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Old 02-28-2015, 04:18 PM
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Advertising help?

I apologize in advance for the lengthy post!

I am starting a lawn mowing company this year with a friend. We are planning on advertising very soon to get customers. The problem is that we won't be able to mow many lawns until June 10th (when get out of school). We would only be able to mow
about 1 lawn after school but none on Thursday. But on Saturday we could work about all day. So how should I advertise? I don't want to get too many customers during school. But I want A LOT of customers during the summer in a short amount of time because I would have all day to work.

How do you think I should advertise during school to avoid getting too many customers?

Is there a way I could expand my business pretty quickly when I'm out if school?

We were planning on putting flyers on people's doors,
personally talking to people and giving out our business cards, putting a company magnet on our truck, and putting our company sign in our customers lawn when we were mowing it.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:09 PM
Regal Landscapes Regal Landscapes is online now
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Keep as many lawns as possible during the school year.

Then look into doing other landscaping during the summer. Stuff like mulch, pruning, cleanups, and anything else
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:55 PM
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Start your own lawn care company no need to have a partner. There have been a lot of people that have lost a good relationship with a friend / family member due to being partners in a lawn care business.

I know you're saying it will never happen to you, but truth is that it will eventually.

Save your friendship while you have the chance.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:19 PM
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You are better off without a partner.

You do 4 lawns weekdays, and as many as you can on Saturday.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:46 PM
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I mowed 43 lawns by myself last year without mowing Saturdays and Sundays while working another 40 hour job. I wouldn't worry about the time. You can find the time if you really want to. Worry about the clients.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:53 PM
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Go solo. Start small and learn more. Start big loose more.
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:44 PM
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Those that tell you that partnering up with your friend is risky are correct.

But you are still in school, and you are just looking to make some spending cash, so it is not like there is a lot on the line here. If it does not work, next year you go solo.

Good friends will make it through trying times and be better friends for the experience that they uniquely share. Any friend lost to a venture gone wrong was no friend in the first place. And lets face it, the world is full of friends, literally billions.
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You will have a lot of acquaintances and some may seem like your friend or they might even view you as a friend, but are really just another brick in the wall.



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Those that tell you that partnering up with your friend is risky are correct.

But you are still in school, and you are just looking to make some spending cash, so it is not like there is a lot on the line here. If it does not work, next year you go solo.

Good friends will make it through trying times and be better friends for the experience that they uniquely share. Any friend lost to a venture gone wrong was no friend in the first place. And lets face it, the world is full of friends, literally billions.
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