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Since 2004, I have worked for a buddy of mine's landscaping company. After a few years, the company fell under.
What is your view on why that happened? Do you feel there were any lessons you learned from it?

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I am wondering if it is a good idea to go with a new image and what else could I do to help get my name out there.
Sure why not! Create a new image and promote it with business cards to everyone you know. Then reach out to friends of friends etc.

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This will be my 1st full season. Made a lot of mistakes last year in quoting jobs.
What were some of the bidding lessons you learned from last year?
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What is your view on why that happened? Do you feel there were any lessons you learned from it?



Sure why not! Create a new image and promote it with business cards to everyone you know. Then reach out to friends of friends etc.



What were some of the bidding lessons you learned from last year?
Still trying to figure out on a consistent way to bid a yard based on that my yards are scattered all over, not in same neighborhoods.
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Try and experiment with the online lawn care calculators. They should help you get more consistent bids created.
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WOW why after 23 year? Did you ever want to do it full time in the past or was it just the right time when you did it?
When I started my business, I already had a full-time job ,with a
medical supply company,that was undergoing some corporate changes....
(downsizing).I left the medical company to pursue lawn care ,fulltime,and
have now been full time for about 20 years.It WAS the right time!
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Hello everyone,

Getting ready for the season here and they are talking 6+ inches of snow!
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Thanks everyone on the forum for all the great info. I'm Michael and I have learned so much from reading the posts. I have been doing this 2 years now and still am very small but growing daily. Thanks again.
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Welcome to our forum! What are you doing to promote yourself this spring?
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Cool New to all this..

My friend Ed and I are just starting up; both of us have building and grounds maintaince experience, apartments, hotel/motel and school districts. I was house painting for 15 years, now we want to concentrate on Power Washing.
I found your site while searching for power washing flyers. We are in Saint Petersburg, FL. Any help; pointers or extras would be appreciated.
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Hi JR,

Read as much as you can here and on my blog at www.lawnchat.com. There is a lot of information that will help you grow.
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My name is Chris. I'm 32, from PA, and currently a stay at home dad. When we lost our long time baby sitter for our boys I had to quit work and become a stay at home dad. The cost of daycare for the 2 was 75% of my monthly income. My wife has her "dream job" so her quitting was not an option. I really enjoy getting to spend so much time them.

I recently decided to try and start a lawn care service after a few people asked if I could do some work for them in my spare time. My wife and I got to talking and decided maybe this would be a good way to get some extra income coming in and also a chance for me to get out of the house. I have already got several quotes for general liability insurance. I also have the tools to at least get me started. A truck, riding mower, push mower, and string trimmer. As well as tools such as rakes, shovels, etc.

I am having trouble picking marketing items. I am trying to design a flyer but I am so picky I'm holding things up. I want to hurry up and get started since I am already starting late (it's the end of April). I hope this site can help me get the business started as well as help me be successful. I will be doing a lot of searching on the site to find answers to the many questions I have but if anyone has some words of advice, encouragement, or tips in general feel free to PM me. I am looking forward to my new business venture and hope that I will soon be helping people like me on this site so I can give a little back.
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