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!

Rough Start in Iowa


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 04-23-2010, 09:36 PM
pj7714 pj7714 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 6
pj7714 is on a distinguished road
Default Rough Start in Iowa

Hi everyone I just left a FT office job of 8 years, moved accross the state for family reasons and now am persuing the dream of self employment as an LCO. As the title states I`m off to a rough start I`ve invested in my equipment, insurance and truck signs but some emergency vehicle repairs drained the advertising budget. Currently I`ve taken an ad in our utility co newsletter and posted flyers on telephone poles and am goint to start putting flyers in newspaper boxes. In June I`m going to have a little cash on hand again this will start the 3rd month of the mowing season I intend to run an ad in the paper offering a senior discount anyone got any mid season advertising ideas? or very low budget ideas I could employ now.
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 04-23-2010, 10:56 PM
JP Landscaping JP Landscaping is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 213
Rep Power: 6
JP Landscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
go door to door asking people if they would like a free estimate for their lawncare and hand them your business card. At the very least you will let people know about your company and they will have your business card in case they should need your services in the future.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-24-2010, 03:31 AM
just j's lawnscape just j's lawnscape is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 6
just j's lawnscape is on a distinguished road
Default JP is right

what he said is what i do.... & it seems to work out fairly good for me
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-24-2010, 09:15 AM
pj7714 pj7714 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 6
pj7714 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ya thanks guys I`m about ready to use that method, curious do you tend to pick up one time jobs this way or have you been snagging any regulars too?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-24-2010, 11:12 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,511
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
moved accross the state for family reasons and now am persuing the dream of self employment as an LCO
Welcome to our forum!

Are you around more family now? Can you get business cards out to all your family members and have them help you get the word out about your business? Maybe some of them can even hire you to cut their lawn?

What about your neighbors? Do they all know you are in business now?
__________________
- 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 04-24-2010, 02:51 PM
pj7714 pj7714 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 6
pj7714 is on a distinguished road
Default

My friends and family are aware I`ve gotten a few to take some cards, neighbors all cut their own lawns, thinking of pushing a "new" (new for me) angle Dandelions are crazy right now I`m thinking about marketing spraying for them, would anyone know how well Trimec really works?
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
Hello all from iowa stuntmanlogan Introduce Yourself 2 10-04-2009 09:49 PM
New from Iowa QCLAWN Introduce Yourself 6 03-08-2009 12:44 PM
New Business in Iowa bradyalderin Starting a lawn care business. 12 12-08-2008 05:59 PM
rough week quickcleanlawn General Talk 4 11-18-2008 01:10 PM
When you think you got it rough Steve General Business Discussions 0 08-11-2006 02:24 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How to Grow Your Business
johnstonadam93
Today 05:51 PM
Today 05:51 PM
by johnstonadam93
0 17
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
Today 03:50 PM
by Bradcook21
8 201
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
Today 12:59 PM
by hopolb33
2 102
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
Today 12:18 PM
Today 12:18 PM
by sanlanct
0 28
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
Today 11:54 AM
by Steve
6 147
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
Yesterday 12:10 PM
Today 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 56
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-01-2015 11:27 AM
by mattthelawnguy
10 439
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-31-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
1,227 401,877
Hello Everybody
budspop
07-30-2015 11:42 AM
07-31-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 85
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-31-2015 11:34 AM
by googus
9 632
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 164
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 277
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 258
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 278
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 433
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 250
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 831
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 3,009
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 420
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,535
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,461
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,537
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 344
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 501
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 362
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 388
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,791
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,740
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,534
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 386
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 332
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 507
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush business contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design edging equipment dealer equipment rental financials flyers foreman free advertising growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how to husqvarna hydro increase customers invoicing landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online roundup sales scag sell the vision seo shell shreaded snow plowing solo square foot swzt tree pics up sell employee web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 PM.

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