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I started my business at the beginning of the season this year (2007). It is called Kevin O'Neil's Lawn Service. I've been through school for environmental horticulture, nursery operations & various business classes. I love what I do for a living!!! I have about 25 monthly accounts and I'm averaging 1 new account every week. Those #'s don't include one-time jobs (ie: pressure washing, tree trimming/removal, sod installation, landscape installations, etc). I am VERY HAPPY!!!
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What got you interested in starting your own business? What advise do you have for new start up lawn care business owners?
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I hate working under others. I have a brain & I'm able & want to use it! I also love doing this kind of work......so.......it all just fell into place from there.

As far as advice for others, treat your customers respectfully, with care, let them know that you care about them. Talk to them like they are actually people. Don't be ashamed of your companies name, at least post it on your truck & hand out a few business cards.

Keep you equipment maintenance done & definitely keep your blades sharp!
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Thanks for the insight!

What kind of marketing techniques have you found to be most effective to aquire new customers?
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Do you have suggestions for others on how to build word of mouth buzz for their company?
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Take care of your customers!!! Do good work!!! Go the extra mile sometimes. Oh yea - TAKE CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS!!!! Without them, you wouldn't be in business.
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