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Old 11-09-2009, 01:21 PM
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Hello everyone, my name is Mark Peterson and I live in Thunder Bay Ont. I'm a newbie to the lawn care/property maintenance business. In fact its not even up and running yet. I recently bought a 4x4 that came with a plow. Initially I thought it would be a good way to help pay for the truck (fuel and insurance) over the winter. After thinking about it for a while, I figured this would be a good opportunity to start a new business. Since I already have a plow, I can plow all winter, take all my profits from that and buy a mower or two in the spring.
A friend of mine already has a small lawn care service (about 20 customers) but doesn't do anything in the winter. I figured if we teamed up together and created an ACTUAL business, it would benefit the both of us.

I'm sooo happy I found this site, as it has been very helpful to me so far. I look forward to corresponding with you all in the future. Thanks for now!!!
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Welcome to the club castmaster.

I would start marketing now for the spring. Get some nice business cards printed up and make them flashy lol.

I use www.vistaprint.com you can get some good stuff for a very reasonable price.

Good Luck this winter and the upcoming spring
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Hi Mark,

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What kinds of marketing ideas have you and your friend come up with so far to promote your services?
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Welcome to the forum. This is a great place and there is very helpful people lurking around. You mentioned you and a friend are teaming up. Be careful. Business and friendship rarely mix. If you are both serious about it, I would draw up a contract and have it notorized, detailing all responsibilities on both parts, ect. It's nothing personal to your friend, it is just business. I have seen many businesses go south when friends disagree over things. Just my two cents.
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Hi Steve, to answer your question about my marketing ideas, they are as follows... I've done the usual business cards, flyers and fridge magnets. I also wanted to offer a few services that aren't normally associated with this type of business. I've operated a tow truck for a few years and thought it might be a good idea to put some of that knowledge to work here as well. I will be offering vehicle boosting, unlocks and minor vehicle recovery. Since I'm new I don't want to go too big too fast. I'm just going to take baby steps and learn as much as I can along the way. I'm always open to suggestions and ideas so lay them on me.
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What did you think of the tow truck business? Did you like it or no? Would you ever want to get into running your own tow truck business?
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Welcome to the forum! If you have power equipment questions post them in this forum, pm the question to me, or post the question on my forum (link below).

I have numerous power equipment topics already posted on my forum so don't hesitate to join and look around.

Again, welcome to gopher forum!

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Although a Newbie myself... Welcome to the site.. Alot of great info and help here.
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