Good Advice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by the weed man, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. the weed man

    the weed man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I just started out my business and I was wondering.....

    If you could give just one piece of advice, what would it be?
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    for me, i would say, this is my opinion,

    study pricing in you area, and don't sell yourself short. I underpriced accounts in the beginning (not on purpose, i didn't know any better), and it took me a few years to get those prices up where they should be. buy equipment you can afford and keep overhead as low as possible. uneeded spending takes profits out of your pocket, that could go towards equipment to grow, etc.
    good luck. also, the guys (and ladies) on this are great, help ya out alot.
  3. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    Don't take on more than you can handle. If you piss off one person you've pissed off 10 because they will tell at least 10 people you suck.
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Pay your lic. fees , insurances, and taxes.....
  5. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    Put GOD first, everything else second, and your self last. Advertise, Do the Best work you are capable of doing, Listen to those WISER than your self. And get incorporated, Immediately.
  6. the weed man

    the weed man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    thanks for the replys thus far
  7. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 811

    Stay in school and get a degree
  8. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Use the Search feature for years worth of advise.
  9. postman

    postman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    always do quality work dont take shorts cuts even if u lose money on some jobs . i take care of a ladys yard who never wanted to pay me enough money for doing her yard she bragged how good her yard looked .i was about to drop her and she recommended me to another lady the lady gave me her yard she pays me 100.00 to do her yard takes me less than 2 hrs to do it plus other people will recommend u also i realize this a exception but always do your best . i give god all the praise
  10. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 421

    Word of mouth is the best advertising.

    How you get that is not brain surgery......

    Be honest, knowlegable, and reliable.

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