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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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it irritates me when my wife is right, she made many of those points. I had the picture of the tractor on there from last year cause I was pushing the bush hogging aspect at that time. Will change to either a logo or maybe my pickup.
I started cracking up when I read this. It is the same for me. My wife tells me to do something and I'm like nah that won't work. Sure enough a week later I'm doing it. Darn those women. Don't tell them they are right though. ;-)

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I wanted to do things legit, professional...... the right way. My neighbor across the street does it, and he is doing very, very well.
Have you been keeping an eye out for how your neighbor is marketing? Are there anythings he is doing that you could be doing now too?
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when i first started out i did a lot of cold calling i would call small commercial clients an knock on every door that looked like it needed mowed half of this biz is relationships and beeing at the right place at the right time your not in the landscape busisness your in a the people busisness anyone can mow grass but that is a very small part of this busisness follow up is a huge part and staying in front of people i get more busisness from other companys because they dont talk to property managers and it is not they do a bad job but everyone wants to feel important i meet my customers my self not my managers good luck to u i remember what it was like to be wear u are it is hard but hang in there it gets eaiser with time
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Ok...so you relocated and want to start a business there. My best advice is to go door to door if its in a rural area. The majority still mow their own grass...but with people working longer hours and less time to do it...there is still an opening.

Offer to do a few for gas money or free if need be with a portable sign out front for people to see with the right contact information to get a hold of you. Most will not interrupt you while on the job. If they like what they see you doing...you will start to get some calls.

Were in sales and the majority of our new sales come from word of mouth referrals from happy customers. I would assume its the same way in your business. If you make sure before you leave that the customer is completely satisfied with your work...ask if there is anything else you can do before you move to the next...you will have a happy client.
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I think you are still a bit early in NC. I am in Nashville and not many people are really getting out of there house much. I will do a test run of door hangers later this week to see if I get any response.
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I'm not getting anything off of Craigslist. I'm going to keep using it. I think next, I am going to run a 5 week ad in the local free paper. I figured 5 weeks will take me through the end of march.
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I'm not getting anything off of Craigslist. I'm going to keep using it. I think next, I am going to run a 5 week ad in the local free paper. I figured 5 weeks will take me through the end of march.
What are you running on craigslist now? Are these services needed right now or is it all advertising for spring lawn care services?
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I did one of those "fancier" image adds that I learned about in someone else post on here, I included all the major keywords. I kinda just listed everything I can do.
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Will you be utilizing any other marketing techniques with the season coming up now? Possibly going door to door?
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