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118 – What to do when you need to call in sick

In this episode I discuss what to do when you feel sick or injured and your lawn care business is a solo operation.

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117 – Gutter cleaning for profit

In this episode I discuss my experience offering a gutter cleaning service to the clients of my lawn care business over the past 12 years.  I talk about the various methods and tools used to clean gutters, as well as I touch on pricing and safety.

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116 – Should you give your clients what they want?

In this episode I discuss whether you should give your clients what they want, when what they want may not be the right thing to do.

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115 – Don’t work harder, work smarter!

In this episode I discuss the concept of not working harder, but working smarter to achieve the same results.

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114 – The craigslist crawl!

In this episode I discuss my unexpected purchase of a 36″ Exmark Turf Tracer that I found pop up on craigslist less than a month after buying the 36″ Exmark Viking.

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113 – Truck talk, to diesel or not to diesel

In this episode I discuss my experience owning and using a diesel truck for my lawn care business over the past 11 years.

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112 – Tips for helping prevent theft of your equipment and trailers

In this episode I discuss the two year anniversary of my trailer and all the equipment in it being stolen, and I share some tips for helping prevent theft of your equipment and trailers.

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111 – What to do during the summer slow down

In this episode I discuss what to do during the summer slow down when your customers may not require weekly lawn mowing due to dry drought conditions.

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110 – Never reveal your hourly rate!

In this episode I discuss why you should never reveal your hourly rate to customers,  and should instead keep it internal to prepare your quotes and ensure your business is profitable.

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109 – Why I bought a used walk behind

In this episode I discuss my thought process behind why I bought a used 36″ Exmark walk behind mower as apposed to buying a brand new mower, and offer some tips on why you should consider the same.

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108 – Things will change so be flexible

In this episode I discuss how you must stay flexible in your lawn care business and be able to adapt to the changing circumstances and requirements that come up to remain successful.

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107 – The importance of knowing your overhead

In this episode I discuss the importance of knowing your overhead, and how to calculate a hourly rate for your business to make sure your business is truly profitable.

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106 – SEO Tips for your business website

 

In this episode I share some SEO tips to help you get your lawn care business website to rank higher in google search results for your local service area.

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105 – Interview with Keith Kalfas from The Landscaping Employee Trap

In this episode I interview Keith Kalfas from The Landscaping Employee Trap YouTube channel.  Keith shares his inspiring landscape business journey and talks about some of the struggles he has had to endure.   Keith’s main YouTube channel has over 6 million views so far with over 38,000 subscribers and growing.  Keith is also the author of two books.  His first entitled How to start a landscaping business right now with no start up money, and his follow up book The Window Cleaning Blueprint : How to make $500 a day cleaning windows.

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104 – Communicating with your clients

In this episode I talk about the importance of communication with your clients and potential customers, and how you should always respond to inquiries even when your too busy for more work.

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103 – Dealing with non-paying customers!

In this episode I discuss a suggestion from a listener named Tim who asked me to share how I have dealt with slow or non-paying customers over the past 12 years.

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102 – Think before you leap!

In this episode I discuss how even if you do all the research, and take all the right steps, and even begin to build a successful lawn care business, you may discover that lawn care is ultimately not for you.

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101 – Tips for mowing in the rain

 

In this episode I share tips for mowing lawns in the rain, based on my experience mowing wet grass in the Pacific North West region over the past 12 seasons.

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100 – Perseverance the hustle and grind

 

In this 100th episode I reflect on producing the podcast over the past 2 years.  I share some of the lessons I’ve learned and how they can also be applied to your lawn care business.

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099 – Echo ProXtreme Trimmer Review plus keep your social media professional

 

In this episode I review the Echo ProXtreme SRM-2620 trimmer after using it for the past 30 days, plus I talk about the importance of keeping your business online social media presence professional.

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098 – Interview with Dan Albrecht from Village Lawn Service

In this episode I interview Dan Albrecht from Village Lawn Service.  Dan shares with us his lawn care business journey.  Dan also shares how he survived cancer at the young age of 14, and went on to join the marines where he was deployed to Iraq and was blown up by a road side bomb.

