Just started lawn care business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by southern cutter, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. southern cutter

    southern cutter LawnSite Member
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    What is the bestway to get clients should i drop cards at real estate offices might that work
     
  2. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
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    www.CraigsList.org works really well here in the Houston area. Post on there in the Household Services section. Specify your minimum price and your service area. You should start getting some calls.

    Real Estate places usually already have their guys set up with them. Search the forums for "advertising" you'll get tons of ideas. Your questions gets asked weekly by other new guys just like you.

    If you want, pm me with your service area and I'll try to send you some business as well if the customers are out of my area or if I simply have to turn them away due to overscheduling.
     
  3. southern cutter

    southern cutter LawnSite Member
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    thank you mow houston i will try that my area will be from 1960 champion forest to the woodlands i live in the woodlands if me and you could hook up one day you will see anyone you refer me to will be very happy. do you know where i can buy a used 48'' zero turn for about $2500? I have been mowing since 1989 I am 27 i have a wife and 4 kids but finally starting my own lawn care i am not looking for a hand out just a hand up once again thanks
     
  4. southern cutter

    southern cutter LawnSite Member
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    thank you mow houston i will try that my area will be from 1960 champion forest to the woodlands i live in the woodlands if me and you could hook up one day you will see anyone you refer me to will be very happy. do you know where i can buy a used 48'' zero turn for about $2500? I have been mowing since 1989 I am 27 i have a wife and 4 kids but finally starting my own lawn care i am not looking for a hand out just a hand up once again thanks
     
  5. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd just keep an eye out on ebay or craigslist for that mower. I dont know anyone though.

    Saw this one on Craigslist but I'm not into ZTRs so I'm not sure about it.

    http://houston.craigslist.org/grd/778911591.html
     
  6. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Southern Cutter, I have a Cubcadet Commercial 48" walkbehind mower that only has 10 hours on it for sale. Im asking $2500. It comes with a grass gobbler catcher.
     
  7. Baseballman387

    Baseballman387 LawnSite Member
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    I would drop the cards off at any ads boards in groceries stores, post offices, and any other places like this. Dropping off at real estate office...sounds like a good idea. :usflag:
     
  8. dago52

    dago52 LawnSite Member
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    I have just started my part time lawn care business within the last month. My primary job is in sales and I have been through multiple training courses. The way I approached my customers was door to door cold calling. It makes it much harder for the customer to say no and you make them feel like they are an asset to your business. Ask yourself, when was the last time you purchased anything off of a flyer? Keep the money from the flyers and buy some equipment. Just take some time in the evenings and weekends to schedule your calls in a different areas. Zone out a map and target different zones on different days. Remember to keep it close due to the price of fuel. Finally, after the accounts are established, word of mouth will pay high dividends if your work is good.

    Good Luck
     
  9. southern cutter

    southern cutter LawnSite Member
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    Thanks dago52 for the info i am from Louisiana too nice to meet you
     
  10. CoopersLandscaping

    CoopersLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Well, anything and everything you can do. Signs on the road, business cards in stores, find some buliten boards and hang a card up there. Anything you can think of , DO IT
     

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