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Mowing Fast Food Restaurants – Quick Money

Mowing Fast Food Restaurants

Mowing Fast Food Restaurants

Make more money in your lawn care business with fast food restaurants.

Mowing the islands as fast food restaurants is an easy way to make more money with your lawn care business.

We have found that these lawn mowing contracts are very profitable to lawn care business owners. Islands at fast food restaurants are easy to mow and they normally do not require large equipment. Once you prove that you can perform the lawn care work professionally, restaurant owners who operate more than one restaurant location will be quick to contract you to do all their lawn care work.

There are a few caveats. The lawn care work must normally be done during non-business hours or when there are the fewest number of cars in the parking lot as possible. Care must be taken to prevent debris from striking cars and customers of the business location. The restaurant owners will negotiate your prices. So, be sure to have a definite pricing strategy when submitting your initial lawn care estimate. Lawn care business liability insurance will be required as will proper licensing of your lawn care business. Finally, your billing will likely be on a net 30 basis so it will take some time to get your money.

If you’re interested in making more money with your lawn care business. Our lawn care business strategy guidebook teaches you how to bid lawn mowing contracts such as fast food restaurants.

To order the lawn care business guidebook and lawn care business estimating software, visit our main website here:
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Springtime Lawn Care & Landscaping Contracts – Make More Money

Bidding Lawn Mowing Contracts for 2012

Lawn Care Contracts are Great Sources of Extra Money

Lawn Care is a Competitive Business.

Many lawn care companies suffer with underbids and lowball prices. They “THINK” they have to cut prices to get customers.

Have you ever thought about starting a lawn care company? You owe it to yourself to make the most money possible for your work. Successful lawn care companies learn bidding strategies that make the most money possible. They don’t underbid and they don’t cut their prices.

Lawn Care is a competitive business. If you want an advantage over your competition, you MUST possess strong pricing strategies. You will never make money by undercutting your completion’s prices. You will make great money by learning how to price your lawn care jobs effectively and profitably.

We have developed our guidebook and estimating software to educate other lawn care business owners. If everyone prices properly, we all make more money.

Our lawn care business package includes:

– Lawn Care Business Guidebook (90 Pages Jam Packed with real-world instructions, tips, tricks, and tutorials).
This is an actual book….NOT AN “E-BOOK.”
– Business Toolkit – Estimating Forms, Business Letters, Bid Proposals, Contract Examples.
– Tutorials – How-To do the work efficiently and professionally.
– Video Training – How-To’s that teach you how to operate a professional lawn care business.
– Estimating Software – Never underestimate a lawn again.

The program is on sale this month for only $53.95 (Includes Shipping). Click the “Add To Cart” button to order.

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Overgrown Yards and Your Lawn Care Business

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Make money cutting overgrown lawns

Make Money Mowing Overgrown Lawns

Hi Everyone: This is Keith with I can show you how to make up to 4 times as much money mowing overgrown lawns.

Though it’s only May and the summer hasn’t officially begun, there are already many lawns in your area that are overgrown and need to be cut immediately. There is great money in these types of lawn. In this quick blog post I want to give you three reasons why you can make lots of money with this type of lawn care job.

1) Homeowners with severely overgrown lawns are desperate to have their grass cut. Something has gone wrong with their mowing schedule and by identifying their needs, you can often convince them to get their lawns cut immediately. By being onsite with your equipment you should let them know that they don’t need to call around for estimates since you can do the work immediately. I will show you how negotiate the best price for this type of work.

2) In many areas of the country, local governments and homeowners associations will fine homeowners with overgrown lawns. When you speak with the homeowner, I’ll show you how to inform them of potential legal actions and the costs involved. To prevent dealing with the hassle, they will often let you mow their grass without calling other lawn care companies for estimates. This prevents lowballers from undercutting your price. But, you have to act with urgency. I’ll show you how to do this effectively.

