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Old 02-23-2012, 08:49 PM
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well guys, I spent 10 hours on a yard today....and working there all day tomorrow. I took some before photos and wil post the after ones too.... we should start a before & after photos thread.

Also, I picked up a church and 3 state farm insurance's and a couple of houses this week...business is picking up big time in South Carolina!
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hi my name is michael.I just started EarthWorks of Knoxville lawn care.I have been in business manegment for many years.i was never really happy in an office.with all the lay offs and such i found my self running a crew for local lawn care company.I found i really injoyed the work i do.so as of this year i started my own.hate to say im second guessing myself alot lately.i honestly belive i did the right thing im just scared i will take the wrong turns startimg out.any adsvise would be valued greatly.thanks
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hi my name is michael.I just started EarthWorks of Knoxville lawn care.I have been in business manegment for many years.i was never really happy in an office.with all the lay offs and such i found my self running a crew for local lawn care company.I found i really injoyed the work i do.so as of this year i started my own.hate to say im second guessing myself alot lately.i honestly belive i did the right thing im just scared i will take the wrong turns startimg out.any adsvise would be valued greatly.thanks
Hey, and welcome to the forum!

I believe that we all start off lacking in some areas, but I'm sure you will manage. This business is all about trial and error, do your best to never make the same mistake 3 times, twice is fair

Personally, I find the labor aspect to be very easy. It's the behind the scenes work I have had to learn, and found it very difficult.

If you have any questions at all, go right ahead and start a topic, and we can do out best to give you a helping hand!
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My name is sean, I have been mowing lawns since 2000. im 26. i lost my job back in july, and i had an interview with a big landscaping co Belknap landscaping in nh. Now i am going for orentation in the next week or two. ill know wed. afternoon. i am going to be a crew leader and possible trainer i cant wait. i came to this sight to get tips on how to make the most use of my skill. i love mowing lawns and any tips would be awesome. im always willing to learn more.
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thank you cheese2009 very much.im at that point where i have all the equipment and ready to go just dot have my first customer.i have couple promises when ,mowing starts but for now nothings happening.any advise on how to get the ball rolling guys?whats been your best marketing to start of with?
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Welcome to our forum.

There are a ton of discussions on here about how to attract new customers.

If you want to read for a while about it, check out this section on my blog about how to get residential lawn care customers.

That should keep you busy for a while. Let us know if you have any further questions.
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Hi, my name is Timothy Gregg. I am just getting started in the business. I am 27 and look even younger. I have purchased a huqvarna MZ5225ZT zero turn, a simple Toro self propelled, HC 150 Echo, Stihl FS 85 trimmer, new Stihl curved shaft edger, Stihl 600 blower new and a dark grey ford ranger with a 5x8 trailer. I have the truck lettered and everyone says it looks great. The truck was done about a week ago and have had no calls as it is still early, should I be worried about this and does the truck letters really help to get new customers? I am also thinking about getting some rubber band style door hangers and business cards to go door to door. I have found thru intense research of my own the equipment is the best I could do with my funds. Had a few set hacks and can't pay for advertising, so the cards and hangers by door to door is the best and most cost effective way to to reach potential customers. Any input to how to talk with these potential customers would be great. I am worried about looking unprofessional. I am also not the best people's person, lol but I want to try. The door hangers I am checking into are found at adeqsprinting.com I think this is a cool site with some fair prices.
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rubber bands with post cards work great and are cheap, just use hole punch in the corner. I carry some with one inch ofpostertape on them and just peel the backing and stick it on, here are some links but look around postcards are cheap 500 for $20 Shipped 5,000 for $99 + shipping
I have used the $20 they are good and fast
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Cool Hello everybody.....

How is everyone here doing? I am happy we had such a mild winter this year.Hopefully we will have a great year for lawn care.

I was wondering if anybody using leads based companies such as Service Magic? I believe this is another good marketing plan to get new clients.They do all the leg work for you all you have to do is close the sale.You do have to pay more per lead but you have 40%-60% of making the lead a customer.I got several new customers from using this method.

I just wanted to toss this out there to see what people thought and give me some opinions on this matter. Well take care and hope to hear from you soon.

jt
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Hi, My name is Jason Brusewitz and I own a shrub trimming/pruning business. (Branching Out Shrub Trimming) I'm very excited to be heading into my third year. Spring seems to be come early this year (no more snow!!) and I've never been more excited to get working. I decided to reach out to a business that I saw on a google search to try and find out if there was a need for shrub trimming/pruning for his customers. Little did I know, I found a guy that is as excited as me for the season to start. We talked about some goals and what we could do to help each others business. He also happened to be awesome at building websites and boy did mine need a fix. My point to this is-By reaching out to a local business, you may find someone that has goals like yours and build a new relationship that can benefit everyone involved.
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