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097 – Interview with Mow from Mow’s Lawn and Iron

In this episode I interview Mow from Mow’s Lawn and Iron on YouTube. Mow shares his lawn care business journey, and how he uses lawn care as a side hustle to supplement his income from his full time job.

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096 – The three piece equipment challenge

In this episode I discuss the three piece equipment challenge I did after my trailer and all the equipment on it got stolen in July 2015.  I share my reasons for doing the challenge, as well as the results, and what I learned from it.  I also explain why the challenge is ending now.

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095 – ISO Tunes Review and Echo Means Business

In this episode I review the ISO Tunes and ISO Tunes Pro noise isolating bluetooth earbud headphones. I also share my experience travelling to Lake Zurich Illinois to tour the ECHO USA factory for the Echo Means Business Launch and inaugural UAG meeting!

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094 – Interview with Sam Fiorella on behalf of Echo USA (echo means business launch)

In this episode I interview Sam Fiorella from Sensei Marketing on behalf of Echo USA to announce the launch of the Echo Means Business online community for green industry professionals.  Sam also explains the UAG (user advisory group) program and how to apply, as well as the Sweepstakes prize of tickets to a MLB ALL-STAR game!

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093 – Interview with Caleb Auman from Auman Landscape

In this episode I interview Caleb Auman from Auman Landscape. Caleb shares with us his landscape business journey and how he initially went from lawn maintenance when he started to hardscape design and installs today. Caleb also discusses his comprehensive “how to install a pave stone patio” DVD course, and how you can get 15% OFF when you order!

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092 – Interview with Danny Lanier from Lanier Lawn Care

In this episode I interview Danny Lanier from Lanier Lawn Care.  Danny shares with us his lawn care business story and how he uses free ads on craigslist, and creates posts in local Facebook groups to generate leads for his business.

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091 – Interview with Matt LaMarsh from LaMarsh Landscaping

In this episode I interview Matt LaMarsh from LaMarsh Landscaping and Atlanta Aeration.  Matt shares all about his lawn care business journey as well as how he uses snapchat to generate work and grow his business.

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090 – Interview with Jimmy and Jake from Massey Landscape

In this episode I interview Jimmy and Jake from Massey Landscape.  They share with us their lawn care business journey,  and also talk about the time they had their biggest struggle in the business, and what they did to overcome it.  They also share how they exploded their business instagram account.

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089 – Interview with Brian Fullerton from Brian’s Lawn Maintenance

In this episode I interview Brian Fullerton of Brian’s Lawn Maintenance on YouTube and instagram.  Brian shares with us his lawn care business journey over the past 10 years in business. We also discuss the Brian’s Lawn Maintenance YouTube channel and its quick rise in popularity during its first year, and why Brian even decided to start the channel in the first place.

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088 – Interview with Kevin from Fall River Lawn & Landscape

In this episode I interview Kevin from Fall River Lawn & Landscape from YouTube and instagram.  Kevin shares all about his lawn care business journey, including his experience in buying a existing business rather than starting a new business from scratch.

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087 – Interview with Jason Ambro from Ambro’s Landscaping

In this episode I interview Jason Ambro from Ambro’s Landscaping on YouTube and Instagram.  Jason shares his landscaping business story as well as some great tips on doing work for condo and town home associations.

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086 – Interview with John Ryan from John Ryan Property Services In Northern Ireland

In this episode I interview John Ryan of John Ryan Property Services in Northern Ireland. John has over 20 years experience in the window cleaning industry and not only shares his business journey with us but also gives us a tutorial on the water fed pole system for window cleaning as a great add-on service for lawn care companies.

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085 – Interview with David Ovando from Mower Man Lawn Service

In this episode I interview David Ovando from Mower Man Lawn Service in Mckinley Texas.  David is a social media influencer, and mowermanls as it is known over various social media platforms has a huge following. The mowermanls instagram account alone has over 10k followers. David is also a Surecan USA advocate, as well as a Gravely/Ariens brand ambassador.

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084 – Interview with Alex Nickens of Nickens Lawn & Landscape

In this episode I interview Alex Nickens of Nickens Lawn & Landscape.  Alex shares his journey in becoming  self employed, and how he got his start in the lawn and landscape industry.  He also shares why he started a YouTube channel and shares some tips on how to grow your landscape business instagram account.

