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? > Starting a lawn care business.

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.

Minding my business


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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-15-2008, 07:16 PM
BladeWarrior
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hello all.
this is my story:
I am in the process of getting my business off the ground finally and this is my plan. I am working to mind my business and not work the business so much. What I am sayin is that I am gonna build a business from the start that I manage and not out stomping the turf. If i am out stomping the turf all day everyday I will not have time to manage and expand as needed. I see that to be the main problem in my area with most lcos. They get too much business too quick and can't get to everyone because they are out there pushing or riding a mower all day.
I have some equipment:
2007 3500 Dodge ram
2006 20 foot equipment trailer that I am having modified as we speak. 2' solid sides and a storage rack
Kubota 31 hp diesel 60 inch zero
Kawasaki trimmers
redmax blowers
Ford 3910 tractor with bushhog, tiller, aerator,
maybe some more stuff just can't think right now

Anyway my plan on how to do this is to get my employees very involved and make it to where their earnings potential is unlimited by paying them say a third of my billing. I figure this should motavate them to do great work and follow my policies or standards to keep clients and work hard themselves to sale my business and in return sign on more clients and make more money. Now I feel this will be a great motivator. Keeping good hired help I feel will be my biggest obstical.

There is plenty more I could say about this i'm sure but my time is short right now so if I could get some feedback on this type of plan it would be appreciated.
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 01-15-2008, 07:29 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,519
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
BW,

You are on the right track. I don't know which employee inducement would work best for you but I think if you experiment you will find success with it.

This is a very difficult balancing act. How do you stay on top of things without being caught up in the minutia of the day to day?

Some people are able to pull it off while others are not. I think the toughest part about it is being able to let go and delegate.

Please keep going in your thought process.
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 01-16-2008, 12:01 AM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

BW,

Give us a review on those Kawasaki trimmers.

What are your likes / dislikes?

I know Kawasaki has a line of lawn care power equipment (leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, string trimmers, etc) but I've not had an opportunity to demo any yet.

Thanks:

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2008, 12:21 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi BW

I hope this works out for you. watch you don't get caught up in the multi-multi tasking, many have tried and most have failed. most multi taskers never truly get things finished on a timely schedule, leaving to many things hanging in limbo.

Good luck
Tim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-16-2008, 04:55 PM
BladeWarrior
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks guys for your views on this so far.

And about those kawasaki trimmers, I think they are exactly the same and perform the same as a Redmax. If I didn't know any better I would believe they were built by the same co.
Who knows maybe they are. We will see how much they'll take and how long they will last.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-16-2008, 06:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,519
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Tim,

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]watch you don't get caught up in the multi-multi tasking, many have tried and most have failed. most multi taskers never truly get things finished on a timely schedule, leaving to many things hanging in limbo.
Could you shed a little more light on this topic because I am sure there are many other lawn care business owners trying to figure out if they fall into this category or not. Could you give us an example?
__________________
- 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
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
Today 04:14 PM
Today 04:14 PM
by madmedic8575
0 24
new to the forum
madmedic8575
Today 02:52 PM
Today 02:52 PM
by madmedic8575
0 31
hey everyone
robert8509
10-22-2014 08:16 PM
Today 02:28 PM
by biglee
6 194
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 09:19 PM
Today 02:23 PM
by biglee
8 245
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
Yesterday 01:23 PM
Today 01:11 PM
by Steve
4 170
My Newest Toy (B.P....
Dan Tanner
Yesterday 05:50 PM
Today 01:02 PM
by Steve
1 111
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Today 01:00 PM
by Steve
11 874
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
Yesterday 08:07 AM
Yesterday 11:08 PM
by Chilehead
2 130
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:41 PM
Yesterday 11:06 PM
by Chilehead
9 332
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
10-20-2014 06:33 AM
Yesterday 05:55 PM
by biglee
13 444
Hi from SoCal
Jmoney
Yesterday 11:29 AM
Yesterday 12:51 PM
by Steve
1 103
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
Yesterday 12:33 PM
by Steve
5 559
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
Yesterday 06:12 AM
by ringahding1
4 381
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
10-21-2014 06:20 AM
Yesterday 05:13 AM
by ringahding1
5 277
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
10-22-2014 01:27 PM
by Steve
6 450
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
10-22-2014 01:23 PM
by Steve
3 426
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:59 PM
10-22-2014 01:19 PM
by Steve
1 199
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-22-2014 08:51 AM
by ringahding1
12 1,565
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-22-2014 07:47 AM
by ringahding1
4 1,385
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
10-21-2014 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 698
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
10-21-2014 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 555
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
10-21-2014 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,466
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
10-21-2014 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 301
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
10-20-2014 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,867
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-20-2014 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,365
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
10-20-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 269
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-20-2014 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 340
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-20-2014 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 792
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-20-2014 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,252
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-20-2014 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 534
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-20-2014 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 371
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 710
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 1,018
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,381
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 737
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 340,324
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 458
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,557
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,569
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,657
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 592
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 752
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 595
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 940
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,595
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 911
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,722
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 1,130
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 1,036
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 678
» Popular Tags
2wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying bush charge christmas commercial deliquentaccounts demonstration exmark ferris first truck georgia gopherhaul gravely hills holiday honda how much to charge how to hydraulic labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business book lawn care business podcast 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 lighting lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mechanic monthly mowing mulch mulch price new business patio install podcast property management company push versus ride savannah scag scag v-ride seo shell snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business stihl sulky toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree truck new used landscape walker won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 PM.

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