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!

New at 45


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 02-26-2010, 09:25 AM
mmlawncare mmlawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 6
mmlawncare is on a distinguished road
Default New at 45

Hey all,
I just recently lost my job as a network engineer after thirteen years. I was told that it was due to a lack of work but they took me and the other senior man, let us go, then hired to new people off the street. Needless to say, It left a bad taste in my mouth for corporate america! After much research, I've decided to start a lawn care business. I've already got licensed, insured, and fortunately had money to start with so I bought a brand new zero turn package with cash which saved me quite a bit of money. I found this site while browsing for marketing information. I'm glad that I did. Nice job guys! I haven't but one customer so far and that is my wife's employer. My thoughts at the present are to print flyers and go door to door but if anyone has anything else that would help me quicker please let me know. I will appreciate any help and will contribute to the site for many years to come. Thanks and talk with you soon.

Mike
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 02-26-2010, 09:39 AM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I'm sorry to hear about your job.

It's a good thing you jumped on board now, everyone has been working on their flyers & advertisements.

The best thing to do above all, is meet with people & discuss your services with them in person.

Feel free to ring the doorbells of the neighbors beside your current lawn customers. I could imagine that they'd be seeing you around often & they might consider hiring you.

Nothing beats a personal approach.

I was wondering if you have made any business cards for your business yet?

check this site out, www.vistaprint.com

You could also get company shirts & such, & doing so doesn't hurt!

You can look as goofy as me, but with a company shirt potential customers will take note of your professionalism.

I wish you the absolute best!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-26-2010, 09:50 AM
mmlawncare mmlawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 6
mmlawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks a lot Breeze! I have talked with a spe******t at my local small business admin. and he helped me with licensing and stuff and gave me a coupon from vistaprint. I'm currently creating business cards, truck magnets, and possibly a few t-shirts to get started with. I'm waiting for my business debit card so that I can order them through the business as opposed to using personal money. Thanks for the reply and for the good luck wishes. I am in Roanoke, Va. and it's still cold...24 degress with 50 mph winds right now but spring is just around the corner! Take care and I look forward to a good year and hope the best for you too.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-26-2010, 11:28 AM
Andrew7dg Andrew7dg is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: St. Paul Minnesota
Posts: 22
Rep Power: 6
Andrew7dg is on a distinguished road
Default

Word of mouth has been my best and free advertisement. There is one cost though and that you have to make sure you do quality work. You will be recognized and you will be better paid because of your work. Something to keep in mind.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-26-2010, 12:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,811
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Mike,

Welcome to our forum!

Now is the time to work your social network and let everyone know you are in business! Hand out business cards to everyone you know and meet.

Quote:
I haven't but one customer so far and that is my wife's employer.
Great job on getting your first customer. Can you tell us a little on how you landed that customer? How did you utilize your social network to turn an acquaintance into a customer. I think this will teach you and everyone else reading this, how it is done!
__________________
- 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
Best two stroke oil
Greg_TopYardServices
Yesterday 07:53 PM
Today 01:16 AM
by Steve
2 21
Help Spread the word...
Sprinkler Buddy
12-02-2015 08:41 AM
Today 01:07 AM
by Steve
14 1,189
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
Today 01:06 AM
by Steve
13 300
Finding open bids?!?
C&DPropertyManagement
02-07-2016 01:48 AM
Today 01:04 AM
by Steve
1 53
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
02-07-2016 10:20 AM
by Bradcook21
6 191
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 75
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
02-05-2016 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 147
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
02-05-2016 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 198
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 216
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 110
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,471
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 237
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 93
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 113
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 182
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 245
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 130
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 208
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 115
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 140
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,133
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 351
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 301
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 304
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 234
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 193
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 173
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,673
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 622
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 370
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,069
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 447
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,911
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 285
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 428,043
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 07:15 AM
01-15-2016 11:20 AM
by djlandscaping06
23 5,401
New College Course
Dr. D
01-14-2016 01:45 PM
01-14-2016 05:35 PM
by Steve
1 206
Yelp
Shark1611
01-13-2016 10:00 AM
01-14-2016 05:32 PM
by Steve
4 266
New to the forum from...
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:23 PM
01-14-2016 08:34 AM
by Doug Green
2 240
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
01-13-2016 10:20 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 918
Choosing local business
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:29 PM
01-13-2016 06:12 PM
by Steve
2 402
4 Seasons Landscaping LLC
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:56 PM
01-12-2016 12:59 PM
by Doug Green
1 263
2016 business goals
OxfordOS
01-09-2016 04:19 PM
01-12-2016 08:36 AM
by mowandblow1980
15 563
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 AM.

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