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 > Business > Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.

New Company Launch help


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #41  
Old 02-12-2011, 04:41 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,504
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh that is going to be really good!
__________________
- 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

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


  #42  
Old 02-13-2011, 02:32 AM
c4trash c4trash is offline
Cash4Trash
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 8
c4trash
Default Marketing and Web Sites

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducke View Post
Thanks Steve
I am going to be handing the post cards out to potential lawns.
Once the snow is gone I am going to start to walk the area and lokkat the lawns and any that I see as in need of my help will get the knock on the door and a Post card and Business card.
The Post Cards are rather pricey so I really want to target them to good prospects.
Your comment concerning Postcards is valid yes they could be pricey especially if being printed out as a photos on glossy paper
In these tough times I keep costs for these things to a bare minimum hence my earlier posts about using a print bureau who don't require you to print of say 1000 copies If you are doing your own designing and keep it on a USB stick you have extreme flexibility to change things as you need them
Most of these bureaus also have a variety of paper grades and colors incl both matt and glossy and suggest its prudent to run some test marketing say 100 to start record the area where you deliver them and then evaluate your actual business gained Basic Marketing 101 Maybe like the Home Shopping Network you could add (Signup before xx/xx/xxxx and your 5th cut is Free)
I am also just starting to design a Web Site its not online yet due to current work schedules but am using a Free Hosting Site with pre-designed templates http://www.bravenet.com/signup/signup.php admittedly there are some catches such as them adding advertising but why pay for something when its Free
__________________
Cash4Trash

Property Services
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 02-13-2011, 08:12 AM
HealeyV3 HealeyV3 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 4
HealeyV3 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey again Ducke,

If you are serious about scheduling, and want to track correctly, you should use q xpress. It's like 40-60$ a month if you are renting it. It can do basically ANYTHING related to invoicing or scheduling. It also automatically posts invoices of completed work to QuickBooks for you.

BUT, it's not for those that don't have technical skills. That's the 1 down side.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 04-16-2011, 08:12 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 4
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I signed up my first Full Service Full Season Customer Today.
I am so Pumped things are moving along at a strong pace.
I had a bit of a set back April 1st as my Mom passed away after a long battle with cancer so the whole business thing kind of got put on hold. But I am back up and running and as I said things are looking good
I have
4 Complete Spring Clean ups
5 Aeration
2 Partial Spring Clean ups
2 Full Season Hedge Trimming (3times each)
3 Full Season Lawn Mowings (more to come)
I also have 24 outstanding Quotes to follow up on.
I have as well sent a letter of intent to Quote on Mowing for 3 Seniors Homes.
I do believe I am going to make a go of it this year.
I just want to say thank you to everyone here on the Gopher Haul for all their help and patient answers to question that you have most likely heard a dozen or more times, This Forum has really made load of difference. Just having someone from the industry to mentor me is great.

Graham
__________________
Ducke's lawn Care and Introducing Duck's Seasonal Decor.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 04-16-2011, 08:47 PM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 905
Rep Power: 7
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default

So sorry about your mom, at least there is no more pain to endure. Glad to see the business is picking up!
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 04-16-2011, 10:48 PM
Tom53 Tom53 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northwest Iowa
Posts: 57
Rep Power: 0
Tom53 is on a distinguished road
Default

You said you were going to put the fliers in mail boxes.......ILLEGAL

you might get away with it and you might have a postal inspector knocking on your door.

Slip them in the crack of the door or find some other way to distribute them or maybe use door hangers instead.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 04-19-2011, 10:01 AM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 4
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom53 View Post
You said you were going to put the fliers in mail boxes.......ILLEGAL

you might get away with it and you might have a postal inspector knocking on your door.

Slip them in the crack of the door or find some other way to distribute them or maybe use door hangers instead.
Its no problem here in Canada we can you a persons mail box as it is private property not the Post Office's
__________________
Ducke's lawn Care and Introducing Duck's Seasonal Decor.
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
MY NEW COMPANY Introduce Yourself 8 01-08-2008 05:24 PM
new company! Private Planet Landscaping Introduce Yourself 13 12-12-2007 11:31 PM
12 startups to launch now Steve General Business Discussions 0 08-01-2006 07:06 PM
More retirees opting to launch startups Steve General Business Discussions 8 07-11-2006 10:45 PM
Historic Space Launch Attempt Steve General Talk 0 06-15-2004 01:51 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Today 11:12 PM
by TNTurf
7 641
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Today 10:44 PM
by sanchez5
5 287
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
Today 01:41 PM
Today 08:23 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 72
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
Today 06:20 AM
Today 07:22 PM
by ringahding1
2 85
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
Today 05:47 PM
by NHray
2 273
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
Today 01:59 PM
Today 01:59 PM
by Mr. Mow
0 49
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 06:33 AM
Today 01:50 PM
by Mr. Mow
8 208
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Today 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 567
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
Today 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 404
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,234
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
Today 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 177
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,718
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
Yesterday 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,235
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 146
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
Yesterday 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 224
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
Yesterday 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 655
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,101
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
Yesterday 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 398
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
Yesterday 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 236
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 1,224
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-19-2014 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 217
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 579
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 882
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,238
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 619
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,954
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 365
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 336
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,423
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,446
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,529
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 465
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 631
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 469
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 817
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,449
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 782
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,588
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 1,004
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 907
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 560
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 548
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,080
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,945
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,591
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 795
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 774
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 858
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 680
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,402
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex article marketing bark bid blades bob villa charge collections collections subcontractor commercial decorating demonstration ditches edging employee problems estimate exmark ferris first truck gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes honda how much to charge installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing monthly mr dave mulch mulch price new mower past due patio install podcast promotion redmax reo running a business scag scag v-ride search engine optimization seo shell small engine repair snow starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve stihl theft of services toro tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:34 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:34 PM.

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