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I just talked to Chestin the marketing guru from lawncaremarketingmagic.com last night and he said he will be attending our podcast tomorrow night. I hope you all are able to join in too!

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Hello everyone and welcome to the GopherHaul Lawn Care Marketing & Business Podcast recorded 2/21/08.

In this podcast we discuss:

How to price a lawn?

Join this topicís discussion at this link. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....t=7298;

How to make the jump from lawn care to landscaping and then what kind of profit potential will you see when you get into landscaping?

Do you need the lawn cutting customer base to transition to landscaping or can you simply start off as a landscaper? Which way is easier?

Which landscaping projects provide for the best profit margins with the least amount of work?

Or friend and forum member Matt brought up a question if you should give a % of the profits to a friend/employee. How should this be handled?

Join the discussion here. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....t=7316;

Lawn painting service. This is where you would actually paint a dried up lawn, green to make it look healthy. It could be done during times of drought. $465.00 for a single application. Good idea? Would you offer it?

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Do you use a contract? Is it different from your residential to your commercial clients? How many pages is the contract? Also if you are going to put in your contract a surcharge for cleaning your mower of dog waste, why not offer it as an upsell for $50 per month for 1 dog? Would you offer that?

Join the discussion here. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....ry35758

Luke asked this great question on the forum.

Whatís the best way to introduce to your customers that you are using contracts in the new season? Should you use a letter? If so what would you have the letter say?

Join the discussion here. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....t=7343;

We discuss the lessons to be learned from the book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Why do rich people buy assets while poor and middle class people buy liabilities?

What stops people from succeeding.

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Ah man.. I can't attend this podcast.......

I love them too much I hate missing them...

Maybe you should have them on wednesday or something
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Well, I do want to have them when most people are around! So thanks for telling me Thursday is a bad night.
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Feb. 20 2008,2:39)]Well, I do want to have them when most people are around! So thanks for telling me Thursday is a bad night.
Well Thursday is a bad night for me... anyways


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Hey Steve,

Thursday is good with me. I am looking forward to trying one of these podcasts out!

Any weekday will pretty much work with me has long as its sometime in the evening, I gota go to school remember. LOL

Can't wait to hear from some of the members at the podcast!

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Awesome Luke,

Do you want to post any marketing material you are going to be using this season and I can bring it up with Chestin to get him to review it for you?
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Quote[/b] (LGYardService @ Feb. 20 2008,8:14)]Hey Steve,

Thursday is good with me. I am looking forward to trying one of these podcasts out! *

Any weekday will pretty much work with me has long as its sometime in the evening, I gota go to school remember. LOL

Can't wait to hear from some of the members at the podcast!

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Quote[/b] ]Don't forget.. your in a different time zone eh Luke !!!
Yeah I realize that Justin.

Steve,

What time zone are you in? If I remember correctly I think you are like 2 hours ahead of my time. idk

But I will be available pretty much all night so it doesnt really matter when. LOL

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Quote[/b] ]Awesome Luke,

Do you want to post any marketing material you are going to be using this season and I can bring it up with Chestin to get him to review it for you?
Well I do but nothing quite finished yet. I started making a flyer and I also already have a few older ones that I think i'll use this year. And I'm in the phone directory so that may help. But I'll see what I can come up with to let Chestin take a look at. LOL

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Quote[/b] ]I am e.s.t. and I never know for sure who is gonna be calling in until they call in
Yeah I just figured out that I'm 2 hours BEHIND you. So when it's 6:30 there then it is 4:30 here. I usually get home from practice around 5:30, so i may be a little late. I can still join if you guys have all ready started right? And do you have any ideas of what we're gonna be talking about yet? LOL just wondering so i could give them a few thoughts tomorow.

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