first year

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigkyle, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
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    ok if u vets can think back when u first starte dhow many accoubnts did u have in ur first season.
     
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    but i got7, then it jumped to 14, then the referals started coming, in, i finished my fist year with 29.........14 from flyers, the rest word of mouth
     
  3. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
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    im not goin to lie im a little nervous about my first year.im worried i wont get any customers
     
  4. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    after you get a couple they will talk and help you get more.... my first year i planned on getting maybe 4 to 8 customers.... finished with 29

    do a good job and make everthing look great, and dont be too cheap.....

    im nervous too, really more excited then nervous...

    it will be ok you will get some customers..... hang tight....:)
     
  5. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
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    thanks dave
     
  6. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    we started off with 8. our next season we ended up with about 30. Word of mouth is one of the best things for you. Do a good job and everyone will let others know it.
     
  7. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lol my 1st year i did the old lady next to me, then she told the card club on tue night, then they told 2 more old ladies , and so on , and so on. maybe 17 mobilehomes my 1st year, then to about 75 2nd year now i do 700 mobile homes and 300 ressidential homes and growing its like a virus dont be nervous.
     

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