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? > Starting a lawn care business.

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.

You Want Business Place Cards Here


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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-19-2012, 09:35 PM
j.a.lawnervces j.a.lawnervces is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: indian mound tn
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 4
j.a.lawnervces is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb You Want Business Place Cards Here

Hi guys just wanted to share a great place to pick up business.
TANNING SALONS. i placed a stack of cards there Friday march 16th and from the tanning place i have picked up 12 full season accounts.
If any one else has any good ideas let me know
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 03-19-2012, 10:38 PM
anyeverythingservice anyeverythingservice is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Richmond,VA
Age: 24
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
anyeverythingservice is on a distinguished road
Default How Do You Go about Getting Them to say yes

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
How'd you get them yes to your idea. Did you meet them in person or over the phone. And are there any other good places to put your business cards.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-19-2012, 10:47 PM
j.a.lawnervces j.a.lawnervces is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: indian mound tn
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 4
j.a.lawnervces is on a distinguished road
Default

well i was in my uniform and was putting some cards in a chinesee place that is really good, then a lady saw me coming from the tanning salon and asked for a card, the light bulb went off!!!! so i walked in was polite and asked if i could leave a few business cards (not vista print ) left about 30 there. Ialso told them that if any workers needed service that they would get it for half off.
(tanning salons are great its mostly the women who finds a lawn guy least where im from and what women do not like to tan before they go home to search the internet for a lawncare guy...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-19-2012, 10:54 PM
anyeverythingservice anyeverythingservice is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Richmond,VA
Age: 24
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
anyeverythingservice is on a distinguished road
Default

who do you use for business cards and why not vista print
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2012, 11:03 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

8/10 calls I get are from women. I even had a few men call me and then I deal with the wife every time in person.

I see it like the man is supposed to be doing it already but is slacking and is less likely to ask for help. When the women brings it up to just hire someone its either a win win or challenging their masculinity.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-19-2012, 11:45 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anyeverythingservice View Post
who do you use for business cards and why not vista print
I use overnightprints.com.
I don't like Vistaprint cards because the quality isn't quite as good and the cards are not the right size - they are cut slightly smaller than a standard 3.5"x2" business card. Many people may not notice, but I did right away.




The tanning salon really is a good idea. A hair salon would likely yield similar results.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2012, 12:46 AM
j.a.lawnervces j.a.lawnervces is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: indian mound tn
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 4
j.a.lawnervces is on a distinguished road
Default

vista print only has so many designs and just pore quality, you may pay a little more but i bet it will stick out and not be a flimsy peace of paper, just my opinion
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2012, 02:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,009
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Is it worthwhile to make some kind of sun tan theme or message on your cards that you distribute there?

Like for instance, should you have cards that say 'wouldn't you rather be tanning than mowing?' Call us at 555-9243

Would that help or no?
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 03-20-2012, 09:05 PM
CHEESE2009's Avatar
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 10
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Is it worthwhile to make some kind of sun tan theme or message on your cards that you distribute there?

Like for instance, should you have cards that say 'wouldn't you rather be tanning than mowing?' Call us at 555-9243

Would that help or no?

Wow, I think you're on to something!

At the cost of business cards (cheap), it would be possible to put themes on them depending on where we place them!

It sounds great, because the owner of the 'place' will consider it some form of advertising as well, or at least something he/she can promote to the the clients in order to keep them tanning, LOL.

A Chinese buffet can have a card that looks like a fortune cookie;
"You are going to save x% on lawn maintenance this year".
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-21-2012, 02:11 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,009
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
A Chinese buffet can have a card that looks like a fortune cookie;
"You are going to save x% on lawn maintenance this year".
That is brilliant!
__________________
- 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
New Business Cards!!! CHEESE2009 General Talk 11 12-04-2009 01:49 AM
Business Cards!!! CHEESE2009 Community Assistance 9 11-22-2009 10:41 PM
Business Cards Saddlewood Starting a lawn care business. 8 02-20-2009 02:55 AM
business cards cowboy52806 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 05-04-2008 05:45 PM
business cards Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 13 08-16-2007 01:50 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Starting a legit...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 08:19 PM
Today 02:50 PM
by jhinton
4 72
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Today 02:42 PM
by Steve
19 378
Doug With Blades Of...
BladesofSteel
03-03-2015 08:40 PM
Today 02:38 PM
by Steve
3 65
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
Today 01:57 PM
by jhinton
12 5,264
Looking for royalty free...
Trupro
Today 10:50 AM
Today 01:48 PM
by Trupro
3 38
Ground Guys
Pattersonllc
Yesterday 07:49 PM
Today 01:39 PM
by jhinton
2 59
Distant measuring wheel
CurbAppeal1
Today 01:34 PM
Today 01:34 PM
by CurbAppeal1
0 8
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
Today 01:12 PM
by CurbAppeal1
8 827
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
Today 12:02 PM
by SC93
19 570
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
Today 10:48 AM
by Trupro
9 190
Employee Training...
Trupro
Today 10:46 AM
Today 10:46 AM
by Trupro
0 14
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
03-02-2015 09:28 PM
Yesterday 08:19 PM
by Bradcook21
3 122
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 07:47 PM
Yesterday 07:47 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
0 40
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 07:33 PM
by CurbAppeal1
25 7,769
Front page google...
CurbAppeal1
Yesterday 06:04 PM
Yesterday 07:28 PM
by CurbAppeal1
4 64
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
Yesterday 06:47 PM
by BladesofSteel
14 2,008
hoa bid
Bradcook21
Yesterday 07:12 AM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
2 87
Incentives for potential...
rmccutchan
02-02-2015 12:09 AM
Yesterday 04:06 PM
by Steve
13 886
Kawasaki Control Assembly
rsanchez1203
03-03-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 04:04 PM
by Steve
10 176
All NEW BRASS Black Rain...
BlackRain75
03-03-2015 10:07 PM
Yesterday 02:33 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 59
Moss in grass in the...
tk4454
05-17-2013 12:19 AM
Yesterday 09:08 AM
by Moki
4 1,612
Jesse with Curb Appeal...
CurbAppeal1
03-03-2015 01:44 PM
03-03-2015 06:48 PM
by CurbAppeal1
12 162
New guy from Columbia, SC
holymoly
03-03-2015 05:27 PM
03-03-2015 06:10 PM
by Steve
1 51
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 10:59 AM
03-03-2015 06:08 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 125
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
03-03-2015 05:56 PM
by Steve
45 1,536
What's include in a bid?
ppl
03-02-2015 01:19 PM
03-03-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
9 223
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
03-02-2015 04:13 PM
03-03-2015 05:39 PM
by Steve
3 132
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
03-03-2015 05:23 PM
by joshlawncare
7 179
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
03-03-2015 02:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,055
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
03-03-2015 01:26 PM
by jrs.landscaping
30 685
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
03-03-2015 10:38 AM
by brian'slawncare
9 822
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
03-02-2015 12:26 AM
03-02-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 156
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
03-02-2015 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 304
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
03-02-2015 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 386
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
03-02-2015 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 675
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
03-02-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 145
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
03-02-2015 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 615
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
03-02-2015 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 699
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 648
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,899
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,814
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 563
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 165
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 154
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 188
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,853
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 296
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 282
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,918
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 736
» Popular Tags
4wd ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush deliquentaccounts design ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris flyers foreman four wheel drive free advertising google gopherhaul growing a lawn care business hiring husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride running a business secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 PM.

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