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Starting a lawn care business.

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Hey guys my name is dylan richards im 16 and this spring is when my business will officially start. i have a 50" Dixie chopper classic that ill be using for my "larger" yards or big businesses and all the fixings to go. I have a co-worker that works with me and goes to school with me also. were both very involved in sports so mowing during the week is limited to usually 1-2 yards per day and all day on the weekends. what im really getting at is do yall have any tips or advice on how to get yards and commercial businesses.

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what im really getting at is do yall have any tips or advice on how to get yards and commercial businesses
As far as the commercial properties, you may need to present them with proof of 2 million dollar liability insurance. If you don't have that, you may prefer to stick with residential accounts now.

Have you made up business cards yet?

Do you hand them out?

What have you been doing so far to get the customers you already have?
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Hey guys my name is dylan richards im 16 and this spring is when my business will officially start. i have a 50" Dixie chopper classic that ill be using for my "larger" yards or big businesses and all the fixings to go. I have a co-worker that works with me and goes to school with me also. were both very involved in sports so mowing during the week is limited to usually 1-2 yards per day and all day on the weekends. what im really getting at is do yall have any tips or advice on how to get yards and commercial businesses.

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Yes yes yes #1 is school, then you can pay someone ells to figure out how to get your accounts. My best luck so far is running an add in the local paper. It comes out only once a week and cost me about $30 for the month. Your first yard should more than cover your advertising this way. I am not sure what your transportation situation is like but I am waiting on a quote for decals for my truck. I called in some favors and pulled some strings so I expect each 6X18 decal to only cost me about $20. Make up business cards and start handing them out. I have been known to leave an obscured card around on someones desk or a shelf at a store, you would be suprized at how someone sees your card somewhere and thinks at that moment they need a lawn person. I have been a business owner in my community for years so I am very much in cahoots with the other businesses in the area. I have dropped of cards that sit by cash registers and counters all over the place. You cant spend a day in the area just about without seeing the Foot Hill Lawn Care name somewhere. That being said my business is dead now, none of these things that I am or have been doing are helping and we are almost begging for business "not literally"
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Well I've always known that Dixie is the best lawn mower and I'm definatly finishing school I do have some 4x6 cards made up I've been just handing them out where I get a new yard but sofar no bites I guess it's just getting thy time of year where it's time to make up Christmas light signs and wait until the grass grows.
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well usually there is an off season where i live in the winter months as im sure it is the same for most of you where the grass only needs a cut every month or so.. when this happens i start putting up christmas lights in the "off season". hope that helps
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How do you promote that service? Do you put signs out in front of the houses you dress up with holiday lighting?
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well you make cards or signs and hand them out and most people dont like getting up on a ladder or on the roof so they call me i charge them its all good
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That is great! Were you able to perform decoration services last year? Do you have any pictures of what you created?
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