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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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So a few years ago me and a buddy had a landscaping business with lawn maintanence. We had ran it for three years and were quite successful. Well he quit and i wasn't prepared to work it myself at that time in my life, so i went back into the rat race and started back at retail. well after a few years of working for someone else and having nothing to show for it i start wondering......why? So i decided to go back to what i know and love. When we had our business we had a name and log and where legit.

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that was our logo. well times have changed and i want to start off alot more professional then what i had. i want to be know as a company, not just some yard guy so i came up with new logo theme and advertisement. Let me know what you guys think.


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honestly..i dont like the idea..
it would be too hard to market IMO
some time if car vinyl came into play..you have to find a vinyl printer and UV fades that pretty fast so you would need to redo your vinyl every couple years..

with that many details and colors printing for your marketing will be more expensive

and again im not trying to be rude..but i just think it would be too difficult..you dont have a memorable or eye catching logo either IMO if i saw that on a yard sign id probably just keep driving..

again..this is just me
im sure everyone will have a different view on it

if you decide to change a logo or something i do graphics design for free and i could give you some of my ideas..
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I like the frog as it really stands out and it is pretty cool to have a frog as your mascot. I think if I saw that advertisement that it would turn my eye. Not sure if a frog goes with lawn care, but who cares...it is different and that might work.

I do have to agree with jklawncare with cost of printing. With those vibrant colors marketing will be expensive. Will also be expensive to put those colors on tshirts, etc...
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I am kind of neutral to the idea. I do like your old name Klean Kutz but Ribbit is good. The graphic and new logo is different which is very good. As far as printing and color and what the other guys said they are right, but here is my thought "COLOR" does pop, people love it, and you need to put money into marketing so if it does cost more I think it would be worth it. (Part of my regular job is printing).

Paint your whole truck the frog and everybody would turn their heads and always remember that frog lawn care truck running all around town... and remember "Dream it, Build it, Go for it". I hope I got that right, Steve.

Also whoever did your graphics did a great job real clean, HOWEVER-as the wife pointed out, "maintenance" is spelled wrong.

When I started, I needed a logo BAD... I think I have a good name so I just typed it with some fonts. Oh well, some day I will get a better one.
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mmm...


Your frog should be 'drawn in' kind of like a vector graphic image with no pixels showing.

I can see the crop around it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_graphics



It's very hard to turn an image into a vector - though it can be completely traced into one.


I have the program for it, I would be willing to give it a shot.
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I did this in 5 minutes lol.





There, you have fan art!


me too


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heres one

im gonna come up with a few more
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There, you have fan art!


me too

Man that is cool stuff. How much for as new logo for me, But the problem I have is I dont even know what I want.
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Man that is cool stuff. How much for as new logo for me, But the problem I have is I dont even know what I want.
email me at jklawns@gmail.com and maybe we could get something together
im pretty good with web and graphics design so we could come up with a couple ideas and you could play with it from there..oh and for free
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I think it is a fun name and could be really played up in your marketing.

For instance, imagine if your uniform was green in color and you wore a frog hat.

If you do a search for them, there are many. From more sedate to outrageous. Here is an outrageous one.



You could also paint your truck a green frog color as well.

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