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083 – Interview with Naylor Taliaferro aka the Lawn Care Rookie

In this episode I interview Naylor Taliaferro aka the Lawn Care Rookie from YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook etc. He shares how he first got his start in lawn care, and how he continues to build his business. As well he shares why he started sharing his story on YouTube and across other social media platforms.

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082 – New Year, New Goals

In this episode I get back into the podcast recording chair after the holiday break and discuss where the podcast left off and where I’d like to go from here. I also talk a bit about the Trackr Bravo that I will be reviewing next.  Its a coin sized bluetooth tracking device that uses crowd sourced gps to track your lost or stolen items.

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081 – Interview with Conley Ipson from Ready, Set, Mow

In this episode I interview Conley Ipson of Ready, Set, Mow in Utah. He shares some of his experiences over the past 16 years in the lawn care industry and talks about his biggest struggle and what he did to overcome it.

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080 – The holidays are upon us!

In this episode I discuss custom branded holiday Christmas cards, as well as small gifts you can give to your clients as as token of appreciation for the business they provided you over the past year.

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079 – Its Ok to make mistakes, just take action!

In this episode I discuss how its OK to make mistakes in your business and that they lead to valuable learning opportunities, and that the most important thing is to just take action and make progress towards your goals.

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078 – RZ Mask Review plus its my 500 month birthday!

In this episode I discuss my experience using the RZ Industries M2 mask over the past few weeks. Also in the second half of the show I talk about my 500 month birthday and what thats all about.

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077 – Tis the season, its Christmas light time!

In this episode I discuss my experience offering a Christmas light hanging service in my lawn care business over the past 11 years. I go over some past Christmas light jobs, safety reminders, and pricing.

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076 – When should you leave your job and go full time in lawn care?

In this episode I discuss a listener question on pricing jobs as well as when you should leave your job and go full time in your lawn care business.

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075 – Lessons in leaf cleanup and SureCan review

In this episode I discuss my review of the Surecan gas can, as well as my experience doing leaf cleanups over the past 11 years.

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074 – Feeling burnt out? You will at some point!

In this episode I discuss how you will encounter feeling burnt out at some point in your lawn care business.

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073 – What do you do in the winter?

In this episode I discuss one of the most common questions I get in my lawn care business, and that is “what do you do in the winter?”

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072 – The importance of having a good support system

In this episode I discuss the importance of having a good support system.  Those close friends and family members that can help you through the inventible hard times that come with running your own business.

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071 – Customer perception is what really matters

In this episode I discuss how customer perception is the only thing that really matters in your lawn care business.

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070 – It’s not all roses!

In this episode I discuss some of the bad experiences I have had over the past 11 years with my lawn care company.  The things that make you question whether being self employed is really worth the trouble.

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069 – Salting and snow removal

In this episode I discuss adding winter services like salting and snow removal to your lawn care business.

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068 – How to get commercial contracts

In this episode I discuss and answer a listener submitted voicemail question on how to go about getting commercial contract clients for your lawn care business.

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067 – Let’s talk fertilizer!

In this episode I discuss selling and applying fertilizer applications in my lawn care business over the past 10 years.

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066 – Planning ahead for winter

In this episode I discuss how now at the tail end of summer is a good time to think about and plan ahead for the upcoming winter.

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065 – Solo or employees?

In this episode I discuss being a solo operation versus having employees in your lawn care business.

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064 – Do you need to be passionate about lawn care?

In this episode I discuss whether or not you need to be passionate about lawn care to run a successful lawn care business.

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063 – It’s going to rain on your parade

In this episode I discuss how inevitably things will sometimes go wrong and times will occasionally be tough.

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062 – Maintaining a positive attitude

In this episode I discuss the importance of maintaining a positive attitude around your clients.

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061 – Value makes the difference in results

In this episode of the lawn care business success podcast I discuss how the value you provide is what makes the difference in the results you get.
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060 – One year since being robbed

In this episode marking the one year anniversary since having my trailer and all my equipment stolen, I discuss what its been like, and what lessons I have learned from that experience.

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059 – The key to success is discipline

In this episode I discuss how the key to success is simply discipline.

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058 – Do you suffer from impostor syndrome?

In this episode I discuss impostor syndrome and how it effects many entrepreneurs.

