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Starting a lawn care business.

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We love providing this service. Our customers enjoy not having to worry about having them put up to early or taken down to late, especially when they don't have the time to do it them selves but still want to decorate. I would like to expand to providing lights and decorations and storing them off site.
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As I am new to this I can see it being very profitable. I only did a few houses but in the future I could see myself having a bigger scale size operation.
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How do you feel the profitability and the time spent per location compare with that of your mowing clients?
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How do you feel the profitability and the time spent per location compare with that of your mowing clients?
I just found this post and thought I'd share a little. Profitability? Let's just say that there are families living on their income from the holiday season! Holiday and event lighting and decor is by far less labor intensive (physically) and is a mental uplift, esp. for those of you living in northern areas. It's pretty hard for a customer to not love the spirit of twinkling lights and green and red decor and so much more..... They literally eat it up, esp. if they can't do it themselves, have the cash not to or just simply love the holiday season!
One word of warning though, is that the "holiday season" for decorators does not end on Christmas day and does not begin at Thanksgiving. It's a very long, draining, sometimes 23 hour a day work season during its height - but, if you figure from about Feb. 15th - July 1st you can catch up - well, it's worth every bit of the sleepless nights! Beware that your own family Thanksgiving and Christmas may consist of checking lights with your crew, fixing any problems to ensure a brilliant display, etc.! However, it is a hell of a lot of fun, comeraderie and the spirit makes it all worthwhile (ok, so the money is good too!!) Even in this bad economy, there are still those who can spend the money for someone else to make it happen. The key is...advertise early, order materials early and decorate early to avoid the crunch. If scheduled right, it's very profitable, lots of fun and much better than weed-eating!
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Do you have any photos of any of the projects you have worked on? Were there any project you were really proud of or projects that were disasters which taught you lessons on what not to do?
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I would suggest driving around to see light displays the next two weeks, make note of the display and address. This will give you a great idea on what to charge, how the customer wants to decorate, and more importantly a address and contact information for marketing in 2014.... Just saying to keep eyes and mind open, tomorrow will come with you or without you my friends
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That is a great idea. With that scouting out of homes who decorate their houses, should they be marketed to differently next year? Should they be marketed to more so than their neighbors that don't decorate?
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Steve, I am not in this business, nor do I want to be at this time but if I were...I would drive around and note and take pictures of the lighting displays that were impressive. I would review these images and estimate my time and material cost to duplicate the display(s). I would then go back after the lights were removed and take the same picture. I would put together a before and after flyer and a quote of several of these homes. Even though I did not install the display, I can imply that I did with the flyer. Just a thought.
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I think that is a brilliant idea that should be experimented with.
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