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Old 06-20-2013, 11:33 AM
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hello from northern VA

Hello,
I am seventeen years old, and have my own business, Townhouse Yards. I specialize in providing Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance to townhouse yards. I have read threads on this site for a while, and I finally decided to take the plunge and create my own profile. If you all have any tips let me know. Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:43 AM
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Hey man,
I'm in fairfax, va. Hbu? I am 15 and have a lawn business with 10 weekly yards.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:51 AM
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Hey RyanA97,
I officially started last month, but I've been working for the past two years. I don't have any weekly accounts, but I have 4 I do snow removal and landscape maintenance for. I just picked up one this week I have been working on for two days now. It's a a huge clean-up of the back yard in preparation for the client to put her house on the market. I want to work up to the point to have weekly mowing accounts, but until this one is done, I have my hands full. What method of advertising is most effective for you?
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2005 Ford Ranger V6 4WD
Toro 20' Gas Push Mower
Toro Gas Straight Shaft Trimmer
Stihl BR 600 Backpack Blower
Stihl HSE 60 Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS 180 C Chainsaw
Toro Corded Electric Blower/Shredder
Hand tools, gas can, wheel barrow

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Old 06-20-2013, 05:36 PM
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Nice! I live in a pretty connected community so my major ways of advertisement were through word of mouth and Facebook. However, I started off this season with flyers which got my business going.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:41 AM
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I was wondering if a facebook page was effective or not. I guess i'll give it a try. I got my business going by sticking my business cards on doors. Also, references and I have a website i'm getting ready to publish, so i'll put the link on my next business cards or facebook. Thanks for the tip! What equipment are you mowing with?
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2005 Ford Ranger V6 4WD
Toro 20' Gas Push Mower
Toro Gas Straight Shaft Trimmer
Stihl BR 600 Backpack Blower
Stihl HSE 60 Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS 180 C Chainsaw
Toro Corded Electric Blower/Shredder
Hand tools, gas can, wheel barrow

My 2014 picture thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=423362
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:13 PM
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I use a 2000 Toro 32 walkbehind ( yes it's a little old but still functional and provides a quality cut.) I picked it and a grass gobbler up for $450. We also have a stihl kombi system with edger and trimmer heads. Right now we use a handheld blower but we are saving up for a BP blower probably intone for leaves. Right now I make $698 a month which is alright for me since in 15.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:00 PM
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Cool! Since I only maintain small yards that all have gates, a 32' would be great if I got a lot of accounts. Do you find it off craigslist?
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2005 Ford Ranger V6 4WD
Toro 20' Gas Push Mower
Toro Gas Straight Shaft Trimmer
Stihl BR 600 Backpack Blower
Stihl HSE 60 Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS 180 C Chainsaw
Toro Corded Electric Blower/Shredder
Hand tools, gas can, wheel barrow

My 2014 picture thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=423362
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:45 PM
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bump for any more comments?
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2005 Ford Ranger V6 4WD
Toro 20' Gas Push Mower
Toro Gas Straight Shaft Trimmer
Stihl BR 600 Backpack Blower
Stihl HSE 60 Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS 180 C Chainsaw
Toro Corded Electric Blower/Shredder
Hand tools, gas can, wheel barrow

My 2014 picture thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=423362
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:39 PM
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Yes craigslist
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