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!

Hi everyone (im new here)


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 12-15-2010, 12:32 AM
bradsnipes bradsnipes is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 4
bradsnipes is on a distinguished road
Default Hi everyone (im new here)

Hi everyone,
im Brad Snipes from South Carolina. I have been running a lawn care and landscaping service now for about 8 years called Lawnworks. I have been watching the gopherhaul videos on youtube now for years so i decided id better join the forum. Glad to be here

Brad
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 12-15-2010, 09:09 AM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 905
Rep Power: 7
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to the forum!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-15-2010, 02:34 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,377
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Brad,

Welcome to our forum!

Do you have any business lessons or advise you could share with newer business owners that you have learned over the years?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 12-27-2010, 10:41 AM
bradsnipes bradsnipes is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 4
bradsnipes is on a distinguished road
Default How to get tons of new business this year (and it cost you nothing) !!!

Hey everyone,
hope you all had a nice holiday season. Here is one way i have found that generates a ton of business and it cost you nothing at all !! This is a big secret of mine that i have found works great and gets me alot of work. Go around the town or city you live in and pick up as many real estate magazines as you can. They will be outside of restaraunts, shopping malls etc. They will be in little boxes marked Free real estate magazines. Go through all the magazines writing down the email addresses to as many realtors as you can (they post these inside the magazines on each realtors add). Go into word or email box and write a short but sweet message (5 to 7 sentences) that says how you can save the realtor money this upcoming year and keep there properties ready to sell at all times with your awesome lawncare business !! Save the body of the email and just go in and change the name each time you send it to a different realtor. This will take you a total of a few hours to pull off but i think its well worth it and it cost nothing to do. I get a ton of business of doing this one thing alone....and if you can get in with the BIG realtors that sell millions per year, you can stay super busy off this one account alone. I have one realtor i have been working for now for years and just off of her account alone right off the bat i got 12 new houses and some commercial buildings as well (all for free and all off of one simple email). Thats how it started with me and her and its been growing ever since.
Another great idea is to do this same strategy about but target PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in your city or town. They manage properties for other people and owners (homes, apartments, rental property, office buildings, manufacturing plants etc). Do the same steps as above and watch the business come in !!!
Let me know how this works for some of you guys and i will be sharing more of my secrets soon. Thanks
Brad Snipes in South Carolina
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-27-2010, 10:48 AM
TheGoat TheGoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 5
TheGoat is on a distinguished road
Default

I will be doing this for my lawn service today!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-27-2010, 11:29 AM
Growing Green Growing Green is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 323
Rep Power: 0
Growing Green is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bradsnipes View Post
Hey everyone,
hope you all had a nice holiday season. Here is one way i have found that generates a ton of business and it cost you nothing at all !! This is a big secret of mine that i have found works great and gets me alot of work. Go around the town or city you live in and pick up as many real estate magazines as you can. They will be outside of restaraunts, shopping malls etc. They will be in little boxes marked Free real estate magazines. Go through all the magazines writing down the email addresses to as many realtors as you can (they post these inside the magazines on each realtors add). Go into word or email box and write a short but sweet message (5 to 7 sentences) that says how you can save the realtor money this upcoming year and keep there properties ready to sell at all times with your awesome lawncare business !! Save the body of the email and just go in and change the name each time you send it to a different realtor. This will take you a total of a few hours to pull off but i think its well worth it and it cost nothing to do. I get a ton of business of doing this one thing alone....and if you can get in with the BIG realtors that sell millions per year, you can stay super busy off this one account alone. I have one realtor i have been working for now for years and just off of her account alone right off the bat i got 12 new houses and some commercial buildings as well (all for free and all off of one simple email). Thats how it started with me and her and its been growing ever since.
Another great idea is to do this same strategy about but target PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in your city or town. They manage properties for other people and owners (homes, apartments, rental property, office buildings, manufacturing plants etc). Do the same steps as above and watch the business come in !!!
Let me know how this works for some of you guys and i will be sharing more of my secrets soon. Thanks
Brad Snipes in South Carolina
What a great idea Brad! I really appreciate you sharing that with us.

