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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Health, Safety and Accident Issues.

Health, Safety and Accident Issues. Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.

Be Careful - Learn From My Mistake


Health, Safety and Accident Issues.

Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 06-06-2010, 04:09 AM
hotwired hotwired is offline
Lawn Care Business Consultant - Ken
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: winslow maine
Age: 50
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 0
hotwired is an unknown quantity at this point
Default feedback

1. Don't worry too much if your friend hasn't priced them properly, as long as they're in teh "ball park." It's much easier to increase prices (reasonably) with a "captive audience" that knows you do good work than it is to get NEW customers. (they already KNOW you do good work, and if you go up, and they want to switch, they now have to take on the work of making phone calls, and the risk that the new guy will not be as good, and they'll have to start over again)

2. I think it's almost a no brainer to have relationships with a group of "friendly" competitors. If you have 50 lawns, make sure you have enough relationships to be able to dole out 10 lawns to 5 different competitors. I actually have lawns that I sub out to a couple of competitors that I've mentored in the past. It's been an exceptional experience.

Disclaimer: This is just my opinion, and many have told me, "Ken, you just ain't right!!"
__________________
Kenneth LaVoie III
LaVoie's Landscape Mgmt. Inc.- Winslow, Maine
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


  #12  
Old 06-07-2010, 03:04 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,979
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
If you have 50 lawns, make sure you have enough relationships to be able to dole out 10 lawns to 5 different competitors. I actually have lawns that I sub out to a couple of competitors that I've mentored in the past. It's been an exceptional experience.
When you say dole out 10 lawns, do you mean just give them the lawn or are you subcontracting the mowing to them?

What benefit do you feel is gained from doing this?
__________________
- 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Biggest business mistake? Steve General Business Discussions 0 10-21-2008 10:03 PM
What was your biggest start up mistake? Steve Starting a lawn care business. 3 03-07-2007 12:52 PM
Beginner Mistake Steve Starting a lawn care business. 0 12-20-2006 12:06 AM
What we can learn Steve General Business Discussions 2 03-22-2006 07:20 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
Today 06:28 PM
by mowandblow1980
26 958
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
Today 05:12 PM
by acrajchel
4 109
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
Today 04:59 PM
by acrajchel
8 1,465
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
Today 11:07 AM
by mowandblow1980
13 556
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
Yesterday 03:41 PM
by SGL1
20 835
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
06-29-2016 05:14 PM
by Steve
2 56
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 435
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 81
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-28-2016 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 438,412
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
06-28-2016 08:36 AM
by Steve
13 269
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
06-24-2016 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,136
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,161
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-24-2016 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 3,064
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 312
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,529
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 188
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 342
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 333
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 569
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 251
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 386
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,786
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 182
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 162
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 534
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 346
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 523
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 806
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 301
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 PM.

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