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Hey all,
my name is Freddy I really know nothing about landscaping, but a friend of mine talked me into starting a lawn mowing company and I got excited about it. So I got some equipment, nothing expensive made flyers for aeration and yard clean up and mowing for when it's time.
I got a call for yard clean up and I did it, my first yard with my friend and I had a blast, I was in the landscaping business. But today my friend said he doesn't want to be part of the business with me; I think he just wants to start his own without a partner now that we know how easy it is to Start.
But I don't know how to do anything in this field but i'm totally excited and want to keep going. Thats whats up with me. Any advice would be so helpful.
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Hi Freddy,

Welcome to our forum!

What kinds of things are you doing now to take your business further?
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Thanks for the welcome. My next step is to make business cards and hand them out everywhere I go, I also think I might buy some leads and call people over the phone. The only reason why I'm even considering this route is because my best friend owns a call center and he said I can have my own desk and computer. I asked if I could give him commission for each job he sells but he says It's to small change for him, so maybe Ill call myself. other than that I have no other tools or know how to get business except word of mouth.
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I just googled lawn care service and one of the sites was GopherHaul. I have been listening to Steve and his web shows they are helpful.
I live in Utah, so the seasons not very long. But that might be a good thing for me because i'm a college student and I still have about 3 years to go. I would like to work really hard this upcoming summer and hopefully build my business so that next year I can hire more people, also I want to earn property owners trust so that I can also do handy man jobs around the house or property, or anything else.
But my first step is to get work cleaning yards and gardens and aerating.
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I also think I might buy some leads and call people over the phone. The only reason why I'm even considering this route is because my best friend owns a call center and he said I can have my own desk and computer.
This is very interesting! What kinds of things do they do at this call center? I do wonder how they could help you more.
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He sells some kind of investor training software, I don't know to much about it but I know that each sale is like 1,000-1,500 $ . But since he doesn't want to sell my service I'll just sit down a few hours a day and make calls.
today I hung 140 door hangers for aeration and yard clean up and such. I also called a cousin of mine who I barely even know, but he owns a landscaping business and I asked him if he could teach me some things kinda like an apprentice and he said I could so that is going to help me too.
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I also called a cousin of mine who I barely even know, but he owns a landscaping business and I asked him if he could teach me some things kinda like an apprentice and he said I could so that is going to help me too.
Oh that is fantastic! Keep us posted on how that goes!

Did you get a chance to talk to anyone as you handed out your door hangers?
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