"lawncare success" programs

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sparcolawn, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. sparcolawn

    sparcolawn LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 179

    has anyone bought the lawncare succuss programs? if so how are they? im thinking about buying it
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Personally I think if you are a driver type personality, that is you have the common sense, and the pump and jump to get things done, you can accomplish a lot of the same tasks these programs provide for you.
    Take the initiative and research the marketing and advertising strategies and techniques. Learn the how to's of creating your own advertising and targeting a select segment of the market you wish to tap into.

    Not saying these lawncare success programs are useless, it just seems to me that you will get out of your business endeavors what you put in, starting a company and being in business is hard work and always keeps the wheels turning in your mind. Seems I am always working on or thinking of ways to improve and grow my business. Also make sure to devote time to family, "all work and no play make Jack a dull boy"
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I am a big supporter of education and learning. If they will help you grow even a little bit, then it's fantastic.

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  4. Bulldog26

    Bulldog26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I used the programs to get started. It help in the begining and I learned small tidbits that I didn't know about the business. Don't buy anything if you think it's going to do all the work for you or give you all the right answers. Your in the best place to learn right here, it's just home much work are you willing to do. I agree with Green-Pro that starting a business is hard work and somthing your always thinking of how to make it better. I know two guys in the business that have been at it 3-5 years and I out did then in my first year (part-time) just because I worked hard reading and building it everyday. You have to find out what works best for you, but don't kid yourself thing if I buy a nice mower I will get all the business I can handle. Guys that don't know what thier doing on a great mower can damage a great lawn really fast. Good Luck!
  5. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,398

    I would suggest that you find someone who is in the position that you want to be in regarding business and pattern your business after them. The program may be helpful but the best advice comes from someone who has been there and done that.
  6. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    I like Team Gopher am a big supporter of education.
  7. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    I'm inclined to disagree with aligning your business after someone else's. I think that each one is a different situation and therefore needs to be handled differently. While a comparission company as a reference tool is a good idea realize that they may have achieved their postion through certian oportunities or buy outs along the way that may not be availbale to everyone else. Did they hire employees or build it as a family business? Things like that need to be considered.
  8. grassguru32

    grassguru32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I liked it thought the info was good.
  9. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    I purchased the older lawn care starter kit and thought it was great. It came w/ like 20 simple letters to use also. For the money you can't go wrong. If it helps you get one customer or a one time job you've made your money back. It's not necessarily about finding the majical answers or finding the secrets. It's about basic information that you have at your fingertips and can go over time and time again AND put those practices to work in your business every day. If you don't put the practices into work then it's not going to help your business. It will definately give you ideas and maybe you could even build off those ideas. Good luck!
  10. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I ordered the one from Sean a few months ago. I thought it had some good information. Have I gotten a job from doing as it say's? No. Not yet. But it wasn't money wasted to me.

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