for last couple of years
Welcome to our forum!

What's kept you so far from starting?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-26-2012, 06:22 AM
rapaport rapaport is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 5
rapaport is on a distinguished road
Default fear of getting started

First off thanks for the warm welcome. Im from Indianapolis Indiana. The reason why I never took off with was not knowing if i can support my family with it, since there are a lot of people doing it. I love working outside and really enjoy working my yard. I even went as far as putting down scouts weed fertile on my neighbours yard because it looks terrible! LOL! He still hasn't noticed, but his yard looks better. But any stories or encouragement would be great. I did buy a 6x12 dropgate trailer and now trying to figure out the equipment. Fears something i need to overcome. Hope u guys can mentor me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-26-2012, 07:46 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I think the big thing is to scale everything up at a comfortable pace. Realize that it takes time to build a business. If it doesn't give you the returns you are looking for right away, don't be afraid to perform other services or even take on a part time job to keep the cash flowing in until your business picks up.

Over the years, we have seen the more flexible the business owner is in finding ways to make money, the better their chances are of getting through the tough early time.

Does this help?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-28-2012, 01:47 PM
rapaport rapaport is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 5
rapaport is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes that helps. A lot. Its kinda nerve raking with all the things i have to consider. I guess im just trying to figure out the order i need to go about things.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-30-2012, 07:48 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I guess im just trying to figure out the order i need to go about things.
What things are you trying to get ordered now?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-01-2012, 07:37 AM
rapaport rapaport is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 5
rapaport is on a distinguished road
Default

I bought a 6x12 dropgate trailer. I want the right gear to do things professionaly and efficient. All i need to do is fill the trailer up with proper equipment. The problem is i really don't know much about what brands and models to get. I know what pieces to get but quality items to do quality efficient work is overwhelming. Once i have my equipment together i need to set myself up as a business legally. And figure out marketing. How does this sound? And any advice on equipment is appreciated. Looking for reliable 36 walkbehind that does good work is my next purchase
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-01-2012, 12:40 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I think a lot of the new members just start up with what ever they have and then scale up as they need to. If you can get the jobs first and then get the equipment to perform the jobs, it's a lot better than the other way around because if you get the equipment, there is nothing to say the jobs have to come.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New member and new business JC Lawn Mowing Introduce Yourself 11 04-30-2011 12:23 PM
new member and lawn business owner jkcole Introduce Yourself 9 03-06-2011 02:44 AM
New Member and New to the Business sigalow Introduce Yourself 2 03-02-2011 06:28 PM
New member with a new business in FL LilBit 4x4 Introduce Yourself 4 04-09-2010 05:21 AM
Hi, new member and new business DeckerLC Introduce Yourself 20 01-28-2010 07:16 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
Today 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,191
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
Today 02:33 PM
Today 02:33 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
0 12
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Today 11:52 AM
Today 11:52 AM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
0 13
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 106
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 137
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 125
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 116
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 318
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,756
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 283
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 257
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,469
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 334
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 287
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 235
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 317
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 219
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,344
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,046
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 407
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,340
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,123
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,285
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy