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? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.

opinion on Business name Good or Bad?????


Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-06-2009, 05:06 PM
brian77833 brian77833 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 7
brian77833 is on a distinguished road
Default opinion on Business name Good or Bad?????

What do you guys think about naming the business B.S. Lawn Care???? They happen to be my initials, do you think this would be a bad name or a good one cause people would remember it????
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 06-06-2009, 05:15 PM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
that is a good question...it may be catchy at first. But if you mess up one lawn or upset someone it may backfire and become a joke.

B.S. Lawn Care - The only manure is in our Triple Mix!!!

Dunno, the more I think about it the more catchy marketing tag lines I think about.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-06-2009, 05:35 PM
brian77833 brian77833 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 7
brian77833 is on a distinguished road
Default

The marketing tag lines for B.S. Lane care would make for a good marketing angle. I was thinking about putting something at the bottom of advertisements,signs and card "Owned and Operated by Brian S." Maybe they would put the to together and be like Ohhhhhhh.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-06-2009, 06:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Brian,

You know self deprecating humor can really be funny. If you went this route I would probably play it up and use it to your advantage because it would catch people's eye and get them talking which is so important.

You could say maybe

B.S. Lawn Care
In case you were wondering, The B.S. stands for Brian Smith.

Then maybe work this image somewhere on your truck as a joke to make people smile and talk about you. Or maybe even use it on your shirt or in a logo. Oh my gosh that would be a riot.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg no-bull****.jpg (88.9 KB, 7 views)
__________________
- 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 06-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Would this work? Who knows. But I gotta say it certainly would stand out and get people talking.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg b-s-tshirt.jpg (67.3 KB, 13 views)
__________________
- 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 06-06-2009, 06:28 PM
brian77833 brian77833 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 7
brian77833 is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve that t-shirt is great, I showed it to my wife and she loved it. I'm really thinking of going with that name. I posted the same question on yahoo answers to see what people thought. Some thought it was good others thought it would be offensive, I don't think they had a sense of humor. I think I might run with the idea of the no bull S*** sign as a logo. Thanks for the great idea if you or anyone else thinks of anything let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-06-2009, 07:05 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

My take is most people just don't want to stand out. That is why most simply choose to work at a job.

When you want to stand out a little, you might start your own business but it probably won't be that successful.

So then what happens is the majority of businesses are trying to fit into the predefined roles and categories they see others are in.

Then ultimately no one stands out.

Once in a while you will get a wildman out there who just goes for it and does something different but more often than not people are afraid to stand out and be different.

To me this is different. I can't say how the general public will handle this and that's why it just might work. Remember without risk, there is no reward.

It kind makes me think of how Wendy's had created the 'where's the beef' ad campaign and it really took them from behind a plain jane fast food restaurant to the a whole new level. It got people talking and got people thinking. There was huge buzz about it. There were t-shirts made of the old lady saying 'where's the beef?'

I say go for it but keep in mind I like craziness and zaniness.

Keep me posted.
Attached Images
File Type: png wheresthebeef.png (167.9 KB, 6 views)
__________________
- 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 06-06-2009, 09:59 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

How about
Tired of all the bull?
Try the company that is No Bull!

Or

B.S. Lawn Care.
(picture)
The company that is NO BULL!




.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-06-2009, 10:19 PM
brian77833 brian77833 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 7
brian77833 is on a distinguished road
Default

these ideas are great!!!!thanks for all the great replies
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-06-2009, 10:30 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 66
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 8
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Great Marketing Ploy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Would this work? Who knows. But I gotta say it certainly would stand out and get people talking.
At first I thought B.S. In the name would be a bad idea! But the T-
Shirt idea is great! The name at the bottom takes all negative aspects away.

Steve
__________________


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
good program for business? lazyhusband General Business Discussions 4 02-18-2009 06:20 PM
new business idea and I need your opinion justin_time General Business Discussions 7 03-26-2008 10:33 AM
Good or bad business idea? Steve General Business Discussions 2 05-29-2007 09:58 AM
Ski business looks bad, landscaping looks good Steve General Business Discussions 0 01-06-2007 02:18 PM
Is your business idea a good one? Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-18-2006 04:15 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
Yesterday 03:57 PM
Yesterday 07:40 PM
by Bradcook21
4 68
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 02:32 PM
by mattthelawnguy
8 337
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 01:53 PM
by malaboy
1,226 401,113
Hello Everybody
budspop
Yesterday 11:42 AM
Yesterday 11:42 AM
by budspop
0 34
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 123
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 225
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 204
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 210
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 362
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 208
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 742
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,921
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 362
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-27-2015 11:27 AM
by googus
8 555
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,411
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,392
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,457
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 300
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 424
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 320
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 339
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,717
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,667
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,474
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 346
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 293
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 464
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,467
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 392
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,237
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 365
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment complex bark billy goat brushcutter bob villa collections contract help demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook financials foreman free lawn care google hardscapes how to husqvarna increase customers invoicing jobs landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree up sell employee walk behind web design website winterization wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 AM.

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