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.

Business Profile


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-09-2007, 04:25 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,501
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Business Profile - Ewald Complete Lawn Care

Products and Services

We are a full service lawn maintenance company. We target the mid-to-upper end residential market. We provide fertilizing, mowing and lawn maintenance services. We offer free consultations, where we take a look at a property and make recommendations on services needed.

Why did you get into this business?

I got into this business because I wanted to own my own company and at one time had thought about going into farming, but found it a difficult business to enter. I went into lawn service because it was a more lucrative business. I started gardening and working on yards when I was 6 years old, so I have been in this business nearly all my life.

How has your business grown since opening?

We have grown tremendously. 2005 was our best year so far and Spring 2006 has been even better than Spring 2005. We've grown through the services we offer and the amount of work we take on. We are still a small operation. Jackie and I are the only full time employees but we have several part-time workers and may be adding more full time staff soon.

Where do you see your business in the next 5 years?

I see us growing to include several full time crews and becoming a leader in high quality lawn maintenance services.

What advice can you offer others who are thinking of entering the business?

Grow at a pace that is manageable and watch your cash flow.

What is hardest about running your business?

I work in the field all of the time, so it is keeping up with all of the bookkeeping and customer service side of things. Just staying on top of day-to-day operations. The biggest challenge is managing my time properly.






I think the part where they said "Grow at a pace that is manageable and watch your cash flow," is so very important. We do talk about this topic quite a bit on the forum and it's amazing how too much growth can actually be a bad thing for a business if it is unmanageable.

What's your view?
__________________
- 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


  #2  
Old 01-20-2008, 09:21 PM
FourSeasons FourSeasons is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Age: 33
Posts: 558
Rep Power: 8
FourSeasons
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ] I work in the field all of the time, so it is keeping up with all of the bookkeeping and customer service side of things. Just staying on top of day-to-day operations. The biggest challenge is managing my time properly.
This is hard to do during the busy time of the year. People don't realize after we work 8-10hours a day that we also outside of that doing bids and paperwork.
But then in the winter it is kind of slack. So I guess it makes up for it.
I wish I was more of a winter person than summer.
__________________
Rob
Green Image Lawn & Landscape

\"If you don't feel the same way about Friday nights as you do Sunday nights, then you are not doing the right thing.\"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-20-2008, 09:23 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,501
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]I wish I was more of a winter person than summer.
So you could enjoy your winter down time more, you mean?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 01-20-2008, 09:38 PM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm that way too... I feel like if I'm working 10 hour days in the summer that I should be working 12 hour days in the winter too... lol... continuity, I guess... but then I'm ADD and OCD..... lol
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-20-2008, 09:44 PM
FourSeasons FourSeasons is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Age: 33
Posts: 558
Rep Power: 8
FourSeasons
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]So you could enjoy your winter down time more, you mean
Yeah. I don't snowboard or ski. I like hot weather.
What else is there to do in Seattle during the winter? Its raining all the time during the winter.

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]I'm that way too... I feel like if I'm working 10 hour days in the summer that I should be working 12 hour days in the winter too... lol... continuity, I guess... but then I'm ADD and OCD..... lol
I agree with you. I'm kind of a workaholic
__________________
Rob
Green Image Lawn & Landscape

\"If you don't feel the same way about Friday nights as you do Sunday nights, then you are not doing the right thing.\"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-21-2008, 01:50 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,501
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well ultimately, it should provide you with time to creatively think about other projects you could get involved with in the slower seasons that could turn into businesses.
__________________
- 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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
Yesterday 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 71
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 09:16 PM
by Steve
6 155
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
Yesterday 07:56 PM
Yesterday 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 50
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
Yesterday 07:17 PM
Yesterday 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 53
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
Yesterday 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 198
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
Yesterday 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 59
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 576
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,751
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 210
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-27-2015 11:27 AM
by googus
8 410
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,230
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,237
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,301
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 159
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 259
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 174
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 190
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,571
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,512
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,318
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 204
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 149
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 316
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,321
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 248
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,087
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 216
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,925
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 2,099
» Popular Tags
accounting aerocore apartment bid apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems facebook financials flyers free advertising google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how to hydro increase customers invoicing jobs landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee quickbooks online scag sell the vision seo shreaded snow plowing solo solo backpack sprayer square foot swzt tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 AM.

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