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 > Business > Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions

Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!

Curb maker


Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions

Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-12-2008, 06:04 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,496
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default Curb maker

I got this video as a video response to one of my GopherHaul shows. I like the idea a lot. I bet something like this could really help you add more upsells.



What's your view?
__________________
- 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

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 12-12-2008, 07:09 PM
bcseo.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Curbmaker

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Steve,
Thanks for showing our video.
I have been working for these guys for the last 2 years, they are really good guys. And I know their system makes as much as they say.
If anyone has any questions on the system, feel free to post and one of the owners will get back to you.

One bonus is that they are in Canada and that means with the US / Cdn exchange Americans are saving like 24%
That brings the cost of a system to around $36,000 All in.

If you want to see all their videos check out all 4 short videos they explain pretty much everything
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...FBF7F3657DAC01

Thanks
Scott
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-12-2008, 07:22 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,496
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Scott,

Thanks for saying Hi.

A lot of the readers on here run lawn care and landscaping businesses. Now for someone who knows nothing about Curbmaker, how can you help them out?

How much on average do you think a landscaper can make additionally each year by adding on your Curbmaking services?

Give me a little low down on this because this is new to me too.
__________________
- 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 12-12-2008, 07:48 PM
bcseo.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi Steve,
I am their web guy.
I will get the one of the owners to stop by and answer questions in more detail, but here is what I do know.

System includes All top quality equipment.
A Custom curbing trailer
Curb machine with Honda Engine
High capacity cement mixer
Turf cutting machine (Honda Engine as well)
All hand tools, wheelbarrows, hoses, ......Everything!

Plus 3 days hands on training from a team of guys who do it 6 days a week.
Marketing training, brochures, and toll free support.
If you have any problems, pick up the phone and the will help you out.

If you want to, you can earn $1000 a day in your pocket.
The nice thing for your readers is that they already have clients who trust them and up-selling is easier to established clients.
It also works in reverse, when you pickup a curbing contract whether residential or commercial you can up-sell to add landscape maintenance as well. so you become a 1 stop shop for curb appeal.

Their curbing business is very busy, even since the downturn in housing sales.
A lot of people are spending on improving curb appeal to help sell their house.

Here is a link to their curb installation company, check out the gallery for pictures of what they do.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Hi Scott,

Thanks for saying Hi.

A lot of the readers on here run lawn care and landscaping businesses. Now for someone who knows nothing about Curbmaker, how can you help them out?

How much on average do you think a landscaper can make additionally each year by adding on your Curbmaking services?

Give me a little low down on this because this is new to me too.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-12-2008, 07:59 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,496
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I will get the one of the owners to stop by and answer questions in more detail
Great! Looking forwards to it.

Oh ok I gotcha. You handle the web stuff. I noticed in your signature you handle search engine optimization.

What do you think most lawn care business owners absolutely miss when it comes to search engine optimization.
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 12-17-2008, 11:21 AM
bcseo.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Promoting your business in the Search Engines

I haven't analyzed the lawn care industry, but in general, here are a few pointers to help promote your site and business.
  1. Build links from as many related sites as possible
  2. Make sure to always include a unique Title & Description for every page
  3. Include Your most important keywords in the title and description
  4. Focus, don't try to cover more than 1 or 2 topics on a page
  5. Every page should have an h1 tag
  6. Don't use Flash for constructing your site, its ok to include some flash content, but remember search engines can't read flash
  7. Never Ever try to fool the search engines. No hiding white text on white background or deceptive practices.

The Guys from Curbmaker have been so busy, they haven't yet had a chance to drop by and chat, but they usually take some time off just after Christmas so they should have time to stop in and answer some questions.

Scott

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Great! Looking forwards to it.

Oh ok I gotcha. You handle the web stuff. I noticed in your signature you handle search engine optimization.

What do you think most lawn care business owners absolutely miss when it comes to search engine optimization.
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my winter money maker procutofillinois Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 16 05-01-2008 07:19 AM
Family Tree Maker ritchiem General Talk 3 01-22-2008 09:29 AM
Lawn care professional sues maker Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 01-11-2008 02:51 PM
Equipment / curb cost grounded General Business Discussions 0 12-13-2007 04:24 AM
weed-eating the curb & driveway landonkade Starting a lawn care business. 2 07-05-2007 09:34 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
Today 05:00 PM
by stevef1201
5 253
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
Yesterday 09:50 PM
Today 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 77
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 04:32 PM
by Steve
145 10,984
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
Today 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 164
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
Today 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 586
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Today 03:11 PM
by Mr. Mow
20 444
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
Today 02:22 PM
by Steve
1 200
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Today 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,036
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
Today 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 337
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
Today 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 181
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
Today 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 1,157
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
Today 06:33 AM
Today 11:20 AM
by stevef1201
3 71
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Today 06:40 AM
by Mr. Mow
7 1,602
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
2 202
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
Yesterday 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 162
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
Yesterday 11:24 PM
Yesterday 11:24 PM
by SGL1
0 62
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 525
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 830
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,177
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 566
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,829
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 309
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 283
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,371
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,390
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,465
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 411
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 576
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 416
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 764
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,390
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 732
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,532
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 952
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 855
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 512
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 499
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,025
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,881
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,530
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 742
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 716
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 805
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 622
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,348
Update on LawnsAway and...
Ian Lovejoy
09-28-2014 10:24 AM
10-06-2014 01:30 PM
by Steve
4 1,217
A GREAT Story
stevef1201
10-02-2014 10:33 AM
10-06-2014 12:50 PM
by Steve
6 1,023
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-03-2014 07:26 PM
by kslawn
6 1,166
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
10-03-2014 07:12 PM
by kslawn
27 2,127
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
10-03-2014 03:37 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,697
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex article marketing bark bid blades bob villa charge collections collections subcontractor commercial decorating demonstration ditches edging employee problems estimate exmark ferris first truck gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes honda how much to charge installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing monthly mr dave mulch mulch price new mower past due patio install podcast promotion redmax reo running a business scag scag v-ride search engine optimization seo shell small engine repair snow starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve stihl theft of services toro tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.

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