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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

GopherHaul 12 is now online

General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-05-2007, 10:12 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,632
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation

Oh I had a ton of things to talk about in this episode and I didn't even cover half of it. Let me know what you think of the show and the changed format.


Please if you can, help me promote this video on your site or other forums.

Sample post idea on other forums. Copy and paste and it should work.

Code Sample

Do you think it is worth it to go for the Tiger Time Lawn Care Franchise?




If you post it anywhere, please let me know! I appreciate it!

Hello everyone and welcome to GopherHaul. GopherHaul is a show for entrepreneurs and new business owners. In it we discuss business tips and tricks we have learned over the years and share with you some real world experiences on how to help your lawn care business or any other business grow.

A few nights ago I got a phone call from a friend who's father had just died.
He had worked for 35 years and dreamed of his retirement.
When he retired he suffered a heart attack.
Declining health followed for two years before his body finally gave out.
He had dreams of going on a cruise to Alaska with his wife.
He had dreams of fishing on his favorite lake.
All these dreams are now gone.
My message to you today is to make your dreams happen today.
There may not be a tomorrow.
Do it today.
Enjoy your life today.
Don't wait until you retire to have fun.
Time is fleeting!
Have fun and get your business started today!

Now let's get started with the show.

Whatís the big story of the month?
Our friend Lee Cathey of Tiger Time Lawn Care has really done it.
He has managed to attract international media coverage for his lawn care business.
I canít ever remember any lawn care business being able to get so much advertising for free.
How did he do it?
He was mentioned in China, India, Australia.
On the front page of CNNís site, on Fox & Friends, The New York Times and even in the monologue of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
If you have been active in our business forum, you probably already know how just 3 months ago, Lee left his job and decided to start a lawn care business.
He posted on the Gopher lawn care business forum that he was looking for ways to attract customers.
After going through a few ideas, he decided to go with the bikini lawn care service.
Here is Lee giving a plug to us on Fox & Friends

Lee is now franchising his Tiger Time Lawn Care business. If you are thinking about getting into the lawn care industry but have no idea how to get started, why not contact Lee and get started in a Tiger Time Franchise. Lee was kind enough to allow us to give away 3 free franchises. Normally there would be an initial franchise fee of thousands of dollars to get started. If you contact Lee and mention you saw the free franchise deal you saw here on the GopherHaul show, you might be one of the lucky 3 who get a free franchise. Lee also wanted me to make note he would love to see people within a 200 miles radius of Memphis Tennessee contact him, but ultimately he will be choosing those applicants who are the most enthusiastic to make their franchise grow.

What can we learn from the experience of GopherHauling Leeís lawn care business? If you are going to go into business, you need to stand out. Ask yourself, how do you differ from your competitors? What makes your business unique? What unique services can you offer that will generate media buzz about your company?

If your business could use a GopherHaul and you need new ideas how to make your business grow send us an email at

Who knows maybe some of the ideas will help your business grow as much if not more than the international media attention Tiger Time Lawn Care was able to achieve from the brain storming that went on for his GopherHaul.

We have a new sponsor for our lawn care business forum and GopherHaul show. Itís Fluid Film.

We have 50 free samples of fluid film to send out. All you need to do to get your free sample is to visit our forum and click on the fluid film link. This is an amazing product. It keeps your green industry equipment lubricated and rust free. If youíd like a free sample of this product while supplies last, send an email to Dan Williams at and tell him you saw Fluid Film on the GopherHaul show and you would like a free sample sent to you.

Another neat thing we have recently added to our site was new bumper stickers and t-shirts. Visit our lawn care business forum where you can see the latest ďHonk if you watch GopherHaul.Ē If you purchase a bumper sticker, please send us a photo of where you put it.

The GopherHaul business book of the month is L.L. Bean: The Making of an American Icon. In this book we see how L.L.ís first attempt at getting into business was when he created a new hunting boot. He borrowed money from his family to send out ads to residents with hunting and fishing licenses. He was amazed to find that he sold 100 pairs of boots! Within a short period of time 90 boots were sent back because they were defective. This could have sunk his business and he might have never tried another business again. What did he do? He refunded those 90 sales and reengineered his boot and tried again.

Whatís the business lesson we can learn from LL Bean? NEVER GIVE UP! If you fail at one attempt, review what happened and learn from your mistakes. Then give it another go and try to make it better the second time and the third time and the forth! Everyone makes mistakes but not everyone learns from their mistakes and tries again.

