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!

Hello just started...


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 05-06-2009, 08:29 PM
roclin roclin is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 6
roclin is on a distinguished road
Default Hello just started...

Had a successful commercial maintenance business for over 12 years ago in Stockton Cal.
I'm in Monterey Ca and after years of doing other things my son asked me if I wanted to get back in the business with him.
Not really wanting too, I'm starting out slowly and find myself interested. I'm taking my time in designing my business cards and letter heads. There designed to make the 2 man company look larger than what it actually is. Right now I need introduction letters to send to certain businesses that I choose. Any suggestions? I'm rusty at this. I know the work just trying to modernise things.

Charles Gray
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 05-06-2009, 11:11 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Charles,
Welcome from Redding. there is a ton of info on this site that you can use. What you cant find here, you can google and get good results too. Thats what I did. Also, I found a graphic artist this week on Craigslist willing to trade work. I will be meeting her this weekend to go over work that needs done.
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-07-2009, 01:19 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,595
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Charles,

Welcome to our forum.

There are a bunch of letters in the free marketing template section here.

Do you feel it is easier for you the second time around because you have had much experience in the past? If so, which parts do you find easier? What skills have you been able to bring with you from operating your previous businesses?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 05-07-2009, 02:06 PM
roclin roclin is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 6
roclin is on a distinguished road
Default Brandon/Little's

Look forward to your information Brandon. Would love to kick around some ideas.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-07-2009, 02:27 PM
roclin roclin is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 6
roclin is on a distinguished road
Default Thanks Steve

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Hi Charles,

Welcome to our forum.

There are a bunch of letters in the free marketing template section here.

Do you feel it is easier for you the second time around because you have had much experience in the past? If so, which parts do you find easier? What skills have you been able to bring with you from operating your previous businesses?
It's easier on many levels. First, business cards/letter heads/t-shirts etc through VistaPrint. I've used the service many times for my Wedding photography business to sprinkler repair. Great service. Another way is my confidence, age, knowing what to say and be able to answer most questions is a plus and not being afraid what to do. If I cannot answer something I tell them I'd get back to them and make sure I do.
I've always been good about customer service through communication. I remember when my lawn mower/truck would break down and I did not have the skills to fix it, I would go buy a new/used one to keep going.
Think how that would look when I called my commercial customer and said,"I'm sorry my mower broke, but I'll mow it next week when it comes out of the shop". That will never happen! Get a back up. Delays do not work for any business. Never make an excuse. Either you can do it or not.Truth always stands up.
There are times when you have tried everything to keep an account but you loose it anyway. Send flowers or a thank you card even if it was your fault. Your reputation will build long term as a nice guy. There are many other things but remember PL&PD insurance....get it.
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
Just started!! WOW!! blairville Introduce Yourself 11 03-29-2011 05:23 AM
what I first started out with comanche Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 5 06-16-2008 01:37 AM
getting started cowboy52806 Introduce Yourself 7 04-30-2008 07:32 AM
How to get started sfitzpat Community Assistance 8 03-02-2008 09:51 PM
Just getting started and need help Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 9 04-21-2007 10:10 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Contract or no contract?
TRV
Yesterday 09:18 PM
Yesterday 09:18 PM
by TRV
0 26
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
Yesterday 09:17 PM
by Chilehead
10 264
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
Yesterday 06:44 PM
by Dan Tanner
4 110
New website
Chilehead
Yesterday 04:39 PM
Yesterday 06:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
1 33
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 04:35 PM
by Chilehead
14 5,866
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
Yesterday 02:55 PM
by biglee
14 369
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
Yesterday 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 828
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 01:56 PM
by AGPS
7 178
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
11-19-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
14 381
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 382
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,755
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,377
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,126
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 698
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 443
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 388
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 262
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,278
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 186
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 445
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,523
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
11-16-2014 12:20 AM
by SGlawncare
172 13,769
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,632
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,649
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,601
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 362
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
11-12-2014 12:45 PM
by Steve
1 216
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 565
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 252
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 322
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,248
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 544
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 446
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
11-10-2014 01:25 PM
by Steve
2 282
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 247
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 259
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 488
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 311
New to the business
jcurr33
11-05-2014 03:21 PM
11-07-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
1 356
Lines
Matther777
11-04-2014 02:19 PM
11-07-2014 12:54 PM
by Steve
1 400
hello, new to this site
tonyorwig
10-31-2014 10:49 PM
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
by tonyorwig
3 598
Aloha from Hawaii.
Gary R
11-02-2014 12:44 AM
11-03-2014 03:02 PM
by Steve
1 503
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 03:49 PM
10-31-2014 01:49 PM
by Steve
6 808
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 02:59 PM
10-31-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
5 1,122
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 10:19 PM
10-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Max Wagner
30 3,228
Gie-review / What's new...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-25-2014 10:19 AM
10-31-2014 10:30 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 1,045
Business Name
sanchez5
10-29-2014 12:55 AM
10-31-2014 06:51 AM
by ringahding1
10 914
"Price...
Mr. Mow
10-30-2014 04:21 PM
10-31-2014 06:48 AM
by ringahding1
3 722
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 12:41 PM
10-31-2014 06:41 AM
by ringahding1
15 2,599
Difference between lawn...
sanchez5
10-29-2014 05:20 PM
10-30-2014 03:08 PM
by Steve
2 744
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment complex bid billy goat brushcutter bush charge christmas deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate exmark ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul gravely holiday how much to charge how to bid husqvarna hydraulic installation introduction jobs kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch price new business ordinance podcast push versus ride redmax reo savannah scag v-ride seo shreaded small engine repair starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns toro tractor auger trailer trimmer rack truck new used landscape walker won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 AM.

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