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How to get new business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Green Skapes, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Green Skapes

    Green Skapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    started my business late last Summer and have really worked hard at building it this year. I managed to pick up 18 new customers this year from word of mouth and Craigslist. In the Spring, I tried passing out flyers in neighborhoods around me and didn't get anything from it. But, I also did that in the Spring and most people probably already have a company lined up. So, I'm looking for ideas from other people as to what has worked for you and what continues to work.

    I got some real nice full color postcards and I'm going to hit up some neighbors of lawns I already mow and try to get some more business that way. I'm also going to go door to door in some neighborhoods and hand deliver these nice postcards and introduce myself. I'm part of a networking group with a handyman business I own and that has been great for that line of work. I don't know if my landscaping business would benefit from it.

    What are some of the things that work for you all?


    Green Skapes Lawn Care

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI
    16 FT Open landscape trailer
    48" Ferris HydroWalk
    36" Ferris HydroWalk
    21" MTD Push Mower
    Echo Trimmer
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  2. m&mmowing

    m&mmowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    do fliers again, and again, and again. It takes people 3 times to "see" your name to actually SEE you. Keep the lines of services under 4, and not big long run on sentences.
    Newspapers work well in small towns, pick up some marketing books, should help you.
  3. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    Classifieds work good and can be cheap. Fliers are a numbers thing as are postcards. Expect 1-2 % response rate so you need to put out thousands to do any good whatever. I would get a website also

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