Business success plan

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    Here is a brief version of what I am going to do. Attempt to pick up as many maintenance many accounts as possible within a 10 mile radius of shop. The key is to get in with lawn mowing, then have customers sign up for full maintenance..ie fert/pest apps, mulch, shrubs, pruning etc. The key is labor intensive repeat business, where highly skilled labor is not as necessary as with "custom" projects. The goal is to be the only contractor that sets foot on the property...allowing for us to be kept busy. Winters are slow but advertise for junk removal, basement cleanouts, firewood, limb pruning etc. Eventually displace myself from the job. What do you think I should do different?
     
  2. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    Detail it out and impliment it religiously.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Uhh, that's what most of us try to do.
     
  4. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Umm, sounds like a good plan to me. Winters are rough on us all.Good luck with your plan.
     
  5. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well.... winters aren't rough on ALL of us...... just most of us....
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I guess some people LIVE for snow. ;)
     
  7. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

  8. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
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    Does it snow in Erie? I'm sure you might have a need for a snow blower and a few shovels, right? I'd love to come up this winter and watch you in action....

    Didn't mean to change the post....

    I think you have a plan, and like Mr. Allin said, once you make the plan, stick to your guns. If you have laid it out and it makes sense for you financially and allows for the kind of growth you want and need, go for it.
     
  9. Dreams are great but lets face reality.

    Most of us want that.

    I would change the pick up customers in your area to, pick up quality high paying customers that will buy all your services.

    Pick and choose.
     
  10. dr grass

    dr grass Banned
    Posts: 242

    hey sounds like a great plan to me. as a matter of fact ive done pretty much that with most of my clients. once you have your foot in the door, they will call you whenever something "extra" needs to be done around the house. keeps us busy during slow times. and for the record .... I LOVE SNOW. some of us do like snowmobiling and snowboarding ya-know.



    shep :rolleyes:
     

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