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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by laxweber37, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. laxweber37

    laxweber37 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I am starting up on my own next season here in Long Island NY. I will be purchasing all my equipment in early Sept. When is a good time to start advertising and attempting to get my name out there for potential customers. I was thinking of staying with the company am am with right now and doing some fall clean ups and a few cuts here and there prior to fall. Any sugestions. I don't want to wait too long and miss the beginning of next season without customers. And I do not want to be looking for new customers when people are not really looking that far ahead yet. Any advice is welcome.
  2. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    right now is the best time get youre name out there dont waste a second and if youre not starting up until next year keep working until then to keep the cash flow coming in
  3. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    If you are starting next season then that is when you should start advertising. Advertising any sooner will be a waste of money. What do you say to someone who sees your ad and calls? I can come out next spring. It's ridiculous.
  4. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Messages: 213

    He makes a great point. You need to be fully prepared before you advertise. It's the only way to go.
  5. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    When does spring start in N.Y. ? If your gonna start next year ,I'd start Addvertising 4-5 weeks before Mowing begins in N.Y. If your not gonna start now your wasting your money,i would think ... Make a business plan and stick to it.

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