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  1. Lawn Mowing
    Ok so here goes. My name is Bailey and when I was in highschool a friend of mine started an LLC in 2017. Fast forward to this year when he moved in with me he started applying for trade lines and now we have over 100k in them. All of it so far is no PG so not on our credit just the business. Hes...
  2. Business Operations
    Story time.. So I started this business 7 years ago with nothing like most of us. My boss at the time guaranteed a $1 raise after a year for an $11 per hour job. No one got their raise and I knew I was destined for way more. I quit and started mowing. I grinded my way to a 345k gross business...
  3. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    No doubt, I have one of, if not the best-looking yard in my small neighborhood. I have taken a lot of time over the last two years to get to this point and had an idea a few weeks ago to offer fertilizer and chemical services to people. I did some looking online and realized this niche had...
  4. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Simple question... Does it make sense to finance a work truck as a part time operator? Nothing that falls within my desired price:reliability ratio on craigslist in my area. Facebook marketplace is garbage, change my mind. Lots of trusted dealerships in my area that deal in CPOs and...
  5. Business Operations
    Hello all, I’ve been in the landscape game for 20+ years. I’ve reached that point where it’s time to move on and focus exclusively on my landscape lighting and design business. How would you come up with a value for your company? I’m just starting my research, any opinions or experiences I...
  6. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    This was my first year mowing. Started out slow but picked up. I ended the season with 50 customers. I did A LOT of facebook mows and onetime mows. Im moving my company into the nicer parts of the suburbs. When I first started, I wasn't charging enough, driving 150 miles+, and wasn't good at...
  7. Business Operations
    I have been doing some research and have not found a lot of information on this topic so I am looking for a bit of advice. I have been in the lawn care and maintenance business for some time and offering landscaping services as well. I have done quite a bit of landscaping lately but not as much...
  8. Digital Marketing
    Hey everyone, just wanted to say thanks for all the info I've received from you guys. This forum has been a big help in my business. I wanted to see what you guys think about my brand and my website Lawnofeden.com Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated, I have tough skin so don't be...
  9. Business Operations
    I’m trying to expand my business and am trying to flatten the curve of uncertainty in Background: I got 50 accounts most are commercial . I have an opportunity to buy 60 accounts all resi for 12k which gross near 60k... I want to get some input from knowledgeable people. Let it rip
  10. Business Operations
    Hello everyone. I wanted to ask what everyone is using to keep there reoccurring work/services logged or kept up with? I have used QuickBooks and PayPal Business but I am not overly impressed with the rates or how they are constantly changing things just as you get used to them. I have to admit...
  11. Business Operations
    Ill try to keep this short. How we operate: This is our 5th year in business and we have always done things on paper (the old fashioned way). When a customer calls i have a section of my binder dedicated to quotes and I take their information down and email them a quote within a few days. Once...
  12. Business Operations
    What are you going to change, add, eliminate, purchase or other thing that you plan to do or change for 2020?
  13. Business Operations
    So I am 20 y/o I am fully employed and also run my company with an employee 2-3 days a week during busy season. Unfortunately I know many will hate but it’s currently under the table only reason is I don’t know what path I want to go ... i would hate to sell or even let go. Just want to find a...
  14. Lawn Mowing
    Ok I have had my own business since the beginning of 2013 and for all but 2 years I have been working solo which I currently have been solo since Nov. I do roughly 50 yards a week over the course of 4 days and at least 9-11 hours each day. Those include 1 medium commercial account and 4 1 acre...
  15. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hello, I am seeking advice on what you would have done in this case: Bid was to dig a drainage pipe: connecting 1 house gutter and a trench drain, to assist with pulling standing water away from the house, with a pop-up at the back property line (about 300 feet of piping). We were only told...
  16. Business Operations
    I have been cold calling and want to make the process a little more efficient. What I am doing right now is going on google maps and looking up local businesses then calling them. Is there some sort of database that has a local call list already? This would be very helpful. Thanks in advance
  17. Business Operations
    Has anyone tried limiting or eliminating lawn care or weekly maintenance from their scope of services? It seems to me that it will help reduce cost and boost growth in other more profitable services. I am considering limiting my scope of services to possibly not include lawn care. This month...
  18. Business Operations
    Does anyone use a guide or have a general knowledge of where to start for estimating lawn maintenance per square foot ?
  19. Business Operations
    Does anyone have a spread sheet with there predefined prices for mowing? So a sales rep. could sell a mowing service over the phone without going out to the property. I'm working on putting this together for our business and was trying to find more information to do this properly. This is to...
  20. Introduce Yourself
    Hi Everyone, I'm John Tackett and I live in Florida. I am here to learn as much as I can about lawncare and the tools used to keep our yards beautiful. Most of my experience is in supply chain management and I am considering opening a small engine parts supply store online. I'm still doing...
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