The procedures and standards set during the infancy of a business are important. You always want to make sure that customers are very happy with the services being provided. Most people will not have a reason to shop around if they are happy with the current services being provided. You want to retain as many customers as possible as referrals are just another way a business can grow locally. You want to set your business up for growth so growth does not decrease the quality of service being provided to a single customer. The following are tips to help you set your lawn care business up for success.
Having the Right Equipment
Having the right equipment for your lawn care business is crucial, as well as having the right utility trailers to transport it all. Investing in good quality equipment will ensure you do a better job and you won’t have to worry about lawnmowers failing. Prioritize the essentials and add to what you have as you grow.
Your lawn care business can be impacted by decisions made during its infancy for years to come. Make the right decisions during this time to ensure sustained success.
Establish An Online Presence
The online presence of your business is going to matter. The first place people go is online to find a service to handle their lawn or even HVAC repair needs. Having a website can provide contact information as well as a way to make appointments. Collecting payment can be done through the website as well as delinquent payment can be a nightmare. Some people simply will not pay until there is legal action threatened so a contract that goes month to month is wise.
Try To Get A Few Houses In Each Neighborhood
The truth is that people might hire a lawn care crew that they see doing their neighbor’s home. People never want to handle their lawns in the summer in places like Florida. Lawnmowers also frequently have issues that can be more expensive to fix than purchasing a new piece of equipment. There are apps that connect clients with lawn care professionals. This can be a great way to get into a neighborhood and expand organically.
Try To Get A Commercial Contract
A commercial contract can be a godsend for a lawn care company. This can help stabilize revenue while potentially picking up additional contracts. A property management company might have multiple complexes that need to be serviced. The ability to do an entire HOA community helps decrease costs on gas as there is very little travel required after arriving at the community.
Pitching commercial properties is going to take a very professional approach. You want to come with the various insurance policies that you have and anything else that sets your business apart. Take the time to leverage any personal contacts that could help you obtain your first commercial contract.