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? > Promote your products or services

Promote your products or services Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.

ALMA Has The Answers!


Promote your products or services

Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-17-2009, 06:32 PM
tommyganz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default ALMA Has The Answers!

Commercial Lawn Maintenance Contractor? You don't have to go it alone. ALMA can help you with every aspect of growing your lawn maintenance business. Estimating, operational procedures, marketing, crew configuation, etc. Visit www.almanow.com and I'm sure will find this is a no brainer! So come on, no matter if you're a new start-up or if you've been beating your head agaisnt the wall for years...join the family. It will be the single best thing you ever did for your company - and your insanity!
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 07-18-2009, 08:58 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Tom,

Can you tell us a little about how Alma got its start? What do you feel joining the organization has to offer the average lawn care business owner?
__________________
- 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 07-19-2009, 09:10 AM
tommyganz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default ALMA's Roots

After publishing Commercial Mowing Magazine in 1986, I decided to start an association for lawn maintenance contractors shortly after called ALMA. The association quickly grew to over 3,000 national members. We hosted the ALMA National Lawn Equipment Expo and National Conference. In 1993, I became a general partner in U.S. Lawns and unfortunatly had to let the association go dormant for a while because of conflicts between selling franchises and virtually giving the same information away for free in ALMA. After Leaving USL, I decided to take advantage of all the new technologies (video, audo, internet, etc.) and revitalize the association bigger and better! Now I have no restraints...I can do everthing I used to to as a franchisor, only instead of members paying thousands each month in royalty, they only have to pay 10 Bucks a month! It's a no-brainer!
ALMA provides video mentoring posts, podcasts, forms, operational procedures and helps contractors in every aspect of growing their busines.
ALMA is currently working on something that will "rock the industry" and change the way contractors run their business. We're very close but don't want to launch it until it's perfect!
Thanks for the forum. You do a great job!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-19-2009, 01:59 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Titusville FL
Age: 44
Posts: 733
Rep Power: 7
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tommyganz View Post
ALMA is currently working on something that will "rock the industry" and change the way contractors run their business. We're very close but don't want to launch it until it's perfect!
Thanks for the forum. You do a great job!
Come on Tommy! Give us a Hint!!! lol

Welcome to the forum!

Thanx!
Artie
__________________
Artie Crowley
www.marketingholders.com
sales@marketingholders.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-19-2009, 06:31 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Tommy,

With all the franchise knowledge you acquired working with U.S. Lawns, did you ever think of starting another lawn care franchise? Or do you enjoy the lawn care association better?

Also what happened to the magazine you started?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 07-19-2009, 07:03 PM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Welcome to the forums Tommy.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-20-2009, 12:43 PM
tommyganz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default The Good Ol Days!

I stopped publishing Commercial Mowing in or around 1993. The truth is, I just got tired of regurgitating the same stuff over and over. As we took on new readers, we had to keep on re-visiting topics from the past and it just became too much work trying to write about the same subject matter 10 different ways! So When I stop having fun with something, I stop doing it. Not sure if that's a curse or a quality? But that's the way I am. But the magazine was a blast. We are actually working on bringing Commercial Mowing back as an electronic newsletter from ALMA. I already told you about AgriCare in the other post...it was real unfortunate - that was going to be a great company! I have never lost my fire for helping contractors. It's what I love to do the most, so it was an easy decision to revitalize ALMA and make it something special once again. You haven't seen nothin yet!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-22-2009, 01:24 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:
So When I stop having fun with something, I stop doing it. Not sure if that's a curse or a quality?
In a book I was reading about Paul Newman, he used to say 'if it ain't fun, it ain't worth doing.'

I like that philosophy and subscribe to it

Quote:
I already told you about AgriCare in the other post...it was real unfortunate - that was going to be a great company!
It seems like in the bigger picture, finding good people you can work with is much more difficult than finding funding for such a group.

Do you think this is the case?

Also, what is your view on why there aren't more businesses that are the size of what Agricare was going to be? Why can't most entrepreneurs put something like that together?

Quote:
I stopped publishing Commercial Mowing in or around 1993. The truth is, I just got tired of regurgitating the same stuff over and over. As we took on new readers, we had to keep on re-visiting topics from the past and it just became too much work trying to write about the same subject matter 10 different ways!
I can understand this view. How ultimately does running a trade group then differ from what you experienced with the magazine? Won't there always be new business owners joining who ask the same questions?
__________________
- 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

Tags
bidding help, help with estimating, help with opperations, landscape estimating, landscape operational systems, marketing help

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
Hello From ALMA! tommyganz Introduce Yourself 6 07-22-2009 01:29 AM
Bid answers KimKriel General Talk 7 02-28-2007 09:41 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 03:58 PM
Today 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 58
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
Yesterday 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 93
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 05:46 PM
by Freshcut
2 90
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 92
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 289
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,704
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 231
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 230
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,431
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 305
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 263
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 213
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 294
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 194
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,320
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 12,946
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 386
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,303
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,093
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,262
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.

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