What am I missing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by southerlawn, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. southerlawn

    southerlawn LawnSite Member
    from Hays NC
    Posts: 65

    Been in business for the second year now, and have trouble getting new clients. I know that the area is saturated with other lawn care companies, 8 that I can think of off hand including my own. I've tried every advertising method I can think of and can afford at the time. So Wilkes NC is 757 sq mi , with a good majority of that being farm land, with a population of 69,023 and an average income of $32,000/year. So with all that said is it time to hang it up? :hammerhead:*trucewhiteflag*
     
  2. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 4,892

    Never give up man unless you went deep in debt then you might have to consider part time job etc another story

    I have at least 25+ running around here now it is stupid, most of them new my population is 5,000+
     
  3. southerlawn

    southerlawn LawnSite Member
    from Hays NC
    Posts: 65

    I wouldn't say deep in debt all equipment was bought out right, although had to replace my truck in late December last year so that's 350/mo other than insurance and fuel that's it
     
  4. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just keep banging away...do good work at a reasonable price
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  5. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,160

    Offer so kind of promotion. Maybe like the first cut is $20 of free iPod with every paid up front account. Ummmm. Maybe throw a big BBQ for some exposure and a chance to talk to people If you love it and do a good job Word of mouth should help you
     
  6. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,160

    Maybe even go as far as moving. Many company's have had to move to find a better business enviroment
     
  7. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Make sure your costs are as low as possible. Make sure you arent overpriced for the area.
     
  8. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    how many post cards did you pass out this spring? anything under 20,000 wasn't enough. how many doors did you knock on? and door hangers with a price on them?
     
  9. southerlawn

    southerlawn LawnSite Member
    from Hays NC
    Posts: 65

    post cards are out of budget for the time being door to door anything requires all kinds of permits here which equals big time red tape
     
  10. southerlawn

    southerlawn LawnSite Member
    from Hays NC
    Posts: 65

    I like the promotion idea, something to think about now or next year maybe both?
     

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