Starting out

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by capt6767, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. capt6767

    capt6767 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 8

    Hi everyone, I am trying to start up here in the north Houston area. Any advice for getting this goig? Thsnks
     
  2. D-Gul

    D-Gul LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    get your name out there
     
  3. capt6767

    capt6767 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 8

    What is the best way to get my name out? Been using friends and family. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  4. tradeyouraccounts

    tradeyouraccounts Banned
    Posts: 344

    Put your name on your vehicle to start with as you’re a mobile billboard.
    I’m surprised at how many vehicles I see with out signage and all the business you could be passing up.:rolleyes:
     
  5. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,364

    put an ad in the local paper
     
  6. D-Gul

    D-Gul LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    word of mouth its all about word of mouth
     
  7. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    Customer service is the key. Put out fliers and just do good work. Name recognition is really important.
     
  8. Fahzu

    Fahzu LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Flyer, baggie, rocks...throw into driveway. This gave me about a 10% return. Sorry. Cheesy, not very professional but that's how I got my first accounts. After that was local phone book listing...$85/year, then word of mouth.
     
  9. CrazyBlonde

    CrazyBlonde LawnSite Member
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  10. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
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