Trimming lawn areas properly with a string trimmer so as not to burn or scalp can be a skill that takes some time to master. Proper trimming can be the difference that gives a lawn that well manicured look and can be a way to set yourself apart from the competition. Here are some tips Continue reading
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In this video I unbox and show you the contents and what to expect inside a box of Gorilla lift trailer tailgate lift assists.
Ever since thieves stole my whole trailer and cleaned me out of every single piece of equipment on board in July 2015, I have had a vested interest in equipment and trailer security. So recently when a company called Equipment Defender at equipmentdefender.com contacted me and was inquiring on if I’d like to check out their equipment racks, I immediately said yes as I was intrigued by their company name and the potential for what that could mean. Continue reading
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In this video I do a unboxing of the ISO Tunes and ISO Tunes PRO Bluetooth noise isolating earbud headphones. These headphones are certified to be used as hearing protection in workplace environments by using passive noise isolation much like a foam ear plug with a 26NRR and 27 NRR respectively. They also feature bluetooth 4.1 technology to stream your favourite music and phone calls, and have a built in mic with noise cancellation so your callers can you you clearly in noisy environments. They are also sweat and water resitant.
Unboxing video of the ion audio tough sounds bluetooth hearing protection. I absolutely love these. This is my second set after destroying the first ones from repeated abuse after over 2.5 years using them daily in my lawn care business.
The trackr bravo is a small quarter sized tracking device that uses your smartphone and crowd sourced gps to track whatever you attach it to. Use this low cost idea to help protect your expensive lawn care equipment, trucks, and trailers etc, and assist in recovery after theft.
Recently I had the opportunity to test out and review the RZ Industries M2 Mask. If you’re an established lawn care service provider, then you already know that your lungs can sometimes take a beating in this industry and you have to do everything you can to protect them for your future health. Continue reading
Recently while loading up equipment and getting ready for the days mowing schedule, I started as I do every morning by refuelling my equipment before loading onto the trailer. Only this time I had the unfortunate experience that happens all too often. A big messy, and smelly fuel spill. Continue reading
I was recently asked how to go about getting commercial contracts for my lawn care business, by a listener of the podcast. I responded by doing a entire episode of the podcast entitled (Episode 068 – How to get commercial contracts) answering their question and offering up suggestions. Continue reading
Having professional looking signs can create a lasting first impression on your potential clients. I have discussed in the past how having a professional image has helped my business greatly. Continue reading
One of the most popular forms of advertising for a new service start up business is flyers. Flyers can be a very affordable form of advertising for someone looking to get the word out on a tight budget. Today I will focus on some strategies you can use with your printed marketing material such as flyers, postcards and door hangers etc. Continue reading
Recently I did some research on software to help manage your lawn care business. I compiled all that research into a list of all the software I found. After putting the list together, I started to think about all the software I found, and just how complicated a lot of it seemed to be. Continue reading
Are you looking for the right software package for your lawn care business? With so many options available, how do you narrow down your choices? Well you really need to ask yourself what you want out of a software package, and what you can afford to pay for those requirements. In this post I share what I learned recently when searching online for lawn care business specific software options. Continue reading
Its no secret that I think everyone starting out a new lawn care business should have a website for their company, and that building one should be a top priority. So it should come as no surprise that this blog post is about having a overall web presence. Continue reading
Keeping your brand consistent to help build awareness.
With spring fast approaching I wanted to share a few tips for you to keep in mind, to help build your brand awareness in your community. Continue reading
In this tutorial I show you how I use PicMonkey to create custom images and graphics for my lawn care business website as well as for use with mailchimp.
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Supplementing your mowing service with other jobs can be a great addition to your bottom line. We all experience slow periods in our business. Usually it is a result of seasonal changes, like a winter in North America. It may also come about because Continue reading
So should you offer lawn care treatments to supplement your mowing service? In a nutshell, absolutely! Most clients will automatically assume that as a lawn care company, that you will be able to offer fertilizing programs, moss control, and even weed control. This is also a great way Continue reading
You find a lot of information available for successful ways to market your small business, but most people don’t ever mention what their marketing mistakes or failures were. I believe that this can be equally valuable information so you can make a more educated and informed decision on what will work for your business. Continue reading
Today’s post is all about pricing, or actually more about not under pricing your work. Most people you ask would probably say that you need to price low when starting out to build up a client list. Now let me confess that I am totally guilty of this practice as well, especially Continue reading
When you first start out it may seem counter intuitive to try to focus on a smaller geographical area to focus on and provide your service. From my experience though, Continue reading
Should you setup a merchant account, and accept credit cards for your lawn care business? Absolutely! That is, if your serious about the success of your business. Think about all the business’s you use day-to-day. They all accept credit cards. Continue reading
If you are just starting out in the lawn care industry, and trying to start your business, it can be quite expensive at first. You may wonder if you can get away with using residential grade equipment and save some money that way. My best advise is, well it all depends. Sure you could probably start out using residential equipment but I would say to Continue reading
Do you often feel like you’re a hamster on a hamster wheel? Running around all day long, working hard for someone else, and feeling trapped. Feeling like your barely making enough income to get by and working hours that have you paying other people to watch your kids. Continue reading
The other day at work I was driving to my next job when I pulled into an intersection waiting to turn left. I noticed that the vehicle across the intersection from me, also waiting to turn left was another lawn care company. I could clearly see that because I noticed it was a full size pickup truck pulling a medium-sized trailer full of lawn care equipment. As he turned left and drove by me, I noticed Continue reading
Now starts the fun part. Being a serial entrepreneur myself and having developed many different business’s, the process of picking out the name for a new business is one of my favourite parts of the whole process of developing a new business or brand. It’s a time when there is just so much excitement and enthusiasm around your idea. I for one become fully immersed in the process. Continue reading
Don’t hesitate for another moment. Now is the time to be proactive and live life on your own terms. The time we have here on this earth is way to short. It is literally a blink of the eye in the grand scheme of things. Continue reading
Welcome, and thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you taking the time to check out this site. In the coming weeks and months, I will be using this site as a hub for resources I am developing on building a successful lawn care business. Continue reading