If you are going to be in business, donít ever give up.

If you are in need of free marketing material for your lawn care business, please visit our site at We have hundreds of free lawn care logo, flyer, door hanger and web templates you can download and use for your lawn care business. We also have free lawn care business contracts. Also download our trial version of Gopher Lawn Care Business Software. Gopher will help your lawn care business schedule and invoice more customers in less time, allowing you more time to grow or enjoy your life. If you are on myspace send us a friend request. We are located at
- 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

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



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
starting organic...
Today 12:22 PM
Today 12:22 PM
by datman34
0 21
Leaf cleanup flyers?
08-04-2009 10:15 PM
Today 06:55 AM
by jrs.landscaping
20 5,931
Hello Everyone!!
L&L Lawn Care
09-22-2015 07:33 PM
Yesterday 12:10 AM
by lxarth
7 238
Stump grinding
09-18-2015 06:49 PM
10-02-2015 01:52 PM
by OxfordOS
9 339
Hello from Houston Texas
10-01-2015 10:21 AM
10-01-2015 09:29 PM
by Steve
2 59
What have been your best...
09-29-2015 01:24 PM
10-01-2015 09:28 PM
by Steve
8 152
Fall aeration /...
09-08-2015 09:37 AM
10-01-2015 05:34 PM
by lxarth
2 334
Credit Cards - What's in...
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
10-01-2015 05:29 PM
by lxarth
6 2,390
Hi from Illinois
01-02-2015 08:46 PM
09-30-2015 09:57 AM
by lxarth
6 1,197
How often to report...
09-29-2015 01:19 PM
09-29-2015 11:01 PM
by Steve
1 72
Hello From Michigans U.P.
09-28-2015 03:48 AM
09-29-2015 10:58 PM
by Steve
3 115
Sample commercial bid
09-02-2015 06:02 PM
09-29-2015 01:19 PM
by lxarth
2 2,594
What am I looking at...
09-14-2015 03:51 PM
09-29-2015 01:16 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
22 640
Your 2015 summer review.
09-01-2015 11:01 AM
09-28-2015 06:19 PM
by Steve
24 3,156
The New Guy
09-27-2015 01:39 PM
09-28-2015 06:16 PM
by Steve
1 91
How would you approach a...
09-27-2015 05:15 PM
09-28-2015 06:15 PM
by Steve
1 105
Hello from Wisconsin
09-22-2015 04:15 PM
09-27-2015 08:44 PM
by SGL1
2 144
Needing a website built
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
09-27-2015 06:22 PM
by CLB454
13 5,216
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-26-2015 05:38 PM
by mowandblow1980
1,234 413,940
Hello Everyone!
09-24-2015 08:04 PM
09-25-2015 11:10 PM
by Steve
1 134
Drones,what's your...
09-08-2015 11:04 AM
09-24-2015 11:07 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 461
Mid Michigan
09-22-2015 06:34 PM
09-24-2015 07:52 PM
by RonSonlawncare
5 178
Hello everyone!
09-22-2015 11:13 AM
09-24-2015 06:55 PM
by jrs.landscaping
10 297
SCAG Tiger Cat Deck Lift...
09-13-2015 11:40 AM
09-18-2015 09:03 PM
by rower30
10 409
17 tree stumps
09-11-2015 05:31 PM
09-17-2015 04:08 PM
by Steve
9 412
What would you charge?
09-11-2015 06:34 AM
09-16-2015 02:20 PM
by ZZK
6 453
Gutter cleaning
05-31-2015 03:16 PM
09-16-2015 01:33 PM
by Steve
7 903
carburetor adjusting tool
09-09-2015 05:35 PM
09-14-2015 09:34 PM
by SGL1
13 522
When to use a retaining...
09-13-2015 11:56 AM
09-14-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
1 244
Hi everyone from...
09-12-2015 11:32 AM
09-14-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
2 278
best way to.....
09-02-2015 11:35 AM
09-08-2015 10:04 AM
by Steve
6 2,591
SCAG Tiger Cat DECK...
08-24-2013 10:07 AM
09-08-2015 09:47 AM
by Steve
19 7,725
These are the days on...
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
09-04-2015 11:35 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
96 14,812
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:17 PM.

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:17 PM.

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