just starting fertilizer business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by naturesgreen, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. naturesgreen

    naturesgreen LawnSite Member
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    I just opened my company Nature's Green this year and wondered if anyone had any suggestions for me. I've been in the fertilizing business for 3 years now. In may I am graduating from Michigan State and can finally devote my time to my business. Since I go to school full time I really haven't had the time or money to do a lot of advertising, and don't have that many customers yet. I was wondering if there was any efficient way to advertise while I'm still in school. Thanks. Andrew
  2. Reliable Lawn Care

    Reliable Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Conrats on your business and soon graduation there. I don't have any help, but I have a question. I just took the pesticide and ornamental turf exam a couple of days ago. I didn't think I would have a problem, but there were some questions that kind of blew my mind away on the ornamental turf, which I thougt I would be fine, I studied for it, the class didn't cover much of the questions on the test, any advice in case I didn't pass on where I can get the info needed to study besides the books from the extensions office that I have?
  3. naturesgreen

    naturesgreen LawnSite Member
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    the best study guide is the blue guide you get from the michigan state university extension offfice. However I think that when you take the test at the MDA there are some questions that aren't even mentioned in the book, which doesn't make much sense to me. I suggesting looking of MSU's extension web site if you needed further info.
  4. William J. L.

    William J. L. LawnSite Member
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    Write a story or press release about your company and send it to a local newspaper. Papers, if accepted, will run the story for free! They may even want to interview you with the angle: "college student burns candle at both ends to start new company."
    Or interview yourself so everything is correct.

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