Starting up

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by R.M.F. Lawnmowing, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. R.M.F. Lawnmowing

    R.M.F. Lawnmowing LawnSite Member
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    Ok, last year i had the crazy idea i wanted to cut lawns insted of getting a job. so i was 15 at the time and i bought a 36 inch bobcat walk behind and a echo trimmer but this year I want to go a bit bigger so I bought a trailer and iI have a car to haul it all. I am just wondering what else I should buy and do to get some more lawns for the summer. If u have any suggestions of what to buy or do please help me
     
  2. SCS1

    SCS1 LawnSite Member
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    Insurance !!!!
     
  3. R.M.F. Lawnmowing

    R.M.F. Lawnmowing LawnSite Member
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    Any more suggestions
     
  4. R.M.F. Lawnmowing

    R.M.F. Lawnmowing LawnSite Member
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    The only suggestion is insurace. Hows a good way to advertise?
     
  5. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
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    Fliers, The Yellow Pages, Newspaper ads., Door knocking. Gotta get your hands dirty if you want to pull in some clients.
     
  6. R.M.F. Lawnmowing

    R.M.F. Lawnmowing LawnSite Member
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    Thats true thanks for the advice
     
  7. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't spend to muchuntil you have the customers to justify your spending if possible
     
  8. R.M.F. Lawnmowing

    R.M.F. Lawnmowing LawnSite Member
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    i have 4 deffinate people right now the fith is still not sure
     
  9. lawnproslawncare

    lawnproslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    If they are closing the door on you cuz they need to think about it. Tell them you went out and bought that nice million dollar coverage for insurance! And thats is because your looking out for their family and invesments! ;)
    You need insurance if your going to be friends with all the other lCO's in your area
     
  10. mobileboy

    mobileboy LawnSite Member
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    Let people know that you are new, but your quality is top notch (is it?), and give them a deal on their first cut. Let them see your quality, then negotiate the deal. If you're good at what you do and you do it for a fair price, you'll have several satified customers in no time. Take a really good hard look at the area that you're targetting. I've gotten the best response from upper-middleclass neighborhoods. Rich folks are a pain to work for, and hard-working middle and lower middle class folks don't usually want to pay someone to do their work for them (especially when they have to penny-pinch just to put gas in their cars). Just my thoughts.
     

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