3) Many lawn care companies will refuse to mow this type of lawn. However, I have found that I can often charge 4 to 6 times as much money for a cleanup job than a 1 time mowing job. The average time involved to do the work is only 1 1/2 times as long as a regular mowing job. I will show you how to work FAST AND EFFICIENTLY and reduce your work time so you can make more money per hour than you ever thought possible.

If you want to focus on these types of clean-up jobs, I can show you how to target the customers and get more money for your work.

My company has developed a professionally produced LAWN CARE BUSINESS Guidebook and Estimating Software Package that shows you how to make more money with your lawn care business.

To order the guidebooks and lawn care estimating software, visit our ordering page (click link below):

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How To Buy a Lawn Care Business Vehicle

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How to buy a lawn care business van

A lawn care business vehicle needs to fulfill the particular needs of your lawn care business.  A specific truck or van that is perfect for one lawn care business might not fit the needs of your lawn care business.

In my lawn care business, I have used vans, large pickup trucks, and small Ford Rangers.  None of these individual vehicles fulfilled all the needs of my lawn care business.  Vans are good work vehicles because you can lock your weedeaters, leaf blowers, and other equipment inside the van.  Trucks are versatile in their hauling capacity.  Small pickups can be kept looking nice and they offer gas mileage that helps with running around town doing mowing estimates.  All my vehicles have been rigged with tow hitches to facilitate pulling a trailer.

I have been shopping for an additional vehicle this summer.  I need versatility in hauling capacity but this vehicle is not going to haul particularly heavy equipment.  I also need this vehicle to get good gas mileage and be able to keep my gear safely locked away.  Also, since this vehicle will not be a “heavy work” vehicle I need it to look good and offer a comfortable ride.  One more thing, I have a limited amount of money to spend.

In my search, I found a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Although this style of van is normally for passengers, this particular van has been outfitted as a utility vehicle. 

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Lawn Care Equipment would be protective with an inner cage.

The seats and carpeting have been removed and a protective inner cage has been installed that will help protect any equipment and gear locked safely inside.

It comes with the 3.6L engine that Dodge puts in some of its heavy duty vehicles.  Though 3.6L Dodge engines have some issues reported online, this engine seems to not have the rattling that affects other engines.  In addition to the positives, this van is affordable enough for immediate purchase.

When I started my search for a new vehicle, I never thought I would consider a Dodge Caravan.  I started by looking for a standard work truck or work van like I have purchased in the past.  However, I believe it pays to be flexible and purchase the equipment and vehicles that “fit” into your particular need.  This vehicle will fit nicely and perform the “non-heavy duty” tasks that will be asked of it.

In your lawn care business, how do you make purchasing decisions for your lawn care equipment and vehicles?  Do you simply purchase whatever comes along at the cheapest price or do you have a structured plan in your purchase strategy to help you make purchases that “fit” into your lawn care business?  I see many lawn care business owners purchasing the wrong equipment and the wrong vehicles.  This costs them money in the long run and negatively affects their business.

If you would like to learn how to make better buying decisions in your lawn care business, our Lawn Care Business Strategy Guidebook & Estimating Software package includes a very handy equipment buying guide that will help you buy the RIGHT equipment for your lawn care business.

To learn more and purchase the program at this month’s sale price, please click here: 

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Tornadoes, Storm Damage, and your Lawn Care Business

Tornado and Storm Damage – Your Lawn Care Business

If you live in the south, southeast, midwest, or northeast you have probably been affected by storms this week.

Tornadoes, blowing through my city today, have caused a tremendous amount of damage to houses, cars, and landscaping. In fact, if you watch the news tonight, you will probably see my area.  The damage is terrible and peoples’ lives have been greatly affected.
Already, crews are out with chainsaws clearing trees off roadways, powerlines, and houses.
Once the immediate emergency has been dealt with, the cleanup will continue for weeks.  If you have a lawn care company, right now is an excellent time to make money providing storm damage cleanup. Those people in need will truly thank you for your services.
It is terrible that unfortunate people (and their property) in the line of the storm have been harmed by this severe weather.  However, they will be grateful that your lawn care company will be able to clean up their landscaping, restore their yards, and replant damaged trees.
If you own a lawn care company and want to make money by offering storm cleanup services, our Lawn Care Business guidebook and software package will help you with your marketing to acquire customers.  The estimating software is a great tool that will help you determine prices for your work.
This is a perfect time to start your own lawn care business.  To learn more about our comprehensive lawn care business program, visit our main website at the link below:
Storm Damage Cleanup and your Lawn Care Business

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Ethanol in your Lawn Mower Engine?

