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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:53 PM
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Quote[/b] ]No way. Too scary for me. I was the man, the one pushing the mower. After 12 years and still being in school, almost there. Got H2B coming in April. Way excited, and nervous.
Welcome Skyjack_1,

How will this effect your business and upcoming season?
Hopefully it will be good. This is the first time for such a drastic measure in hiring people. Granbury and surrounding areas are terrible for good employees. Nobody wants to work anymore. Changing some strategies.

Trying to learn some spanish. Buying some good books to help. Obtaining some new responsibilities.

I'm just now starting to do contracts. Got a really nice one made up. Spent a lot of time on this thing. That is what got me started on these forums. Now just making up contracted services to sell. Got it done, and now just got to sell, sell, sell. Have clients already, and hope they have no problem making the transition. Doing only bout 30-40% to start off with.

Can anybody tell me of some mistakes made with contracts?
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:41 AM
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1. Make the contract not only friendly for you, but also for the customer.

2. Make sure to spell out your late payment policy.

3. Also include in there exactly what is including with that particular service. I remember about 5 years ago I had one customer think that trimming the shrubs was included with the lawn maintenance price.

4. Spell out the termination process and any cancellation fees if any

5. Don't forget to put down what you are responsible for and what you are not responsible for.

6. Don't have the contract two complicated. How many customers do you think that you will sign up with a three page contract? Very few probably. Try to make it simple stupid. I used to have two page contracts, but now I have them down to just one page.
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This was very helpful. Thanks.
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