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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

L.C.O. Makeover


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-10-2004, 04:13 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,192
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default



Success in business is never automatic. It isn't strictly based on luck - although a little never hurts. It depends primarily on the owner's foresight and organization. Even then, of course, there are no guarantees.

Starting a small business is always risky, and the chance of success is slim. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, over 50% of small businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within the first five years. Once you've reached five years, your odds of survival go way up. The number one reason why small businesses fail, according to www.sba.gov, is lack of experience.

We want to do something to help change this for two chosen startup LCOs (lawn care operators). That is what the L.C.O. Makeover is all about. Our partners at United Environment and Green Industry Consultants are gracious enough to provide their business consulting services, free of charge, to two LCO's. Each consulting company will choose one LCO to work with and help grow. We feel this is really going to change the life of those chosen in a very positive way.

How can you get this free business consulting for you and your company? Simply send us PM or email and answer the following questions. After the LCOs are chosen, we will post regular updates on the forum to share what lessons the consultants were able to teach the LCOs to help you learn and grow from this experience.

The following questions were created by the consultants to find those who would most benefit and grow from their free business consulting services.

1. If possible please include a photo of you, in your work clothes, in front of your equipment.
2. What state do you live in?
3. How long have you been in business?
4. Are you in maintenance and or construction?
5. What equipment do you have?
6. Are you licensed and or insured?
7. How do you feel these business consulting services would benefit you?
8. What are you looking to gain from these business consulting services?
9. How many customers are in your customer base?
10. Where do you see your company in 1, 5, and 10 years from now?
11. Are you the sole owner or do you have partner(s)?
12. How many employees do you have?
13. Are there any major events or trade shows coming up in your area, if so please be specific. What show, when, where and who will be there?
14. If chosen could we talk with any of your family members or friends, about your business and history?
15. Does your company provide estimates on an annual basis?
16. Do you want to have an all inclusive service?
17. Do you invoice once a month based on your estimates?
18. Do you have a niche or specialty? If so, what is it?
19. Do you network with other services to keep the customers in house?
20. Are you at least 18 years of age?
21. Please include your name, company name, email address and phone number.



If you are an LCO veteran and would like to help a new business owner as well, please contact us. We very much welcome and appreciate your 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

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 12-17-2004, 10:26 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,192
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Here is a list of who has contacted us so far. If your name isn't on this list and you would like it to be please PM us your name, company name and email address.

Thank you.

Promo Lawn Services
PremierLandscaping
Eric 1
wrestlingcoach
ProMo
work it
jmartin
SouthernYankee
E & S Landscaping
Michscape Landscape Services
Cool Cuts Lawn Care
jeff koper
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 12-20-2004, 07:24 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,192
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

The following LCO's have been added to the list

alpine692003
__________________
- 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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 12:20 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 4,419
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
07-23-2014 08:59 PM
Yesterday 10:56 PM
by SGL1
10 175
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
Yesterday 06:31 PM
by mattthelawnguy
13 429
Echo Edger 'Neutral'
WesleySnips
Yesterday 05:28 PM
Yesterday 05:58 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 40
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by WesleySnips
13 552
New from Texas
Livingston Lawn Care
Yesterday 11:17 AM
Yesterday 01:47 PM
by Steve
1 58
You know it;s gonna be a...
stevef1201
Yesterday 08:50 AM
Yesterday 01:34 PM
by Steve
1 59
Customer letters
kslawn
07-23-2014 06:17 AM
Yesterday 01:20 PM
by Steve
5 152
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
Yesterday 11:29 AM
Yesterday 01:18 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 69
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
07-24-2014 07:09 PM
by SGL1
29 1,206
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
07-24-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 339
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
07-24-2014 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 179
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
07-24-2014 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 878
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
07-24-2014 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 189
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
07-24-2014 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 234
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
07-23-2014 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 261
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-23-2014 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 172
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
07-23-2014 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,364
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
07-23-2014 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 214
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
07-23-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 118
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 253
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 644
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 477
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 260
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 574
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 152
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 155
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 702
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 1,018
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 742
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 677
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 319,072
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 251
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,690
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 434
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 354
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 815
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 539
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 549
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,867
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 533
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 204
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 639
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 298
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 780
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,259
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 516
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 380
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 341
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,416
» Popular Tags
4wd advertisement article marketing bid charge christmas lighting christmas light service courtesy call credit card processing customers decorating escrow estimate exmark ferris fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely gravely 34" zero turn hills holiday holiday decorating holiday lighting how much to charge introduction john deere quik trac kawasaki lawn lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf leaf removal lighting managing a lawn care business marketing native plants new buisness new mower office management online classifieds outdoor environments payment podcast property management company push versus ride redmax reo scag scripts search engine optimization seo snow sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl subcontractor theft toro tractor auger turfgrass consulting walker zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 AM.

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