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!

Lawn Guy here


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 04-06-2009, 03:43 PM
Chollie2 Chollie2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 8
Chollie2 is on a distinguished road
Default Lawn Guy here

Well, I going to assume I can use the Logo if no one else claims it.
So, from now on, I am, da da da daaaaa,....Lawn Guy!
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 04-07-2009, 12:56 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Are you just starting up your lawn care 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 04-07-2009, 10:08 AM
Chollie2 Chollie2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 8
Chollie2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes just starting up.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2009, 01:57 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What are some of the things that are next on your list now that you got your logo?
__________________
- 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 04-09-2009, 09:15 AM
Chollie2 Chollie2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 8
Chollie2 is on a distinguished road
Default

You can trademark your logo. Actually, it's the service mark. sm, which you will be using because this is a service, trademarks are used for products.
here is the link http://www.uspto.gov/
I have got Lawn Guy letterhead, Lawn Guy invioces and Lawn Guy flyers.
Once you get your logo digitized into a "OMF" or "DST" file you can have it embroidered onto a cap or shirt. The place I went to, "Embroiderme" charges
$2.50 for a 2 color baseball cap and $7 for the embroderie so for under $10 you have a nice professional hat. You can get green khaki pants at a used uniform place for $5 and a nice beige long sleeve button down shirt for $3.50
at goodwill. Bingo, you're professional uniform for $18. Summertime you can get these underall type sweat-through athletic shirts and have them embrodered with you logo for the heat.
The only expensive part is the digitizing of the logo file from .bmp .jpeg or .pdf to OMF or DST. The embroderie place charges $80 for that.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2009, 10:48 AM
Chollie2 Chollie2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 8
Chollie2 is on a distinguished road
Default

I found a place http://www.embroidery-designs-shop.c.../WsAboutus.asp which will digitize your logo for $10.
Logo which are stored in .bmp or jpeg or whatever need to be digitized for the embroderie computer to be able to read them.
The reason that's so expensive is that the software is proprietary to the embroiderie machine.
Also, get your logo onto T-shirts and sweastshirts by a screen printer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-09-2009, 10:52 AM
Chollie2 Chollie2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 8
Chollie2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve, the ultimate upgrade for your lawn service that I can see would be to franchise it once you've got your systems in place.
Ray Croc, the founder of MacDonald's once said, " if my competitor were drowning I would put a gardenhose in his mouth and turn on the water."
wow
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-09-2009, 11:49 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is a lot of great content! Do you think you would enjoy starting a franchise? What is your view on that?
__________________
- 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 04-09-2009, 01:28 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Chollie2 just remember that the lawn guy logo you are wanting to use belongs to someone else. But then, of course, you may have already worked this out with him.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-09-2009, 07:47 PM
lawn-guy's Avatar
lawn-guy lawn-guy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 97
Rep Power: 8
lawn-guy is on a distinguished road
Default

not to be a *** but my name is registered with the state and federal goverment business offices and using it would be a infringment on me and my company i will gladly make you a logo but i will not allow my logo to be reproduced or reused... im not tryin to be a pain but i have alot invested in myself and company and can not let it be givin a bad name- sorry but it would be no diffrent than u opening a burger joint and calling it mc donalds for 1 its illegal 2 its wrong and 3 its very un profeshonal(sp)
__________________
<a href="http://www.gopherforum.com/index.php?pageid=GopherHaul-Lawn-Care-Business-School&graduate=0723c4d94a573fb9f37863b2a851f9b6">
<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/school-logo-banner.gif" border="0">
</a>
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
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
Yesterday 11:49 AM
by AKDave
6 689
Define Successful
Fireman Gus
05-10-2012 05:12 PM
Yesterday 11:39 AM
by AKDave
12 5,586
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
Yesterday 11:22 AM
by AKDave
5 420
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-29-2016 01:01 AM
by myrlage
1,256 444,443
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
09-29-2016 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,464
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 367
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 473
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 470
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 477
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 944
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,670
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 825
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,711
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 604
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 1,231
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 1,080
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 962
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 1,044
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 1,004
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 PM.

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