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? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

Hi Everyone


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-09-2008, 04:39 PM
mtchockey30 mtchockey30 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 8
mtchockey30 is on a distinguished road
Smile Hi Everyone

Hey everyone I am brand new to the forum and looking forward to learning a lot! I have been mowing a little, very little, "a few more than my own yard" for probable about 7 years now. Last summer and this summer I have been getting a little more and more interested into the business and as of right now am trying to get everything together to become legit before the new season. I am wanting to do more than just your basic mow trim and blow. I am wanting to get certified to be able to fertilize and am also interested in snow removal etc. I hope to learn and hear from you all!
Thanks,
Tyler
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 08-10-2008, 12:27 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Tyler,

Welcome to our forum! What got you interested in starting your own business?
__________________
- 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 08-10-2008, 12:47 PM
mtchockey30 mtchockey30 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 8
mtchockey30 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Hi Tyler,

Welcome to our forum! What got you interested in starting your own business?
Well I have been mowing for a while and want to really make it legit now and expand expand expand lol.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-10-2008, 01:00 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well good for you! Are you planning on doing any marketing this summer or fall? If so, what kinds of services will you be marketing?
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 08-10-2008, 02:23 PM
mtchockey30 mtchockey30 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 8
mtchockey30 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes I am not 100% sure how yetbut I am. I am also trying to get everything worked out legally. I will be advertising mowing landscaping, fertilize, pretty much complete lawn care service. Im not sure if I will be able to start with snow removal yet but it will come after or hopefully very soon after.

Last edited by mtchockey30; 08-10-2008 at 02:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-10-2008, 03:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Yes I am not 100% sure how yetbut I am.
What parts are you getting stuck with?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 08-10-2008, 08:31 PM
mtchockey30 mtchockey30 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 8
mtchockey30 is on a distinguished road
Default

I just do not really know the best and most effective way of marketing also that is money friendly.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well I would say get business cards and hand them out to everyone you know. Then walk around your neighborhood and knock on doors. Hand out business cards to them and offer to give a quote right then and there for lawn care. The more people that know you are in business, the better.

When you have more time than money, you need to utilize your time to do your marketing.

Does that help?
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 08-12-2008, 02:22 AM
mtchockey30 mtchockey30 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 8
mtchockey30 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah I have got all that down. I am just trying to think of other ways than that.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-12-2008, 07:42 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

There are a ton of marketing ideas on here also, I just released my latest how to get customers for your lawn care business book.

Check out this post here. You will find many many ways to get customers in those books.

http://gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=7424
__________________
- 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
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
05-23-2016 09:04 AM
Yesterday 04:08 PM
by Steve
1 45
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
05-23-2016 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 37
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
05-23-2016 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,745
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
05-22-2016 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 254
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 56
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 175
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 94
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 163
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 95
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 434,492
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 133
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 119
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 166
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 356
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 138
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 401
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,496
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 137
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 157
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 268
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 278
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 318
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 297
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 264
» Popular Tags
advertising become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates free lawn care fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro increase customers jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 AM.

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