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057 – Equipment recommendation for a solo startup

In this episode I discuss my equipment recommendations for a small solo startup lawn care business.

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056 – Tips for quoting residential lawns

In this episode I discuss some tips you can use when quoting residential lawn mowing.  I also go over some of the things you should look out for while preparing your estimate.

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055 – The lawn care business, is it really that easy?

In this episode I discuss the perception that lawn care is a easy business to start-up, and how it may not be best suited for everyone.

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054 – Top dressing, great for lawns and your bottom line!

In this episode I discuss how top dressing is a great way to boost the overall health of lawns as well as a great way to supplement your lawn cutting income.

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053 – Finding efficiencies to increase your profit.

In this episode I discuss how you can find efficiencies throughout many aspects of your business to increase profits, and save time.

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052 – Be prepared to pivot!

In this episode I discuss how sometimes it may be necessary to pivot in your lawn care business due to unforeseen circumstances.

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051 – What’s your mindset?

In this episode I discuss having the right mindset for success in your lawn care business.

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050 – Aerating is easy money!

In this episode I discuss the very lucrative aerating service, as well as some of the add-ons that you can upsell with lawn aeration.  I also discuss some tips on where to find used aerators and power rakes for sale.

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049 – Power washing for profit

In this episode I discuss how you can add power washing to your list of service offerings to supplement your lawn care income.  I go over what you should look for in a power washer, and what attachments and accessories are also worth investing in.

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048 – Trash is cash!

In this episode I discuss how you can supplement your lawn care income by offering the very profitable service of rubbish removal.  I also discuss some examples of how another lawn care company took rubbish removal to the next level by thinking outside the box.

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047 – Lawn reno season

In this episode I discuss all the steps involved in doing a complete lawn renovation, including moss control, power raking, liming, fertilizing, re-seeding, aeration and finally top dressing.

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046 – Tax time tips

In this episode I discuss some tips on how I put money aside to save each month, so that I’m prepared for any tax’s owing during tax time at years end.

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045 – Under promise but over deliver

In this episode I discuss the concept of under promising but over delivering in your lawn care business to help build strong relationships with your clients.

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044 – Educate your clients to increase work

In this episode I discuss my experience on how you can educate your clients on new services, methods or frequencies to increase your work.

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043 – Become a creature of habit

In this episode I discuss how you should avoid distraction and become a creature of habit to become successful in your lawn care business.

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042 – Try a bulk pricing promotion

In this episode I discuss a idea I had for a bulk pricing promotion for your lawn care business.

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041 – Surround yourself with positive thinkers

In this episode I discuss how you should try to surround yourself with positive thinkers, and try to avoid the naysayers in your life.

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040 – Make your own vinyl signs

In this episode I discuss how you can easily make your own vinyl signs and graphics for your lawn care  or other business.  I discuss how the prices of equipment have come down so much over the past few years that now owning your own vinyl sign plotter is a great investment in your business.

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039 – Be a good brand ambassador

In this episode I discuss how you should always be a good brand ambassador for your lawn care business.  I share some examples on how to accomplish this and how it can help build and grow a positive reputation for you and your company.

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038 – Does age matter?

In this episode I discuss whether or not age matters when running or starting a lawn care business.

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037 – Software for lawn care business management

In this episode I discuss the many software options available to help run your lawn care or landscape business. I go over the different features provided such as invoicing, estimating, accounting, generating reports, routing, quickbooks integration, mobile friendliness, cloud back ups etc. as well I go over the different pricing levels.

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036 – Study horticulture to increase your confidence

In this episode I discuss how if you study horticulture, you can increase your confidence when making sales calls and preparing estimates in the lawn care and landscaping industry.

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035 – Answer sales calls ASAP to increase sales

In this episode I discuss how if you answer or respond to sales calls ASAP, you will increase your overall sales.  I also discuss some tools you can use to increase your likelihood of hearing calls and notifications as they come in while using noisy equipment.
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034 – Building a client email list

In this episode I discuss the importance of building a client email list for your lawn care business, and explain how to properly use it to communicate and promote your services.

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033 – Lawn Care Business Website Basics

In this episode I discuss the basics of how to build a word press website for your lawn care business.  This episode will deal with basics involved and is focussed towards those with no experience in web design.  Also available is a 55 minute step by step video tutorial on how to set up a wordpress website on the Lawn Care Business Success YouTube channel.

