Fix my business card idea

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lawn Care Cory, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Lawn Care Cory

    Lawn Care Cory LawnSite Member
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    Hi, I'm new to the forum. What do you think? Too basic? Do the colors work? Etc.

  2. harddog00

    harddog00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    I think it looks good, short & sweet. Usually, the only text on the card is supposed to be contact info anyways......usually, might want to through in an email addy.
  3. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 439

    are you doing sprinkler installs/repair? if not you may consider changing the pic, it may throw people off.
  4. Lawn Care Cory

    Lawn Care Cory LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Maybe this is more appropriate?

  5. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    id get ride of the pink
  6. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    what is your business? you say your a lawn care specialist, does that mean you have your pest/fert license and do irrigation, lawn renovation new installs? Do you have a degree in Horticulture?

    Do palm trees grow in Wisconsin.......

    Sorry but its a pet peeve when people use the word "specialist" incorrectly. Its like when guys say they specialize in Commercial AND Residential and then they list off 20 things they do:hammerhead:

    If you truly have something you specialize in or have credentials for something specific - then list it, but please don't say you specialize in lawn care

    Honestly and lastly, if your just mowing and offering low cost service then tell it like it is: COREY'S LAWN MOWING 555-1212 -all in one color, then below it say something like flexible schedule and reasonable rates

    oh yeah almost forgot, lose the name almost paradise, it sound like you try to make it but don't quite succeed at it.
  7. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    I think it looks ok. Dont listen to the guys about getting rid of the pink. It catches the eye and stands out. It also adds a "differation" between you and everyone else, if you know what I mean. Your name "Almost Paradise" implies a priemer level of service, a bold color like pink backs it up, seriously. Notice I have a hint of purple in my logo.

    As to services, you can always list them on the back. Or put your tag line on the back, or whatever. Point is dont waste the back. Everytime you hand out a card to someone, watch them, notice that everyone flips a card over to see if there is anything on the back. Makes it a great place to add stuff, dont get the front to full. I have my tag line on the back of my cards, in random colors, some pink.

    Don't be afraid to use "girl" colors, they are half your market!
  8. Grassbuster

    Grassbuster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    Looks good.....the lady's will like the pink:clapping:.... what do you specialize in? I tried to call the number for an estimate :laugh:
  9. Lawn Care Cory

    Lawn Care Cory LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Keep it coming. I first thought about the whole "Almost" Paradise as possibly being negative, but I asked around here and the general consensus was "Come on, it's Wisconsin, it would be pushing it to say that anything here is a complete paradise".

    I look up "specialist" and I think it describes what I am. Yes, I have a pest/fert liscense, an I do lawn installs & renovation, residential & commercial. But no, I don't do irrigation or mowing, and I don't have a horticulture degree. Are all these things necessary to be a specialist in lawn care? And if so, what does it make me then? Maybe it's not necessary to use a title?

    The blue and pink idea came from looking at a "Cheeseburger in Paradise" restaraunt sign. It's eye catching and it works for Jimmy Buffett, and here in Madison pink is a well received color for many reasons. And I do have a few things listed on the back of the card like Image suggested.

    Keep it coming, and try calling again Grassbuster, maybe you'll get through this time.
  10. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,000

    I like them. Put your address on there. I didn't the first round and I def. will on the new batch. Make sure they have the address to send your payments to! Give ALMOST PARADISE a white outline to make it stand out more from the background if you can. ALMOST seems like its blending in too much. If you can, (just throwing ideas out there) on the back have a list of services, that might be a neat feature.

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