getting off of the ground!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by A to Z lawn care, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. A to Z lawn care

    A to Z lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    hey guys im new to the site and im just looking for a couple of tips to get my buisness off of the ground. im only 13 years old but i have all the equipment i need, mowers weed wackers edgers blowers and everything you can think of. ive bee saving up for a while to get to this point but im finally here and ready to get into the industry! my uncle owns a tree company and has given me many tips and ive done everything he has said. so far i have passed out 600 flyers and im not done yet! any advice owuld be great, thanks alot,

    Danny ( A to Z Lawn Care)
  2. Harshman

    Harshman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    It really sounds like you are on the right track already. Here are a couple of tips.

    Never - absolutely never - stop advertising.
    Give the customer a minimum of 125% of what they expect.
    Don't give up.
  3. A to Z lawn care

    A to Z lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    thanks alot i always work my hardest and do my best all the time i have about 15 peoples that im doing per week well not yet but this spring i will be and hopefully i can boost up to about double that!its really nice being my age and having $350 a week i just keep buying new equipment
  4. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    $350.00 a week for 15 customers is $23.00 a cut. STOP LOWBALLING
  5. LawnNc

    LawnNc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Hey as long as he does a good job, clears enough profit and is happy with working for almost nothing ain't nothing wrong with it! Wish all 13 y/olds had that kind of work ethic, sense and enjoyment towards life.
  6. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    True, but if you lived in his area, Thats 15 customers your guaranteed not to have.
  7. Sunstate Lawn

    Sunstate Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Preach on brother, preach on. :clapping:
  8. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    they might be small yards...;)
  9. nickslawn

    nickslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    thats the price of doing business. I would not like it, but he could easily be home playing on game consoles instead of out in nature and trying to make a buck. I was mowing when I was 12 yrs old. Good luck Danny
  10. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    Give the kid some credit. He could be out stealing your equipment or selling drugs

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