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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

new member


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-26-2008, 07:04 PM
pbielby pbielby is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 8
pbielby
Default

hello my name is Patrick and I am 31 years of age and trying to start a lawn care buisness I am a full time firefighter for the city of kinston North Carolina the name of my company is
Sur-Kuts Lawncare & Landscapes if anyone has any info to help me get started that would be great for me because I ask local lawncare people around home and most want help me.
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 01-26-2008, 07:32 PM
jrwalker333 jrwalker333 is offline
Dreamscapes Unlimited LLC
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 33
Rep Power: 8
jrwalker333
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Patrick, I have a brother that lives in Matthews N.C. he has a small business there Walker Lawn Care you might get some local advise from him, if he is even close to you?? I am in the Ohio area and there are probably different laws etc; here compared to where you are. Usually you can get valuable resources through your state different associations for starting you will need to register your trade name usually with Secretary of State, obtain a vendors license, obtain state mandated workers compensation insurance (if you have employees) obtain a chemical pesticide license through the Department of Agriculture if you are going to do lawn treatments, also you should definately obtain a property damage insurance policy a (must have) get a federal tax id number (ein) alot of valuable resources ( do a search on google for starting a business in your state) alot of times there are even local city offices that will help you. Their is also the Small Business Administration and a group called S.C.O.R.E. (they are a group of retired business executives) that offer help for free. Planning etc, check your Chamber of Commerce also. etc

Rich
Dreamscapes Unlimited
__________________
Dreamscapes Unlimited LLC
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2008, 09:56 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,992
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Patrick,

Welcome to our forum!

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]if anyone has any info to help me get started that would be great
What kinds of things are you getting stuck with?

I like your business name and I think the fact you are a fireman can help you in your marketing. Are you handing out business cards to everyone you know?

Not too long ago we had another fireman on here who included in his marketing material that he was a township fire fighter and he said it helped him reach out to people more. Have you ever considered something like that?

What are you doing to market your business?
__________________
- 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 01-27-2008, 02:51 PM
pbielby pbielby is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 8
pbielby
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 26 2008,9:56)]Hi Patrick,

Welcome to our forum!

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]if anyone has any info to help me get started that would be great
What kinds of things are you getting stuck with?

I like your business name and I think the fact you are a fireman can help you in your marketing. Are you handing out business cards to everyone you know?

Not too long ago we had another fireman on here who included in his marketing material that he was a township fire fighter and he said it helped him reach out to people more. Have you ever considered something like that?

What are you doing to market your business?
I am handing out buisness cards and going by apartment complexs to get the word out I also introduce myself as a full time firefighter. I want to put some door hanger up and hand out some flyers
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,992
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is good! How about this. Can you get one of your fire trucks pulled out onto the front of your building and then get you sitting on your mower maybe in bunker pants with the truck behind you?

Maybe try and keep the fire dept name out of the shot so it doesnt make it look like your department is endorsing you. Unless that is ok.

I bet such an image in a door hanger would really make your business stand out.

What's your take on something like this?

Also wouldn't it be cool if you could keep a fire fighter theme going on your equipment? Have the mowers red. Maybe have a blue light on them somewhere? That would really make them stand out!
__________________
- 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
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
Today 02:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,005
Jesse with Curb Appeal...
CurbAppeal1
Today 01:44 PM
Today 02:10 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 7
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
Today 01:26 PM
by jrs.landscaping
30 612
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
Today 10:38 AM
by brian'slawncare
9 788
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
Today 07:38 AM
by Mr. Mow
44 1,408
What's include in a bid?
ppl
Yesterday 01:19 PM
Yesterday 10:56 PM
by avetslawncare
8 161
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
Yesterday 12:26 AM
Yesterday 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 122
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
Yesterday 09:41 PM
by Truro
7 130
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
Yesterday 09:30 PM
by S&Z Lawncare
6 138
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 09:28 PM
Yesterday 09:28 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
0 34
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
Yesterday 04:13 PM
Yesterday 09:28 PM
by S&Z Lawncare
2 85
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
Yesterday 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 259
Opinions on truck wrap
Truro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Yesterday 08:03 PM
by Truro
8 214
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 10:59 AM
Yesterday 06:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
2 79
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
Yesterday 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 363
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
Yesterday 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 653
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
Yesterday 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 102
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
Yesterday 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 586
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
Yesterday 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 661
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 617
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,851
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,788
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 539
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 141
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 134
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 154
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
02-25-2015 10:15 PM
by SGL1
13 491
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,824
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 266
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 257
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,878
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 707
2nd year advice anyone
Bradcook21
02-18-2015 07:00 PM
02-24-2015 05:15 PM
by Bradcook21
14 676
need help
lawnexpers115
02-23-2015 05:36 PM
02-24-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
3 301
Hello People
nativikee
02-23-2015 07:17 PM
02-24-2015 02:43 PM
by Steve
4 299
New member
qua ke zik 001
02-23-2015 11:24 AM
02-23-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 253
New Video
Sprinkler Buddy
02-22-2015 09:18 PM
02-23-2015 03:19 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 277
need help with SCAG...
apmAkron
02-23-2015 09:14 AM
02-23-2015 01:57 PM
by apmAkron
3 279
which degrees would be...
BLAZIER-1991
02-20-2015 04:46 PM
02-23-2015 01:47 PM
by Steve
9 448
Trouble logging in
avetslawncare
02-21-2015 02:06 PM
02-23-2015 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 648
John Deere Quik Track...
acrajchel
02-20-2015 03:12 PM
02-23-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
1 315
Trimming and...
joshlawncare
02-15-2015 02:04 PM
02-22-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
5 651
where can i post this
zippy-phil
02-17-2015 07:58 PM
02-20-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
7 528
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
02-19-2015 04:43 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
29 2,701
Thumbs up or down?
lawnman1959
02-18-2015 11:40 AM
02-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Chilehead
3 447
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
02-19-2015 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 5,247
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
02-19-2015 12:31 PM
by Steve
1,215 372,299
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
02-19-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
16 1,505
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
01-31-2015 10:58 PM
02-18-2015 01:32 PM
by Steve
5 1,153
Taking a step back
Billy Goat
02-16-2015 07:37 AM
02-18-2015 01:17 PM
by Chilehead
9 626
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter bush contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts design ditches door hangers employee problems estimate facebook foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business how to jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new mower per hour service podcast pricing pto secrets to landscaping seo shell snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 PM.

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