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 > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Do you have your applicators license?


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-31-2006, 02:28 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,289
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you have your applicators license? If not why?

Do you feel you can make more money with this or not?
__________________
- 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 03-31-2006, 07:20 AM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I am a Licensed Landscape Exterminator - Under the Pesticides Act of Ontario.

I have to have it to apply anything...well you only need your Technicians License, however as an Exterminator I can have up to 5 Technicians under me.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-31-2006, 09:19 AM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 10
kc2006
Default

I'm certified in Ohio for turf and ornimental area pesticide and fertilizer applications.

I decided to not offer the service this year though as I am still learning. *I didn't want to get head first into it and end up looking like a fool because I'm not up to par on it all. *I am however using it for applying pre emergence apps & *non selective apps in beds when I do mulch installs.

Considering I'm younger, it's nice to be certified so when someone ask's my qualifications I can say "I'm certified by the state to apply pesticides and fertilizer", it helps make me look more professional I think



__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-31-2006, 10:48 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,289
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi kc2006,

Couldn't we get someone on the forum to explain to you a little more what you need to get yourself started with this? I think there is potentially more money to be made by offering these services.
__________________
- 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 03-31-2006, 12:38 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yup, have my license and love it. Heck, I am pursuing an application only type business.

The hardest thing about it, is following the regulations. Getting your shop, vehicle, paperwork, MSDS sheets, etc. up to par.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-31-2006, 03:30 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 10
kc2006
Default

TG, I know of the regulations due to all the study material for the exams. I have everything set up actually to start offering the service (all the paperwork and storage of the chemicals). The only equipment I lack is a spreader, but I'll be picking one up soon.

I never did fertilizing back when I worked for the other company so this is a totally new ball game for me, and I want to keep learning about it before I actually get in it. I'm thinking next year I will for sure offer the service, by that time I think I'll have learned enough about it to feel comfortable doing it and hopefully the rest of the business is more stable at that point.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-31-2006, 04:22 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,289
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi kc2006,

Just to pick your brain further. Do you think you could make more money this season if you offered it now? Would this be something that could really help you get this season going?

I know it's outside of your comfort zone at the moment, I am just trying to see if you need an extra push and if that would help you.

I would think that Troy could offer you specific suggestions on how to do certain things.
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 03-31-2006, 04:34 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I would be more than happy to help out with some different ideas, thoughts ,and growth
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-31-2006, 07:53 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 10
kc2006
Default

Honestly I doubt it would be a good addition just yet. This area is cornered by 3 local companies and trugreen. Although I noticed one company (the largest local company) is doing a horrible job, a ton of pesticide laying out in the street and on the driveway, they don't clean up after their done like regulations say you should. Using Troy's approach with this company might be a good thing to try next year.

I haven't had one call yet about fertilization either, that's why I say it probably wouldn't be a good service to offer yet. I'll probably market the service in the fall to try to get it out that I offer the service and then go full bore next spring and see what I can add.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-31-2006, 08:12 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I will admit that it is frustrating at first with the applications. Last summer, I started around July/August and marketed the heck for new customers. Even all the way up until January. Not a single customer. I probably threw around $3,500 down the drains. That is when I stepped back and looked at my approach again. Gopher really helped me look for different ideas as well and not go with the normal approach. So far it has worked great. Anymore you really do have to think outside the box.
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
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
Yesterday 01:48 AM
Today 06:52 PM
by jrs.landscaping
9 174
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
Today 01:26 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
25 3,550
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
Today 01:21 AM
Today 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 67
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
Yesterday 08:57 AM
Today 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 127
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
Yesterday 04:09 PM
Today 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 43
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
Today 10:18 AM
Today 10:18 AM
by BLC7
0 37
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
Today 01:30 AM
Today 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 37
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
Yesterday 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 83
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
Yesterday 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 281
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Yesterday 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 572
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
Yesterday 01:43 PM
by Steve
9 273
Hello
M2Dave
Yesterday 12:32 AM
Yesterday 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 49
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
Yesterday 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 323
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-20-2014 04:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
100 6,022
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 325
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 109
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 178
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 112
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 892
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 408
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,384
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 584
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,753
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-13-2014 03:34 PM
by Steve
3 164
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 212
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 310
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 166
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 422
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 293
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 408
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 422
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 698
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 241
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 322
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 208
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 213
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 546
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,168
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,383
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 592
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
08-05-2014 07:12 PM
by TheBeast
30 1,994
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 797
buy out a lawn care...
rvezakis
08-05-2014 01:38 PM
08-05-2014 06:40 PM
by TheBeast
10 512
Please help
unitedlawncare48867
03-26-2014 08:29 PM
08-05-2014 05:27 PM
by TheBeast
27 1,585
Help with Estimate
donslawns
08-02-2014 09:10 AM
08-05-2014 02:24 PM
by Steve
6 455
Stuck again!!!!
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-01-2014 11:02 PM
08-05-2014 09:05 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
10 461
Mow and leaf cleanup bid
SGL1
07-29-2014 07:28 PM
08-05-2014 07:22 AM
by petscanning
25 974
Building credit
Matther777
07-27-2014 05:20 PM
08-04-2014 06:53 PM
by kslawn
17 759
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
08-04-2014 01:09 PM
by Steve
48 5,811
long time no see
Tuscan Gardens
08-02-2014 03:21 PM
08-04-2014 12:04 PM
by Steve
1 287
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 apartment lawn care estimate birdscaping care charge collections subcontractor commercial craigslist credit card processing customers ecosymbiosis exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely holiday honda how much to charge how to bid husqvarna hydraulic installation invoice kawasaki labor cost landscape services late 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 lawn service leaf cleanup leaf removal lesco marketing mulch estimate native plants new buisness online classifieds podcast rotating scag scag v-ride search engine optimization season seo small engine repair sprayer starting a business stihl theft of services tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape upsell walk behind walker winter money making ideas won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 PM.

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