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.

What do your competitors have?


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-03-2009, 12:04 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,948
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default What do your competitors have?

What does your next closest competitor have that your company does not? Or what do they have that you admire and strive to achieve?
__________________
- 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 04-04-2009, 12:37 AM
maizenblue301
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
new trucks and equipment(they have been in it alot longer though) also one guy owns a hydroseeder and a ton of tractors, skid steers and dump trucks. I would love to have at least a tractor or a skid and a dump truck. I have been doing a lot of mulch jobs and I could get more done if I didn't have to have mulch delivered somewhere everyday. I could just buy a bunch of mulch dump it at my house and go around every couple days and knock out two/three jobs a day.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-04-2009, 01:15 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Competitors

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What does your next closest competitor have that your company does not? Or what do they have that you admire and strive to achieve?
A very tough question. Only one of my competitors has a website. Two are listed on Google Maps (not the one with the website). I checked county records and none have a license (I guess I spent $321.00 for mine).

The one with a website (a one page site), offers complete lawn services, roofing, siding, replacement windows, and general handyman services.

The local newspaper has a block ad for one.

I received 6 calls today! Right now, I'm a little fearful of growing faster than I might be able to properly service. My goal was 50 jobs and I have 21 now. We have had a week of solid rain and the grass has started growing with a vengeance. I get my replacement vehicle Monday and am already considering another and employees.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2009, 08:37 AM
maizenblue301
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

If your the only guy in town who is license I would take that and run with it. Advertise it everywhere.

When it comes to hiring...when i started having a bit to much work than I could handle by myself, I hired a full time helper. He is actually a part timer because the two of us get jobs done quicker than I could by myself. So I have only been working him 25-30 hrs per week. I guess my point is: when you get too busy hire a part timer first and see if that helps you enough...if not then hire him full time!

Just a suggestion
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-06-2009, 11:00 PM
EasyPro's Avatar
EasyPro EasyPro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 8
EasyPro is on a distinguished road
Default

This is a no brainer . . who cares about the equipment, trucks, lic. ect. . . .none of that makes me money . . .I want there accounts!!! No more accounts = no more comp!!!!
__________________
DJ Carroll
EasyPro Property Services
502-525-3279
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
Contact a competitors customers and go to jail? Steve General Business Discussions 2 06-28-2007 05:49 PM
Competitors Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-23-2006 08:10 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
Yesterday 10:32 PM
by Cpadgett
4 84
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
05-29-2016 11:09 PM
by Cpadgett
1 45
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
05-27-2016 08:17 PM
by J.A.S.LawnService
7 9,701
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
05-27-2016 12:20 PM
by Wolf4dk
3 9,429
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
05-26-2016 04:45 PM
by lawngawd7
9 360
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
05-26-2016 04:34 PM
by Crossett73
91 33,746
Hello from Alabama
pruzilla
05-25-2016 01:20 PM
05-26-2016 08:14 AM
by pruzilla
2 69
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
05-23-2016 09:04 AM
05-24-2016 04:08 PM
by Steve
1 86
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
05-23-2016 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 78
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
05-23-2016 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,797
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 96
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 229
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 127
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 206
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 130
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 435,181
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 175
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 161
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 210
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 419
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 181
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 457
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,549
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 168
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 191
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 316
» 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 10:24 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 AM.

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