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!

Hello


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 10-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Dansgtlc Dansgtlc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 6
Dansgtlc is on a distinguished road
Default Hello

Hi everyone my name is Daniel owner and operator or Dan's Green Thumb Lawn Care in Austin, Texas. I have been in business since April of this year. I just recently made this my full time occupation quitting my construction job a couple weeks back. Right now I have around 15 customers and growing. Well I hope business is going good for everyone!
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 10-12-2009, 09:07 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,835
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Dan,

Welcome to our forum!

What made you take the jump from part time to full time? What kinds of things have you been doing to promote your business?
__________________
- 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 10-12-2009, 10:25 PM
Dansgtlc Dansgtlc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 6
Dansgtlc is on a distinguished road
Default Hi

Well my decision was due to my inability to keep up with my lawns because I was getting sent out of town alot with construction. As far as the advertising I put ads in craigslist and finally ordered some magnets for my truck.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-13-2009, 08:08 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,835
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is fantastic! I'd love to see how the magnets come out. Take pics!

With your construction background, do you promote that you can perform household repairs?
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 10-13-2009, 10:52 AM
Dansgtlc Dansgtlc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 6
Dansgtlc is on a distinguished road
Default

Well the construction I was doing was laying foundations and a crew is needed to do this. I am trying to get a job where I can put some sidewalk in.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-13-2009, 08:33 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,835
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I am trying to get a job where I can put some sidewalk in.
That's a great idea! What about other things like patios, stairs, pavers? Hardscapes!
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 10-13-2009, 10:55 PM
Dansgtlc Dansgtlc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 6
Dansgtlc is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't know much about hardscapes. Patios would be great work I never put much thought into that idea.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-14-2009, 01:20 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,835
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You have a lot of marketable skills. We see on here time and time again, when you ask your customers if there is anything else they need help with around the house, the customers usually have a list!

Also we have found if you see problems with their property or their house and you point them out and show how you can resolve them, you will make more money per customer.

This is fantastic because you spent less time trying to market yourself to gain other customers and spend more time focusing on the ones you have to make more money per stop.

Does this help?
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 10-15-2009, 04:49 PM
Dansgtlc Dansgtlc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 6
Dansgtlc is on a distinguished road
Default

Sure does help. Thanks for the advice.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-15-2009, 10:04 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,835
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Keep us posted on what you find as you interact with your customers. I bet they want you to perform more 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
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
Yesterday 12:13 AM
Today 01:57 AM
by veteranslawncaresystems
2 65
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
Yesterday 07:47 PM
by LCRobert
6 132
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
Yesterday 04:27 PM
by Chilehead
7 774
Contact last years...
googus
Yesterday 09:13 AM
Yesterday 12:31 PM
by Steve
1 55
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
Yesterday 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,138
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
Yesterday 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 15,994
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
Yesterday 12:13 PM
by Steve
12 360
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
Yesterday 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,385
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
Yesterday 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 544
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-27-2015 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,260
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 12:30 PM
01-27-2015 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 100
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
01-27-2015 02:14 PM
by Steve
5 173
New to group
ron@alpine
01-27-2015 08:45 AM
01-27-2015 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 69
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-27-2015 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 593
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-27-2015 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 300
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-27-2015 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 252
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-25-2015 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 539
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,567
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 129
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 366
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 148
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 273
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 264
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 319
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 485
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 297
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 650
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 378
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,156
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 544
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,472
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 398
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 457
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 289
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 214
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,813
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 664
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 349
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,840
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,605
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 491
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,123
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 477
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,449
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 495
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 610
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 977
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,212
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 577
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 716
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 apartment complex bark blades bob villa care collections commercial demonstration edging employee problems equipment rental estimate flyers four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic landscape services lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care business lawn care business podcast 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 lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mr dave new mower ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization seo shell shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot steve toro grand stand tractor auger trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape web design won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 AM.

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