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-27-2010, 12:38 PM
wellbiz wellbiz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 5
wellbiz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bradsnipes View Post
Hey everyone,
hope you all had a nice holiday season. Here is one way i have found that generates a ton of business and it cost you nothing at all !! This is a big secret of mine that i have found works great and gets me alot of work. Go around the town or city you live in and pick up as many real estate magazines as you can. They will be outside of restaraunts, shopping malls etc. They will be in little boxes marked Free real estate magazines. Go through all the magazines writing down the email addresses to as many realtors as you can (they post these inside the magazines on each realtors add). Go into word or email box and write a short but sweet message (5 to 7 sentences) that says how you can save the realtor money this upcoming year and keep there properties ready to sell at all times with your awesome lawncare business !! Save the body of the email and just go in and change the name each time you send it to a different realtor. This will take you a total of a few hours to pull off but i think its well worth it and it cost nothing to do. I get a ton of business of doing this one thing alone....and if you can get in with the BIG realtors that sell millions per year, you can stay super busy off this one account alone. I have one realtor i have been working for now for years and just off of her account alone right off the bat i got 12 new houses and some commercial buildings as well (all for free and all off of one simple email). Thats how it started with me and her and its been growing ever since.
Another great idea is to do this same strategy about but target PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in your city or town. They manage properties for other people and owners (homes, apartments, rental property, office buildings, manufacturing plants etc). Do the same steps as above and watch the business come in !!!
Let me know how this works for some of you guys and i will be sharing more of my secrets soon. Thanks
Brad Snipes in South Carolina
Brad,

This is an awsome tip. I would also assume that sense the email address is posted in an advertisement that you dont have to worry about the anti-spam laws either. Looks like I need to go out and pick up some of those free real estate books that are everywhere.

I tried doing a small snail mail campaign to local realtors in the spring and didnt get a single response, but email is probably a lot more likely to get read.

Thanks,
Jay
BPI Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-27-2010, 02:17 PM
bradsnipes bradsnipes is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 4
bradsnipes is on a distinguished road
Default Glad to help !!

thanks for all that replied. Im glad to help. I will be posting more of my secrets that have worked for me over the years soon. Lets all continue to educate one another and we will all have a much better chance to be successfull !! Hope you all have a great day !!
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-28-2010, 11:49 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,377
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I will be posting more of my secrets that have worked for me over the years
Brad,

That is a great idea you posted. I look forwards to hearing more of your insights!
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 12-30-2010, 10:33 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 42
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 6
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome aboard
__________________
Artie Crowley
www.marketingholders.com

www.mytakeacard.com
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
new to the forum
SGlawncare
Yesterday 11:20 PM
Yesterday 11:20 PM
by SGlawncare
0 9
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
Yesterday 11:09 PM
by SouthallMowing
4 168
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Yesterday 10:43 PM
by SGL1
6 272
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by stevef1201
55 6,468
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
Yesterday 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,058
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
Yesterday 04:31 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 146
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 02:33 PM
by Robertf31
10 358
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
Yesterday 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 4,719
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Yesterday 01:16 PM
by Steve
21 1,152
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
Yesterday 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 957
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 648
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 267
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 234
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-15-2014 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 202
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 281
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 967
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 758
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 875
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 216
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 94
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,662
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 488
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,139
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-14-2014 03:06 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 667
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-13-2014 09:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
116 7,853
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,145
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 684
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,403
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 889
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,481
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 393
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,129
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,183
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 592
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 870
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,654
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 950
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 568
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 524
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 604
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 627
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 875
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 948
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 849
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-02-2014 03:27 PM
by Steve
3 762
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-02-2014 03:11 PM
by Steve
5 838
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 762
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
09-01-2014 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 950
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 1,247
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 333,934
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 article marketing bid birdscaping care charge collections subcontractor commercial credit card decorating ditches ecosymbiosis employee problems exmark ferris financing four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes health holiday lighting honda how much to charge hydraulic installation landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website leaf lighting brass outdoor lights marketing monthly mow mulch mulch price native plants new buisness outdoor environments past due patio install podcast promotion running a business scag scag v-ride schedule seo snow starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky theft of services toro trailer mate pro truck new used landscape walk behind walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.

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