How to start own landscaping business ?How to run a successful lawn care business ?How to start a lawn care business with no money...
If you have a knack for landscaping or a green thumb for lawn care, starting a lawn service business from your home with equipment you already own may be feasible. With a lawnmower, weed trimmer, edger, and a truck or trailer, you may already have the equipment needed to start a business lawn service. Then it becomes a matter of setting up the business side of the service.
Identify the services you intend to provide. Decide if you want to cut grass, trim weeds and edge, or if the business will include services such as planting trees, bushes and flowers. Put together a package of services and prices to present to potential customers.
Identify the target market. Decide if the focus of your marketing efforts will be serving residential or commercial customers, or both. This will help to focus marketing efforts on the customers you hope to serve.
Name the lawn business. Choose a name for the lawn care service that describes what services are being offered. For example, a lawn care company that specializes in caring for trees in Miami, Fla., uses the business name “One, Two, Tree.” Get creative or keep it simple, such as “Phil’s Lawn Mowing Service, Inc.”
Register the lawn service with the office of the secretary of state. Obtain an occupational license for lawn care service from the county department of licensing.
Build a website. Buy the domain name for the business name that describes the types of lawns you care for (residential or business), service area, types services and prices.
Contact the insurance agent you use for personal vehicle insurance. Inform the agent that you are starting a lawn business and will be using your vehicle and trailer to haul the lawn equipment. The insurance agent can provide advice on whether you have sufficient coverage. The agent also can help establish liability insurance.
Promote the lawn care services. Print door hangars or flyers to leave at the doors of homes and businesses. They should include a business name, a synopsis of services available and contact information such as business phone number and website address.
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