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.

From no employees to employees

General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-17-2007, 11:16 PM
looksgoodlawncare looksgoodlawncare is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NW Florida Panhandle (Fort Walton Beach)
Age: 37
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 9

Can anyone help, I have no employees other than a few russians I call from time to time to help with big one time jobs. I want to grow next year to include at least a few part time employees. The problem is I need the work to employ them but I need them to get the work. It seems like a catch22 here. Just looking for some advice. Thanks for everything.

Bryson McLemore,

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

Old 11-19-2007, 10:08 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,712
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Bryson,

Do you have any friends or family members that could help you out from time to time when you have a larger job. Someone that is around when you need help but not someone you have to pay to be on stand by?
- 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
Old 11-19-2007, 08:03 PM
action_lawncare action_lawncare is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Age: 43
Posts: 18
Rep Power: 9

I have family members at stand by when I need them. Example my wife, she is always willing to help when I need her and she is free. She helps me out a lot. She even finds me work. She advertises on and she has been doing cold calls to businesses. She also does faxes. She has a flyer made out and goes to what ever town your are in chamber of commerce website and lookup business. Mostly all businesses in chamber of commerece have their fax number listed on this site. We have gotton some business that way. Another way she does it is she goes to the property appraisors website and finds the most recent sales. We have gotton a lot of business that way as well. She either mails a postcard to their homes or business or if they are business she faxes them or calls them. We land 1 large account that way and we are trying to bid on a cold call she did today. I hope some of this helps you out.

But when it comes to employee's sometimes it's hard to find someone who does a good job or is trustworthly. Like i mention above I have my wife as standby. I also have 2 other individuals I can call when I really need help.
Rob & Dee P.
Action Lawn Care
Reply With Quote


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
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
Today 09:07 PM
by RonSonlawncare
10 1,108
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 07:58 AM
Today 08:43 PM
by RonSonlawncare
8 198
Don't pick up those...
11-11-2015 08:04 AM
Today 11:10 AM
by Just for Cuts
3 781
Gutter cleaning
05-31-2015 04:16 PM
Today 11:08 AM
by SC93
9 1,155
Never been happier
Mr. Mow
Today 08:39 AM
Today 10:58 AM
by SC93
1 32
Anti-Ice or De-Icing...
Yesterday 11:04 PM
Yesterday 11:04 PM
by nwgirl
0 31
Hi, new member looking...
11-24-2015 06:03 PM
Yesterday 07:31 PM
by taylorgreen325
2 176
ATV Plowing and Services...
11-24-2015 07:55 PM
Yesterday 02:06 PM
by Steve
4 215
Help a Brother Out -...
01-23-2012 05:19 PM
11-23-2015 05:25 PM
by Steve
90 31,812
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 08:34 AM
11-17-2015 11:43 AM
by Steve
20 1,967
First house clean up,...
11-04-2015 06:28 PM
11-14-2015 06:12 AM
by Brian3137
12 1,039
Leaf removal
11-09-2015 01:17 PM
11-13-2015 08:13 PM
by Bradcook21
8 959
Any feedback on Toro...
Ian Lovejoy
11-12-2015 08:46 AM
11-12-2015 02:59 PM
by Steve
1 543
buying existing company
11-11-2015 10:51 AM
11-11-2015 06:49 PM
by Steve
1 727
Snow Plowing /...
11-06-2015 06:28 AM
11-11-2015 09:15 AM
by kslawn
8 1,002
Has anyone created an...
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
by mark123
0 675
Buying a business
11-01-2015 12:50 PM
11-10-2015 06:54 PM
by Steve
15 2,242
Rocky Newbe
11-06-2015 06:09 AM
11-09-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
3 829
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-09-2015 06:01 PM
by Steve
1,239 423,915
Scored 2 Freebies Tonight
08-07-2009 04:14 AM
11-09-2015 05:52 PM
by Steve
16 6,317
Customers dodging the...
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
11-08-2015 05:36 PM
by Chilehead
4 845
Starting a mowing...
10-23-2015 06:55 PM
11-05-2015 12:47 AM
by Steve
9 4,217
Property Pricing
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
11-04-2015 06:35 PM
by Brian3137
6 2,097
What am I looking at...
09-14-2015 04:51 PM
11-02-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
31 5,619
starting organic...
10-04-2015 01:22 PM
11-02-2015 05:46 PM
by Steve
4 4,201
Mister Joe in...
Mister Joe
10-30-2015 08:40 PM
11-02-2015 05:43 PM
by Steve
6 1,997
Three Year In -...
Ian Lovejoy
10-26-2015 11:21 AM
11-02-2015 05:41 PM
by Steve
9 4,165
Mowing golf course
10-31-2015 07:11 PM
11-02-2015 05:03 PM
by SC93
10 2,100
Just landed a nice...
10-29-2015 02:56 PM
10-30-2015 09:39 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
4 2,073
Credit Cards - What's in...
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
10-30-2015 09:20 PM
by Steve
13 6,804
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.

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