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!

Hi every one from Rick of True Calling C.L.C


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 06-08-2010, 06:23 AM
tcclc
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Hi every one from Rick of True Calling C.L.C

I started the business 9/2009 started working in this feild in 1995.
Business is ok but not great, finding it hard to get new customers with so
much competition. Were in FL. and have people here doing lawns for $13-$19
things will get better, because there price is cheap and so is the quality of there work.
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 06-08-2010, 07:14 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,708
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to our forum!

What kinds of things have you found yourself doing to combat cheap competitors? Have you started offering other higher profit services?
__________________
- 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 06-08-2010, 08:59 AM
tcclc
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Welcome to our forum!

What kinds of things have you found yourself doing to combat cheap competitors? Have you started offering other higher profit services?
I started fertilization programs, plus thanks to the forum I add 30% to all estimates, and do a little extra on all maintenance customers proprties
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-09-2010, 04:20 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,708
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh that is fantastic! What made you decide to add 30%? Also was this simply an increase in price because you were bidding too low or were you adding more services with that new price?
__________________
- 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
Funny But True swstout General Talk 3 12-26-2009 08:42 AM
GopherHauling our friend Rick Steve Introduce Yourself 5 08-12-2007 07:36 PM
Rick needs sign pricing Steve Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 3 02-01-2007 05:55 PM
Rick Milesi started his business 1 month ago Steve General Business Discussions 0 06-20-2006 08:18 AM
A business misperception or is it true? Steve General Business Discussions 2 05-11-2006 09:35 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
Today 01:24 AM
by rmccutchan
2 643
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Today 01:09 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
191 17,218
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Yesterday 11:43 PM
by lxarth
12 467
Buy new or used?
lxarth
Yesterday 10:50 PM
Yesterday 10:50 PM
by lxarth
0 21
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by lxarth
13 497
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
Yesterday 09:15 PM
by Billy Goat
4 143
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
Yesterday 02:24 PM
by Steve
7 150
hey guys!! getting back...
BLAZIER-1991
12-24-2014 10:48 PM
Yesterday 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 71
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
12-24-2014 09:37 PM
by Steve
16 626
What are the top 5 gifts...
Steve
12-23-2014 02:37 PM
12-24-2014 09:25 PM
by Steve
5 164
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
12-23-2014 01:18 PM
by Steve
8 388
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
12-21-2014 11:57 AM
12-23-2014 01:10 PM
by Steve
3 229
Landscape maintenance...
Steve
12-22-2014 08:47 PM
12-22-2014 08:47 PM
by Steve
0 135
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-22-2014 08:38 PM
by Steve
39 10,118
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
12-22-2014 08:21 PM
by Steve
3 251
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
12-22-2014 07:53 PM
by Steve
4 276
Stander Vs. Zt
totalscape
12-20-2014 07:57 PM
12-22-2014 06:50 PM
by Chilehead
7 294
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
12-21-2014 12:52 AM
by rmccutchan
31 9,230
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 3,184
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,351
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,521
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 457
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 449
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 517
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 413
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 1,011
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 977
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 433
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,319
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 550
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,596
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 780
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 647
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 1,072
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 592
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 580
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,551
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,955
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 1,146
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,441
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,628
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 778
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 852
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,406
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 1,024
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,414
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 2,038
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 897
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,642
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 774
» Popular Tags
4wd 4x4 apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate bark bid bob villa care collections commercial decorating demonstration edging employee problems estimate ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely hardscapes hills hiring how much to charge how to hydraulic installation introduction jobs landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business 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 mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower past due patio install per hour service podcast push versus ride reo running a business scag v-ride scripts shell snow snow plowing sprayer starting a business steve toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting up sell employee won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 AM.

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