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032 – Independent or Franchise?

In this episode I discuss my experience operating a lawn care business as a independent service provider as well as under a franchise system.

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031 – New year, new season

In this episode I discuss what things you should have ready when preparing for the start of a new lawn care season.

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030 – Responding to negative online reviews

In this episode I share my thoughts on how to respond to negative online reviews of your lawn care business.

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029 – Biggest quoting mistake

In this episode I discuss the biggest quoting mistake I have discovered over my 10 years of experience in the lawn care industry.

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028 – Compost tea overview

In this episode I talk about the equipment and process required to brew compost tea for application on lawns.
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027 – Organic lawn care overview

In this episode I discuss the basics of organic lawn care and the different types of organic lawn care services you can offer in your lawn care business.

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026 – iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s

In this episode I discuss the new features included in iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s and how they can be useful in your lawn care business.

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025 – My quoting formula

In this weeks episode I answer a listeners question who wonders what I use for a quoting formula in my lawn care business.

 

024 – Time for some gratitude (holiday gift ideas for clients)

In this episode I discuss ideas for holiday gifts to give to your clients to thank them for their business over the past year. As well as creating custom branded holiday cards.

023 – Offer a unique add-on service

This week I discuss adding a unique add-on service to your lawn care business to help you stand out from all the other service providers in your target area.

022 – Mistakes I’ve made

In this episode I answer a listeners question on what mistakes I’ve made in my lawn care business, and what I did to prevent them from repeating.

021 – Who says money doesn’t grow on trees?

In this episode I discuss adding tree trimming and pruning services to your lawn care business.

020 – When is the best time of year to start a lawn care business?

In this episode I discuss when the best time of year is to start a lawn care business.

019 – The number one tip for success!

In this episode I discuss the number one tip for success in your lawn care business.

018 – Setting goals to ensure your success

In this episode I discuss the importance of setting goals to ensure your success

017 – The art of the squirrel

In this episode I discuss the importance of budgeting and saving some money for the winter months.

016 – Time to evaluate!

In this episode I discuss how after having all my equipment stolen I will take some time to evaluate the efficiency of the previous equipment before replacing the stolen items.

015 – Let’s talk insurance!

In this episode I discuss what I learned about insurance policies after having all my equipment stolen.

014 – I got robbed!

In this episode I recount the recent events of the night my landscape trailer and all of my equipment were stolen.

013 – Getting customers when starting out

In this episode I discuss strategies for marketing your lawn care business and getting customers when starting out.

012 – Charging what your worth!

In this episode I discuss how important it is that you are charging what your worth, so that you can cover your expenses and make a profit in your lawn care business.

011 – Acres of Diamonds

In this episode I discuss how you can build your business by offering lots of different services outside of just lawn mowing.

010 – Credit Card Payments

In this episode I discuss becoming a credit card merchant to accept credit card payments in your lawn care business.

009 – Motivation to start your lawn care business

In this episode I talk a little about motivation, to try and inspire everyone starting out a new lawn care business.

008 – Social Media For A Lawn Care Business

In this episode I discuss the potential of using social media to help promote and market your lawn care business.

007 – Trailer Talk

In this episode I discuss the benefits of the different types of trailer setups available for your lawn care business. After listening to the podcast, you can watch my custom lawn care trailer tour video HERE

006 – Lawn Care Equipment Commercial or Residential

In this episode I discuss whether you should purchase commercial or residential grade lawn care equipment when starting out in your business.

005 – Lawn Care Business Apps

In this episode I discuss mobile phone apps that can be used to help manage and market your lawn care business.

004 – Technology in Lawn Care

In this episode I discuss some of the online services I use in marketing my lawn care business.

003 – Lawn Care Business Marketing, what works for me

In this episode I discuss the various lawn care business marketing methods I have found to be most effective in growing my business.

002 – Building a Brand

In this episode I discuss the importance of building a recognizable and reputable brand for your lawn care business.

001 – Defining Success

In this episode I discuss defining success in a lawn care business.

000 – About Me

In this first episode I introduce myself and explain why I started a lawn care business podcast.