Growing/expanding my business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by crevinalandscapingllc, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. crevinalandscapingllc

    crevinalandscapingllc LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys well this wil be my 4th season in the lawn business. (2nd legit licensed and insured) and I want to gain more accounts. I currently have 35 weekly accounts but would like to have 80 by the end of this season. Sounds like alot but my goal last season was 15 and I got 35 that was before I got my drivers license and I was 16 now I'm 17 and have more time to expand. What are some of the best way to gain a good client base without breaking the bank. Any ideas are always appreciated and love learning from you guys that have alot more experience under your belts!
    Thanks Mark
     
  2. ncknaklawns

    ncknaklawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    What are you cutting with?
     
  3. HDLLandscaping

    HDLLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Flyers, Door Hangers, Postcards. can be up to $750 depending on how many of what you want. But my buddy and I just put out 1000 flyers in 3 hours just driving around in his truck, we may get no calls but he spent $100 on flyers and $20 on the gas.
     
  4. crevinalandscapingllc

    crevinalandscapingllc LawnSite Member
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    I'm cutting with a bobcat 48 in hydro, I have a backup bobcat 48 in belt and for gated yards I'm using my 32 in toro. I also have a push 22 in bobcat that I use in those hard to reach spots. And thanks for the advice hdll landscaping!
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  5. ncknaklawns

    ncknaklawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    A good flyer can go a long way especially if it looks professional.
     
  6. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm trying to do about the same thing in terms of number of accounts. I sent out 2500 eddm post cards and only got 1 call. Luckily I got the account for mowing and fert lol. Thinking I just sent em out too early. If I can afford it I will do another round of 2500 or maybe even 5k in the first or second week of April.
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  7. crevinalandscapingllc

    crevinalandscapingllc LawnSite Member
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    How much is it for 2500 about where you are?
     

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