help how do i aprouch customers!!!!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DEEREBOY14, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. DEEREBOY14

    DEEREBOY14 LawnSite Member
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    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:help i wanna start a negihboor hood lawn service & i wanna know how do i aprouch customers an tell them i am starting a lawn service an what tools i need & how much do i charge for 100x200 feet lots and include trimming blowing mowing leaf removel and what else do i think i should include help also how do i advertise & make an estamsate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:confused:
     
  2. DEEREBOY14

    DEEREBOY14 LawnSite Member
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    i forgot one thing what kind of cell phone is the best for lawn care pro like us nextel sprint at&t verizion cenntenil Etc. thankks a lot please help me
     
  3. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    Good thing you need a 2009 F450 Super Duty. That wouldn't be a particularity wise business decision from the looks of it, considering you don't know how to bid.

    I try to gross $45-$60 / man hour when my crews are out. Try and base your bidding off of that. Your area may be higher or lower, I don't know exactly.

    And in regards to the cell phone, what one works best in your area, base your decision off that?
     
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    • Decide you want to start a business
    • register it with the state (LLC is a good way to go)
    • Get your General Liability insurance
    • Get workers comp, or exempt certificate
    • figure out what equipment fits your needs
    • Get your equipment
    • Advertise

      [*]Business cards
      [*]Direct mail
      [*]Sign in neighborhood
      [*]Ad i local paper
      [*]Door to Door​
    • Mow lawns
    • Provide great customer service
    • Grow your business

    As for pricing- Start at a buck a minute on jobs that are going to take over half our. On jobs under a half our- set a minimum- maybe $30 or so.

    Remember there are some jobs that are only an hour job, but you can get $80-$120 for them, so dont hose yourself and under price yourself.

    Best cell phone... I dont know, don't your friends have cell phones? I thought every kid over 10 had one these days.


    EDIT: DUDE YOUR 14... ENJOY YOUR CHILDHOOD, DONT PLAN ON GOING BIG YET! STAY SMALL AND JUST DO A FEW HOUSES ON YOUR STREET. HECK YOUR NOT EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO MOW FOR BEER MONEY...
     
  5. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    You have every thing you need. Enthusiasm and a mower. You are 14, do a few jobs and do not burn up all your fun time working, there will be plenty of time for work when you are out of school. Make some money but most of all enjoy yourself. Its spring, play Babe Ruth baseball, if you never did, do it anyways. You are a kid, act like it......

    ps. PLEASE.....DO NOT GET HURT, Learn your equipment!!!!
     
  6. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    ALSO Did you do your home work before you asked your question?
     
  7. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    WOW. Talk about a run on sentence. I'm surprised there's only 4 misspelled words. No wonder there are so many confused smilies.
     
  8. DEEREBOY14

    DEEREBOY14 LawnSite Member
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    my school does not have home work:weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter:
     
  9. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    If you dont have homework you must be in idiot classes because all my classes have homework.....but then again im in honors.
     
  10. elite lawns

    elite lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    now now! cant' we all just get along :)
     

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