As an increasingly larger number of lawn care business owners are growing weary of the rumored effects of 10% Ethanol, gasoline stations are continuing to offer 100% gasoline. We have previously mentioned in this blog post our concern with possible effects of ethanol so much so that we are willing to visit gas stations that sell 100% gasoline.

Just this morning, I visited a new gas station in our area that offers 100% gasoline.  Instead of selling “No-Ethanol Gasoline” station wide, it offers one nozzle at each pump that dispenses 100% gasoline at an additional charge of 10 cents per gallon.

100% No Ethanol Gasoline for Lawn Mower Engines

100% No Ethanol Gasoline For Lawn Mower Engines

Have you experienced troubles with 10% ethanol gasoline in your lawn mower, leaf blower, and weed eater engines?

The recommendations of lawn mower repair experts to use 100% gasoline is enough for us to spend an extra 10 cents per gallon to offset possible increased rates of engine damage.   Even if ethanol does not contribute to lawn mower engine damage, the increased resale value of our equipment when we are able to tell purchasers that we used only 100% gasoline during the life of the equipment will be enough to repay us for the additional cost of 100% No-Ethanol Gasoline.

Please tell us your thoughts with a comment below.

AND….if you are thinking about starting your own lawn care company, please read over our website to learn about our Lawn Care Business training course.  Included in the course is a “Lawn Care Equipment Buyer’s Guide” which will help you determine the correct equipment to purchase for your lawn care company.

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2012 Lawn Mowing Contracts Are Coming Due

Bidding Lawn Mowing Contracts for 2012

Lawn Care Contracts are Great Sources of Extra Money

How to Successfully Bid Lawn Care Contracts

As lawn care business owners, we are all looking for additional sources of income for our companies.
The approach of the 2012 lawn mowing season brings special opportunities for any lawn care business that is either brand new to the lawn care industry or is looking to increase an already thriving business structure. Lawn care contracts are often bid during the January through April time frame. Industrial plants, apartment complexes, retail establishments, and government agencies renew their lawn care and landscape maintenance contracts between now and the beginning of the new mowing season.

The problem with many lawn care company owners is that they do not know how to bid these contracts. Too many lawn care companies mistakenly try to win contracts by simply underpricing last year’s price. This is the wrong way to price a contract and many lawn care companies lose THOUSANDS of dollars each year following this strategy.

Developing a pricing strategy is only one of the problems lawn care companies face bidding on contracts. Procedural difficulties in bidding contracts also cause many lawn care companies to have their bids rejected. This results in downtime and lost revenue for those lawn care companies.

If you want to take your lawn care business to the next level this year, take the time RIGHT NOW to learn how to properly find, develop, and bid on larger-scale lawn care and landscape maintenance contracts. Our company has developed a professionally produced lawn care business guidebook and software package that includes a very detailed look at how to properly bid on lawn care contracts. The package is on sale right now for less than $50.

For more information and ordering instructions, visit our main website by clicking on the link below:

How to Successfully Bid Lawn Care Contracts

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Our Lawn Care Business Program is Pepper Spray Free

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Lawn Care Business - Hold The Pepper Spray

Oh My Goodness!!! Have you seen all the reports of Christmas shoppers getting pepper sprayed and tasered while doing their Christmas shopping on Black Friday?

