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!

Hello From Tallahassee FL


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 09-22-2009, 10:30 AM
caver95 caver95 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 5
caver95 is on a distinguished road
Default Hello From Tallahassee FL

Hello All, I am looking at starting a side biz and a google search brought me here.
Nick
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 09-22-2009, 02:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Nick,

Welcome to our forum!

What got you to decide on lawn care versus other kinds of side businesses?
__________________
- 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 09-22-2009, 09:09 PM
fldodger's Avatar
fldodger fldodger is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 5
fldodger is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome, I am from South Florida
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-23-2009, 06:40 AM
caver95 caver95 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 5
caver95 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Steve, well the low start up cost for the most part, I know if I get more than 15 accounts I will start to purchase more equipment, and I am limited at the moment as to the jobs I can take, as I only have a push mower, and non commercial grade equipment at the moment. but I figure over the winter people will need money, and I can pick up some stuff on the cheap, I am handy at fixing small engines as well. I have been looking for a business that I can work for myself and grass always grows.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-23-2009, 12:36 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That sounds great! What kinds of things have you been doing to promote your 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
  #6  
Old 09-23-2009, 01:19 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 42
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 5
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the forum Nick!
__________________
Artie Crowley
www.marketingholders.com

www.mytakeacard.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-24-2009, 07:06 AM
caver95 caver95 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 5
caver95 is on a distinguished road
Default

So far just social media sites. I put up a few flyers up in highprofile places and I am making a door hanger that I will go walk a few neighborhoods.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-24-2009, 01:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How did all those marketing experiments work so far?
__________________
- 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 09-25-2009, 05:39 AM
caver95 caver95 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 5
caver95 is on a distinguished road
Default

Social Media is a powerful tool, or it can be a HUGE time waster. I have generated a little bit of biz. But take twitter, and you would need a phone that you can take pictures with. Take a before and after picture upload it to twitter and say Steve's team is working hard for so and so. I will tweet out dive sites when I am teaching cave diving, and people love it, I dont know how they will respond to lawn care but it cant hurt to try. You can link twitter to facebook too. But it might be enough to have someone call you for an estimate.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-25-2009, 02:12 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I will tweet out dive sites when I am teaching cave diving, and people love it, I dont know how they will respond to lawn care but it cant hurt to try.
Cave diving? That is so very unique! I would think you could do a lot to mix the two of these together and stand out!

Can you tell us a little about what you do with your teaching? Do you have any pictures of these activities? I'd love to see more and hear more about this!
__________________
- 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
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Today 10:13 PM
by grassdoctore
8 215
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 08:26 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
30 925
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
Yesterday 05:21 PM
Today 07:35 PM
by stevef1201
8 142
REO calling
Dan Tanner
Today 05:03 PM
Today 07:32 PM
by stevef1201
2 58
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
Today 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 658
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
Today 11:28 AM
Today 11:28 AM
by Gerardo_Landscape
0 25
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
Yesterday 09:10 AM
Today 11:20 AM
by kslawn
3 116
Trimec
acrajchel
Yesterday 08:24 PM
Today 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 68
leaf removal
tlf59263
Yesterday 10:00 PM
Today 11:05 AM
by Steve
2 90
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
Today 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 220
hello
NFrailey
Yesterday 01:39 PM
Today 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 66
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
Yesterday 11:21 AM
Today 10:43 AM
by Steve
3 85
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
Today 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 531
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
Today 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 184
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Today 08:54 AM
by Tekeda1
12 235
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 144
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
Yesterday 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 280
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 157
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 83
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 284,140
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 367
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 270
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 375
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 136
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-14-2014 10:03 AM
by Steve
5 153
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 359
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 82
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 200
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 88
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 159
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,526
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 286
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 292
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 125
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 111
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 110
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 255
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 980
Hello....
SWFloridaLawns
04-10-2014 06:15 PM
04-11-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
2 110
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
04-10-2014 10:33 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 24,950
Trading Accounts
goodtimez
04-09-2014 05:42 PM
04-10-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
2 136
Grass that has...
erock289
04-09-2014 10:21 AM
04-10-2014 01:52 PM
by Steve
3 155
Prowrap Trimmer Engine...
Steve
05-24-2006 07:05 PM
04-10-2014 01:09 PM
by Steve
10 2,186
1st annual Easter egg...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 06:58 AM
04-10-2014 01:07 PM
by Steve
1 100
Hello everyone
aceslawnandgarden
04-03-2014 06:54 PM
04-10-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
9 347
Weed control programs
Mallard91
04-02-2014 12:25 PM
04-10-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
6 321
homeowner vs...
GoGreenerKS
04-07-2014 10:54 AM
04-10-2014 12:52 PM
by Steve
8 262
Hello
smgibson
04-07-2014 10:06 PM
04-10-2014 12:39 PM
by Steve
2 107
33" Cub Cadet Walk...
Dan Tanner
04-07-2014 08:49 AM
04-10-2014 12:35 PM
by Steve
5 179
They may never even see...
Darksteel
04-05-2014 11:40 AM
04-09-2014 05:13 PM
by goodtimez
7 323
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 advertisement article marketing birdscaping blower care charge christmas christmas light service credit card customers echo exmark fall ferris financing flower bed for sale four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul gravely gravely 34" zero turn health holiday holiday decorating how much to charge installation invoice kansas city labor cost late lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business show lawn clarksville lawn service clarksville tn leaf cleanup lesco lighting brass outdoor lights llc llp marketing mowing mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business office management oil podcast promotion redmax scag seo snow sole proprietorship starting a business stihl subcontractor theft of services tips tree care unreasonable walker yard clarksville zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 PM.

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