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Hi all, my name is Bruce and my lawn care co. is Bruce's lawn care. I live in Mcminnville Oregon in the awesome Northwest just south of Portland.This is my first year owning my own business and looking for new customers is causing sleepiness nights. Got all the equipment, now just cant get clientele built. Thanks for your site and look forward to the forum.
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Hello my name is Daniel, I work as a Landscape Maintenance Manager for CGreen Landscape Irrigation, out of Dallas, TX. I have been in the Green Industry for about 10 years now. The majority of my experience is in Landscape Design, & Installation, but am happy to learn more of maintenance side of it.

The reason I decided to join, was to possibly obtain some good, useful, and helpful forms/ templates for different things I am trying to implement here. More organization, better tracking, and improve overall efficiency.


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Hi Guys

We run a lawn care and garden service business in Durban South Africa and we are always looking for new ideas on how to expand our business.

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Hi Pat,

Welcome to our forum!

What got you to start your lawn care business?
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Hi Steve, thanks for the opportunity to visit with you and others in the lawn care business. You asked, "what have I been doing to get clients". I have tried the local newspaper for one month of ads and no response at all. It seems making flyers and going door to door works a little bit but I now have five customers which is not paying my bills if you know what i mean and need to build at least 30 more to make this business work.I am really stressed on what to do since I have very little money to work with for advertising. I have looked up property management places, real estate businesses and emailed if possible to get on their vendor list with little success, out of 15 five have responded that they would put me on their list but no open doors to making deals with them. I want very much for this to work and just don't know what to do to build my clients. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thx.
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A couple of things to consider, when you don't have money to market, use your time. When you don't have time to market, use your money.

So in this situation, going out and introducing yourself to your potential clients is the way to go.

Also, don't give up after one email. Send many. We see the more successful lawn care business owners contact potential customers 6 - 10 times to increase the response rates they are looking for.

Don't give up. Especially after reaching out to a potential customer only once.

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My name is Kevin and I've been in business now for two years and growing slowly.
I've got lots to learn and found this great site and hope it helps me grow for the future!
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Hi Kevin!

Welcome to our forum!

What kinds of things are you looking to improve upon in this new year?
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