Well, if you want to do your Christmas shopping without getting pepper sprayed or tasered (and if you have someone in your family who wants to start a small business of their very own) our “Start A Lawn Care Business” website will help you complete your Christmas shopping. You will get all teary-eyed from our great book & software package (not from a shot a pepper spray from angry competitive shoppers).

Our lawn care business guidebook and estimating software is specially designed to help business owners start and expand their lawn care businesses in the coming year. The first couple months of the new year is when you should purchase lawn equipment, get your new business licenses and permits, acquire residential lawn care customers, and bid on commercial mowing contracts.

Our lawn care business guidebook offers EXTENSIVE training in how to start your business, buy landscaping equipment, gain lawn care customers, and bid lawn mowing contracts. Also, the lawn care estimating software will help you price all your lawn care jobs.

So, if you want to finish your Christmas shopping without a blast of pepper spray, order our lawn care business package for everyone on your Christmas list.

Start A Lawn Care Business – Hold the Pepper Spray

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Lawn Care Business Program – Perfect Christmas Gift

Start a Lawn Care Business - Perfect Christmas Present

Start A Lawn Care Business - Perfect Christmas Present

Hi Everyone: Our Lawn Care Business Guidebooks and Estimating Software makes a GREAT Christmas present.

We received an order from a lady today who is ordering this package as her son’s Christmas present. Her son is working a dead-end job and she wants to buy this for him so he can start his own business and take a step forward in his own life. She asked if we will ship this without any indication of its contents so the surprise won’t be ruined.

Also, she wants to know if it will reach them in time for Christmas.

The answers to her questions are easy. Yes, we are happy to ship this without marks indicating its contents. And, yes, we ship promptly with a 3 day expected delivery time.


If you or someone you know is interested in starting a lawn care business, our lawn care business package is JAM-PACKED with a TREMENDOUS amount of information on how to start and grow a successful lawn care business. We have been associated with the lawn care industry since 1992 and we have always felt that starting with the advice of professionals in the industry is the best method of starting and growing. Too many new business owners get started without the proper information. They underprice their jobs, buy the wrong equipment, and miss out on very important contracts.

Order our lawn care program right away and we will make sure it is shipped to you promptly. Normal delivery time is 3 business days.

Thank you and we hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Start A Lawn Care Business – Perfect Christmas Gift

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Running a Lawn Care Business – It’s Not Always Fun.

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Live Strong and Fight Like H*LL

On this lawn care blog, I often write about the benefits of owning a lawn care business. Truthfully, there are many benefits such as calling your own shots, setting your own hours, making the amount of money that you are truly worth, and having pride in owning your own business.

Although there are many positive aspects to running your own business, I do have to be honest with you…some days really do suck. I have had a couple of those days this week. Most of this hassle is accountable to a single customer that is causing one huge headache. Ugh.

I remember the early days of owning my lawn care business. Many days seemed like a never ending headache and a never ending fight. Fighting to cut my costs. Fighting my lawn care competition with good advertising and marketing tactics. Fighting low cost lawn care equipment. Fighting cheap lawn care customers who didn’t want to pay the going rate for lawn care.

Fight. Fight. Fight.

Gradually, as I developed my lawn care business strategies, I found that the number of fights diminished. As I learned the proper lawn care equipment to buy…fight diminished. As I learned how to properly negotiate with customers…fight diminished. As I developed GREAT marketing strategies…fight diminished. As I implemented customer scheduling strategies…fight diminished.

Those “fights” are some of the reasons I developed the Start A Lawn Care Business guidebook and estimating software. My major frustrations were manily due to lack of knowledge and as I learned the business I vowed to help other entrepreneurs (like you) beat the fights and frustrations.

Sure, there will still be a few minor fights and a few minor frustrations along the way but if you start your business right, purchase the correct lawn care equipment, and negotiate the best prices with your lawn care customers, your lawn care business will be a much easier endevour.

If you are interested in having an easier time starting and operating your lawn care business, consider purchasing our lawn care business guidebook and estimating software. It will make your business (almost) fight free.

Live Strong and Fight!!!
Start A Successful Lawn Care Business

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