Starting a little business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 96f250, May 14, 2007.

  1. 96f250

    96f250 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    HI im starting my own little business and i was wondering if you pros could give me some hints and tips i have a truck and im working on a trailer to get and i have a 32" encore with a ryobi stright shaft trimmer and i have a backpack blower and and bush blower. Thank You Brett
     
  2. violatorjf

    violatorjf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Shop around for some liability insurance.

    If you're going to do fertilizer/herbicide application, contact the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and get some information on it.

    Be sure not to undersell yourself. Be firm when you give prices, don't give a potential customer the impression that they might be able to get you down $10 or $15 because you sounded unsure when you spoke.

    If you're going to advertise, expect very few to respond. People on here always say how they dispersed hundreds or even thousands of flyers or postcards and received just a few calls back. Just be smart and try to keep your services in a tight area, it will save you time and money.

    Read up on these message boards and pretty soon you'll be set.
     

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