Leave your word of wisdom for the beginer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Slcareco, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    I'd like to hear everyones comments and suggestions from the pro to the beginer no matter what it is aslong as its positive leave it here!!! Thanks
     
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    ummm, When laying sod. The green side goes UP!

    When looking for a trailer, do not try to save money by buying one that's sized for your equipment now. I guarantee that in a year or two you will be shopping for another trailer that's bigger.

    Look for good dealers close to you. Don't go after a brand of mower that has no dealer support in your area. It's bad enough to have to drive hours to buy it, but just think how bad it will be when you need parts or service!
     
  3. turf dog

    turf dog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    Along with being manual labor this is a sales job. Your ultimate goal is to gain customers, do professional work and make a profit. The great part about being a sales job is it is a numbers game. You can knock on doors and call people all day and eventually find work. For every no you get, it just gets you closer to a yes.
     
  4. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Try not to grow to fast.
     
  5. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    Try not to grow to slow

















    J/K Gateway :waving: Ya know someone had to say it
     
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    put your boots on one boot ata time and same with yr
    pants xept leg at a time not boot.But the pants first then the boot
    If that's too compliicated..get outa the biz NOW
     
  7. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Life is tough and you picked a profession that will make life even tougher. :laugh:
     
  8. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    keep em comingggggggg
     
  9. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    Be straightforward with your customers. CHARGE for everything you do, if you start throwing in "freebies" customers will come to expect that.
     
  10. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I knew that was coming, but true too. :waving:
     

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