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!

newbie


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 03-03-2010, 10:14 AM
Dmmckaskey Dmmckaskey is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 6
Dmmckaskey is on a distinguished road
Default newbie

Hey, Ive been a long time listener on the youtube videos over the last year or so. Great tips and advice. Now thats its spring i feel its time to get serious and grow my business. Let me tell yall a lil about myself

I started my business when i was 14 cutting 3 yards a week with a push mower out of the trunk of my dads car. it grew mostly by word of mouth and i bought my truck, trailer, walk-behind, edgers and blower. Had it all paid off b4 i graduated high-school. I worked a year and got up to 40 clients that last summer. I closed my business to do a 2 year mission trip for my church. when i came back the area i lived in was in a serious drought and i felt that my lawn mowing days were behind me. After a while people kept asking me to do work for them. So ive decided to get serious about doing my lawn service full time now while im going through college.

I hope to get some great information to help me on this forum, and hope to help out others where i can.

Thanks.
~DM
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 03-03-2010, 11:25 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,365
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi DM,

Welcome to our forum!

What's the plan now to get things back on track? What will you be doing to get the word out?

Also, since you have been in business quite some time even as a teen, we see a question pop up a lot on here that I think you could help us with.

What advice do you have for the teens who are performing lawn care and want their business to be 'legit' registered and insured. But if because of local laws, they can't register a business because of their age or can't purchase insurance yet, what should they do?
__________________
- 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 03-03-2010, 12:00 PM
Dmmckaskey Dmmckaskey is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 6
Dmmckaskey is on a distinguished road
Default

when I was a teenager I often wondered about that my self. "how to become a legit business?" it wasn't till i was 18 that i was truly licensed and insured. i was always up front with my customers about this. when i was younger i explained to them that i was still in school and i may not have time to get to them (ie exams and such) but as far as tax reasons/ liability i took a huge risk. Just dont ever think of your self as a small business. if you got the equipment just like the pros then dont be afraid to charge pro prices.

Im 24 now and am still in college
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2010, 12:10 PM
Dmmckaskey Dmmckaskey is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 6
Dmmckaskey is on a distinguished road
Default

What's the plan now to get things back on track? What will you be doing to get the word out?

as of now im printing out fliers and passing them out. Ive been calling up old contacts and seeing if they are interested in having me come back.. Also ive been getting in touch with some other types of business owners/ property managers. my night job as a valet actually lets me do this fairly well. i carry business cards with me everyware I go. pass the out at stores gas stations my gym. just to get my name out. most are not intrested or cant afford it. but I only need one account and it pays for the cost in the first month. and most of this has landed me many account prospects. lets see how it goes once the grass starts growing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-04-2010, 11:12 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,365
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

This sounds like it will be a very exciting year for you! Keep us posted on your growth!
__________________
- 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
newbie ukcats Starting a lawn care business. 4 08-28-2009 10:50 PM
newbie ukcats Introduce Yourself 2 08-21-2009 02:41 AM
I'm a newbie B Butler Introduce Yourself 2 07-08-2009 09:29 AM
Newbie ashley black lawncare Introduce Yourself 1 02-06-2009 08:32 AM
Newbie here Introduce Yourself 1 09-12-2006 01:41 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Laid off oil field...
Mr. Mow
Today 09:03 AM
Today 11:31 AM
by biglee
1 41
Quick money this morning,
biglee
Today 11:18 AM
Today 11:18 AM
by biglee
0 30
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
Today 08:21 AM
by Chilehead
14 224
Hello
designr69
Yesterday 02:47 PM
Today 12:29 AM
by Steve
1 52
Hello All
HappyGrass
05-27-2015 10:10 PM
Today 12:27 AM
by Steve
4 109
big job for me....need...
holymoly
05-28-2015 06:15 AM
Today 12:26 AM
by Steve
5 136
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
05-28-2015 03:13 PM
by HappyGrass
16 846
5 things you would...
Steve
09-11-2008 08:53 AM
05-28-2015 03:02 PM
by HappyGrass
5 2,173
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
05-28-2015 12:31 PM
by Steve
5 140
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
05-21-2015 04:33 PM
05-28-2015 12:20 PM
by Steve
6 234
Things your lawn care...
Steve
05-27-2015 11:48 AM
05-27-2015 11:48 AM
by Steve
0 76
I can't believe people...
ExtremeLawncareServices
05-25-2015 10:29 AM
05-27-2015 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
9 281
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
05-27-2015 11:35 AM
by Steve
5 208
Pissed off customers
stonegatedesigns
05-26-2015 05:29 PM
05-27-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
3 148
Great start to the season
jcurr33
05-25-2015 08:49 PM
05-26-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
2 110
uploading video on here?
holymoly
05-24-2015 08:13 AM
05-26-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
2 111
new here ! need help
pgrace
05-23-2015 11:29 PM
05-26-2015 01:35 PM
by Steve
1 131
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
05-26-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
14 426
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
05-26-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
5 248
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
05-24-2015 04:37 PM
by SGL1
12 313
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
05-22-2015 10:05 PM
by biglee
25 8,503
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
05-22-2015 09:58 PM
by biglee
37 9,256
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
05-21-2015 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 562
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,928
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 855
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 390,666
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 157
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 258
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 2,102
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 265
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 192
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 308
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 749
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,562
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 341
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 569
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 687
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 563
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,171
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 1,081
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,113
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 468
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 491
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 391
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 524
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 393
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 4,100
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 1,092
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 327
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 380
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bush commercial curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate facebook foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan managing a lawn care business marketing more customers business mr dave mulch new business patio install per hour service pricing pto scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns swzt theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.

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