when should i start to look for more mowing accounts for next year

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Brighton_blades, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Brighton_blades

    Brighton_blades LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    i have a small lawn company and am tryin to grow and buy out my friend that i work for part time hes been i buisness for 20 years. but i was wondering when is the best time to start trying to get new contracts

    i live in livingston county, michigan

    anything will help thanks very much for any info
  2. CFLS

    CFLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    as soon as possible
  3. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It is a process, you need to start now as in, don't go to sleep until spring.

    For residentials:
    You likely want to start designing an ad, that ought to keep you busy for a bit.
    Because you still have to design it, it's better that way, saves much needed cash too.

    For commercial you'll want someone else's advice, I'm pretty much a residential guy.
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    Never stop looking for work....For commercial work you need to get in touch with the prop manager and find out when they open up for bids. or you can work up an estimate and drop it buy. But you really never stop looking for work. I would send out all my contracts for renewal in Octobers bill so I'd get an early Idea of what I had coming back for next year....
  6. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,649

    I spend all my advertising money in April/May/June. But I live in Massachusetts, and I bet it is different everywhere else.
  7. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Start today and never stop all year.

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